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Freshman Admission

Admission Requirements. If you are a high school graduate or equivalent, you may be admitted provided a prediction of success at CMU can be determined from your high school performance, SAT/ACT scores, and all other information included in the application.

When to Apply. You should apply at the beginning of your senior year in high school or as soon as possible. If you have completed high school, we encourage you to apply at least six months in advance of your anticipated semester or session.

How to Apply. Apply online at If you are unable to access the application online, contact us at (989) 774-3076 or by email at  

To apply:

  • Complete the application for admission and submit the $40 application fee (or a qualifying waiver).
  • Submit your official high school transcript(s) or equivalent.
  • Send your official ACT or SAT scores. Entering freshmen are required to take the SAT or ACT. Contact your high school counselor for information about the testing procedure. Note: Temporary exceptions to this policy for 2022 terms are posted at