Print this page


Transfer Admission

Admission Requirements. If you are transferring from a community college or another college or university, you will be considered for admission to CMU provided your official records demonstrate your ability to successfully complete academic coursework.

A student who is dismissed from another collegiate institution is ineligible for consideration at CMU for at least one semester following dismissal.

When to Apply. Please plan to apply as soon as possible, with preference for at least six months in advance of anticipated enrollment.

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

  • Complete the application for admission and submit the $40 application fee (or a qualifying waiver).
  • Submit an official transcript from each college you have attended to the CMU Admissions Office directly from the issuing school.
  • If you have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of academic credit at the time of application, you must also submit your official high school transcript or equivalent.
Transfer of Credit. Your courses from other regionally accredited colleges will be considered for transfer credit if they are relevant to a program at Central. We encourage you to review the Transfer Credit Policy section of the Undergraduate Bulletin. At least sixty academic hours of your bachelor degree requirements must be earned at a fully accredited four-year, degree-granting institution like Central Michigan University.

Transfer Credit Evaluation. Admitted transfer students are required to submit official transcripts directly from all previous colleges attended, preferably at least one month in advance of their scheduled orientation. Courses and credits from institutions not declared on the application for admission will not be allowed on a Central Michigan University degree program. Willful failure to list all colleges or universities you have attended or are attending at time of application may result in revocation of your admissions application and/or dismissal from CMU.

Your Transfer Credit Evaluation showing transfer of credit and Central Michigan course numbers and equivalencies will be provided prior to registration at the required orientation and advisement program.

If transcripts are not submitted early, delays in processing Transfer Credit Evaluations may be unavoidable. Students may also access the website to review how courses transfer from Michigan community colleges and other institutions.