Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
You are a first-year student if you have not attended a college or university after graduating from high school. Students enrolled in high school and college concurrently and Early/Middle College students who have not attempted college coursework after graduation are first-year students.
View complete application requirements.
Deadline – Applications received by December 1 will receive priority consideration for first-come, first-served academic scholarships. Admission is still granted after December 1, but scholarship availability may be limited.
Application Processing Fee – A $40 application processing fee or a fee waiver is required when submitting the application.
Test-Optional Policy – A standardized test score is not required for most students to earn admission or a scholarship. You may, however, choose to submit a test score to be considered for a higher scholarship.
Transcripts – If your GPA is at least 2.8, we will accept your application using the GPA you provide when you apply. If your GPA is below 2.8, a transcript is required. You may submit an unofficial transcript with your application.
Located in the middle of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Mount Pleasant is an easy drive from just about anywhere. We invite you to check out campus either during a 2-3 hour daily visit, one of our day-long programs like College Days, or stay for an extended period to take in one of our cultural events, athletic competitions, or local attractions. Can’t make the trip to Mount Pleasant? Visit tour.cmich.edu to explore CMU’s campus online without ever leaving your home!
The college experience is about discovering and igniting your passion, finding that you are excited to do whatever it is you are going to do.