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    Begin your journey. Apply to Central Michigan University.

    Welcome to the first step in becoming a Central Michigan University Chippewa. We’re a community of doers. Join us as we get to work on becoming leaders in everything we do. Let’s get started. 



    Degree-seeking applicants:

    Please use our degree-seeking application if you are interested in starting or finishing a degree (Bachelors, Graduate Certificate, Masters or Doctorate) at Central Michigan University. 

    Applications to enroll at CMU as a non-degree student or our English Language Institute program can be found further down on this page. 

    Returning users:

    Return to an application started after July 31, 2021.

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    First-time users:

    Start a new application or return to one started before August 1, 2021.

    Create an account


    Incoming freshmen may also apply through the Common Application.



    Non-degree applicants:

    The non-degree application is intended for a variety of individuals. Please use this application for any of the following interests: high school dual-enrolled student, a guest student (undergraduate or graduate), a senior citizen auditor, graduate concurrent, personal enrichment, or professional development. Click Here


    English Language Institute applicants:

    Apply to the English Language Institute (ELI) using the ELI application

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