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Central Michigan University Admissions

If you want to apply to Central Michigan University, the application fee costs $40. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Applying Early to Central Michigan University?

Central Michigan University does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Central Michigan University?

Getting into Central Michigan University is moderately difficult. Central Michigan University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Central Michigan University accepted 69% of all applicants., around 13,320 of the 19,396 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Central Michigan University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Central Michigan University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Central Michigan University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Central Michigan University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Central Michigan University must submit the following items. Double check with Central Michigan University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Central Michigan University?

Students admitted to Central Michigan University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Central Michigan University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 21.7%
3.50 and 3.74 16.8%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 15.7%
2.50 and 2.9 11.5%
2.00 and 2.49 0.9%
Central Michigan University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Central Michigan University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 93% of Central Michigan University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 19% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Central Michigan University?

To be competitive with other Central Michigan University applicants, you should strive to earn between 990 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Central Michigan University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 990, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Central Michigan University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Central Michigan University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Central Michigan University?

To be most competitive at Central Michigan University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Central Michigan University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Central Michigan University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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Transferring to Central Michigan University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Central Michigan University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Central Michigan University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term

Central Michigan University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Central Michigan University?

Students who are admitted to Central Michigan University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Central Michigan University accept transfer credits?

Central Michigan University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Central Michigan University accepts:

DSST/DANTES

Does Central Michigan University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Central Michigan University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Central Michigan University?

No, Central Michigan University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

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Central Michigan University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

69%

How hard is it to get into Central Michigan University? Central Michigan University is a somewhat selective institution. The Central Michigan University acceptance rate is 69%. This means that the institution accepts 68 out of every 100 applicants.

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Central Michigan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Central Michigan University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Central Michigan University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Central Michigan University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

19 to 25

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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Central Michigan University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

990 - 1190

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Math SAT Range

490 - 590

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Reading SAT Range

500 - 610

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Central Michigan University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.52

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Central Michigan University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.52. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

17,344

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

69%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$13,260

Out-of-State

$13,260

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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