Admission Policies and Procedures, ADP
Potential students should call the CMU Adult Degree Program Office (314-227-4400) and make an appointment with an Admissions Representative to discuss their plans and previous college coursework. Upon application, official transcripts from each college or university attended must be obtained. Applications are valid for two (2) years from the date of completion.
Admission Requirements (ADP)
Associate's degree candidates: Applicants with fewer than 50 credits are considered lower-level applicants and are subject to the following policies:
- Applicants must provide verification of high school graduation or GED completion. Applicants with fewer than 11 (eleven) non-developmental post-secondary college credit hours other than dual-credit are considered first-time freshmen and are required to submit high school transcripts.
- Applicants without a high school diploma may qualify for admission by passing a GED-test with a score at or above the 50th percentile.
- Applicants must provide official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended. When reviewing transcripts for admission, all non-remedial or non-developmental courses will be included.
- Applicants must possess a GPA of at least 2.0 on prior college and university course work. Applicants who have fewer than 11 (eleven) post-secondary college credits attempted are required to provide high school transcripts documenting a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on all previous high school coursework.
- Applicants will have had a minimum of one (1) year of full-time equivalent work experience after high school and have access to a work/organizational environment.
Bachelor's degree candidates: Applicants with 50 or more credits are considered upper-level applicants and are subject to the following policies:
- Applicants must provide official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended.
- Applicants must possess a GPA of at least 2.0 on prior college and university course work.
- Applicants will have had a minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience after high school and have access to a work/organizational environment.
Admission files are complete when the admission application, all official transcripts, and the non-refundable application fee have been received.
Additional admission requirements apply to specific programs. See an Admission Representative for details.
Readmission of Former Students
Former students who wish to return to CMU must apply for readmission. Students who left CMU in good academic standing and in good standing with the Business Office are routinely readmitted. Students who left CMU under academic or financial probation or suspension will be considered for admission on an individual basis. Former students attending other institutions during their absence from CMU must submit an official transcript from each college attended. All transcripts must be received by the Director of Student Services before a student will be eligible to attend class and receive financial assistance.
Central Methodist University reserves the right to restrict, deny, or revoke an offer of admission or the admission of any person otherwise eligible for reasons determined to be in the best interest of the institution by the officers thereof. These reserved rights shall be administered in a manner strictly consistent with state and federal non-discrimination laws. Students must meet the catalog requirements in effect at the time of re-enrollment.
Applicants not meeting the criteria for unconditional admission will be considered for provisional admission on an individual basis. This consideration will be conducted by the Extended Studies Committee (undergraduate applications) or Director of Graduate Programs (graduate applications). Students admitted under provisional admission must comply with all conditions and requirements specified in writing by Central Methodist University in the acceptance letter.
Transfer Credit (ADP)
Central Methodist University accepts credit for coursework completed at a college or university with regional accreditation. Coursework completed at a college or university with national, professional, or specialized accreditation will be accepted on a case-by-case review. Accreditation status is determined through the use of ACE's Directory of Accredited Institutions of Post Secondary Education.
Students in the associate's program must complete a minimum of 24 credits in residence at CMU, and bachelor's program students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in residence at CMU.
Student also can earn credits through examinations such as CLEP, Excelsior, and DANTES. Students with credit from AP (Advanced Placement) programs or IB (International Baccalaureate) programs are also recognized. Military veterans may receive credit for military training and military schools and courses. See an Academic Advisor for details on these procedures.
CMU also recognizes job development coursework received through an applicant's employer or other prior experiences. See an Academic Advisor for information on Prior Learning Assessment.
Students wishing to enroll in courses at other institutions are required to receive prior written approval from the Adult Degree Program Director of Student Services before enrolling. This will ensure that the proposed transfer coursework will apply to their degree programs as they intend. If students take courses at another institution without advanced written CMU approval (from the Director of Student Services of the Adult Degree Program), CMU accepts no responsibility for the applicability of these courses to the student's degree program.