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Frequently Asked Questions
1. How many credit hours can I transfer to CMU?
Typically, it is not to a student’s advantage to transfer more than 64 credit
hours from a community college. A bachelor’s degree at CMU is a minimum of 124
credits; 60 of these credits must be from a baccalaureate or equivalent granting
college or university (not a community college) and a minimum of thirty of these
60 credits must be earned at CMU.
2. When should I meet with an advisor?
Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor once their Transfer Credit
Evaluation has been processed and a draft Program Plan has been developed.
However students may contact an advisor at any point that the student has
3. How do I register for a course?
Course registration is completed online:
4. How do I drop/withdraw from a course?
Course drops/withdrawals information:
5. What are the
various registration deadlines?
Registration deadline may be found at:
6. How do I determine my class status?
of Students – A student is classified in accordance with the semester hours of
credit earned as follows:
- Freshman – 1-25 semester hours of credit
- Sophomore –
26-55 semester hours of credit
- Junior – 56-85 semester hours of credit
- Senior –
86 or more semester hours of credit
7. I have changed my name/address/phone
number/major/concentration; what do I do?
Student forms may be found at:
8. How do I get my e-mail address?
Student e-mail addresses and global id request may be found at:
9. How many courses should I take per
A student’s course load is contingent upon many factors such as; work
schedule, social and family commitments, types of courses, etc. Typically, the
standard for every one semester hour of credit is two hours of study time per
10. When do I need to apply for graduation?
Graduation deadlines and
applications may be found at:
11. What is CBA and the 27 Hour Rule?
CBA stands for the College of Business
Administration. Current course designators for courses offered through the CBA
include ACC, BIS, BUS, BLR, CBA, ENT, FIN, HOA, HSA, MBA, MGT and MKT.
undergraduate degree programs offered through CMU Global Campus are limited to
a maximum of 27 credit hours of courses from the College of Business
Administration. The 27 Hour Rule was established because of an Association to
Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) requirement that no more than 25%
of a student’s program be from subjects normally taught in the CBA. However a
limited number of traditional CBA courses have been deemed as exempt from being
counted as CBA courses and your advisor is aware of these courses.
12. Why do I have to take General Education courses?
General Education courses complement major course work by developing and
enhancing essential skill sets that employers require.
Structures: Enhance an understanding of the infrastructure and the resources
necessary to sustain and advance an organization's (i.e. political, social,
economic, cultural, etc.) mission and priorities.
Values, meaning, perceptions
and thought: Enhance an understanding of self-directed learning and the ability
to disseminate knowledge and insight through the use of innovative problem
solving techniques while not compromising the integrity of the institution,
others, or self.
Theoretical Leadership: Enhance an understanding of creating an
environment that actively and deliberately supports the individuals' (i.e.
colleague, subordinate, etc.) effort to realize their potential and achieve not
only the institution's goal but their own as well.
Enhance an understanding of how to synthesize, integrate and apply knowledge to
a variety of applications through the use of mathematics and technology.
Relations: Enhance an understanding of the essential interpersonal relationship
building techniques required in all societal settings to promote human welfare.
Multiculturalism and Gender: Enhance an understanding of social issues, global
cultures, and issues of race and diversity from a national and international
Effective Communication: Enhance critical communication
competencies (written, spoken, and listening) essential in all environments.