Admissions FAQs

Please read this April 27 letter from President Tim Foster. He addresses what the university is currently doing to prepare for the fall 2020 semester and assures you that there are many reasons to feel optimistic about securing your room, investing in tuition and looking forward to your education this fall.

We are excited to share that the CMU Board of Trustees voted unanimously not to raise tuition, fees and housing rates for the 2020-2021 academic year.

We also encourage you to visit the Safe Together, Strong Together site for information about CMU's on-campus living and learning plans.

Check back here for new student enrollment updates as the fall 2020 semester approaches. Please connect with your admissions counselor for additional guidance.

Contact Info and Visitation

The Admissions Welcome Center open to the public and our team is available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm MST to serve you. You are also welcome to connect with your admissions counselor or the operational staff via email, phone call or text.


Updated June 1.

Campus tours are available by appointment only Monday-Saturday. No information sessions or large programming events will be held for the time being. Please contact admissions@coloradomesa.edu if you are interested in scheduling a tour for your family.

We also invite you to take advantage of our digital resources and learn more about all that CMU has to offer. As you make plans to join us this fall or in the future, we are here to help you every step of the way.

Visit coloradomesa.edu/connect to chat with current students, join a virtual presentation with an admissions counselor, explore campus virtually and more.


If you are not currently receiving communication from the CMU Admissions Office, please request info here.

Updated June 1.

If you are interested in attending CMU and you are not currently receiving communication from the Admissions Office, please request info here.

Parents/supporters of admitted students also receive regular email communications from the Admissions Office. If you are a parent/supporter and you are not receiving these communications, please email admissions@coloradomesa.edu with the following information:

  • Your first and last name
  • The student's first and last name
  • The student's date of birth
  • Your relation to the student

Fall 2020 students and supporters

CMU plans to offer on-campus classes and on-campus student housing for the fall semester starting August 17, 2020. The Early Start Programs will take place the week prior beginning August 9, 2020.

More details about freshman arrival will be available soon.

Last updated May 28.

The Safe Together, Strong Together campus planning initiative is designed with this singularity of purpose in mind. See up-to-date university plans for returning to campus here.
The first day of classes in Monday, August 17. The Early Start Programs launch the week before the start of the semester on August 9.
Admitted first-time students will sign up for a Digital Orientation. Admitted transfer students may self-register on MAVzone or request a Transfer Advising Appointment.
We invite you to sign up for a live virtual information session for the parents of admitted students here or watch an on-demand recorded parent session here.
The $50 enrollment deposit is refundable if a confirmed student chooses not to attend CMU.
The $200 housing deposit is refundable if a student cancels their housing contract due to COVID-19 factors.

In the event that fall 2020 classes are moved to an online format mid-semester, CMU would offer refunds for housing and dining expenses provided that the student moves out of their residence hall.

Fall 2021 students and supporters

The fall 2021 application for admission will launch on Monday, August 3 at coloradomesa.edu/apply. Please use the promo code EARLY21 to waive your application fee.

Students who have expressed interest in CMU will receive insight from the CMU Admissions Office and their admissions counselor throughout the summer and next year.

If you are not currently receiving communication from the CMU Admissions Office, please request info here.

Please connect with your admissions counselor to discuss your admission process for fall 2021.