Admission Information

Undergraduate - Degree-Completion or Transfer Student


Students with less than a 2.0 grade point average may be considered for admission on a provisional basis. The degree-completion programs in Education and Nursing (RN-BSN) have additional, specific requirements.

Undergraduate - First Time Degree-Seeking Freshman

First-time Freshmen are those who are entering college for the first time or have successfully completed 11 or fewer college credit hours other than dual credit.


Graduate Admission Requirements

Master of Education

Master of Science in Clinical Counseling

Master of Science in Nursing


Accelerated Nursing Program

Students interested in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program should complete an application to Central Methodist University and to the ABSN program. A BA or BS degree in any field from an accredited college or university is also required. Please see the complete Admission Requirements for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.


First Class at CMU - Dual Credit

The First Class at CMU (dual credit) program provides the opportunity for qualified high school students to enroll in approved classes that are taught in their local high school in compliance with the Coordinating Board of Higher Education guidelines for dual-credit programs. When students successfully complete a course, they receive both high school and college credit. The program allows students to get an early start in fulfilling college requirements.

Credit earned in the program will be applicable at Central Methodist University and is generally transferable to other accredited colleges and universities. It is the student’s responsibility to ascertain the transferability of any course taken through the program. Students can best accomplish this by directly contacting colleges and departments to which they are considering transferring credit.