Admissions-Online and Hybrid Programs FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
- I'm looking for on campus programs in San Diego. Where is CMU located?
CMU is conveniently located just west of I-15 at 9750 Miramar Road. CMU is just 20 minutes from downtown San Diego and is convenient from I-15, I-163, I-5, I-805, and I-8. Plus, students can park for free!
- I like the idea of going to school on-line, but I also want to take classes at night. What should I do?
CMU offers an evening Hybrid MBA program that meets just one night per week and the rest is online. It's a great solution for busy working professionals. CMU also offers 100% online Graduate and Undergraduate programs. Call us to find out more!
- Can I take classes On-Line?
Yes! CMU offers a 100% On-Line Option. Students can access their course work 24/7, eliminating inconvenient class times or working around someone else's schedule.
- When does a new semester start? What is the class schedule?
CMU offers year round enrollment! On Campus, Online, and Hybrid offer a range of flexible options for students to choose from. Call the Office of Admissions to discuss your educational goals and find out what option works best for you.
- Do you need a Master's Degree to Advance in your Career?
Pursuing your Masters of Science in Strategic Leadership can help you build your strategic leadership competencies and learn to lead your organization to greater effectiveness and success. Learn more about how to prepare yourself to advance in your career.
- I am a Military Spouse. What happens when my family gets relocated to a new city?
Studying at CMU is a great option for Military Spouses. Frequent relocations will never interrupt your studies because there are no geographic limits. Distance education allows you to take your education with you, wherever you go. Wherever the military takes you, CMU will be there!
- I am currently serving in the US Armed Forces. What is CMU's commitment to military students?
CMU is deeply committed to serving all those in the US Armed Forces and veterans of the US military by pledging: Support during deployments and other military related life changes; Support for spouses and dependents; Special attention to Military financing needs; Provide a convenient and accessible classroom and online environment; and being available for one-on-one assistance anytime you need us! CMU is located adjacent to MCAS Miramar in San Diego, CA.
- How long do I have to complete a class? How long will it take to graduate?
Courses can be completed in six to eight weeks. The majority of our students finish their program as follows: Students in the Associate Degree Program usually graduate in 18 months (1 ½ years), Bachelor's in 48 months (4 years), and Master's usually finish in 18 months. If you transfer in credits, you can finish more quickly. If you need longer to complete your degree, the maximum program length is one-and-a-half times the program length.
- What do I do if I need longer to finish a course or complete my program?
We realize that special circumstances can conflict with a student's educational schedule. Therefore, if you experience a personal emergency or unplanned conflict, please let us know. All of the staff in the Office of Academics are here to help you. We will require a written request so that we can officially grant you an extension or leave of absence.
- What courses will I be taking?
The required courses for each program of study can be found in the CMU Course Catalog. Under the Academics tab on the website, you will find a page about each degree program with specifics on courses in each program. We invite you to complete your online application today. Upon review you will be sent your personal academic evaluation report.
- Where do I purchase my books?
Visit CMU's bookstore powered by Amazon to find textbooks for CMU's courses. If you want to search for used textbooks or any additional items, click on the link that reads "powered by Amazon" in the upper right hand corner of the bookstore. If you have any questions about what textbook you need for your course, contact the Office of Student Services at email@example.com or call 858-653-3000 x100.
- What is the tuition at CMU?
CMU believes that higher education should be affordable and that you shouldn't have to break the bank to finance your education. Find out just how affordable tuition is at CMU.
- Could I transfer credits from another school?
Yes, CMU accepts transfer credits from recognized accredited colleges and/or universities. Requests for transfer credit will be considered on a case-by-case basis. To request transfer credit, students must submit transcripts for the courses the student desires to transfer during the application process. You then have 90 days to submit official transcripts which must be sent directly from the issuing college or university. The maximum units allowed by CMU are as follows: 30 units for the Associate Programs; 90 units for the Bachelor Programs; 18 units for the Master Programs and 9 units for the Doctorate Programs.
- I have taken CLEP and DANTES exams. Will I receive credit?
CMU recognizes that students complete prior learning by a variety of ways outside of the traditional classroom setting. We accept a full range of College-Level Examination Programs such as CLEP® and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST). These program exams measure mastery of college-level course content in a wide range of disciplines. Students who obtain the credit-granting score required can transfer those credits into our programs. For more information visit The College Board.
- I have more questions. Where can I get answers?
Contact the Office of Admissions today for more information, class schedules, or to visit the campus. We look forward to answering all of your questions!
- What do I do next?
We invite you to complete your online application today. Upon review you will be sent your personal academic evaluation report.