Student Admissions Process

All International Students, click here.

Want to talk to an Admissions Advisor?

Call (858) 653-3000 or Complete the Online Form

Admissions FAQ's

Deadline for submitting your application is determined by the start date. New classes start every 8 weeks. Check out the academic calendar or contact admissions for the next start date.

You are responsible for your own housing arrangements as CMU does not offer student housing. Some suggestions for student housing:
San Diego Student Housing
The Suites on Paseo
Vantaggio Suites
Kamo Housing
Studio 819
DormBooker
The cost varies for a single bedroom or shared bedroom. However, expect to pay a minimum of $600.00 per month. This may or may not include utilities electric, water, and Internet.

Contact the California Miramar University office of Admissions. We are here to help.

Contact admissions and let them know you are interested in participating in our college sports programs.

Applicants whose native language is not English and have earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is not the principal language of instruction are invited to apply as International Students.

Military students will need a copy of their DD214 or military ID with their application and official military transcripts. California Miramar University is classified as an Institution of Higher Learning, and is approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) to offer GI Bill educational benefits. Learn more here. 

California Miramar University awards transfer credit for academic credit earned at previous accredited colleges and universities that align with the University’s curriculum. Applicants who wish to obtain transfer credit must provide transcripts to California Miramar University’s Registrar for evaluation as per our admissions process. For the purposes of admission, unofficial transcripts may be evaluated for transfer credits. However, official transcripts must be on file before an enrollment agreement can be issued. Failure to provide an official transcript will result in the removal of any accepted transfer credits from the student’s enrollment record and the student will be required to repeat those courses with CMU.

California Miramar University offers accommodations to students who disclose themselves as meeting ADA requirements.  Please contact the University Registrar at [email protected] or by calling 858-653-3000 ext 12.

When applying for any degree program at CMU, all applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all schools previously attended for evaluation. Upon receipt, CMU will complete your degree audit detailing transfer credit and listing all courses required for degree completion.

Please request officials to be sent directly to: CMU, 3550 Camino Del Rio N, Suite 208, San Diego, CA 92108 or for electronic submission send via email to [email protected]. Please contact admissions if you need assistance, we are happy to assist.

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  • Audio: Sound card, speakers and microphone or headphones for listening and voice communication.
  • Web Camera: 640×480 resolution(Minimum) and 1280×720 resolution or higher(Recommended)
  • Internet Connection:
    • Broadband, Fiber Optic or high speed cellular internet connection recommended for courses with video
      • DSL
      • Cable
      • Satellite
      • Fiber Optic
      • Cellular (4G LTE)
  • Operating System:
    • Windows 10, 8 or 7 are recommended.  Minimum: Windows-XP, Windows-Vista.
    • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or better
    • Linux (Many options.  All are acceptable)
  • Desktop or Laptop Computers are recommended.
    • Minimum required is Pentium: 1Ghz or higher
  • Smartphones, Tablets and other Mobile Devices can be used for connection, however input for assignments is limited, and therefore is not recommended.
  • Recommended Browsers : Chrome 48.0 or higher, Firefox 44.0 or higher, Internet Explorer 9 or higher, Mozilla Google Microsoft Edge 38 or higher, Safari 9.0  or higher, Opera  35.0 or higher.
  • Browser Settings:
    • Pop-up blocker should be disabled.
    • Accept Cookies (enabled) to show the “newest version of the content”
    • JavaScript Support enabled
  • Video Conferencing
    • Zoom launcher application
      • (requires download)
    • Adobe Flash Player may be required
  • Recommended additional plug-ins and file viewers
    • Microsoft office (Word/ PowerPoint/Excel)
    • Open office (open source/free)
    • Libre office (open source/free)
    • Adobe pdf reader

Admissions Made Easy

Send CMU your Supporting Documents:

Applying for Associate or Bachelors Degree Programs:

  • High School graduates with NO transfer credit:
    • CMU requires an official high school transcript for admission purposes. A 2.0 GPA is required for admission. Contact the admissions office if you have questions.
  • Applicants with transfer credit:
    • CMU requires official transcripts from all schools attended. Please send directly to: CMU, 3550 Camino Del Rio N., Suite 208, San Diego, CA 92108.

Applying for Masters or Doctorate Degree Programs:

  • Applicants are required to send official transcripts from all schools attended directly to:  CMU, 3550 Camino Del Rio N., Suite 208, San Diego, CA 92108. A 3.0 GPA is required for admission.

We DO NOT require Graduate School Admissions Test:

No standardized admissions tests. Why? We believe that a commitment to succeed in graduate school is the greatest predication of success.

  • No GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
  • No GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
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