The Admission Process
1. Complete an application
Identify your Program of Study/Educational goals
Currently, degrees are offered by four different Academic Units:
- College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
- College of Business
- College of Engineering and Computer Science
- College of Education, Health, and Human Services
Please visit the Academic Unit or Undergraduate Academic Programs web pages for more information.
2. Financial Aid
Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Get information on scholarships and loans. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid web site for more information
Send transcripts from all educational institutions you have attended.
The application deadline for domestic students is the first day of the semester for which the student is applying; it is strongly recommended, however, that students apply well in advance of the deadline. For international (F-1 visa) students, the deadlines are July 1 for the fall semester, November 1 for the winter semester, and March 1 for the summer semester.
A non-refundable application fee of $30 is required with the paper Application for Admission. By applying online, your $30 fee is waived and you can check your application status online. It will take approximately two weeks, after an application file is complete, to receive a decision letter.
An official high school transcript with a copy of your ACT or SAT scores must be submitted with an application. Transfer students must submit transcripts from each college or university attended. Those who have fewer than 24 transferable semester credits must also submit a high school transcript.
A 22 on the ACT or a 1030 on the SAT are the base line requirements, but each application is evaluated individually; GPA is also an important factor. If two or more sets of ACT/SCT scores are submitted, the University will use your highest ACT composite or SAT combined score.
Interviews, references, and essays are generally not required for admission, but letters of recommendation are accepted. Personal statements may be requested in some unique circumstances.
High school honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses are weighted with a full point added to the grade, even if the high school does not do so on the transcript (e.g., an AP or honors A is counted as 5 points instead of the usual 4). High school GPAs are recalculated using only academic courses and eliminating ninth-grade grades. The base line for admission is a 3.0 recalculated academic GPA. However, each application is evaluated individually; ACT or SAT scores are also important factors.
A score of 3 or higher on an AP test will earn the student credit. CLEP is not honored at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.