Once you've made the decision to become a Wolverine, you will need to apply to one specific school or college, or for dual enrollment in two schools or colleges.
The eight units that admit first-year students include:
- College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
- College of Engineering
- Ross School of Business*
- School of Music, Theatre & Dance
- School of Kinesiology
- School of Nursing
- Stamps School of Art & Design
- Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
All applicants follow the same basic steps to apply to U-M (although there are variations for transfer and international students). First, you need to fill out and submit either the Common Application or Coalition Application. Please note, you will need to complete specific University of Michigan questions in addition to those required by the Common and Coalition application options. There is no advantage to submitting one over the other.
*Ross students who apply through LSA enroll in Ross as a Direct Admit student. Students who choose one of the other schools will be Preferred Admit Students.
From here you can find all the information you need to submit an in-depth, complete, and successful application.
We continually seek the leaders and best, with transfer students being an integral part of our campus community.
At both the undergraduate and graduate level, our students come from 130+ countries, representing a highly diverse global community.
We want to ensure that you are able to complete your application to the University of Michigan. Here are some common questions and concerns.
For technical questions about the Common Application or Coalition Application, please contact the Common Application's Help Center or the Coalition Application's Help Center. Before you contact them, you may wish to check the Common App's known issues page or the Coalition App's frequently asked questions.
Questions about the U-M Questions, our schools and colleges, or any other admissions matter can be directed to the University of Michigan Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 734-764-7433.
How can I be sure that you received my application?
Once you submit the Common App, the Common App Dashboard allows you to track and manage your progress. Select Dashboard and click on the University of Michigan to see whether the elements of our application are complete. Once the dashboard shows a green check mark for U-M, we will be able to download your application.
If you opt to submit the Coalition App, you will receive a confirmation page when it is successfully submitted. At any time after submitting the application, you can look at your college list, and you should see a status of ‘Submitted’ next to the college name, and a "View Submission" button.
You will receive an email confirmation from us within 1 week of our download of your application. Make sure to add @umich.edu to your safe senders list, and double check your spam folders to prevent missing this email.
You don't have my teacher recommendation, although I know that I invited them.
For the Common App, there is a difference between inviting a recommender and assigning one. Inviting involves entering the recommender's name and email address. To assign, you must select the "assign" button at the bottom of the Assign Recommenders page. This assignment must be done before teachers and other recommenders can see a student on their list.
For the Coalition App, there is a difference between adding/requesting a recommender/transcript and using the document for your application. After adding/requesting you must click “Use For This Application.” It’s also possible that the counselor simply hasn’t completed the request. If you need to change your recommender, view your submitted app from the "Colleges" section, find the desired recommendation/transcript in the "Official Documents" section, and click the "Replace button."
If I'm having difficulty submitting documents through the Common App or Coalition App, can I just mail them to you?
No, we strongly prefer that documents be submitted through the application. These documents are automatically connected to your application. Duplicate documents sent via other means will burden the review process and slow down your decision.
I submitted documents through the Common Application or Coalition App, but they are not showing up in U-M's system.
If it has been less than five days since the application was submitted, wait until five days have passed and then check again in Enrollment Connect.
The Dashboard is not displaying after I believe I have completed a section on the Common Application.
Students who encounter this problem should contact the Common Application Help Center.