The seven units that admit freshmen include:
- Literature, Science, and the Arts
- Music, Theatre & Dance
- Art & Design
- 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 the Common Application, as well as the University of Michigan Questions.
Common App Tips
We want to ensure that you are able to complete your application to the University of Michigan. Here are some common questions and concerns.
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.
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 dowload your application. You will receive an email confirmation from us within 1 week of our download of your application.
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.
No, we strongly prefer that documents be submitted through the Common 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.
If it has been less than five days since the application was submitted, wait until five days have passed and then check again in Web App Status.
Students who encounter this problem should contact the Common Application Help Center.
Applicants who are currently in the DACA Status (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) will need to select "Other" for your citizenship status. List your citizenship and select "Other Visa Type" from the "Currently held United States Visa" selection. Since deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful status please complete the rest of the fields.