Start Your Journey


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 seven units that admit freshmen include:

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.

Freshman Applicants
From here you can find all the information you need to make an in-depth, complete, and successful application package.
Transfer Students
We continually seek the leaders and best, with transfer students being an integral part of our campus community. 
International Students
At both the undergraduate and graduate level, our students come from 118 countries, representing a highly diverse global community. 
Admitted Students
No matter what kind of information and resources you need to make your transition to U-M — you can find it here.

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.

For technical questions about the Common Application, please contact the Help Center. Before you contact them, you may wish to check the Common App's known issues page.

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.

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.