For the 2024-25 application cycle, we are modifying our admissions process and requirements. Please visit the Application Changes page to see an update.

Important Dates
Oct 1

Winter Term Application Deadline

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Nov 1

Early Action for First-year Students Only


Dec. 1 - Application Deadline for School of Music, Theatre & Dance Students Only 

FAFSA is Available in December

Dec 15

Suggested Financial Aid Filing Date for Fall First-year Students

Feb 1

Fall Term Application Deadline

Summer Half Term Application Deadline

Mar 31

Financial Aid Deadline for All Incoming Students

May 1

Enrollment Deposit Deadline for Fall Term

Students who submit an application before they have received a high school diploma will apply as a first-year student, and should submit the following items prior to the deadline:

We highly recommend that all required documents be submitted electronically. You can do so via your application vendor or an online document service such as Parchment, Scrip-Safe, SCOIR, National Student Clearinghouse, and so on. 

Early Action Applicants

Students who apply Early Action will receive a decision earlier in the process, as they are guaranteed a response by late January. Regular Decision candidates may not receive a final admissions decision until early April. 

You do not need to apply Early Action, but this fast-paced approach may fit your needs by providing you with a decision sooner. It's a great option if you know that Michigan is one of your top choice schools. 

The Chief Advantage of Early Action

Early Action provides you with a guaranteed decision date. For many students, this enables better planning.

To Apply

Applying for Early Action typically involves the same steps and materials as regular admissions. 

Deadlines and Decisions

Complete application and materials — postmarked by Nov. 1
Early Action decision release — by late January
Final equal consideration deadline — Feb. 1

Note: Students who apply via Early Action but don’t meet the requirements or deadlines will be rolled into the regular decision applicant pool. All materials must then be postmarked by Feb. 1 and decisions will be released by early April.

NOTE: All of these materials must be received by the Nov. 1 deadline for your application to be considered for Early Action, Feb. 1 for Regular Decision.

Electronically submitted materials must be received on the application deadline date, and hard copy materials must be postmarked on or before the deadline date.

Do not submit additional documents unless specifically requested, as this may delay your decision.

If you enrolled in college study after secondary school graduation, you must apply as a transfer student. 

*You can apply for a fee waiver in the application if you meet certain criteria. Visit Enrollment Connect to view your application fee waiver status if you have already submitted your application. International students are not typically eligible for fee waivers. In addition to the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver granted by the state, the University of Michigan will waive all Common Application filing fees for students who qualify as tribal-enrolled American Indian or Alaska Native applicants (Tribal Enrollment Number required). Applicants should check "Other Fee Waiver Request" and "American Indian or Alaska Native Tribal Enrollee" in the U-M specific portion of the application.

**The School Report or Counselor Recommendation must be submitted with an official high school transcript and received in our office by the deadline. For this reason, we strongly encourage counselors to submit the report and transcript electronically.

***We will allow for self reported test scores for the 2023-24 season; the scores do not need to come from the testing agency. If you have not yet had your scores reported, you can have them sent to us using these links:

Sending Test Scores

For Early Action consideration, Nov. 15 is the deadline to submit SAT or ACT test scores, if you indicated on the application that you wanted them considered as a part of your application. Test scores, including AP or IB exams, can be self-reported on your University of Michigan application portal once you have submitted your application. For Regular Decision consideration, the deadline to submit test scores is Feb. 1.

All admitted and enrolled students who chose to self-report SAT or ACT test scores are required to submit official scores in order to validate their self-report submission. Please arrange to have your SAT or ACT scores submitted directly from the testing agency to the University of Michigan Office of Undergraduate Admissions. (U-M SAT code is 1839; ACT code is 2062.) A significant discrepancy between your self-reported test scores and your official scores could result in revocation of your admission.


All admissions decisions will be posted on Enrollment Connect. When your decision is ready to view, you will be sent a notification via email from [email protected] with the subject line "Your University of Michigan Application Status Has Been Updated." The decision notification email will NOT be sent if you have already viewed your decision. Please add this email address to your safe list so that your notification does not go to your junk or spam folder. However, given variations in online security, we recommend that you check both your inbox and junk mail folders just to be sure. Notifications will be released to the email address you provided on your application. If you need to update your contact information, you can do so using the “Verify Application Answers" button on the Application menu of Enrollment Connect.

Applicants who have been admitted will also receive paper correspondence. We will send your admissions decision to the address you provided in your application; if you have provided a mailing address, we will send the decision there. If you have only included a permanent address, that is where your decision will be sent.

We are unable to give decisions over the phone; it is your responsibility to monitor Enrollment Connect for your decision.

Schools and Colleges With Additional Application Requirements

Some schools and colleges at the University of Michigan have additional application requirements. Interested students should visit their websites to review these important instructions:

How To Apply to Computer Science Major

Due to capacity constraints, students who apply for admission into the College of LSA or the College of Engineering and are considering computer science as a major must now request selection into the major on the Common Application. For additional information, visit the Computer Science and Engineering Admissions webpage


Michigan’s ROTC programs offer you the opportunity to grow into a leader. Each is designed to ground you in the professional background and military skills training needed to pursue a career as an officer in your chosen branch of the service. At the same time, students will be completing bachelor’s degree programs (and, in some cases, graduate degree programs) while defraying the cost of a college education through highly competitive, merit-based scholarships.

You’ll have an intensive college life and experience in ROTC through events, opportunities for service with such agencies as the Red Cross, base visits, club and intramural sports, military balls, and much more. You’ll belong to a tight-knit group, forge lifelong friendships, and gain the kind of discipline that will apply to a wide range of careers and professions. Above all, you’ll live the country’s highest values of honor, loyalty, and integrity.

From its central location on the North Campus, the Michigan Naval ROTC will train and educate you as an officer in either the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps. Army ROTC will prepare you to be an officer in the Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard upon graduation. The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) will prepare you to become an Air Force officer commissioned as a second lieutenant.

All programs offer deferment to attend advanced civilian graduate and professional schools.

For Home-Schooled and Online Students

In addition to your home schooled transcript and your ACT or SAT score, we strongly encourage home-schooled and online students to submit AP exam scores or grades from an accredited secondary or post-secondary institution in the academic subjects required for admission. For admission into the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts we encourage submission of test scores or graded work in a natural science, social studies, and foreign language subject. The College of Engineering encourages test scores or graded work in calculus, chemistry, and physics. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance requires home-schooled students (including online high school students) to submit records of school progress and results from at least two AP exam results or official transcripts for dual enrollment work completed in an accredited college or university.