First-year students are allowed to apply to more than one school or college at a time, with certain limitations and guidelines. Dual-degree applicants may apply either as Early Action or Regular Decision. This allows you to choose paths and majors that reflect your interests and individuality.

If intending to apply under U-M's Early Action program, dual-degree applicants should be aware of the following:

  • Early Action is for first-year applicants applying for the fall term.
  • The School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) does not participate in Early Action and has a unique Dec. 1 application deadline. All applications to the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning will receive their Taubman College decision as part of the Regular Decision process and are not considered for Early Action. However, any Stamps, LSA, or Engineering dual-degree application submitted with the SMTD or Taubman College application will receive Early Action consideration if completed by the Nov. 1 deadline.
  • The Office of Undergraduate Admissions promises no special privileges to Early Action candidates, such as giving your application materials a higher priority or a more lenient review. Choosing to apply through Early Action does not make it easier or harder to gain admission to U-M — it is merely a way to get your decision sooner. 
  • In this case, you must be able to meet the Nov. 1 deadline. This means having all pieces of your application submitted electronically or postmarked by that date. You will need to order your ACT or SAT scores well in advance, if you wish them to be considered with your application, and ensure that we receive the School Report and the teacher recommendation letter by the deadline.

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