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 and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning are both exempt from the Early Action decision date because of audition/interview and portfolio processes.
  • 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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