Preferred Admission is a way for you to indicate an interest in later transferring to an upper-level program. Acceptance guarantees placement in the upper-level academic unit if you meet certain prerequisites during your first year at U-M. The prerequisites vary, of course, depending on which upper-level unit is chosen.

Preferred Admission within U-M is a two-step process:

1. You must be admitted to a first-year-level school or college.

2. You will then be evaluated for PA and — if selected — will later transfer into the upper-level unit. (If PA is not granted at this stage, you are still admitted to U-M in your first-year unit.)

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Any questions regarding requirements and selection criteria for preferred admission should be directed to the upper-level school or college to which you have applied. Upper-level admitting units include: