What does it mean to be denied?

In the 2023-2024 admissions cycle, we received applications from more than 98,000 applicants for the enrolling first-year class of over 7,000 students. This was a 12% increase from the previous year. Therefore, space is limited and we are not able to admit all qualified applicants. As postsecondary education is an important next step, we encourage you to make enrollment plans at another college or university.

Can I appeal my decision?

The University of Michigan does not consider appeals, therefore, the decision you received is final.

What should I do next?

Although we are not able to offer you admission as a first-year student, we would consider you as a transfer applicant if your interest in U-M continues. We recommend that you plan to enroll elsewhere and reapply after completing at least two semesters of full-time college coursework with letter grades in transferable courses.

What resources are available to denied applicants wanting to reapply?

Many students on our campus enter as transfer students. Transfer students are vital members of the Michigan community and we welcome a future application. Our Transfer Applicants webpage contains information on requirements and deadlines, and the Transfer Credit Equivalency Database will assist you in determining how your classes from another institution will transfer to Michigan.

For answers to specific questions related to the transfer application process, please contact our transfer team via email at [email protected].