COVID-19 FAQs

Find answers to admissions and financial aid questions related to COVID-19.

How will I know if an admissions event that I am registered for has been cancelled?

We have cancelled all on-campus and off-campus events through May 31, and notified by email those who registered. We apologize for any inconvenience, but trust that you understand our priority is keeping our community safe.

If I want to visit campus, can I do so?

Our goal is to deliver on our mission while protecting health and safety by minimizing the potential spread of COVID19, both within our community and in the broader society. Our campus is currently not open to visitors.

Will there be opportunities for me to interact with undergraduate admissions staff online?

Yes, we are identifying the best ways for our prospective and admitted students to get the information they need to make decisions about applying to and enrolling at Michigan. If you have specific questions for admissions, financial aid, the registrar, or our new student programs office, you may reach out to them by phone or email.

I have applied for summer term as a transfer student, but am reconsidering being on campus then because of the coronavirus uncertainty. Can I update my application to fall term?

Yes, if you are admitted to a school or college that allows for fall term enrollment we will update your application and admissions decision to the fall 2020 term. You can make the request through oua.deferment@umich.edu. If you applied to a school or college that only admits to spring/summer term (Dental Hygiene & Nursing, for example) you will need to speak to the school directly.

I’m applying as a transfer student. My classes have been moved online. Will my credit transfer?

At this time we do not yet have guidance from our schools and colleges on this matter. Contact the department in question for the most updated information.

Given the impact of social distancing and cancellations on standardized testing options for students, will U-M become a test optional school for admissions for the fall?

At this time test optional is not an alternative. The College Board and ACT are working to provide viable alternatives for students. We will keep you posted if and when more information is provided.

Admissions says that all undergraduate decisions will be released by early April. Will these decisions be delayed?

We expect to release decisions to applicants for summer and fall terms by early April as planned.

Some universities are extending the deadline for enrollment deposits. Will U-M be moving the deadline from May 1?

At this time, the enrollment deposit deadline remains May 1.

Some colleges that I’ve applied to won’t be able to let me know their decision by May 1. I want to be able to evaluate all my options before making my decision. How can I ask for an extension of my enrollment deposit date?

Admitted students who wish to ask for an enrollment deposit extension can do so through their Enrollment Connect portal.

I have met the graduation requirements of my high school. Will my offer of admission be negatively impacted if I decide to graduate early given my school's closure due to COVID-19?

Graduation and admissions requirements are not necessarily the same. Please check with your admissions counselor to discuss if dropping currently elected course work will adversely impact your admission. You can find your admissions counselor on the admissions website contact us page.

How will taking classes online will impact my application or enrollment?

If you are a high school student, we will accept the information provided on your transcripts from the high school as satisfying graduation requirements. If you are a transfer applicant, we are currently waiting for updated information from our schools and colleges regarding transfer policies, and will share information as soon as it becomes available.

Will my financial aid be affected by the move to remote learning?

Standard requirements for attendance and academic performance remain unchanged with the move to remote classes for the remainder of the 2020 winter term and through 2020 spring and summer terms. As with face-to-face instruction, it is important that you continue to participate in your classes.

How can I get in touch with OFA outside of face-to-face counseling?

Phone counseling is still available by calling 734-763-6600. Any future changes made to the phone counseling option will be posted on finaid.umich.edu. You may also reach us through email at financial.aid@umich.edu. Questions are typically answered within one business day.

How will the COVID-19 outbreak affect my F-1 visa? Is there anything I should do on my end to guarantee admission after deposit?

Admission and enrollment are separate. If COVID-19 impacts issuance of visas or entry into the U.S., we work with students to determine if updating to a later term is appropriate. We are aware of impacted countries but you can also let the admissions office know if you have more timely information.