How to Check Your Application Status

One of the many benefits to applying online is the ability to log in at anytime to check for updates on your application. Please allow five business days from initial submission before starting to monitor. Note that applications are not sent for decision review until all required supplemental materials are received. When applying to a program with rolling admission, complete files are generally reviewed within two weeks. When applying to a program with a hard deadline, all complete applications are reviewed at once and a decision will not come until at least two weeks after the application deadline. 

Review Update for Programs with Hard Deadlines:  

  • The review committee for Winter 2016 Automotive Systems Engineering PhD and Information Systems Engineering PhD applications is scheduled to meet June 2015. Decisions will soon follow.  
  • The review committee for Fall 2015 Education EdD applications is scheduled to meet mid-March 2015. Finalists will be contacted for next step information. 
  • The review committee for Fall 2015 Psychology MS applications is still finalizing decisions for this cohort. Once decisions are made, your portal will be updated online and a letter will follow shortly after. 

Processing Update:   

  • Due to the current high volume of incoming applications and supporting materials, processing can take 2-3 weeks before a received item will be reflected in your status. If an item was received more than 3 weeks ago and is not yet processed, please follow up with the Office of Graduate Studies

  To Check Your Status:

  • Log into the Apply for Admission section on the application website
  • Use the login ID and PIN you created when completing your web application, and click "login"
  • Select your desired admission term under "Submitted Applications" or "Processed Applications"
  • The Application Summary will be updated as your application progresses through the process

The amount of summary detail will increase throughout your file's review. Pay special attention to the following areas as they become available:

  • Requirements: Dates indicate when item(s) are received. Blank areas indicate which item(s) are outstanding or not yet processed. Processing generally takes two weeks due to the volume of incoming mail. Please keep this in mind as you monitor your status. 
  • Decision: This section appears once a decision is made.

Please note: International transcripts will require an additional internal evaluation, which will appear in your checklist as "UM-Dearborn Transcript Review". If further items are required to complete this evaluation, you will be contacted directly. Your status will remain "Incomplete" until the review is completed. 


Please contact Graduate Admissions with any questions about the admissions process.