Admitted Graduate Students
Congratulations on your admission to a graduate program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn!
When you attend graduate school at UM-Dearborn, you’re not only earning a Michigan degree on a small, supportive campus. You’re also getting a top-notch, nationally recognized education.
- US News & World Report ranks UM-Dearborn #4 among public universities in the Midwest.
- US News & World Report ranks UM-Dearborn #12 for Top Performance in Social Mobility.
- The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching awarded us the Community Engagement Classification for our commitment to being deeply engaged with our community through teaching, learning, research and service that makes a difference.
See more about what sets our institution apart.
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The information below will help guide you through your next steps as you prepare to enroll. If you have further questions regarding next steps, we recommend reaching out to your admitting department for guidance.
You have received a congratulatory message from the Office of Graduate Studies through your application portal. Your admitting department is preparing an official letter to be sent with further details regarding your program.
Submit your Enrollment Verification Form and $50 enrollment deposit to the Office of Graduate Studies to secure your place in the cohort.
Note: In order to have the deposit properly credited to your student account, graduate students should not use the web-based platform intended for undergraduate students.
Email account information will be sent by email from IT Accounts (email@example.com) to the email account used on your admission application. Activate your UMich email account based on instructions provided. University communications are sent to your UMich email account, so be sure to check it regularly!
Please take your time and read through the information provided in the links below to prepare for your arrival in the United States.
Incoming International Students
The Office of International Affairs provides detailed instructions for new international admits on next steps to request an I-20 or DS-2019 online via M-International, along with other next steps, on their Prepare to Arrive page.
Looking for connections to current international students?
Consider reaching out to existing international student organizations with any student experience-related questions. The below listed organizations have current graduate students in their leadership and consider part of their mission to help new graduate students settle in. They are a great resource and an avenue to help develop community before arrival.
Graduate International Student Organization
Indian Graduate Student Association
Chinese Student and Scholar Association
President’s QR Code (Please add him and he will invite you to the WeChat group)
It is important to register for courses as soon as possible. Sections do fill up and a course may be canceled if there are not enough students registered before a certain date.
Do you still need to submit final official transcripts, degree certificates, etc? This must be done before the end of your first admit term or you will not be able to register for additional courses. Submit all materials to the Office of Graduate Studies.
On July 30, 2021 a mandatory vaccination policy for all three U-M campuses and Michigan Medicine was announced. This policy applies to all faculty, staff, and students and is being developed to protect our community from COVID-19 infections and provide for a safe return to campus this fall. You are encouraged to view our website for additional information and answers to frequently asked questions.
How to Report Your Vaccine
All students must report their vaccination record. Following your final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, complete a brief survey — accessible from the COVID-19 resources on Wolverine Access — and upload an image of your COVID-19 vaccination card or the appropriate documentation from a medical professional confirming vaccination. Visit Wolverine Access, search for COVID-19 resources and click on the Report my Vaccination box to complete this process.
Interested in learning more about campus? Limited 60-minute walking campus tours are offered for new admitted graduate students before the start of term. Registration is available through the graduate orientation webpage.
Participants should plan to arrive at the Office of Graduate Studies (1055 Administration Building) 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour to check in.
Ready, Set, Go!
Change in Start Term Needed?
If a change in start term is needed, a deferral request must be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies via the Graduate Admissions Deferral Request Form. It is recommended that the request be received by the advisory deadline for the new requested term of entry.
Applications are valid for one academic year from your initial term of application (ex. Fall 2022 is valid through Fall 2023). Deferral requests for hard deadline programs are always reviewed on a case by case basis by the program.
All documents previously submitted will be transferred to the new term along with your admission if you are eligible for a deferral. If you choose to attend another university in the meantime, your application will require a second review by the Faculty Review Committee with official transcripts from that institution.
Processing of deferral requests is completed in order of receipt, with immediate upcoming deadlines prioritized.
If you are in need of a student visa, a new I-20 will need to be issued for the term you select. Additional financial documentation may be required if materials on file are older than one year.