Graduate Application Status
Monitor your status online for current updates.
One of the many benefits to applying online is the ability to log in at anytime to check for updates on your application. We recommend that you do not review your portal until receiving a confirmation email that processing on your submitted application is complete. CAS applicants will receive access to the portal once the submitted CAS application is processed by our team.
We recommend applicants be familiar with the instructions, timelines, and tips below. Applicants are also encouraged to be mindful of their deadline. Programs with hard deadlines require all materials to be received by the posted deadline. All other programs not specifically listed operate on rolling admissions with advisory deadlines, meaning applications and materials may be received beyond the posted deadline. If you are unsure whether your program has a hard or rolling deadline, please reach out out to our team.
Questions can be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies. If you have questions via email, please allow 1-2 business days for a response. Our business hours are 8AM-5PM, Monday-Friday.
Logging In and Accessing Your Application
Go to the Admissions Portal; Enter your username (email address used to submit application) and password; click "Sign In"
Under My Applications, select the appropriate application. Be sure to check the term/Application ID to ensure you are on the correct application if you have more than one in your history.
You will need to click on the application in order to view the Checklist, which will be updated as your application progresses through the process. Review the accordions below for when to monitor your status and timing of updates. When an admission decision is available your portal will be updated.
If your application was submitted in CAS and you would like a copy of your submitted application, you will need to log back into CAS directly. The UM-Dearborn Admissions Portal does not store a copy of the submitted application for outside applications.
Understanding Your Checklist
- The 100% Complete indication for a submitted application refers to the Online Application itself, not your admissions file. Please utilize the checklist for getting to a complete admissions file.
- Some items uploaded into the Online Application are not automatically marked as Complete; they require manual review and may be separately processed. Items requiring upload to submit your application (ex. resume) are not reflected in the checklist unless there was an issue with the uploaded document.
- Additional items may appear on your checklist as needed based on your individual application.
- If you need to make changes to your application (information or updated documents), do not complete a new application. Reach out to the Office of Graduate Studies via email and a staff member can either provide guidance or update that information for you.
Review the How to Apply instructions for more information on submitting outstanding items. Any items on your checklist that are not outlined in the How to Apply instructions can be submitted via email; any required attachments should be sent as a PDF.
Need Help Logging In?
CAS applicants will receive portal access if they do not already have an account after their application has been processed. You will receive a separate email with instructions for finalizing account creation at that time.
Former/current UM-Dearborn students or those who previously applied but did not enroll may require their portal to be reactivated; please send an email to email@example.com if you receive an error that your account has been disabled.
If you have forgotten your password or experience login issues, please utilize the “Forgot Password” function under the sign in button.
Any other scenarios can be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
When your Online Application is submitted, we require processing time to review your submitted application and individualize your missing items checklist. Some items uploaded into the Online Application are not automatically marked Complete until they have been reviewed during this process. We recommend the Admissions Portal (Checklist) is not monitored until you receive email confirmation that processing of your submitted application is complete.
CAS applications are generally received within a few days post-submission for our team to process. Once the received CAS application is processed by our team, applicants who have not created an account in our previous application system will receive access to the UM-Dearborn Admissions Portal. The separate steps for setup will be communicated in our processing confirmation message.
Generally submitted applications are processed within 5-7 business days (Monday-Friday) after submission/receipt from CAS. This timeline may be affected during times of high volume, especially around deadlines.
All applicants applying to a fully online program must complete a supplemental Online Student Disclosures and Certifications form that will appear in your UM-Dearborn applicant portal after application submission alongside your application checklist. This covers important Distance Education Student Information and Procedures and Export Control Regulations our campus must follow.
Our normal processing time upon receipt is 3-5 business days (Monday-Friday) before your application summary will reflect an updated document in the portal for most document types (ex. transcripts, updated resumes, etc.). This timeline may be affected during times of high volume, especially around deadlines, though generally not more than 7 business days (Monday-Friday).
Note that different document types have different processing procedures and can therefore update at different times, even if submitted on the same day.
IMPORTANT: Documents sent physically to the Office of Graduate Studies will experience delayed processing as we are not on campus daily. We encourage you to account for the processing delay in relation or our deadlines and consider sending materials via email when possible. If you have questions, please reach out to the Office of Graduate Studies.
Official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, GRE, and GMAT scores are not individually downloaded when the scores are released to our institution. Scores are generally downloaded in batches every other week from the testing organizations. Upon download, we require normal processing time before the portal reflects receipt of the score(s). If your scores were sent to UM-Dearborn prior to submitting your application, your score(s) may not be processed until the next bi-weekly batch after application submission.
TOEFL and IELTS test takers that reported their Appointment Number or TRF Number respectively can expect verification to follow standard processing timelines. If we are unable to verify your scores, you will receive an email notification.
If your portal shows an outstanding item that you submitted and it is beyond the expected processing time listed above, please contact Graduate Studies to troubleshoot receipt. In order to best assist you, please include the following in your message:
- Complete name on submitted application
- Complete name on submitted document/test score
- Submitted date or expected receipt date
- Method of delivery (ex. Parchment, physical mail, institution code 1861, etc.)
- Where it was sent (ex. address, email address, account, etc.)
- If applicable, screenshot of delivery confirmation
These details allow us to more effectively assist you with troubleshooting receipt errors. Any materials mistakenly sent directly to the academic unit or to undergraduate admissions offices on the Dearborn campus will need to be transferred to the Graduate Studies office for processing.
Applicants who believe they are eligible for the GMAT/GRE waiver select "Yes" when prompted in the Test Score section of the online application. Once all required materials except the GMAT/GRE test score have been marked as received in your online portal, your file is routed to the College of Business to review your request for the waiver.
Applications are not sent for decision review until all required supplemental materials are received/processed.
Degree-Seeking Programs (Master's, Specialist, Doctorate)
When applying to a program with rolling admission, complete files are generally reviewed within 2-3 weeks. When a decision is returned from the committee, your admission portal will be updated to reflect your admission decision. An email notification will also be sent.
When applying to a program with a hard deadline, all applications with a complete application by the posted deadline are routed to the admission review committee after the deadline has passed. A decision will not come until after the review committee has met and reviewed all complete applications. When a decision is returned from the committee, your admission portal will be updated to reflect your admission decision. An email notification will also be sent.
Complete files are generally reviewed within 2-3 weeks. When a decision is returned from the academic unit, your admission portal will be updated to reflect your admission decision. An email notification will also be sent.
Eligible applicants are admitted on a space-available basis for the specific course(s) requested in the Online Application. Review generally begins one month before the start of classes. Delayed decisions for NCFD/Guest applications are generally due to anticipated course enrollment from degree-seeking students. When a decision is returned an email notification will be sent. If you are experiencing a delayed review, please reach out to get an expected timeline.
Applicants offered admission pending final documentation must submit their outstanding materials by the end of their first term of enrollment unless an individual extension request is granted. Our normal processing time upon receipt in Graduate Studies is 3-5 business days (Monday-Friday) before the portal reflects receipt. This timeline may take longer in times of high volume, especially at the start of the term or when the registration period begins for the next term. Once processing is complete your portal will reflect the update and related holds will be released.
If materials were submitted via "true copies" with One Stop Student Services, the copies are scanned and transferred over to Graduate Studies for processing. Once the documents enter our queue, the processing time noted above begins.