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.

We recommend applicants be familiar with the instructions, timelines, and tips below. 

Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

With the continually shifting situation regarding the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) public health emergency, the University is committed to protecting your health and safety by minimizing potential spread of the disease. The Office of Graduate Studies is currently operating remotely. Our admission procedures have been updated as part of this change. Please know we are still very committed to supporting prospective and current graduate students.

Logging Into the Online Portal
  • Go to the Admissions application website
  • Use the username and password you set when completing your web application, and click "Sign In"
  • Under My Applications, select the appropriate application
  • Your Checklist 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. 
Materials cannot be uploaded into the Online Portal. Do you have questions about how to submit outstanding items? Review the How to Apply instructions
Submitted Application Processing Timeline

Online Application 

When your Online Application is submitted, we generally require 3-5 business days (Monday-Friday) for processing. During this time we review the submitted application to individualize your missing items checklist. This is also when we begin to match materials submitted prior to your application to your file. We recommend the Online Application Portal (Checklist) is not monitored until you receive email confirmation that processing of your submitted application is complete. 

Supplemental Materials Processing Timeline (Transcripts, Test Scores, etc.)

Supplemental Items

Our normal processing time 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

Note that different document types have different processing procedures and can therefore update at different times, even if submitted on the same day. 

Documents sent physically to the Office of Graduate Studies will experience delayed processing as we operate remotely. 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

Test Scores 

Official TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, and GMAT scores are not individually downloaded when the scores are released to our institution. Scores are generally downloaded in bi-weekly batches 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.  

Troubleshooting Receipt 

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 
GMAT/GRE Waiver Review Timeline (College of Business)

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. 

This item will remain outstanding on your checklist until the College of Business has reviewed your file for waiver eligibility. 

International Transcript Evaluation Timeline

International transcripts will require an additional internal evaluation. This evaluation generally occurs once all required materials have been submitted and must be completed before the admissions review committee can be routed a file to make an admissions decision. If further items are required to complete this evaluation, you will be contacted directly.

Most evaluations are generally completed in 4-6 weeks of being added to the queue.

Timing is dependent on when your file was ready for the review, how familiar your evaluator is with your institution, if additional research or verification is required to complete the review, and the overall volume of transcripts ready for the review. All of the following must be received in order to conduct the review:

  • Submitted application
  • Official or institution-attested academic records required by country
  • English language proficiency met per university guidelines 
Decision Review Timeline

Applications are not sent for decision review until all required supplemental materials are received/processed and the UM-Dearborn Transcript Review is complete (when applicable). 

Degree-Seeking Programs 

When applying to a program with rolling admission, complete files are generally reviewed within 2-3 weeks. If an international transcript evaluation is needed for your file, your file is not routed until after that process is complete. 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 at the 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. 

Graduate Certificates

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. 

NCFD/Guest Applicants 

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.

Important Tips for Monitoring Your Status

  • Questions about how to submit outstanding items? Review the How to Apply instructions.
  • Additional items may appear on your checklist as needed.
  • 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. 
  • International transcripts will require an additional internal evaluation. This evaluation generally occurs once all required materials have been submitted and must be completed before the admissions review committee can make an admissions decision. 

Need Help Logging In?

If you want to check your application status online and have forgotten your password, please utilize the “Forgot Password” function under the sign in button.

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

Office of Graduate Studies

1055 -
Administration Building (AB)
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