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. Winter 2024 applicants who apply through CAS will receive access to the portal once the submitted CAS application is processed by our team if they do not already have a portal login.
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 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.
We will be closed to observe Thanksgiving Recess from Saturday, November 18 through Sunday, November 26. We will reopen virtually on Monday, November 27 at 8AM.
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 UMDearborn-CRM-Support@umich.edu 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. Prior to being admitted to the University, password emails are sent to the email address used to apply for admission. After admission, emails are sent to your umich email account.
Any other scenarios can be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies at email@example.com for further assistance.
When your Online Application is submitted, we require processing time to review your submitted application and individualize your missing items checklist. We recommend the Admissions Portal (Checklist) is not monitored until you receive email confirmation that processing of your submitted application is complete.
The following items may be processed after your application itself has been processed:
- Transcripts uploaded into the Online Application
- Verification for reported TRF (IELTS) and Appointment Number (TOEFL) information
Applications submitted through CAS 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 7-10 business days (Monday-Friday) after submission/receipt from CAS. This timeline may be affected during times of high volume, especially around deadlines. If your application has not been submitted or items uploaded/reported in your application are not reflected in your UM-Dearborn checklist more than 10 business days after submission, please connect with our team for troubleshooting receipt or an estimated processing timeline.
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.
IMPORTANT: Items submitted separately before your application is submitted cannot be added to your file at that time and are added to a holding queue. Please connect with our team to pull these items and update your checklist once your application has been submitted.
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 via email to troubleshoot receipt. In order to best assist you, please include the following in your message:
- Application ID
- Complete applicant name on submitted application
- Complete applicant name on submitted document/test score
- Submitted date or expected receipt date
- Method of delivery (ex. Parchment, physical mail, institution code 1861, etc.)
- IELTS: Provide your TRF number
- TOEFL: Provide your Appointment number
- 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.
Non-U.S transcripts require an evaluation to (1) confirm institution accreditation, (2) determine U.S. degree equivalency, and (3) convert grades/CGPA to the 4.0 scale. There are two options to fulfill this requirement.
Option 1: UM-Dearborn does not require a third-party credential evaluation, however we strongly encourage course-by-course evaluations from the following services in order to expedite the application review process and aid our students in their future endeavors including U.S. job applications, other higher education institution applications, or meeting professional licensure or certification requirements:
- Educational Credential Evaluators preferred
- World Education Services (Course-by-Course ICAP type)
- SpanTran (Course Analysis type)
- Educational Perspectives
Course-by-course evaluations from other NACES members may be utilized on a case-by-case basis. Each organization has their own documentation requirements, costs, and turnaround times for completion.
If you are admitted and enroll with us for the Winter, Summer, or Fall 2024 term, we will reimburse you up to $200 to help cover the cost of the course by course international evaluation. This reimbursement will be applied to your first term’s bill.
Option 2: Applicants with international transcripts that do not submit an approved third-party transcript evaluation will have an internal evaluation completed. The results of the internal evaluation are for internal purposes only and will not be shared with the applicant.
This process cannot start until all other required materials have been received and generally adds 4-6 weeks to the admissions process before your file can be considered for admission for programs with rolling admissions. If you need an expedited decision, you should utilize a third-party evaluation.
For hard deadline programs, as long as all needed materials are in by the deadline, the internal evaluation will be completed to meet internally established review deadlines. An early application is recommended.
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. For files with non-U.S. transcripts that opt for the internal transcript evaluation, the file cannot be routed until the internal evaluation is complete (see section above for more information). 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. This can take several weeks to review and consider all files. 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.
Doctoral decisions require ample time for review and decisions are generally not released until 2 months after the deadline. Other hard deadline programs generally require a month to review.
Complete files are generally reviewed within 2-3 weeks. For files with non-U.S. transcripts that opt for the internal transcript evaluation, the file cannot be routed until the internal evaluation is complete (see section above for more information). 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. 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.
If conditional documents will not be available by the end of your first term of enrollment for submission, an extended deadline for submission can be requested at firstname.lastname@example.org. Extension requests must include the specific documents requiring an extension and the estimated date they will be available for submission. It is recommended that an extension request is emailed prior to the start of registration for your next term of courses. Extension requests generally take 3-5 business days (Monday-Friday) for review - please plan accordingly.