Graduate Non-Degree Application Procedures

Congratulations on your decision to apply to the University of Michigan-Dearborn!

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is committed to building a diverse learning community. We serve highly motivated candidates whose accomplishments suggest the ability to succeed in graduate study. 

The instructions below are intended for applicants to Graduate Certificate programs and Graduate Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD)/Guest status

All graduate applicants are required to meet the following minimum requirements for admission: 

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an approved institution. Criteria vary based on whether you earned your bachelor’s degree from a US institution or an institution outside of the United States.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency.  

A holistic review of each applicant is conducted. Admission is granted to applicants who have been recommended for admission by the academic unit. Preference is generally given to students who have at least a B average (3.0 in a 4.0 grading system) in relevant coursework or otherwise provide evidence of promise that is satisfactory to the admitting program. 

Applicants should submit all required materials by the posted deadline in order to be considered for admission. 

Graduate Non-Degree Deadlines

Application Procedures

All materials should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies for processing; any materials submitted to other offices on campus will experience delayed processing. 

All correspondence must be in English and should contain the full legal name of the applicant, as shown on a passport or other government-issued identification. It is vital that your full legal name is included on all materials submitted to ensure proper and timely matching of supporting documents to your application. If there are any discrepancies, you must notify the Office of Graduate Studies. All applicants have the opportunity to disclose any previous names on the application prior to submission. If your application has already been submitted and additional name(s) require disclosure, please send an email to umd-graduatestudies@umich.edu.

Once an Online Application has been submitted, we recommend all applicants become familiar with our instructions on monitoring your portal

Current UM-Dearborn Graduate Students

Students already enrolled in a graduate degree program at UM-Dearborn may declare a Graduate Certificate to supplement their primary field of study or area of expertise. Rather than completing the Online Application, submit a completed Declaration of Certificate Form and return it to the academic unit which supports the certificate. 

Office of Graduate Studies

1055 - Administration Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-583-6321
Fax: 313-436-9156