Congratulations on your admission to the University of Michigan-Dearborn!

This page is designed to help guide you through your next steps as you prepare to enroll.  

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. Because of this precaution, the University is canceling events in support of the statewide "social distancing" strategy. Work is underway to provide students with virtual opportunities to experience our vibrant campus.

We encourage you to direct any immediate inquiries to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions email account which is actively monitored:

If you are enrolling in the Fall semester, follow the steps below.

First Step to Become a Wolverine

Your Wolverine Identity

When you were admitted, you should have received an email from with instructions on setting up your uniqname and email account. This email also included your 8-digit University of Michigan ID number (UMID).

You must have both the UMID and uniqname to sign up for placement exams and orientation, and register for classes. After you have created your uniqname, please allow two business days for it to be added to our system.

Prepare now by obtaining your uniqname and ensure you know your UMID. 

Submit Your $50 Enrollment Deposit and Admissions Acceptance Form

Submit your enrollment deposit online.

Submit final documents

  • High school transcripts
  • Send Advanced Placement test scores (our AP code is 1861)
  • Send Dual Enrollment/College transcripts (for any college courses taken while in high school)

Fill out the FAFSA

Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is online. 

View the recorded Virtual Admitted Student Receptions hosted by the Academic Colleges

Held in early April, you can get an inside look at what each college offers and hear from staff and current students by watching recorded events (recordings will be available on April 10).


Sign Up for Placement Exams

If required, plan to take your placement exams at least two weeks prior to your Freshman Orientation Day in order to have your results available at orientation to register for classes. Taking these exams does not bind you to the University in any way. Placement Exams is registration is now open. Visit the Freshman Orientation page to register.

Mathematics Placement Exam
All students are required to take the Mathematics placement exam except for those students who have qualifying Advanced Placement exam scores or Dual Enrollment courses.  

Foreign Language Placement Exam
The Foreign Language placement exam is strongly recommended for students with less than three years prior experience in a language who plan to continue taking courses in that same language at UM-Dearborn.

We encourage you to direct any immediate inquiries to the START Orientation email account which is actively monitored:

Sexual Assault Prevention Training

The University of Michigan-Dearborn community is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is respectful of everyone and free of sexual assault. You are required to complete the online training prior to attending Freshman Orientation Day. 

State of Michigan legislation mandates that all incoming students complete sexual assault prevention training.

Students will receive information about the online training session after registering for orientation.


Sign Up for Freshman Orientation Day

Freshman Orientation Day is designed to cover all general aspects of the University to help you prepare for the Fall semester. Attending Orientation is required and essential to register for classes. Sign up for an early orientation session in order to have the best selection of courses!

Orientation registration is open.

We encourage you to direct any immediate inquiries to the START Orientation email account which is actively monitored:

Attend Go Blue Orientation and Convocation

Go Blue Orientation and Convocation will be held August 26, 27, and 28 in a virtual online format. Join new incoming Wolverines to celebrate the start of the school year and get connected to campus! This pre-semester Go Blue kick-off celebration is one you don’t want to miss!

Registration is now available for Go Blue Orientation & Convocation!

Learn about the Honors Program

The Honors Program is designed for qualified, highly-motivated students who want an extra level of challenge and stimulus in their college experience.

Learn about Campus Life



You can pre-load money onto a card to use at campus dining locations. Speak with a Picasso Restaurant Group staff member at the McKinley Cafe in the University Center.

Get Involved!

With 150 student organizations on campus, find your niche and get involved. Cheer on the Wolverines or participate in sporting activities!

Prepare to Start the Semester

Pick up your books and supplies

Visit the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on campus.

Start classes!

Consult the academic calendar to know when the semester starts and when breaks and exams take place.

Pay Your Tuition

Tuition due dates fall on the third Wednesday of the term. Pay online.

Emergency Alerts

UM Emergency Alert is a mass, urgent notification system, comprised of a variety of methods by which the University can contact students, faculty and staff of an active, major campus emergency. Visit the website to sign up.

Parent Orientation is July 21, 2020! 

Registration is now open for parents and guardians to sign up to attend. For information, visit Parent Orientation.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Back to top of page