Applying for Admission as a Freshman

In an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Office of Undergrad Admissions is operating remotely. We are updating our admission procedures to accept emailed documents as part of this change. In order to contact our office or to submit admissions materials, please reach out via email to umd-admissions@umich.edu. Please know that we are still very committed to supporting prospective students through the admissions process. 

We encourage students to apply as soon as possible. See deadlines below. A student's application will not be reviewed until all required materials have been received. A completed application includes the following:

  • Submitted online application - it's free and easy!
  • High School Transcript(s)
    • Academic performance as reflected in grades, mix of academic courses, and trend.
    • The GPA posted on the transcript at the time of admission will be utilized (weighted if available).
  • SAT and/or ACT test scores
    • The highest composite score will be utilized.
    • Newer scores should be sent to the University as they are available.
  • English language proficiency for non-native speakers

Application Deadlines

UM-Dearborn continues to accept freshman applications as long as space is available. Students should apply by the dates below to ensure highest consideration for admission.

Summer 2020

Applications will be accepted until the first day of classes (Summer I: May 4, Summer II: June 29).

  • If you graduated from high school prior to January 1, 2020, apply as a Degree Seeking Freshman.
  • If you are graduating/graduated from high school after January 1, 2020, please:
    • Complete a Dual Enrollment application for the Summer semester.
    • Complete an Undergraduate Application as a degree-seeking freshman if also planning to enroll in the Fall (see How to Complete Your Application).
Fall 2020
  • Dec. 15, 2019: Submit online application to qualify for Chancellor's Scholarship
  • Feb. 1, 2020: Submit online application to qualify for Impact Scholarship
  • April 10, 2020*: Submit online application and ALL application materials (see How to Complete Your Application below) for admission and to qualify for merit and need-based scholarships. See COVID-19 UPDATE.
  • May 1, 2020: Decision Day (Commit to UM-Dearborn)

Priority FAFSA Submission: Jan. 1, 2020.

*COVID-19 UPDATE: UM-Dearborn will be flexible in recognizing the continually shifting situation regarding the current public health emergency. The application deadline will be extended to August 22, 2020 for Freshman applicants for the Fall 2020 semester, although we encourage students to apply as soon as they are able.

Winter 2021 (application available 1/1/20)
  • December 22, 2020*: Submit online application and ALL application materials (see How to Complete Your Application below).

Priority FAFSA Submission: Jan. 1, 2020.

Summer 2021 (application available 5/1/20)
  • Summer I:  April 10, 2021: submit online application and ALL application materials (see How to Complete Your Application).
  • Summer II: Jun. 10, 2021: submit online application and ALL application materials ((see How to Complete Your Application).

Priority FAFSA Submission: Jan. 1, 2020.

How to Complete Your Application

You may apply to UM-Dearborn using our Online Application - it's free and easy! Or, you may apply through the Common Application.

Once you have completed the online application, you will then need to submit the follow:

  • High School Transcript(s) - Request that official transcripts be sent to the University from your high school.  
  • SAT and/or ACT test scores - Request that official standardized test score(s), either SAT or ACT, be sent to the University. School Codes= SAT: 1861, ACT: 2074. The University will also accept test scores published on an official high school transcript.
  • Dual Enrollment (if applicable) - If you attended any college/university classes while in high school (i.e. dual enrollment), request that a copy of your official college/university transcripts be sent directly to the University.

Send all materials to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Your application will not be reviewed until all required materials requested above have been received. 

Please Note:

* Once you have submitted your application, should you need to make a change (ex: desired major), do not submit a new application. Please email umd-admissions@umich.edu with the information to be changed and it will be processed for you.

* All applicants must graduate from an approved and/or accredited secondary school or home school, or present a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Students with at least a 600 GED score (Battery Average Score) will be considered for prospective degree admission. Students who take college coursework while in high school (i.e. dual enrollment) are considered freshmen.

Have Questions?

In order to contact our office at this time, please email your questions to umd-admissions@umich.edu.  You may also Schedule a Virtual Appointment to speak with an Admissions Counselor.

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Student Expectations

The primary purpose of the Statement of Student Rights and Code of Student Conduct is to assist the University in providing an environment which supports the educational process and the well-being of the campus community. The responsibility for maintaining such an environment is shared by all members of the campus community including faculty, staff, current and prospective students.Therefore, any person expressing interest in enrolling at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is expected to demonstrate behavior consistent with the Code of Conduct. Behaviors inconsistent with the Code of Student Conduct will not be tolerated. The University seeks applicants that demonstrate the potential to be contributing members of the campus community and reserves the right to deny admission based upon violation(s) of the Code of Student Conduct. 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Our average undergraduate class size is 26 students.

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