Applying for Admission as a Freshman

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 test 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:

For Winter and Summer 2020, applications will be accepted until the first day of classes. Starting in Fall 2020, the following deadlines apply:

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 above) for admission and to qualify for merit and need-based scholarships
  • May 1, 2020: Decision Day (Commit to UM-Dearborn)

Winter 2021 (application available 1/1/20)

  • Dec. 15, 2019: Submit online application to qualify for Chancellor's Scholarship
  • Feb. 1, 2020: Submit online application to qualify for Impact Scholarship
  • Nov. 30, 2020: Submit online application and ALL application materials (see above) for admission and to qualify for merit and need-based scholarships

Summer 2021 (application available 5/1/20)

  • Summer I:  April 10, 2021: submit online application and ALL application materials (see above)
  • Summer II: Jun. 10, 2021: submit online application and ALL application materials (see above)

Fall 2020, Winter 2021, and Summer 2021

  • Priority FAFSA Submission: Jan. 1, 2020

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

How to Apply

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

Then:

  • Request that official transcripts be sent to the University from your high school.  
  • 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.
  • 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 Admissions and Orientation.

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?

Be sure to contact us at 313-593-5100 or umd-admissions@umich.edu.

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

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