International Freshman Admissions

How to Apply:

Freshmen who have attended secondary school abroad are expected to meet the same general admissions requirements as U.S. students. Admission is competitive. We encourage students to apply as soon as possible. See deadlines below. An 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! Or, you may apply through the Common Application. 
  • Official high school academic documents
  • Standard College Entrance Examinations scores (optional*)
    • UM-Dearborn will not require the submission of ACT or SAT scores for the 2022 undergraduate application year.**
    • You will have the option to indicate on the admissions application if you want your test scores factored into your admission decision.
    • If you choose to submit scores, follow these links to request that your SAT and/or ACT results be sent to University of Michigan-Dearborn.
      • SAT — school code 1861
      • ACT — school code 2074
      • The highest composite test score is used in the Admission decision
      • Newer scores should be sent to the University as they are available
  •  English language proficiency

Send all materials to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

** Possible reasons to opt out of submitting test scores may include being unable to take the SAT/ACT exam due to scheduling challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, or that test scores don't accurately reflect your ability (e.g., you performed below the SAT national average of 1060, and you have a strong academic record in high school). Unless you meet one of these, you are encouraged to submit a score. In doing so, it enhances your academic review and course placement.   

For questions related to the admission application process, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at

For questions related to visas, I-20s, international orientation, course selection, and other international related questions, contact the Office of International Affairs at

Application Deadlines

Term Begins If Student Visa is required If Student Visa is not required
Winter January November 15 December 15
Summer May * *
Fall September April 1

April 1

*Summer enrollment is not advised for entering International students.

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. 

Majors & Minors

Visa Information

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

1145 - University Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5100
Fax: 313-436-9167