Welcome to the Office of Advising and Academic Success!

We hope your education here is enjoyable and rewarding. Academic advising will play an important role in your journey here at UM-Dearborn. We advisors are here to help guide you through the CECS curriculum requirements, academic policies, and campus resources. We look forward to working with you!

Advising for New Students

Incoming freshmen, as well as transfer students who have not completed Calculus II (MATH 116), are assigned an advisor in the START Advising Office. The START advisors are well trained in the CECS curricula and knowledgeable about our academic policies. To schedule an appointment, please contact their office at (313) 593-5576 or umd-start@umich.edu. 

  • Students will transition from the START Advising Office once they have met the following:

    CECS freshmen

    1. Have completed 15 or more UM-Dearborn credits AND
    2. Are in good academic standing (at least 2.0 GPA or higher) AND
    3. Have a major declared AND
    4. Have completed math through MATH 105, Precalculus

    CECS transfers

    1. Are in good academic standing (at least 2.0 GPA or higher) AND
    2. Have a major declared AND
    3. Have completed math through MATH 116, Calculus II


Preparing to Graduate

  • The Advising Office will complete a senior audit for each student who has earned 86 credits toward their degree program.  (The number of total earned credits may not be the same as credits that count toward a given degree program.)  The student is notified by email when their audit is complete.  The senior audit lists the specific courses and other requirements still needed to graduate.  Students must meet with an advisor in the Advising Office to review their senior audit.

    Although advisors will provide assistance, students are fully responsible for knowing and adhering to university policies and procedures and their program's degree requirements and to see that all requirements for graduation are met. Consult the UM-Dearborn Undergraduate Catalog, degree curriculum sheets and other official publications.

  • Students planning to graduate must submit a diploma application online by the fourth week of their last semester in order to graduate.  Students can graduate in Winter, Summer, and Fall, but Commencement ceremonies are only held in Fall and Winter.

    Students who don’t meet graduation requirements in time to graduate in the semester for which they applied must submit another diploma application if they plan to graduate the following semester.

Reporting an Incident

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus.

The University of Michigan Compliance Hotline is a tool for U-M employees, students, vendors and others to raise concerns regarding financial, regulatory, NCAA, substance abuse and patient safety issues.

The Campus-Wide Incident Reporting Website is a central area to report incidents of discrimination, harassment, hate, bias, sexual assault and instances of concern, safety and campus community wellbeing. If there is an emergency, immediately call 9-1-1. 

Did You Know?

More Facts

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56% of our student body transferred to UM-Dearborn.