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Chapter VII: Admissions and General Information

Students are admitted to the College by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (1220 Student Activities Building, 515 East Jefferson Street, (734) 764-7433, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1316) from whom appropriate forms and instructions are available. The Director of Undergraduate Admissions welcomes prospective freshman students who wish to participate in a group information session prior to submitting an application; appointments should be arranged in advance.

A non-refundable application fee is required of all who seek degree admission to the University. The application fee for 1999-2000 was $40 (U.S. mailing address), $55 (International mailing address). This fee is not required of applicants seeking readmission, of students requesting cross-campus transfers, or of new transfer applications from UM-Dearborn or UM-Flint. A two hundred dollar enrollment deposit which is applied toward tuition is required of all new students admitted to the College.


Prospective freshmen must request the Admissions Bulletin from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Applications are invited from high school students who have begun their senior year as well as from high school graduates. Early application submission allows admissions officials to inform students of the probability of admission and to call attention to any unmet requirements. Students must apply and have all required credentials on file by February 1 to receive as much consideration as space limitations allow for a Fall Term. Students who desire admission for other terms should obtain information about application deadlines from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

If you are thinking about applying, it is important you have a clear understanding of the admissions criteria. Admission is based on the strength of an applicant's high school background, including the degree of difficulty of courses selected, the record of academic achievement, special or unique accomplishments both in and out of the classroom, and the ACT or SAT I scores.

In general, applicants' credentials should include "B" average or better (beyond the ninth grade) in a rigorous and appropriate college preparatory program, and standardized test scores comparable to freshmen pursuing similar programs in the University. Decisions are made on an individual basis. No specific class rank, grade point average, test score, or other qualifications by itself will assure admission.

The University does not offer probationary admission. To be admitted at the freshmen level, an applicant must be at least 16 years old and a graduate of an accredited secondary school. Home-schooled students and graduates of unaccredited schools may be required to submit the results of additional nationally normed test such as the SAT II Subject Examinations. For older students, the results of the General Education Development (GED) test may be presented in place of a high school diploma.

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and several professional schools and colleges of the University of Michigan (i.e., A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture, School of Dentistry, School of Information, College of Pharmacy, School of Social Work) have developed a preferred admissions program for a limited number of highly qualified entering freshmen that guarantees admission to specific professional programs. Further information about the preferred admissions program is available from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


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