Chapter VII: Admissions and General Information
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1220 Student Activities Building
515 East Jefferson Street
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1316
Students are admitted to the College by the Office
of Undergraduate Admissions from whom appropriate forms and instructions
are available. The Director of Undergraduate Admissions welcomes
prospective first-year 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 in 2001-02 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 UMDearborn or UMFlint.
A $200 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 or through
the UM Admissions website. 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 consideration 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
a "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
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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