Chapter VII: Admissions and General
Readmission to the College
Cross-Campus Transfer Students
Non-degree Status (ND)
General Information for All Admitted Students
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
The tuition and fees assessed by the University of Michigan
are subject to change without notice by the Regents of the University.
Residence Regulations of the University
Dean of Students' Office
The Code of Student Conduct
Students are admitted to the College by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
(1220 Student Activities Building, (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 of forty dollars is required of all who
seek admission to the University. 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 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.
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and several professional
schools and colleges of the University of Michigan (e.g., School of Dentistry,
College of Pharmacy) 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.
Students with good records of scholarship in other colleges and universities
or from the UM-Dearborn or UM-Flint campuses who wish to continue their
academic work in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts should
apply to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and request the Admissions
Bulletin. An official transcript from each institution attended, as well
as a final transcript from the high school from which the student was graduated,
must be submitted as part of the application process. GED scores are acceptable.
Readmission to the College
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts allows readmission
of a student previously enrolled if the student left in good academic standing.
Students who have been absent from the College for more than one full year
(12 months) must apply for readmission by submitting a Readmission and Intra-University
Application which is available from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
If a student has done academic work out of residence since leaving the College,
an official transcript of that work should also be submitted to the Office
of Undergraduate Admissions. A student should request readmission several
weeks prior to registration to allow sufficient time to complete necessary
processing. No application fee is required. A student readmitted early enough
may participate in early registration.
A student whose academic status in the College is probation or probation
continued can be readmitted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Students
readmitted on probation must meet the terms of their probation or they will
be dismissed. (See Academic Discipline in Chapter IV.)
Students dismissed from the College for reasons of unsatisfactory
academic performance must obtain permission to register from the Academic
Standards Board prior to submitting an application to the Office of Undergraduate
Admissions. In these cases, the readmission decision rests entirely with
the Academic Standards Board. Such students must make an appointment with
a Member of the Academic Standards Board to discuss readmission to the College.
Petitions requesting reinstatement should be received by the Academic Standards
Board at least four weeks prior to the regular registration period for the
term in question.
Cross-Campus Transfer Students
Applications from students enrolled in another school or college of
the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) are considered cross-campus transfer
applications. In admitting cross-campus transfers, several factors are considered.
A student's previous academic program is evaluated in terms of the College's
residence policy (see Chapter IV) and the requirements of the program to
be elected in the College. A student's grade point average and the general
trend of the grade record are also considered. The reasons for the applicant's
request for a transfer are considered as are test scores and the high school
Students should submit a Readmission and Intra-University Application
available from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. There is no application
Applications for a cross-campus transfer are not accepted from freshman
level students during their first term of enrollment, but are accepted during
their second term. Students who wish to make a cross-campus transfer after
the freshman year should discuss their plans with an academic advisor; the
advisor will assist in selecting an appropriate academic program for the
second term of the freshman year. Cross-campus transfer students may receive
credit for a maximum of 90 credits from the previous college or school.
LS&A residency requires that a student earn 30 credits in the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Students who wish to transfer from the College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts to the Residential College or vice versa should contact the
Academic Standards Board or the
RC Counseling Office for information
about intra-college transfer procedures. In these cases, the Office of Undergraduate
Admissions is not involved.
Students who were admitted to the University in a dual degree program
or change to a dual degree program and later wish to change their primary
unit will need to submit an application for cross-campus transfer admission.
Dual degree students register for all of their classes on one registration
form which is that of their primary or home unit. Should you wish that primary
unit to change then application must be made through the Office of Undergraduate
Admissions so that the proper changes are made in the Registrar's Office
and that you would then receive the correct registration materials in the
Prospective applicants with international academic experience are
urged to request the brochure entitled "International Admissions Information"
from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. This brochure lists minimum
academic requirements in terms of international educational systems and
describes procedures for documentation of English language proficiency.
Applicants requesting the Student F-1 Visa or the Exchange Visitor J-1 Visa
are instructed in procedures for documenting financial resources.
- The International Center provides information, advice, and referrals
for those in the University community who are participating in or considering
an international experience. American and international students, faculty,
staff, visiting scholars, and alumni may obtain information regarding options
for overseas study, scholarships, internships, work, volunteering, travel,
and international careers through individual consulting and informational
programs. The Center's library has one of the largest collections of its
kind in the United States.
- University of Michigan international students and scholars can rely
on the International Center for support services, general information, orientation,
and advice about visa and immigration issues, employment, cross-cultural
issues, taxation, health insurance, and other practical concerns important
to the successful program completion and quality of life of international
students. The Center offers programs throughout the year on these and other
topics of interest to international students and scholars, and hosts international
social events for American and international students and scholars.
Non-degree Status (ND)
Non-degree status offers the opportunity to elect courses in the College
to meet personal objectives without enrollment in a degree program. Consideration
for admission as a non-degree student is determined by (1) certified good
academic standing at another college or university and eligible to return;
(2) successful completion of a college degree; and (3) evidence of ability
to succeed in university courses. Interested students should submit the
Non-Degree LS&A Application which is available from the Office of Undergraduate
Admissions. Applicants may also be asked to submit an official transcript
of their college work. High school graduates may not enroll as non-degree
students in the spring or summer terms prior to their first term of enrollment
as a degree-seeking student at any college or university.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions grants admission as applications
are received. If non-degree status is granted, the student may register
for courses only on or after the first day of classes of the term for which
admission has been granted. This is to ensure that degree seeking students
have first priority in electing courses. Non-degree students may register
for any course so long as it is open or an Electronic Override can be obtained.
The Registrar's office maintains an official transcript of all courses
elected by each non-degree student. Non-degree students are subject to the
same policies that apply to degree seeking students. They are expected to
maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average to be eligible for continued
If non-degree students plan to seek a degree from the College, they
should discuss their interests with both an admissions and an academic advisor.
Non-degree status is not changed to degree status except by formal application
through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Successful completion of
work elected as a non-degree student is considered but does not ensure admission
as a degree student. If admission as a degree student is granted, credit
earned during enrollment as a non-degree student may be applied toward a
degree; it is considered in-residence credit (see Residence Policy in Chapter
IV) and earns honor points.
Students dismissed from the College for unsatisfactory academic performance
may not enroll as non-degree students. No student having an academic stop
in any unit of the University as a degree seeking student may be admitted
to non-degree status without receiving special permission from the Office
of Undergraduate Admissions. A student who has a degree from any unit of
the University of Michigan is eligible to apply for non-degree status without
the lapse of a full term. Non-degree status is neither intended to accommodate
qualified degree applicants who apply after the deadline or after enrollment
limits for a particular term have been reached nor is it ordinarily intended
to accommodate high school students who wish to elect college-level courses.
Non-degree students who would like to discuss their academic plans
are encouraged to contact the Academic
Advising Center. Since academic advisors do not have access to academic
records for non-degree students, a copy of any relevant transcripts (or
other materials) should be brought to the advising appointment. For information
about College policies and procedures, non-degree students should use the
resources of Student Data and Publications
(see Chapter II).
General Information for All Admitted Students
Enrollment Deposit. A newly-admitted
student is required to pay a two hundred dollar non-refundable enrollment
deposit in accordance with instructions provided by the Office of Undergraduate
Admissions. Upon enrollment, this deposit is applied toward the tuition
and fees for the term for which a student is admitted. Failure to enroll
for that term of admission results in forfeiture of the entire two hundred
Questions and correspondence concerning the enrollment deposit should
be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 1220 Student Activities
Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1316.
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
The tuition and fees assessed by the University of Michigan are subject
to change without notice by the Regents of the University. The information
provided below is intended for general information purposes.
The tuition is a student's contribution to the costs of instruction
and library services. In addition, a registration fee ($80.00 for a full
term and $40.00 for a half term), a college government fee ($1.00), a Michigan
Student Assembly fee ($2.94), and a Student Legal Services fee ($4.16) in
a full term, 1995-96, are assessed. The tuition schedule is based on the
number of credits elected during a specific term as well as on residency
status (see Residence Regulations in this chapter) and class standing: lower-division
(up to 54 credits toward a degree program) or upper-division (55 or more
credits toward a degree program). The following tuition information is applicable
only for undergraduates enrolled at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
during the 1995-96 academic year. Tuition for the 1996-97 academic year
is subject to change. Tuition for the 1995-96 academic year for a full program
(12-18 credits) was $2685 per term for Michigan resident (lower-division)
students; $8447 per term for non-Michigan resident (lower-division) students;
$2981 per term for Michigan resident (upper-division) students; and $9048
per term for non-Michigan resident (upper-division) students.
The tuition schedule for programs of less than 12 credits or more
than 18 credits varies according to the specific number of credits elected,
residency status, and lower/upper division status. Current tuition and fee
schedule information is available from the Office of the Registrar. Tuition
and fees are payable prior to registration, after registration, or in two
installments during a full term (one installment during a half-term). The
number and dates of installment payments are specified prior to the beginning
of each term.
This information refers to tuition only and does not include the cost
of housing, board, or personal incidental expenses. University housing rates
are available from the University Housing Office. Information about average
student expenses based on class-level, residency, marital status, and family
size is available from the Office of Financial Aid.
Students are required to pay all accounts due the University in accordance
with regulations set forth for such payments. Students with a "financial
hold" are not able to register and cannot obtain a transcript of previous
The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) helps students locate financial
resources, administers financial aid programs, and assists students with
budgeting. Most aid is awarded on the basis of financial need. Students
are encouraged to take advantage of financial counseling services even if
they are not receiving financial aid. Emergency and/or short-term loans
are available to all University of Michigan students from OFA for educationally-related
Entering students who wish to apply for financial aid should (1) submit
the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in the envelope provided
in the booklet; and (2) provide to OFA copies of federal income tax returns
[parent(s) and student]. The FAFSA is available from high school guidance
counselors, by mail from any college financial aid office, or by request
Continuing students, to reapply each year, should (1) complete the
Renewal FAFSA, or a FAFSA if they do not receive the Renewal FAFSA from
the U.S. Department of Education; (2) submit an OFA Request for Funds to
OFA; and (3) provide federal income tax returns [parent(s) and student]
to OFA. Application materials are available at OFA.
Undergraduates are considered for grants, scholarships, loans and
work-study employment. Scholarships for entering undergraduates are awarded
through the admissions process.
For further information, consult the undergraduate admissions materials,
or contact the Office of Financial Aid at (734) 763-6600 to talk to a financial
aid officer or to request information.
Undergraduates who have completed at least one term in LS&A may apply
for LS&A Scholarships. Students must have a high GPA and must show financial
need. Contact the Office of Assistant
Dean for Student Academic Affairs (1402 Mason Hall) for information.
The Office of Orientation provides orientation programs that assist
students in making their entry into the University as smooth as possible.
Orientation offers students the opportunity to talk with an academic advisor,
plan a course of study, register for classes, meet new friends, and obtain
special assistance as they become familiar with the University and its resources.
These programs, offered prior to each academic term, serve students admitted
to most schools and colleges of the University of Michigan. All new freshmen
and transfer students, including transfer students from the University of
Michigan-Dearborn and the University of Michigan-Flint, are required to
participate in orientation in order to register. Cross-campus transfer students,
non-degree students, and readmitted students are not required to participate
although they are welcome to do so if they wish.
All students admitted for a fall term are expected to participate
in a three-day orientation session in a residence hall on campus during
the summer. Those who are unable to participate in the summer attend an
alternate program scheduled just prior to the beginning of the fall term.
The Office of Orientation sends complete information about these programs
to students admitted for fall term beginning in April and to students admitted
for other terms about four weeks before the term begins.
All students are required to have and to use a social security number
for registration and record purposes. New students receive all necessary
registration materials by participating in the official Orientation Program
conducted by the Office of Orientation. Students enrolled in the College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts register and make drop/add changes
through the CRISP system. CRISP (Computer Registration Involving Student
Participation) is a university-wide, touch-tone registration system. All
students should register by the end of the registration period indicated
in the academic calendar. Late registration carries an additional fee. After
the third week of a full term, students are not permitted to register unless
permission has been granted by the Academic Standards Board. (Honors students
obtain permission from the Honors Program.) See Time Schedule for further
Residence Regulations of the University
The following Residence Regulations were adopted by the Regents of
the University on March 15, 1974, and became effective the Summer Half Term
1. Since normally a student comes to the University of Michigan
for the primary or sole purpose of attending the University rather than
to establish a domicile in Michigan, one who enrolls in the University as
a non-resident shall continue to be so classified throughout his attendance
as a student, unless and until he demonstrates that his previous domicile
has been abandoned and a Michigan domicile established.
2. No student shall be eligible for reclassification as a resident unless
he shall be domiciled in Michigan and has resided in Michigan continuously
for not less than one year immediately preceding the first day of classes
of the term for which reclassification is sought.
3. For purposes of these Regulations, a resident student is defined as a
student domiciled in the state of Michigan. A non-resident student is defined
as one whose domicile is elsewhere. A student shall not be considered domiciled
in Michigan unless he is in continuous physical residence in this state
and intends to make Michigan his permanent home, not only while in attendance
at the University, but indefinitely thereafter as well, and has no domicile
or intent to be domiciled elsewhere.
4. The following facts and circumstances, although not necessarily conclusive,
have probative value in support of a claim for residence classification:
a. Continuous presence in Michigan during periods when not enrolled
as a student.
b. Reliance upon Michigan sources for financial support.
c. Domicile in Michigan of family, guardian or other relatives or persons
legally responsible for the student.
d. Former domicile in the state and maintenance of significant connections
therein while absent.
e. Ownership of a home in Michigan.
f. Admission to a licensed practicing profession in Michigan.
g. Long term military commitments in Michigan.
h. Commitments to further education in Michigan indicating an intent to
stay here permanently.
i. Acceptance of an offer of permanent employment in Michigan.
Other factors indicating an intent to make Michigan the student's domicile
will be considered by the University in classifying a student.
5. The following circumstances, standing alone, shall not constitute sufficient
evidence of domicile to effect classification of a student as a resident
under these regulations:
a. Voting or registration for voting.
b. Employment in any position normally filled by a student.
c. The lease of living quarters.
d. A statement of intention to acquire a domicile in Michigan.
e. Domicile in Michigan of student's spouse.
f. Automobile registration.
g. Other public records, e.g., birth and marriage records.
6. An alien who has been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the
United States shall not, by reason of that status alone, be disqualified
from classification as a resident, provided, however, that aliens who are
present in the United States on a temporary or student visa shall not be
eligible for classification as a resident.
7. These Regulations shall be administered by the Office of the Registrar
in accordance with the following residence review procedures:
a. It shall be the responsibility of the student to register
under the proper residence classification, to advise the Office of the Registrar
of possible changes in residence and to furnish all requested information
b. Applications for reclassification shall be filed not later than 20 calendar
days following the first day of classes of the term for which such reclassification
is sought. Such application shall be filed with the Assistant Registrar
for Residence Status (see "f" below for address), and shall set
forth in writing a complete statement of the facts upon which it is based,
together with affidavits or other supporting documentary evidence. Failure
to timely file such an application shall constitute a waiver of all claims
to reclassification or rebates for such term.
c. Any student may appeal the decision of the Assistant Registrar for Residence
Status made pursuant to paragraph b, above, by taking the following steps
within 20 calendar days after notice of such decision was served upon him,
either in person, by mail, or by posting in a conspicuous place at 500 South
i. File with the Residency Appeal Committee a written notice
of appeal stating the reasons therefor;
ii. File said notice with the Assistant Registrar for Residence Status,
together with a written request that all documents submitted pursuant to
paragraph b, above, be forwarded to the Residency Appeal Committee. Failure
to timely comply with this paragraph c shall constitute a waiver of all
claims to reclassification or rebates for the applicable term or terms.
d. Reclassification, whether pursuant to paragraph b or c above, shall be
effective for the term in which the application therefor was timely filed
in accordance with paragraph b and for each term thereafter so long as the
circumstances upon which the reclassification was based shall remain unchanged.
Appropriate refunds shall be made or accounts credited within a reasonable
time following such reclassification.
e. Classification or reclassification based upon materially erroneous, false
or misleading statements or omissions by or in support of the applicant
shall be set aside retroactively upon the discovery of the erroneous nature
of such statements.
f. Inquiries should be addressed to: Residence Status Office, Office of
the Registrar, 1514 LS&A Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
48109-1382, phone (734) 764-1400.
** Please note: The one year continuous presence requirement may not
apply to individuals who can clearly demonstrate that they did not come
to the state for either their own or a family member's educational pursuits.
These individuals must file a residency application for an official determination
of their status.
- The Board of Regents shall determine the level of full program fees
and a schedule of such fees shall be published. All other student fees shall
be fixed by the Committee on Budget Administration.
- All fees are payable in accordance with the regulations established
by the Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, providing only that said
regulations may not defer payment of these fees beyond the end of the term
for which they are assessed.
- No exemption from the payment of fees shall be granted unless specifically
approved by the Board.
- All persons, not specifically exempted, who are using University facilities
and services must register and pay the appropriate fee.
- Students enrolled in more than one school/college will pay the higher
tuition rate for all credits elected (excludes students enrolled in the
Adjustments in Fees
Students who change their program in the first three weeks of classes
in the full term and first two weeks in the half-term will receive a full
refund of the fees paid and will be assessed the full fee appropriate to
the new elections. If changes are made thereafter, the higher of the two
fees will be assessed.
Refund of Fees
- Students withdrawing beginning
the first day of the term and before the end of the first three weeks of
classes in the full term or the first two weeks in the half term shall pay
a disenrollment fee of $50.00 and a registration fee of $80.00 ($40.00 in
the half-term) but will be refunded any part of the fees which has been
- Students withdrawing during the third week of classes in the divided
term and in the fourth, fifth, and sixth week of classes in the full term,
shall forfeit 50 percent of the assessed fee, plus a $80.00 ($40.00 in the
half-term) registration fee.
- Students withdrawing subsequent to the third week of classes in the
divided term and to the sixth week of classes in the full term shall pay
the assessed term fees in full.
- The effective date of refund is the date the withdrawal notice is
received in the Office of the Registrar.
- Any refund due will be mailed to the student's address of record upon
Dean of Students' Office
The Dean of Students' Office is your place to come for assistance and services
in a wide variety of areas. Within the Dean's office are three Associate
Deans with a wide range of experience in assisting students. Many of the
services within the Dean of Students office are listed below. The office
staff can help with University wide concerns. If they can't answer your
questions they will find out who can. You may drop in or call ahead for
an appointment. The office is open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday and from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
3000 Michigan Union 764-7420
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs/Resolution
Office of Affirmative Action 763-0235
University Ombuds 763-3545
Dean of Students Office 764-7420
For personal, confidential counseling or assistance, consult:
Counseling Services 764-8312
Lesbian and Gay Male Programs Office 763-4186
Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center 763-5865
Ethics and Religion 764-7442
International Center 764-9310
Services for Students with Disabilities 763-3000
Minority Student Services 763-9044
The Code of Student Conduct
All University of Michigan students are responsible for upholding the community
values expressed in the Code of Student Conduct. The Code sets
forth the standards of non-academic conduct expected of students and a disciplinary
process for resolving complaints of alleged violations of the standards.
Examples of behaviors which contradict the values of the University community
include: physically harming, sexually assaulting, sexually harassing, hazing,
stalking, or harassing another person; possessing, using, or storing firearms,
explosives, or weapons; tampering with fire or other safety equipment; setting
fires; illegally possessing, using, distributing, manufacturing, or selling
alcohol or other drugs; intentionally and falsely reporting bombs, fires,
or other emergencies; stealing, damaging, destroying, or defacing University
property or the property of others; obstructing or disrupting classes, research
projects, or other activities; making, possessing, or using any falsified
University documents or records; and violating state or federal law if such
action has a serious impact on the University community. Please see the
Code for further details.
The Resolution Coordinator administers the Code and directs the Office
of Student Conflict Resolution. The Resolution Coordinator: reviews complaints
from faculty, students, or staff who believe a violation of the Code
has occurred, investigates alleged violations, counsels students, faculty,
and staff about the resolution process, assists complainants and accused
students prepare for arbitrations and mediations, enforces sanctions, and
educates the University community about the Code.
The Code is published in the gray policy insert of The Student
Handbook of the University of Michigan: Insiders Guide or Rounding
out A2 and may be obtained on the world wide web at http://www.umich.edu/~ssrr.
For further information please contact the Office of Student Conflict Resolution
at (734) 936-6308.