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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 of $40 (U.S. mailing address), $55 (International mailing address) is required of all who seek degree 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.

Freshmen

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., 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.

Transfer Students

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 the Application for Undergraduate Admission 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 four or more 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 record.

Students should obtain the Application for Undergraduate Admission available from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. There is no application fee. Applications must be submitted no less than four weeks prior to the desired term of enrollment.

Students may not cross-campus transfer to LS&A until they have completed two full terms in their original school or college. 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 RC Counseling Office for information about intra-college transfer procedures. In these cases, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is not involved.

Dual Degrees

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 future.

International Students

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.

International Center

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 eligibility to return and a full term lapse since enrollment in previous institution; or (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 not entering UM in the fall as freshmen may be considered for non-degree admission for summer term only.

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 enrollment.

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 intended to accommodate high school students who wish to elect college-level courses unless they meet the conditions for dual enrollment as defined by LS&A, and implemented by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

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 Academic Information 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 dollar deposit.

Questions and correspondence concerning the enrollment deposit should be directed to

Office of Undergraduate Admissions,
1220 Student Activities Building,
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1316

e-mail: ugadmiss@umich.edu
phone: (734) 764-7433
fax: (734) 936-0740.

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 ($5.69), and a Student Legal Services fee ($5.50) in a full term, 1998-99, 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 1998-99 academic year. Tuition for the 1999-2000 academic year is subject to change. Tuition for the 1998-99 academic year for a full program (12-18 credits) was $2987 per term for Michigan resident (lower-division) students; $9516 per term for non-Michigan resident (lower-division) students; $3378 per term for Michigan resident (upper-division) students; and $10190 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, and residency 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 credit" are not able to register and cannot obtain a transcript of previous academic work.

Financial Assistance

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 students for educationally related expenses.

Undergraduates are considered for grants, scholarships, loans and work-study employment. Scholarships for entering undergraduates are awarded through the admissions process.

Students must apply for financial each year that they wish to receive aid. To apply:

  1. All students must submit to the federal processor a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available from OFA, high school guidance counselors, by calling 1-800-4-FEDAID, or on the WEB: www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/express.html.
  2. Continuing UM students must also submit signed copies of their and their parent(s) income tax returns directly to OFA. OFA will notify students who previously applied for aid of complete application instructions each January.
  3. Entering students may be asked to submit tax returns and/or other documentation after submitting their FAFSAs.

For specific information about procedures and deadlines, contact OFA:

Website: http://www.finaid.umich.edu
E-mail: financial.aid@umich.edu

Phone: 734.763.6600

Main Office & Mailing Address:
2011 Student Activities Building

North Campus Office:
1212 Pierpont Commons

LS&A Scholarships

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.

Orientation

The Office of New Student Programs provides an Orientation program that assists 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 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 first-year 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 for classes. 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 the fall term are expected to participate in a three-day Orientation session on campus during the summer. The Office of New Student Programs 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.

The Office of New Student Programs (ONSP) is a central point for new students to receive information about the University. It is here to serve you and answer all of your questions. Please feel free to contact us anytime at (734) 764-6413, or via e-mail at onsp@umich.edu! We're located at 3511 Student Activities Building, or on the web at http://www.umich.edu/~orient/.

Registration

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 New Student Programs. Students enrolled in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts register and make drop/add changes through the CRISP system. CRISP

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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 instruction.

After the third week of a full term (second week of a half-term) students need authorization to process all election changes; there is no reduction in fee, "W" grade for dropping a course. Courses must be modified to P/f (or P/F removed) prior to this deadline.

All election activity should be confirmed on Wolverine Access or on Touch-Tone (listen, e-mail, fax).

Residence Regulations of the University

Information on Residency Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes

Authority

The governing board at each university in Michigan has the authority to determine residency classification guidelines for admission and tuition purposes. Therefore, residency guidelines may vary from school to school and are independent of guidelines used by other state authorities to determine residency for purposes such as income and property tax liability, driving and voting.

The following guidelines were approved by the University of Michigan's Board of Regents to take effect Spring Term 1998 and to apply to students at all campuses of the University of Michigan. The guidelines are administered by the Residency Classification Office in the Office of the Registrar at the Ann Arbor campus, 1514 LSA Building, University of Michigan, 500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382. (734) 764-1400

The Student's Responsibilities and the Residency Application Process

It is the student's responsibility to read the University Residency Classification Guidelines contained in this document and to apply for admission and register under the proper residency classification. It is also the student's responsibility to file an Application for Resident Classification for an official determination of status. Students are encouraged to consult with staff in the Residency Classification Office if they have questions or need assistance.

The admissions offices at the various schools and colleges within the University perform the initial screening for residency classification. If a student indicates Michigan resident status on the admissions application and the admissions office questions that status, the student will be classified as a nonresident and notified of the need to file an Application for Resident Classification with the Residency Classification Office. The fact that a student's claim to residency for University purposes is questioned does not necessarily mean that he or she will be ineligible; it simply means that the student's circumstances must be documented and reviewed by the Residency Classification Office. Failure on the part of admissions staff to question a student's claim to resident eligibility does not relieve the student of the responsibility to apply and register under the proper residency classification. Furthermore, the University reserves the right to audit enrolled or prospective students at any time with regard to eligibility for resident classification and to reclassify students who are registered under an improper residency classification.

Until an Application for Resident Classification is filed and approved, a student who previously attended any campus of the University of Michigan as a nonresident will continue to be classified as a nonresident at all campuses.

Upon application for admission to any campus of the University, an individual who claims eligibility for resident classification must file an Application for Resident Classification for an official determination of status if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • the individual is living out of state at the time of application to the University
  • either parent is living out of state (applies if the individual is 24 years of age or younger)
  • the individual has attended or graduated from an out-of-state high school (applies if the individual is 24 years of age or younger)
  • the individual has attended or graduated from an out-of-state high school and has been involved in educational pursuits for the majority of time since graduation from high school
  • the individual has had out-of-state employment or domicile within the last 3 years

The above list is not exhaustive. An individual is responsible for filing an Application for Resident Classification in any situation where the individual's eligibility for residency under these Guidelines could be reasonably questioned.

Filing Deadlines

Students may apply for resident classification for any term in which they are enrolled or intend to enroll. The deadline dates for filing the Application for Resident Classification are the same for all University of Michigan schools, colleges and campuses.* The following dates apply to the term for which residency is sought. If the deadline falls on a weekend, it will be extended to the next business day.

Fall Term September 30
Winter Term January 31
For all Spring, Spring/Summer, and Summer Terms July 31

(*For the On Job/On Campus program, filing deadlines are 30 calendar days after the first scheduled day of classes.)

[Note: Applications must be received in the Residency Classification Office by the filing deadline.]

Documentation Which Must Be Included When Filing for Resident Classification

When filing an Application for Resident Classification, the following documentation must be included with the Application form:

  • for all applicants: a copy of the driver's license of the applicant and of the person or persons upon whom the applicant is basing the claim to resident eligibility
  • for all applicants: copies of the front and signature pages of the most recent year's federal and state income tax returns and W2s for the applicant and the person or persons upon whom the applicant is basing the claim to resident eligibility
  • or applicants born outside the U.S.: verification of U.S. citizenship or visa status
  • for applicants who are dependents: (see Residence Classification Guideline B-1), copies of the front and signature pages of the parents' most recent year's federal and state income tax returns
  • for applicants whose claim to eligibility for resident classification is based on permanent, full-time employment for themselves, a parent, spouse or domestic partner: a letter from the employer, written on letterhead (including phone number), stating the position, status and dates of employment. The letter should be accompanied by a copy of the most recent pay stub showing Michigan taxes being withheld.

Applicants are also responsible for providing any other documentation necessary to support their claim to resident eligibility. Additional documentation may be requested by the Residency Classification Office.

Appeal Process

If an Application for Resident Classification is denied by the Residency Classification Office, the student may request that his or her file be reviewed by the University's Residency Appeal Committee. The appeal request must be made in writing and must be received in the Residency Classification Office within 30 calendar days of the date on the denial letter. If the deadline falls on a weekend or University holiday, it will be extended to the next business day.

All contact with the Residency Appeal Committee must be in writing. Personal contact with a member of the Committee prior to the meeting could disqualify the member from participating in the decision. A student who wishes the Committee to consider additional information must submit the information to the Residency Classification Office, in writing, with the appeal request. The information will then be forwarded to the Residency Appeal Committee with the student's file.

The student will receive a written decision from the Committee when the review is complete. Once the Residency Appeal Committee issues its decision there are no further appeals for the term covered by the application.

Misrepresentation and Falsification of Information

Applicants who provide false or misleading information or who intentionally omit relevant information in an application for admission, an Application for Resident Classification or any other document relevant to residency eligibility may be subject to legal or disciplinary measures. Students improperly classified as residents based on this type of information will have their residency classification changed and may be retroactively charged nonresident tuition for the period of time they were improperly classified.

Residency Classification Guidelines

For University purposes, "domicile" is defined as the place where an individual intends his/her true, fixed and permanent home and principal establishment to be, and to which the individual intends to return whenever he or she is absent. These Guidelines are designed to explain how a student may demonstrate the required intent and establishment of a domicile in Michigan. An individual whose activities and circumstances, as documented to the University, demonstrate that he or she intends to be domiciled in Michigan and has, in fact, established a domicile in Michigan will be eligible for classification as a resident. An individual whose presence in the state is based on activities or circumstances that are indeterminate or temporary, such as (but not limited to) educational pursuits, will be presumed not to be domiciled in Michigan and will be classified as a nonresident. The burden of proof is on the applicant to demonstrate with clear and convincing evidence that he or she is eligible for resident classification under these Guidelines.

These Guidelines describe situations that create presumptions of resident and nonresident status. The fact that a presumption of resident status may apply to a student does not mean that the student will automatically be classified as a resident or that the student is relieved of the responsibility for filing an Application for Resident Classification. (See The Student's Responsibilities and the Residency Application Process.) To overcome a presumption of nonresident status, a student must file a residency application and document with clear and convincing evidence that a Michigan domicile has been established.

A. General Guidelines

  1. Circumstances which may demonstrate permanent domicile

    The following circumstances and activities, though not conclusive or exhaustive, may lend support to a claim to eligibility for resident classification:

    • both parents (in the case of divorce, one parent) permanently domiciled in Michigan as demonstrated by permanent employment, establishment of a household and severance of out of state ties

       

    • applicant employed in the state in a full-time, permanent position provided that the applicant's employment is the primary purpose for the applicant's presence in Michigan

       

    • spouse or domestic partner employed in the state in a full-time, permanent position provided that the spouse's or partner's employment is the primary purpose for the student's presence in Michigan
  2. Circumstances which do not demonstrate permanent domicile

      The circumstances and activities listed below are temporary or indeterminate and, in and of themselves, do not demonstrate permanent domicile:

    • enrollment in high school, community college or university
    • participation in a medical residency program, fellowship or internship
    • employment that is temporary or short-term
    • military assignment
    • employment in a position normally held by a student
    • ownership of property
    • presence of relatives (other than parents)
    • possession of a Michigan driver's license or voter's registration
    • payment of Michigan income or property taxes
    • the applicant's statement of intent to be domiciled in Michigan
  3. One year continuous presence

In cases where it is determined that an applicant has not demonstrated establishment of a domicile in Michigan as defined by these Guidelines, the University will require the applicant to document one year of continuous physical presence in the state as one of the criteria for determining eligibility for resident classification in any subsequent Application for Resident Classification. The year to be documented will be the one year immediately preceding the first day of classes of the term in question. The year of continuous presence is never the only criterion used for determining resident eligibility, and, in itself, will not qualify a student for resident status. If substantial and new information arises which changes the circumstances of a student's presence in Michigan and which clearly demonstrates the establishment of a Michigan domicile, the student may be immediately eligible for resident classification prior to the passage of one year.

In documenting the year of continuous physical presence in Michigan, the applicant will be expected to show actual physical presence by means of enrollment, employment, in-person financial transactions, health care appointments, etc. Having a lease or a permanent address in the state does not, in itself, qualify as physical presence. Short-term absences (summer vacation of 21 days or less, spring break and break between fall and winter term), in and of themselves, will not jeopardize compliance with the one year requirement. In determining the effect of a short term absence, the nature of the absence will be assessed to determine whether it is contrary to an intent to be domiciled in Michigan. Absences from the state in excess of the time mentioned above or failure to document physical presence at the beginning and end of the year will be considered as noncompliance with the one-year continuous presence requirement.

B. Residency Presumptions In Particular Circumstances

The fact that a presumption of resident status may apply to a student does not mean that the student will automatically be classified as a resident or that the student is relieved of the responsibility for filing an Application for Resident Classification. (See The Student's Responsibilities and the Residency Application Process.)

1. Dependent Students

For University residency classification purposes, a student is presumed to be a dependent of his or her parents if the student is 24 years of age or younger and (1) has been primarily involved in educational pursuits, or (2) has not been entirely financially self-supporting through employment.

a. Residents

i. Dependent Student - Parents in Michigan

A dependent student whose parents are, according to University Residency Classification Guidelines, domiciled in Michigan is presumed to be eligible for resident classification for University purposes as long as the student has not taken steps to establish a domicile outside of Michigan or any other action inconsistent with maintaining a domicile in Michigan.

ii. Dependent Student of Divorced Parents - One Parent in Michigan

A dependent student whose parents are divorced is presumed to be eligible for resident classification for University purposes if one parent is, according to University Residency Classification Guidelines, domiciled in Michigan. The student must not have taken steps to establish an independent domicile outside of Michigan or any other action inconsistent with maintaining a domicile in Michigan.

iii. Dependent Resident Student Whose Parents Leave Michigan

A student who is living in Michigan and who is, by University Residency Classification Guidelines, permanently domiciled in Michigan does not lose resident status if the parents leave Michigan, provided: (1) that the student has completed at least the junior year of high school prior to the parents' departure, (2) that the student remains in Michigan, enrolled as a full-time student in high school or an institution of higher education, and (3) that the student has not taken steps to establish a domicile outside Michigan or any other action inconsistent with maintaining a domicile in Michigan.

b. Nonresidents

Dependent Student - Parents not in Michigan

A dependent student whose parents are domiciled outside the state of Michigan is presumed to be a nonresident for University purposes.

2. Michigan Residents and Absences From the State

Individuals who have been domiciled in Michigan according to University Residency Classification Guidelines immediately preceding certain types of absences from the state may retain their eligibility for resident classification under the conditions listed below:

a. One Year Absence

An individual who has been domiciled in Michigan immediately preceding an absence from the state of less than one year may return to the University as a resident for admission and tuition purposes provided: (1) that the individual has maintained significant ties to the state during his or her absence, and (2) that the individual severs out of state ties upon returning to Michigan.

b. Absence for Active Duty Military Service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), Missionary Work, Peace Corps or Similar Philanthropic Work

An individual who is domiciled in Michigan at the time of entry into active military duty, missionary work, Peace Corps or similar philanthropic work does not lose eligibility for resident classification as long as he or she is on continuous active duty and continuously claims Michigan as the state of legal residence for income tax purposes. Dependent children of such an individual are also eligible for resident classification, provided: (1) that they are coming to the University directly from high school or they have been continuously enrolled in college since graduating from high school, and (2) that they have not claimed residency for tuition purposes elsewhere.

c. Absence for Education or Training

An individual who is domiciled in Michigan immediately preceding an absence from the state for full-time enrollment in school or for a medical residency program, internship or fellowship does not lose eligibility for resident classification provided: (1) that the individual has maintained significant ties to the state during his or her absence (e.g., parents still in the state, payment of state taxes, active business accounts), and (2) that the individual has not claimed residency for tuition purposes elsewhere.

3. Residence Status of Immigrants and Aliens

Only persons who are entitled to reside permanently in the United States may be eligible for resident classification at the University. These individuals, like U.S. citizens, must still prove that they have established a Michigan domicile as defined in these Guidelines. Having the privilege of remaining permanently in the United States, in itself, does not entitle a person to resident classification for University purposes. The Residency Classification Office will review the circumstances of the following classes of immigrants:

* Permanent Resident Aliens (must be fully processed and possess Permanent Resident Alien card or stamp in passport verifying final approval by filing deadline for applicable term)

* Refugees (I-94 card must designate "Refugee")

* A, E (primary), G and I visa holders*

(*Based upon current law, these nonimmigrant visa classifications are the only ones that permit the visa holder to establish a domicile in the United States. The University Registrar shall update this list as changes occur in applicable law.)

Fee Regulations

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. No exemption from the payment of fees shall be granted unless specifically approved by the Board.
  4. All persons, not specifically exempted, who are using University facilities and services must register and pay the appropriate fee.
  5. Students enrolled in more than one school/college will pay the higher tuition rate for all credits elected (excludes students enrolled in the Extension Services).

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

  1. 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 paid.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The effective date of refund is the date the withdrawal notice is received in the Office of the Registrar.
  5. Any refund due will be mailed to the student's address of record upon request.

Dean of Students' Office

3000 Michigan Union 764-7420

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.

Office of Student Conflict Resolution 936-6308
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/~oscr. For further information please contact the Office of Student Conflict Resolution at (734) 936-6308.


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