Winter Admissions

Winter Term Program

We are no longer accepting applications for winter admissions.

A select number of students will be admitted to participate in UROP for the Winter term only. However, Winter admits are highly encouraged to return to UROP for a second year and continue on their project as a Research Scholar. Winter admissions is part of our "Traditional UROP Program" and therefore is designed for University of Michigan first and second year undergraduate students enrolled on the Ann Arbor campus who are seeking a first time research experience. Student research assistants work alongside a faculty member, research scientist or professional practitioner on an ongoing or new research project.

Students can participate in UROP for either Academic Credit or Work-Study, depending on their financial aid package.

Academic Credit Option

Students can earn 2-4 academic credits based on the level of research effort (i.e. 2 credits = 6 research hours per week). 

Work-Study Option

Students who have received and accepted a work study award as part of their financial aid package can earn work study wages for their participation in UROP. 

Program Requirements +

Failure to adhere to any of these requirements could result in a failing grade and/or dismissal from the program.

  • Conduct research 6-12 hours on average, per week
  • Attend bi-weekly research seminars, which are interdisciplinary in focus and include guest  speakers, field trips, and discussions designed to introduce students to research issues such as research methodology and research ethics.
  • Complete seminar assignments.
  • Present a poster at the annual Spring Research Symposium.
  • Meet with a UROP Peer Advisor once per month.


Getting Started with UROP +

A mandatory information session will take place on Tuesday, November 27th for admitted students. Once students have attended the information session they can begin their project search. Students are expected to find a project by the end of fall term in order to start work at the beginning of Winter semester.

Contact +

For questions concerning Winter admissions, please contact Jenna Steiner.