Admissions Timeline

September 1 - December 1
Apply through Rackham's web application. Take required exams and arrange for all supporting documents to arrive by the December 1 deadline. Please note this is a firm deadline. Most of the documents are uploaded to the online application. After the application is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation from Rackham Graduate School.

December 2 - January 8
Applications are being processed and prepared for review by U-M History faculty. Applicants are encouraged to consult Wolverine Access to verify submitted data, update contact information, and check on receipt of transcripts by Rackham.

December 25 - January 1
The U-M History Office is closed for holidays.

January 9 - February 28
Faculty members and the fellowship and admission committees review applications.

March 3 - March 10
Applicants are sent an email notification with the department's admission decision.

April 15
No later than 3:00 PM on April 15, applicants who have been accepted for admission must notify the History Department and Rackham Graduate School of their decision (via the online system in Wolverine Access).