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The University of Michigan is open to prospective students from all walks of life — whether you’re coming straight from high school, transferring from another college, another part of U-M, or even from another country. This page is designed to help you join the nation’s number one public research university. We know the process can feel complicated, but you’ve got this. Please ask for help at any point along the way.
Tip: Get your application in before the deadline!
Applying early gives us time to respond to your questions and puts you in a great position for scholarships. For the 2021-22 application cycle, we are modifying our admissions process and requirements. Please visit the undergraduate admissions site for the most up-to-date information about U-M’s application changes.
- Nov. 1: Early action deadline (first-year students only)
- Feb. 1: Fall term application deadline
If you haven’t attended any institute of higher learning post-high school, you should apply for first-year admission.
We welcome transfer applicants from community colleges, two and four year colleges and universities. If you’ve attended a college or university after graduating from high school, you are considered a transfer student.
Already a U-M student?
Dual degree: If you’re currently enrolled in another school/college on the Ann Arbor Campus and wish to pursue an additional bachelor’s degree in the College of Engineering, you’re considered a dual degree student.
Cross campus: If you’re already a University of Michigan student in another school or college and want to transfer into Michigan Engineering, you’re a cross campus student.
Combined cross campus: If you previously transferred from another institution into the University of Michigan, and would now like to transfer into the College of Engineering, you are a combined cross campus student. You’ll. need to meet the external transfer requirements.
Dearborn or Flint: If you’re transferring to U-M Ann Arbor from U-M Dearborn or U-M Flint, you are a transfer student, but be sure to take note of our academic partnership with your school.
We welcome international applicants. You’re an international applicant if you meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Not a U.S. Citizen or permanent U.S. Resident
- Do not speak English as a native language
- Attended school outside of the U.S.
The University’s Undergraduate Admissions site can help you prepare your application, including details like:
- Academic requirements
- English proficiency requirements
- Essay guidance
- Visa requirements
U-M-Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) Joint Institute
The UM-SJTU Joint Institute gives select students from Shanghai Jiao Tong University an opportunity to transfer to University of Michigan College of Engineering.