First-Year Students


You have been selected to be one of the leaders and best, and to help forge the future with breakthrough engineering. As Michigan Engineers, we are prepared to step up and tackle the world’s greatest challenges.

Michigan Engineering: Leadership for the Common Good

We are a place for a special kind of engineer – someone who understands the need for not only breakthrough engineering, but also diverse perspectives. That’s how we’re going to confront the wicked problems facing our world, and fulfill our mission of serving the common good.

Exploring Your Options

See what opportunities await at Michigan Engineering, and how an education here can empower you to make a difference in the world.

To make sure you don’t miss a step along the way, follow the admissions checklist on the Congrats website:

Explore the Congrats website

Acceptance & Admissions

To accept your admission into Michigan Engineering, you must pay your $300 Enrollment Deposit.

The quickest and most convenient way to pay your deposit is online via Enrollment Connect.

Instructions for paying enrollment deposit

For more information, please consult the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Orientation and Advising

Incoming first-year students must complete their orientation checklist prior to arriving on campus. This checklist includes registering for orientation, as well as the necessary placement exams. Orientation will include academic advising and course registration.

Preparing for orientation checklist

Not Sure Which Engineering Discipline is Right for You?

No problem.  Many first year students haven’t decided on an engineering degree program. We have 17 majors in the College of Engineering, all in top-ranked departments.

Explore the Majors website 

The course Engineering 110: Design Your Engineering Experience introduces students to the different engineering fields.


Registration for your classes will happen during the Engineering Orientation. Students will meet with an academic advisor to make their course selections and register for their classes. You will not be permitted to register for classes prior to your scheduled orientation date.

Housing and Financial Aid

Michigan Engineering Scholarship Office and the Office of Financial Aid are your resources for learning about financial aid.

The Engineering Scholarship Office handles all undergraduate scholarships for the College. Admitted students are encouraged to file your application for financial aid as early as possible each year in order to meet all of the university, federal, and state financial aid deadlines. Be sure to visit the U-M Office of Financial Aid website to confirm this year’s deadline and obtain information on other forms of financial aid.

The University Housing office provides information about both on and off-campus housing for admitted transfer students.

What's next?

Don’t miss a step.

Still waiting?

Applicants can check on the status of their application online 14 days after the application has been received.

Check Your Status

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