How to Apply

The college application process takes time and effort — and a lot of information. Even once a decision is made to apply to a school, the process for doing so can be daunting. Let us demystify the experience.

The best advice we can give you is to get your application in early. It gives us time to respond to your questions during the process, puts you in a great position for scholarships – and lifts a huge weight off your shoulders.

2020-21 Application Changes

For the 2020-21 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.

The Paperwork

Applying to U-M requires the following items:

  • The Common Application OR The Coalition Application
  • The U-M Supplement of the Common App (found while filling out the Common App)
  • High School Transcripts and School Report
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • SAT or ACT test scores, if available
  • Additional items may be needed for international, transfer or home-schooled students.

Application Dates

  • Oct. 1: FAFSA and CSS/Financial Aid Profile Open
  • Nov. 15: Early Action Deadline
  • Dec. 15: Suggested filing deadline for FAFSA and CSS Profile
  • Feb. 1: Final Application Deadline for Fall Term
  • Mar. 31: Deadline for filing FAFSA and CSS Profile

Are you looking to get credit for college classes while still in high school?
Dual Enrollment Guidelines


The Common Application is the standard form required to apply for entry into any program of undergraduate study.
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