Step 1 - Choose Your Term
You can apply for any of our academic terms.
- Fall Semester begins at the end of August of each year.
- Winter Semester begins in January of each year.
- Spring term is a condensed 8-week term that begins at the beginning of May each year.
- Summer term is a condensed 8-week term that begins in late June each year.
Step 2 - Submit Your Application
The application deadlines for the next available semesters:
- Winter 2024 (Classes begin January 3, 2024) Deadline is October 1, 2023
- Spring 2024 (Classes begin April 30, 2024) Deadline is February 1, 2024
- Summer 2024 (Classes begin June 26, 2024) Deadline is February 1, 2024
- Fall 2024 (Classes begin last week of August, 2024) Deadline is February 1, 2024
The application for all semesters will open on August 1, 2023
Note on applying to transfer during your first year: Competitive transfer candidates typically have two or more semesters of transferable graded college coursework at the time of application. This means that students applying to transfer in the winter semester of their first year after high school will not be admitted, except under extraordinary circumstances such as having been admitted as a first year applicant. Being wait listed as a first year applicant does not qualify as an extraordinary circumstance. Therefore, if you applied as a first year applicant for Fall 2023 and were denied admission, you should wait to submit a transfer application for Fall 2024 admission.
Submit all of the following before the deadline.
A completed Common Application including the University of Michigan supplemental essays along with the $75 application fee or fee waiver request
Proof of High School Completion
- Final official high school/secondary school record (including 9th-12th grades and graduation date) or GED results, if applicable.
- Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution via a transcript service or to email@example.com. Go here for the mailing address to which transcripts should be mailed.
- Note: Request your high school transcripts early. You can have your high school send your transcript even before you have submitted your application. If the transcript arrives before your application, it will be held and matched with your application when you submit that. Note: If you request your transcript through the Parchment Service please follow up with your high school to make sure that they upload your transcript to Parchment. A receipt from Parchment does not guarantee that your high school followed through.
- Submit Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (such as colleges and universities), including college transcripts for any dual-enrolled courses class that you took when you were in high school
- Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution via a transcript service or to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the institution is unable to submit transcripts electronically, they can be mailed to this address.
University of Michigan
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1220 Student Activities Building
515 E. Jefferson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
- We require an explanation for any Ws, Is, or gaps in education. Please provide this explanation in the "Additional Information" section of the Common Application.
- Note: Request your college transcripts early. Request to have your transcript sent as soon as the grades are posted for the last semester you will have completed at the time of the application deadline. If you are applying for winter semester, have the transcript sent at any time after the application opens on August 1. If you are applying for fall semester, have the transcript sent as soon as your grades are posted for the fall semester that you complete prior to the application deadline, i.e. if you are applying for Fall 2024 submit the transcript once your grades for Fall 2023 are posted.
List of all current and future courses
This can either be listed on the transcript you submit with your application or you can list them on the application in the Additional Information section.
For applicants whose first language is not English
If English is not your first language, you must take the MELAB, TOEFL, IELTS, ECPE, CPE, CAti or Duolingo. Please see the exams and visas page for required score ranges. If you do not yet have your official score report you can self report your score on the application. If you are scheduled to take a proficiency exam after the application deadline, you can submit your application and have the score report sent later. Please note that the review of you application may be delayed until your score report is submitted.
Optional for Transfer Students
- ACT or SAT scores are optional for transfer students. Only submit scores if you took the tests when you were in high school. If you did not take them in high school, you do not need to take them. If you are submitting ACT and SAT scores you can self report them on your application.
- Letters of Recommendation from a professor are not required, but if you have a professor who will write you a strong recommendation it will add to your application.
Note: Mid Term Report and College Report are not required unless the Office of Undergraduate Admissions ask you to submit them.
Step 3 - Check to Make Sure Your Application is Complete
Check your application status on your Enrollment Connect Portal.
Step 4 - Apply for Financial Aid
Step 5 - Wait For Your Decision
Now comes what might be the hardest part of the process—waiting. Here are some things you can do to occupy your time.
- Admission decisions are released on a rolling basis.
- For Spring, Summer, and Fall, decisions are released beginning in mid-March and completed by mid-April
- For Winter, decisions are released beginning in November and completed by the beginning of December.
- Check out all of the programming and resources LSA offers transfer students.
- Contact a Transfer Student Ambassador to learn more about the LSA transfer student experience.