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Undergraduate Application

The information below is for high school students and high school graduates who have not yet attended a college or university, who are applying as first-year LSA students. Transfer students should visit the Transfer Student Center website to see their requirements and deadlines.

LSA First-Year Undergraduate students admitted via Early Action will receive priority consideration for LSA scholarships.

To be considered for admission into LSA, you should complete these classes by the end of your senior year in high school:

  • Four years of English
  • Three years of biological and physical sciences (Students are encouraged to complete at least two laboratory science classes)
  • Three years of mathematics
  • Three years of history and/or social science
  • Two years of the same foreign language
  • Three years of other academic subjects

Students may also consider the Residential College (RC), a four-year program within LSA featuring small classes, close contact with faculty and staff, highly regarded foreign language training, and a cross-disciplinary curriculum. The RC offers the advantages of a small college coupled with all the resources of a big university. Visit the Residential College website for more information.

For the 2024 application cycle, we are modifying our admissions process and requirements. Please visit the Application Changes page to see an update. 

Submit a completed Common Application, which requires the following:

  1. The Common Application
  2. University of Michigan Questions (Pick an area of interest from the list of majors)
  3. $75 application fee or fee waiver request (See note on Fee Waivers below)
  4. High school transcript (additional requirements by country)
  5. School Report (Common App) or Counselor Recommendation (Coalition App)
  6. One Teacher Evaluation
  7. SAT or ACT score, if available and you wish them to be considered, or other test results like PSAT, if available. We will allow for self-reported test scores for the 2024 season; the scores do not need to come from the testing agency. If you have not yet had your scores reported, you can have them sent to us using these links:
    • ACT (U-M code is 2062)
    • SAT (U-M code is 1839)
    • Note: Effective for the 2025 application cycle, beginning with the application for the winter 2025 term (if applicable), U-M will be test-optional. Prospective students have the choice to submit standardized test scores (ACT/SAT), if they desire, as part of their application. Other test scores (AP, IB, PSAT), which applicants may have available, will no longer be considered in their place. The university will review the policy on an ongoing basis. 
  8. TOEFLMELAB, or IELTS scores (for non-native speakers of English)
  9. Official college transcripts (for high school students dual-enrolled in a college or university; additional requirements by country)

If you enrolled in college study after secondary school graduation, you must apply as a transfer student.

Selection into the computer science major

Due to capacity constraints, students who are admitted to the University of Michigan in Fall 2023 or later must first be selected for the CS major before they can declare the major. 

Fee Waivers

You may apply for a fee waiver in the application if you meet certain criteria. Visit Enrollment Connect to view your application fee waiver status if you have already submitted your application. International students are not eligible for fee waivers. In addition to the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver granted by the state, the University of Michigan will waive all Common Application or Coalition Application filing fees for students who qualify as tribal-enrolled American Indian or Alaska Native applicants (Tribal Enrollment Number required). Applicants should check "Other Fee Waiver Request" and "American Indian or Alaska Native Tribal Enrollee" in the U-M specific portion of the application.

Application fee waivers may be available for applicants who are unable to pay the $75 application fee or who meet certain criteria noted below.

  • Native American applicants who are enrolled citizens of a U.S. Federally Recognized Tribe as certified by their Tribal Enrollment Department will have their application fee waived. Applicants should check the fee waiver request box on the application and include the required Tribal Enrollment Number.
  • Veterans, either currently serving or those who have previously served, will indicate on the application that they have served or are serving in the United States Armed Forces, and they will automatically be granted an application fee waiver.