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    University of Michigan - Flint
   
 
  Aug 16, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog 
  
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2017-2018 Catalog

Admission Information (Undergraduate)


Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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245 University Pavilion
(810) 762-3300
FAX (810)762-3272
admissions@umflint.edu
Website: umflint.edu/admissions

Admissions Counseling

The University of Michigan-Flint provides information and admissions counseling to prospective students. Individuals interested in meeting with an Admissions Officer should contact the office in order to arrange a meeting. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are not required.

Freshman Information

Students entering college for the first time following high school graduation should list themselves as freshmen even if they have earned college credit through Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course completion or dual enrollment at a college or university.

Students who enter the University of Michigan-Flint should have the capacity, maturity, and preparation to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. To apply, students must submit the following to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

  • Completed Freshman application
  • Official high school transcript or an official copy of a GED score
  • ACT or SAT scores (Applicants should request that scores be sent to the University of Michigan-Flint. ACT code 2063 or SAT code 1853)
  • Proof of English language proficiency for students whose primary native language is not English
  • $30 nonrefundable application fee for paper applications. There is no fee associated with our online application

The admission decision takes into account available academic data, including grades, test scores, and caliber of high school program. The University may consider nonacademic factors in the admission decision including information it receives regarding the applicant’s leadership qualities, exceptional talents, conduct, and citizenship record. The University of Michigan-Flint seeks to admit students likely to succeed in our rigorous academic programs and who are ready to be responsible members of the University community.

Students may submit applications after completing their junior year in high school. Early applications are encouraged. Applications are available on our website.  

Recommended High School Coursework

A strong high school preparatory program of basic academic subjects is important for college success. The following subjects are strongly encouraged for regular admission:

English: Four years.

Mathematics: Three years, including intermediate algebra. This requirement is particularly important for students considering study in physical or biological sciences, computer science, behavioral sciences, or business administration. Four years highly recommended.

Biological/Physical Science: Two years of laboratory science. Three to four years highly recommended.

Social Studies: Three years.

Courses in fine arts, foreign language, and computer science are highly recommended. Exceptions to these recommendations will be viewed in relation to the other credentials presented. Individual consideration is given to candidates whose schools or independent-study programs do not offer all the required courses.

Advanced Credit

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

The University of Michigan-Flint participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. Advanced Placement credits can be earned in a majority of the areas in which AP coursework is available. For further information, please refer to our website for a list of accepted AP course equivalencies.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The University of Michigan-Flint participates in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. IB credit can be earned in a majority of the content areas covered in the IB curriculum. For further information, please refer to our website for a list of IB Course equivalencies.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The University of Michigan-Flint accepts a number of CLEP examinations for transfer credit. For a complete list of equivalencies, please refer to our website.

Transfer Student Information

Students who have taken courses at a college or university since graduating from high school graduation are considered transfer students and should file an application as early as possible. To apply, transfer students must submit the following:

  • Completed application for admissions as a transfer student
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended that are recognized by the US Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Proof of English language proficiency for students whose primary native language is not English
  • An official high school transcript documenting graduation is required for individuals with fewer than 24 completed semester hours of college-level coursework.
  •  $30 nonrefundable application fee for paper applications. There is no fee associated with our online application.

Admission is based on all available academic data, including grades earned at previously attended post-secondary institutions and the strength of academic achievements in 24 or more semester hours of college credit. The admissibility of students with fewer than 24 credit hours is determined through the review of college transcripts, high school transcripts, and other credentials. The University may consider nonacademic factors in the admission decision including information it receives regarding the applicant’s leadership qualities, exceptional talents, conduct, and citizenship record. 

Transfer of Credits

The initial determination of transfer credit equivalencies is made by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The ultimate authority for transfer credit rests with the head of the academic department of the course(s) in question. The following guidelines are utilized in the determination of transfer credit hour at the University of Michigan-Flint:

 

  • In order for transfer credit to be added to a UM-Flint transcript, students must submit official transcripts from all institutions attended that are recognized by the US Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Transfer credit will be awarded to students with coursework earned at regionally accredited institutions:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges - Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE)
    • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HCL)
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
    • Northwest Commission on College and Universities (NWCCU)
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges - Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC-WASC)
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission (WASC-SCUC)

 

  • Transfer credit will not be awarded for courses that are:
    • Below a grade of “C”
    • First year experience courses
    • Internships
    • Remedial
    • Repeat coursework
    • Seminars
    • Technical in nature from a two-year institution (Unless earned as a part of an Associate’s of Applied Science degree and applied to a Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree)
    • Workshops
    • Work/Life Experience

 

  • Transfer Credit will be awarded for courses completed at colleges and universities outside of the United States that are accredited or approved by the Ministry of Education (or other appropriate governmental agency) of the country in which the institution is located.
  • Transfer credit may be awarded from institutions with other accreditations recognized by the US Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. These reviews are handled on a case by case basis. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with any questions.
  • Incoming courses will be matched to UM-Flint equivalencies by utilizing resources available at the time of evaluation including course descriptions and syllabi in order to determine whether the nature, content, and level is applicable to an equivalent course at UM-Flint.
  • If a substantial similarity exists between a transfer course and a 100-200 level course offered at UM-Flint, an exact transfer equivalency will be assigned to the transfer course.
  • If a substantial similarity does not exist at UM-Flint, but was taught in a content area offered here, students will be awarded elective transfer credit in the appropriate content area (e.g., HIS elective will be awarded for a history course). Departmental elective credit will often satisfy general education and degree requirements.
  • Transfer coursework earned in areas not offered at UM-Flint and lacks sufficient information to assign it to a UM-Flint content area, general elective credit will be awarded. General elective credit will often satisfy general education and degree requirements.
  • Credits will transfer in at the undergraduate level in which they were taken (100, 200, 300, 400), unless the course has been determined by the appropriate department head to be equivalent to a course at a different level.
  • Unless otherwise determined by an academic unit at UM-Flint, upper level transfer coursework will be assigned upper level elective transfer credit in the appropriate content area.
  • Courses will transfer in with the same number of hours as received at the previous institution. All coursework is transferred in under the semester system.  Coursework taken under a different calendar system will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Transfer coursework deemed equivalent to a UM-Flint course will satisfy all general education and degree requirements associated with the institutional course.
  • There is no time limitation on acceptance of earned credit as long as sufficient information is available to determine course equivalencies. Some departments may require that coursework be completed within a defined time frame.

A transfer student must earn a minimum of 45 semester hours at the University of Michigan-Flint, including the last 30 hours which must be continuous.  Credit requirements for programs vary; it is critical that students consult with an Academic Advisor to determine exactly how many credits beyond transfer will be required to complete any particular program.

Michigan Transfer Agreement 

The University of Michigan-Flint is a proud participant in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). The MTA was developed in an effort to simplify the transfer process for students, creating a core block of lower-level college level coursework selected to satisfy a portion of general education at each of the state of Michigan’s public institutions and participating private and tribal institutions.

In order to complete a MTA, students must successfully complete at least 30 credits from an approved list of courses at a sending institution with at least a grade of 2.0 “C” in each course. A list of approved MTA courses listed by institution can be found on the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers’ website. These credits, which will be certified by the sending institution, must be met according to the following distributions.

  • One course in English Composition
  • A second course in English Composition or one course in Communications
  • One course in Mathematics
  • Two courses in Social Science (from two disciplines)
  • Two courses in Humanities/Fine Arts (from two disciplines, excluding studio and performance classes)
  • Two courses in Natural Science including one laboratory experience (from two disciplines)

Students who transfer from a Michigan institution with a completed MTA will have a majority of their UM-Flint general education requirements satisfied. A completed MTA will satisfy the following UM-Flint general education requirements:

  • First Year Experience
  • English Composition
  • Humanities
  • Finance and Quantitative Literacy
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science

The following UM-Flint General education requirements would be required in addition to the MTA and may be completed at a sending institution:

  • Fine Arts
  • Global Studies
  • Health and Well Being
  • Technology

Our capstone general education requirement must be completed at UM-Flint.

Students who do not complete the entire MTA at their sending institution(s) will receive a course by course evaluation of their transfer credit, which may result in needing additional UM-Flint general education courses. Individual equivalencies can be found on our transfer equivalency website. More detailed information about the MTA can be found on our website

Mott2UM-Flint Concurrent Enrollment Program

The Mott2UM-Flint concurrent enrollment program offers students the opportunity to take courses and applied financial aid at both institutions simultaneously. Students must meet the University’s freshmen or transfer admission requirements in order to enroll in the program. Applications are only accepted for the fall and winter semester.

Students admitted to the program are eligible to remain enrolled for four years or until they reach 62 credits, whichever occurs first. Students are required to take at least one, three credit course at UM-Flint for every major semester in which they are enrolled as a Mott2UM-Flint student.

The following student types are eligible to apply to the Mott2UM-Flint concurrent enrollment program:

  • First-year college students
  • Transfer students (including current and former Mott students) with 32 or fewer total earned credits
  • Current UM-Flint students with 32 or fewer total credits

The following student types are not eligible to apply to the Mott2UM-Flint concurrent enrollment program:

  • International students
  • Students in the UM-Flint Engineering 2+2 program
  • MCC Varsity student athletes
  • Second-degree-seeking students
  • Students with more than 32 credits may apply as a UM-Flint Transfer student at umflint.edu/admissions/apply-now

Additional information pertaining to the Mott2UM-Flint program can be found on our website

Undergraduate Credit for Education in the Armed Forces

A veteran or member of the active armed forces, National Guard or Reserve component who is a student may be eligible for credit for educational experiences in the armed forces. Appropriate academic departments will determine transferability of course credits. Credit recommendations in the Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Forces (published by the American Council on Education) for military service school training will be considered for transfer credit as follows: (1) credit granted for college-level, baccalaureate-oriented training and education will be accepted following the standard transfer of credit policy, (2) vocational credit related to the student’s curriculum choice will be referred for consideration to the chair/director (faculty in the School of Health Professions and Studies and the School of Education and Human Services) of the department teaching related content, and (3) duplicate credit will not be considered. Applicability of military credit toward particular degree requirements is determined by the chair/director (faculty in SHPS and SEHS) of the department from which the degree is offered.

Life-Long Learning Students (Non-Candidate for Degree)

Students wishing to pursue studies that do not lead to a degree may apply for Life-long Learning status by completing the Non-Candidate for Degree seeking application (NCFD). Students entering under the Life-long Learning status will follow the catalog year for the semester in which they enroll. Credits under Life-long Learning status may count towards a degree seeking program with academic departmental approval. Financial aid is extremely limited for Lifelong Learning students. To apply, Life-long Learning students must submit the following:

  • Completed Non-Candidate for Degree application form
  • Evidence of high school diploma or greater (e.g. copy of high school diploma, high school transcript, college degree, and/or college transcripts)
  • Individuals pursuing teacher certification must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended with proof of bachelor’s degree completion
  • Proof of English language proficiency for students whose primary native language is not English
  • Individuals previously determined to be ineligible for admission as a traditional student are not eligible for admission as a NCFD except with the recommendation of the Director of Admissions or designee
Teacher Certification

Applicants who already have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and wish to obtain teacher certification have two options:

  • Individuals intending to earn both a second bachelor’s degree and teacher certification must apply as transfer students
  • Individuals intending to pursue teacher certification only must apply as a non-candidate for degree
Guest Students

Students enrolled at another accredited college or university may attend the University of Michigan-Flint as guest students if they receive permission from both the Office of Undergraduate Admissions of the University of Michigan-Flint and their home institution. A guest student application must be submitted for each semester in which a student plans to enroll at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Guest students must be in good standing at their home institution and have at least a 2.0 grade point average, and be eligible to return upon completion of their guest coursework at UM-Flint. The student should consult the home institution to verify that the classes taken at the University of Michigan-Flint are acceptable as transfer credit. Students must earn “C “grades or better in all courses taken at the University of Michigan-Flint to be considered for future admission as guests.

A guest student who intends to become a degree-seeking candidate at the University of Michigan-Flint must submit a transfer application for admission accompanied by all official credentials. 

Dual Enrollment for Part-Time Study by High School Students 

Outstanding high school junior and senior students may enroll for part-time study as dual enrollment students while finishing their high school graduation requirements. High school applicants are required to have a cumulative 3.2 grade point average in high school academic subjects in the 9th, 10th and/or 11th grades.

Official enrollment through the high school may require additional standards including a high school proficiency test. Tuition reimbursement may be available through your school district. Students should check with the high school guidance and counseling office for additional information.

Dual enrollment application materials can be found on the Office of Undergraduate Admission’s website. An application fee is not required. A maximum of two classes per semester is allowed for dual enrollees. Dual enrolled students that intend to enroll as freshmen at the University of Michigan-Flint must submit an application for freshmen admission upon the completion of their dual enrollment at the University of Michigan-Flint.

University Honors Scholar Program

Admission to the University Honors Scholar Program

A student must satisfy the below requirements to apply for the Honors Program:

A.     Composite ACT score of 27 or higher, New SAT of 1280 or higher, Old SAT of 1210 or higher

B.     Recommended GPA of 3.7

Students may apply to the Honors Program through the program’s website: umflint.edu/honors

Junior/Senior/Transfer Honors Program

This program is designed for transfer students from other universities or colleges and for UM-Flint students who did not begin the Honors Program in their freshman year. A student must satisfy the below requirements to apply for the Junior/Senior/Transfer Honors Program:

A.     Recommended GPA of 3.7

B.     Completed Honors Program application

Students may apply to the Honors Program through the program’s website: umflint.edu/honors

Admission to the Promise Scholar Program

The University of Michigan-Flint is committed to providing educational opportunity for all qualified students. The Promise Scholar Program was created to provide an admissions opportunity to students whose previous academic performance does not meet standard admission, but who have the demonstrated the potential to succeed academically through participation in a supportive learning community. The Promise Scholar Learning Community is designed to provide an environment that is dedicated to students’ academic success and personal development in college.

The Promise Scholar Program seeks to retain and graduate competent and engaged citizens. The curriculum is designed to help motivated students with diverse academic strengths and interests, to achieve the goals they have set for themselves, and be successful as they pursue their education at the University of Michigan-Flint and beyond.

Promise Scholar Program requirements can be found on the Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives website

Readmission

Students planning to return after an absence of one calendar year or more must apply for readmission to the University of Michigan-Flint Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Readmitting students must satisfy degree requirements in effect at the time of readmission. Students who have attended additional colleges or universities since leaving the University of Michigan-Flint will be required to submit official transcripts.  A student’s academic performance since their departure from the University will be considered at the time of application. More information about applying for readmission can be found on our website. An application fee is not required for readmission students.

Students interested in readmission to the School of Management should refer to the readmission policy in the School of Management section of this Catalog.

Any student who has been officially asked to withdraw from the University of Michigan-Flint and who seeks readmission must file an application for readmission with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If a student has not satisfied the academic requirements for readmitting after a dismissal an explanatory petition must be submitted to the appropriate school or college.

Application Deadlines/Fees

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Application Deadlines
Fall (September classes):  
Priority Deadlines:  
Freshmen December 1
Transfer Students July 1
Final Deadline: Ten business days prior to the first day of classes. (Labor Day not included.)
Mott2UM-Flint July 1
Winter (January classes):  
Final Deadline: Ten business days prior to the first day of classes. (Holiday break not included.)
Mott2UM-Flint October 1
Spring (May classes):  
Final Deadline: Ten business days prior to the first day of classes.
Summer (June/July classes):  
Final Deadline: Ten business days prior to the first day of classes.
Application Fee

The university does not assess a fee for our online applications. A nonrefundable fee of $30 must accompany each paper freshman and transfer application. This fee does not apply to any other University fee.  No application fee is required of applicants for readmission or guest students. Students interested in pursuing a fee waiver must submit a “Request for Application Fee Waiver” form.

 

International Undergraduate Admissions

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219 University Center
303 East Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48502
Phone: (810) 762-0867
Fax: (810) 762-0006

Email: ic@umflint.edu 
Website: http://www.umflint.edu/international

Director: Daniel Adams

International students may apply for admission to the University of Michigan-Flint.

The following documents are required:

  • Completed application form. 
  • Transcripts from previous educational institutions. Transcripts should be in English, or should be accompanied by notarized English translations.
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, evidence of English language proficiency is required. Several English proficiency tests are accepted. A list of these tests can be found at the UM-Flint International webpage (http://www.umflint.edu/international).  Applicants who do not meet the minimum English language proficiency requirement may be conditionally admitted to the university. 
  • Affidavit of Financial Support along with supporting documents from the applicant’s financial sponsor.  The Affidavit of Financial Support form can be found at the UM-Flint International webpage (http://www.umflint.edu/international). 
  • Copy of valid passport photo page.

English Language Students

Students who do not meet the minimum English language proficiency, and/or those who wish to further improve their English language skills, are encouraged to enroll in the University of Michigan-Flint’s English Language Program. 

The following documents are required:

  • Completed English Language Program application form.
  • Transcripts from previous education institutions. Transcripts should be in English, or should be accompanied by notarized English translations.
  • Affidavit of Financial Support along with supporting documents from the applicant’s financial sponsor.  The Affidavit of Financial Support form can be found at the UM-Flint International webpage (http://www.umflint.edu/international).
  • Copy of valid passport photo page.
  • Test of English Proficiency (optional).
     

Orientation and Placement

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New Student Programs

285 University Pavilion
(810) 762-3085
Fax: (810) 762-3024

Director: Aimi Moss

Orientation Coordinator: Jeff Shuel

New students are required to attend an orientation session prior to registering for classes. Sessions are designed to increase the newly admitted student’s understanding of important aspects of life at the University. During orientation, students are provided with information on academic programs and requirements, University policies and procedures, and student life. New students have an opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, and continuing students during the orientation process. Orientation sessions for incoming freshmen are required and are held throughout the summer. Orientation sessions for transfer students are required and held during the summer and winter months.

Placement Testing

As a newly admitted student, you may need to take one or more placement tests. Placement tests are critical to you and your academic advisor since the results will be used to plan your program of study. Placement tests should be taken before you meet with an academic advisor. Placement tests in English and mathematics are offered online or in the Student Success Center (810) 762-3085. Placement tests in foreign language are offered through the foreign languages department.

Placement tests are never used as a basis for awarding credit. The Credit by Examination procedure is described elsewhere in this Catalog. The College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Management, and the Program in Nursing have procedures for awarding Credit by Examination (refer to those sections of this Catalog).