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Admission Information (Undergraduate)


Office of Undergraduate Admissions

303 East Kearsley Street

245 University Pavilion

Flint, MI 48502-1950


(810) 762-3300


admissions.flint@umich.edu
umflint.edu/admissions

Director of University Admissions: Joe Vainner

Senior Associate Director of Admissions:  Kimberly Butka

Associate Director of Admissions: Leslee Whetstone

First Time in College (Freshman) Applicants

Students enrolling in college for the first time following high school graduation are considered first-time students, even if they have previously earned college credit through Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams or through dual enrollment or early/middle college coursework taken at a college or university (including the University of Michigan-Flint).

The University of Michigan-Flint’s online application can be found at umflint.edu/admissions. First Time in College applicants may also apply using the Common Application. There is no application fee for undergraduate applicants. In addition to the online application, students must submit the following to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

  • Official high school transcript or official GED transcript.
  • SAT and ACT scores are optional for applicants through the Fall 2024 semester.  Students who have taken either exam are encouraged to submit their scores for additional scholarship consideration. 
  • Applicants from countries or regions in which English is not the primary language of instruction are required to demonstrate English proficiency. The University of Michigan-Flint accepts most common English proficiency exams, including Duolingo, IELTS, iTEP, Michigan English Test, Pearson (PTE), and TOEFL. More information about the English proficiency policy can be found here.

Transfer Applicants

Students who have enrolled at a college or university since graduating from high school are considered transfer students. The University of Michigan-Flint’s online application can be found at umflint.edu/admissions. There is no application fee for undergraduate applicants. In addition to the online application, students must submit the following to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • An official high school transcript, including proof of graduation, is required for individuals with fewer than 24 completed semester credit hours of college-level coursework. An official GED transcript may be submitted in place of a high school transcript.
  • Applicants from countries or regions in which English is not the primary language of instruction are required to demonstrate English proficiency. The University of Michigan-Flint accepts most common English proficiency exams, including Duolingo, IELTS, iTEP, Michigan English Test, Pearson (PTE), and TOEFL. More information about the English proficiency policy can be found here.

Non-Candidate for Degree Applicants

Students who are interested in enrolling at UM-Flint, but who do not intend to pursue a degree or certificate, may apply for admission as a Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD). If an NCFD student decides to pursue a degree or certificate at a later time, they will follow the catalog for the term in which they initially enrolled. Credit earned while enrolled as an NCFD student may count toward a degree or certificate with academic department approval. Financial aid is extremely limited for NCFD students.

NCFD applicants should complete the University of Michigan-Flint’s online application, which can be found at umflint.edu/admissions. In addition to the online application, students must submit the following to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

  • Evidence of high school graduation or previous college enrollment (e.g. an official transcript or diploma). Please note that an official college transcript may be required if a students plans to enroll in a class with prerequisites, in order to demonstrate that those prerequisites have been met.
  • Individuals pursuing teacher certification must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended with proof of bachelor’s degree completion.
  • Applicants from countries or regions in which English is not the primary language of instruction are required to demonstrate English proficiency. The University of Michigan-Flint accepts most common English proficiency exams, including Duolingo, IELTS, iTEP, Michigan English Test, Pearson (PTE), and TOEFL. More information about the English proficiency policy can be found here.
  • Individuals previously determined to be ineligible for admission as degree-seeking students are not eligible for admission as NCFD students except with the recommendation of the Director of Admissions or their designee.

Teacher Certification Applicants

Applicants who already hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and wish to earn the Standard Teaching Certificate in the State of Michigan should apply as follows, based on whether they intend to pursue a second bachelor’s degree:

  • Applicants who intend to earn a second bachelor’s degree should apply as transfer students.
  • Applicants intending to pursue teacher certification without earning an additional bachelor’s degree should apply as non-candidates for degree.

Guest Student Applicants

Students enrolled at another regionally accredited college or university may attend the University of Michigan-Flint as guest students. A new application must be submitted for each semester during which a student plans to enroll at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Guest applicants should complete the University of Michigan-Flint’s online application, which can be found at umflint.edu/admissions. In addition to the online application, guest applicants must submit the following to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

  • Evidence of high school graduation or previous college enrollment (e.g. an official transcript or diploma). Please note that an official college transcript may be required if a students plans to enroll in a class with prerequisites, in order to demonstrate that those prerequisites have been met.
  • Individuals pursuing teacher certification must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended with proof of bachelor’s degree completion.
  • Applicants from countries or regions in which English is not the primary language of instruction are required to demonstrate English proficiency in order to be admitted. The University of Michigan-Flint accepts most common English proficiency exams, including Duolingo, IELTS, iTEP, Michigan English Test, Pearson (PTE), and TOEFL. More information about the English proficiency policy can be found here. In some cases, an official transcript from a student’s home institutions may be acceptable as proof of English proficiency.
  • Individuals previously determined to be ineligible for admission as degree-seeking students are not eligible for admission as guest students except with the recommendation of the Director of University Admissions or their designee.

Guest students should consult their home institutions to verify that the classes they plan to take at the University of Michigan-Flint will transfer to their home institution and will fulfill the intended requirement/s. Students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in all courses taken at the University of Michigan-Flint to be considered for future admission as a guest student.

A guest student who later decides to pursue a bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan-Flint must reapply as a transfer student.

Dual Enrollment 

Dual enrollment provides an opportunity for qualified students to enroll at the University of Michigan-Flint while still in high school. There are three pathways through which students can pursue dual enrollment.

Standard Dual Enrollment

Standard dual enrollment is available to current high school students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above. Interested students may apply using UM-Flint’s online application, which can be found at umflint.edu/admissions. Applicants must submit an official high school transcript. If a standard dual enrollment student wishes to use a UM-Flint course to satisfy a high school graduation requirement, it is the responsibility of the student to verify with their high school that the course will fulfill the requirement in question.

Dual Enrollment Educational Partnerships (DEEP)

Created in collaboration with partnering school systems, DEEP programs are cohort-style dual enrollment programs that range from 6 to 14 credit hours over an academic year. Students must be enrolled at a partnering school to participate in a DEEP program. Interested students may apply using UM-Flint’s online application, which can be found at umflint.edu/admissions. More information, including a list of participating schools, can be found at: umflint.edu/k12/deep-programs/

Genesee Early College (GEC)

GEC is an intensive five-year high school program, located on UM-Flint’s campus, that combines elements of the high school and university experience. Students must presently be enrolled as GEC high school students in order to dual enroll through this option.

Other Early College Programs

UM-Flint offers other Early College programs in collaboration with local school districts. Students in these programs may enroll in online courses or courses taught by UM-Flint faculty on their high school campuses. More information, including a current list of programs, can be found at umflint.edu/k12/early-colleges.

Readmission

Undergraduate students planning to return after an absence of one calendar year or more can apply for readmission using the online application found at umflint.edu/admissions. Applicants for readmission must satisfy the degree requirements in effect at the time of their readmission. Students who have attended other colleges or universities since leaving the University of Michigan-Flint will be required to submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. A student’s academic performance since their departure from UM-Flint will be taken into consideration when an applicant is considered for readmission.

Please note that some programs have secondary admission criteria which must be met for a student to be admitted. In these cases, students who are readmitted to the university may need to take additional steps to be readmitted to their major program.

Students who have been dismissed from the University of Michigan-Flint must submit the online application found at umflint.edu/admissions in order to be considered for readmission. To be eligible for readmission, applicants must complete 12 or more transferable semester credits at a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 2.75 or above. Applicants who have not met this criteria may petition the college or school housing their major program for readmission and should contact the Student Success Center for assistance.

Application Fee

The University of Michigan-Flint does not charge an application fee to undergraduate applicants.

Application Deadlines

The University of Michigan-Flint admits undergraduate applicants on a rolling basis and does not have an application deadline. Students who are unable to complete the admission process before the beginning of the semester for which they have applied may contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to have their application considered for a later semester.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit tabulation is conducted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The ultimate authority for credit equivalencies rests with the head of the University of Michigan-Flint academic department which offers a course. The following rules are used in determining transfer credit equivalencies:

 

  • For transfer credit to be awarded, an official transcript from the institutions that originally awarded the credit must be submitted.
  • Transfer credit will only be awarded for coursework completed at an institution that was regionally accredited at that time a course was taken. Regionally accredited institutions are accredited by one of the following agencies:
    • 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 only be awarded for courses completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better. Please note that some programs may require student to earn grades higher than “C” in specific courses.
  • Transfer credit will not be awarded for:
    • First year experience courses
    • Internships
    • Remedial coursework
    • Repeated coursework
    • Multiple courses which are considered equivalent to the same University of Michigan-Flint course
    • Continuing education or other non-credit-bearing courses
    • Some technical coursework completed at two-year institutions (unless earned as a part of an Associate’s of Applied Science degree and applied to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree at the University of Michigan-Flint)
  • Transfer Credit may be awarded for courses completed at colleges and universities outside of the United States that are accredited or approved by one of the regional accrediting agencies listed above or by the 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 evaluated to determine whether the nature, content, and level of the course is equivalent to any UM-Flint course. When available, syllabi and course descriptions may be reviewed during this process.
  • If a substantial similarity exists between a transfer course and a 100-200 level course offered at the University of Michigan-Flint, an exact transfer equivalency will be assigned for the course.
  • If a substantial similarity does not exist at UM-Flint, but the course covers a subject or discipline offered by the University of Michigan-Flint, general transfer credit in the appropriate subject may be awarded.
  • If a course covers a subject or discipline not offered by the University of Michigan-Flint, general credit may be awarded.
  • Credit will transfer in at the undergraduate level at which it was taken (100, 200, 300, 400), unless the course has been determined by the appropriate department head to be equivalent to a University of Michigan-Flint course at a different level.
  • Unless otherwise determined by an academic unit at the University of Michigan-Flint, upper-level transfer coursework will be assigned upper level elective transfer credit in the appropriate content area.
  • Courses will transfer in with the number of hours earned 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 that course.
  • Transfer credit may be awarded regardless of how long ago a course was taken, as long as sufficient information is available to determine an equivalency. Some departments may require that coursework be completed within a defined time frame in order to be counted toward a degree.

A transfer student must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit at the University of Michigan-Flint to earn a bachelor’s degree. In addition, the most recent 30 hours of credit counted toward a bachelor’s degree must be completed at the University of Michigan-Flint. Credit requirements vary by program. It is critical that students consult with an Academic Advisor to determine how much additional credit is required to complete a particular program.

Students admitted to a certificate program (rather than to a degree program) will not receive a transfer credit evaluation at the time of admission. Certificate students can work with a department or professional advisor to transfer up to 4 semester hours of credit into a certificate program.

Michigan Transfer Agreement 

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) allows students to complete general education requirements at a participating community college and to transfer this credit to the University of Michigan-Flint.

To complete the MTA, students must earn at least 30 credits from an approved list of courses at a sending institution with a grade of “C” (2.0) or above in each course. A list of approved MTA courses offered at participating institutions can be found at MiTransfer.org. This credit must be completed according to the following distribution:

  • One course in English Composition
  • A second course in English Composition or one course in Communications
  • One course in Mathematics from one of three pathways: Pathway to Calculus (includes College Algebra), Statistics, or Quantitative Reasoning
  • 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)

MTA completion must be indicated on an official transcript from a participating institution. Completion of the MTA will satisfy the following University of Michigan-Flint general education requirements:

  • English Composition
  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science

Students who have not completed the MTA will receive a course by course evaluation of their transfer credit. Individual equivalencies can be found at transfer.umflint.edu.

Credit for Prior Learning

Advanced Placement (AP)

The University of Michigan-Flint awards college credit to students who have achieved acceptable scores on many College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams. AP scores must either be sent to the university by College Board on an official score report or be included on an official high school transcript. More information, including course equivalencies and score requirements, can be found here.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The University of Michigan-Flint awards college credit to students who have achieved acceptable scores on many International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. IB scores must either be sent to the university on an official International Baccalaureate transcript or be included on an official high school transcript. More information, including course equivalencies and score requirements, can be found here.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The University of Michigan-Flint awards college credit to students who have achieved acceptable scores on many College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams. More information, including course equivalencies and score requirements, can be found here.

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 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 of the department from which the degree is offered.

Orientation and Placement

Student Success Center

303 East Kearsley Street 

285 University Pavilion

Flint, MI  48502-1950


Phone (810) 762-3085

studentsuccessflint@umich.edu

https://www.umflint.edu/studentsuccess/contact-us/

Director: Dawn Markell, Ph.D

Associate Director: Becky Armour Standel

Orientation

New Student Orientation is a required program to support you as you transition to the university. Through orientation, you will learn about the academic environment and expectations, become familiar with campus resources and services, and prepare to work with your advisor on a degree plan and class registration. All first-year students are required to register for orientation to gain access to placement tests. Class registration normally takes place during on-campus orientation sessions. Transfer student orientation can be completed in-person or online. Transfer students must meet separately with an Academic Advisor before registering for classes. More information about orientation can be found at: https://www.umflint.edu/studentsuccess/orientation/

Placement Exams

New students may need to take placement exams in order to register for English, Math, Physics, and Foreign Language courses. Students are automatically registered to take applicable placement exams upon registering for orientation. The specific placement exams a student need to take are determined by a combination of their selected major, standardized test scores, and/or previous college coursework completed.  After registering for Orientation, students can access your exams in Canvas. More information about placement exams can be found at: https://www.umflint.edu/studentsuccess/placement-exams/