Find your path to UM-Flint.

UM-Flint students have a variety of academic and life experiences and we strive to make college accessible for all. Whatever your background, you’re encouraged to apply to UM-Flint. Start by learning more about our different paths for admission and the admission requirements for each.

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES DUE TO COVID-19: For initial Fall 2020 admission, students with a 3.0 GPA or higher will be evaluated for admission based on their GPA. Test scores will not be required until after schools reopen. Freshmen students who wish to be considered for merit scholarships will still need to submit test scores. Test scores will also be needed for course placement prior to orientation. Students with less than a 3.0 GPA are required to submit a test score. 

*The University of Michigan-Flint uses a weighted combination of high school GPA and SAT/ACT composite for admission consideration – the higher your GPA, the lower the acceptable SAT/ACT, and vice versa. Within each admission segment below, you'll find examples of some **typical minimums:

Honors Program Admission Requirements

The Honors Program at UM-Flint provides high-achieving students a challenging, rigorous curriculum that includes a variety of honors courses, undergrad research, and off-campus study. To be considered for the Honors Program, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 3.7 high school GPA 
  • 1260 SAT/27 ACT score
  • High school diploma

Learn more about the Honors Program and additional admission requirements.

Standard Program Admission Requirements

Students who meet our standard admission requirements generally have the following minimum combination of SAT/ACT score and GPA to start at UM-Flint:

  • *2.7 high school GPA, 920 SAT/17 ACT score 
  • High school diploma or minimum ***GED score of 170

Promise Scholar Program

The Promise Scholar Program is designed for students who display the desire and potential to succeed in college, but who don't meet UM-Flint’s standard admission requirements. To be eligible for this program, students generally have the following minimum SAT/ACT score and GPA combination:

  • *2.3 high school GPA, 830 SAT/15 ACT score

Students who meet the above criteria will be asked to interview for the program. Admission into the program will be decided through the interview process. Due to the program's limited capacity, students are encouraged to complete the application process by November 15 for the best opportunity. 

Apply & Next Steps

Apply now or view our first-time freshman steps to admission.

If your credentials don't currently align with one of the above-mentioned pathways, we encourage you to work with your local community college to create a plan to transfer to UM-Flint. For questions about admission to UM-Flint, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (810) 762-3300 or email

**Other notes about requirements:

  • These requirements are subject to change.
  • The GPA and SAT/ACT combinations above are examples of typical minimums. Other combinations are acceptable.
  • ACT scores may be submitted instead of SAT scores and vice versa. Both are given equal consideration.   
  • The highest test score will be used if multiple scores are submitted – lower scores have no negative impact. UM-Flint does not superscore.
  • Other academic factors may also be considered - e.g. SAT/ACT subscores, class rank, trend in grades, strength of curriculum, AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, etc.
  • Non-academic factors may also be considered – e.g. involvement in organizations, leadership qualities, exceptional talents, conduct, citizenship, personal essay, etc.
  • It’s best to apply early, even if your academic qualifications are borderline. If you don't currently meet UM-Flint admission standards but have the potential to do so by improving during your senior year, we will accept your improved credentials (e.g. GPA, SAT/ACT) and re-evaluate your application.

***Due to changes in the test format, students who completed the GED prior to 2014 must have a minimum score of 502. Those completing the test in 2014 or later need a score of 170 or higher.