Find the answers you need to apply.

Application FAQ

  1. When should I apply?
  2. How do I apply?
  3. I’ve forgotten my Login ID and PIN for my online application. Can I get new ones?
  4. Is there an application fee?
  5. What are your admission requirements?
  6. What if I don’t meet the standard admission requirements?
  7. What is the Promise Scholar Program and who is eligible?
  8. If I’m admitted to the Promise Scholar Program, am I considered a regular student at UM-Flint? Will everyone know that I’m part of this program?
  9. What test scores do you look at?
  10. What do I need to submit along with my application?
  11. How do I check my application status?
  12. How do I change my personal information (phone number, address, etc) on my application?
  13. When do I need to submit my official high school transcripts?
  14. What is an official transcript?
  15. How do I request my transcript to be sent?
  16. How long will it take for my transcript to be received?
  17. How will I know if you’ve received my transcript?
  18. What are Merit Scholarships and how do I apply?
  19. What other scholarships and financial aid do you offer?
  20. Who can I contact for help with my application, transcripts, and other documents?
  21. How can I visit the campus?
  22. I scheduled a campus tour but can’t remember when. How can I find out when my tour is?
  23. I scheduled a campus tour but need to cancel or reschedule. How do I do that?
  24. When will I receive an admissions decision?
  25. What is the dual enrollment program?
  26. I’ve participated in the dual enrollment program at my high school. What happens to the college credits I’ve earned?
  27. I’ve taken Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Do I get credit for those?
  28. I’ve taken the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam. Do I get credit for this?
  29. Where is the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and what are the hours?
  30. I am a current community college student, veteran student, international student, Mott2UM-Flint student, readmitting student, guest student, Genesee Early College student, online student, or a non-candidate for degree. Where can I find information about applying to UM-Flint?
  31. What is a non-candidate for degree (NCFD) student?
  32. I want to cancel/withdraw my application. How do I do that?

UM-Flint FAQ

  1. What is the difference between the UM-Flint campus and the Ann Arbor campus?
  2. I’m interested in transferring to the Ann Arbor campus. How do I prepare for that?
  3. Will I graduate from UM-Flint with a University of Michigan degree? What will my degree look like?
  4. How much does it cost to attend UM-Flint? How much does it cost per year, per credit hour, and per semester?
  5. How do I qualify for in-state tuition, and how can I petition for residency status?
  6. Where can I learn more about UM-Flint?
  7. Where can I learn more about the community of Flint?
  8. What academic/degree programs do you offer?
  9. What is campus life like at UM-Flint?
  10. I’m a high school counselor. How can I request UM-Flint materials and a pennant for my office?
  11. I want to stop receiving information from UM-Flint. How do I do that?

Admitted Students FAQ

  1. What is the College Student Inventory (CSI) and why do I need to complete it?
  2. How do I log in to the Student Information System (SIS)?
  3. Why should I attend orientation?
  4. How do I sign up for orientation?
  5. What placement tests do I need to take before I can start as a freshman?
  6. Am I required to meet with an academic advisor?
  7. Do I need to schedule an appointment to take my placement tests and/or to meet with an academic advisor?
  8. When do I get a UM-Flint email account?
  9. How do I log in to my UM-Flint email account?
  10. When should I apply for financial aid?
  11. How do I apply for financial aid?
  12. What scholarships do you offer and how do I apply?
  13. How will I know if I’ve been awarded a scholarship?
  14. Does UM-Flint offer campus housing?
  15. When and how do I apply for housing?
  16. How much does university housing cost?
  17. When does the next term start at UM-Flint?
  18. When and how do I register for classes?
  19. I planned to start at UM-Flint in the fall but now need to delay my start date. What do I do?
  20. I have more questions. Who should I contact?


Application FAQ

  1. When should I apply?

    Please refer to the Applications Deadlines table. 

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  2. How do I apply?

    Students are encouraged to apply online—it’s convenient and there’s no application fee. Applications can also be downloaded and mailed/faxed to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    University of Michigan-Flint
    303 E Kearsley Street
    245 University Pavilion
    Flint, MI 48502-1950
    Fax: (810) 762-3272

    View online application.

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  3. I’ve forgotten my Login ID and PIN for my online application. Can I get new ones?

    If you’ve forgotten your online application information, the Admissions Office can reset this information for you. Simply email admissions@umflint.edu or contact us by phone (810-762-3300) with your name.  

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  4. Is there an application fee?

    If you apply online, there is no application fee. If you mail or fax in your application, a $30 nonrefundable application fee must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Payment can be by check (or money order) made out to University of Michigan-Flint.

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  5. What are your admission requirements?

    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions looks at applicants’ academic records as well as a variety of nonacademic qualities including leadership, civic engagement, and demonstrated potential to thrive in higher education. We offer three paths for admission, depending on the applicant’s academic and personal background.

    Honors Program Admission Requirements

    • High school diploma or GED
    • 3.7 high school GPA
    • 27 ACT score or equivalent SAT score
       

    Learn more about the Honors Program and additional admission requirements.

    Standard Program Admission Requirements

    • High school diploma or GED
    • 2.7 high school GPA
    • 17 ACT score or equivalent SAT score

    Promise Scholar Program

    • 2.3 high school GPA
    • 15 ACT score or equivalent SAT score

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  6. What if I don’t meet the standard admission requirements?

    Students who do not meet the university’s admission requirements are strongly encouraged to apply early. Admission decisions may be deferred to provide students the opportunity to improve their academic standings during their senior year of high school and improve testing scores.

    We also offer the Promise Scholar Program for students who do not meet the standard admission requirements, but who display a desire and the potential to succeed in higher education. Learn more.

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  7. What is the Promise Scholar Program and who is eligible?

    The Promise Scholar Program is designed for students who do not meet the standard admission requirements, but who display a desire and the potential to succeed in higher education. Students with a minimum high school GPA of 2.3 and 15 ACT score or equivalent SAT score may be eligible to apply as Promise Scholars.

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  8. If I’m admitted to the Promise Scholar Program, am I considered a regular student at UM-Flint? Will everyone know that I’m part of this program?

    Your participation in the Promise Scholar Program is not actively shared outside the program advisors and the other students who are a part of the program. Other faculty and staff will not know unless you choose to share the information with them. The Promise Scholar Program is dedicated to investing in you and ensuring that you are absolutely successful from your freshman year to graduation. Learn more about the benefits of the Promise Scholar Program.

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  9. What test scores do you look at?

    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions looks at first-time freshman applicants’ ACT or equivalent SAT scores. See “What are your admission requirements?” question for minimum score requirements.

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  10. What do I need to submit along with my application?

    In addition to your application, we will also need the following:

    ACT or SAT scores: You can have these automatically sent to us by entering our school’s ACT testing code 2063, or our school’s SAT testing code 1853. Your should take your ACT or SAT test around one year before starting your first term at UM-Flint.

    Official high school transcripts: Ask all previously attended and current high school to send your official transcripts to the UM-Flint Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If taken, Advanced Placement (AP) scores should also be included with your transcripts prior to attending orientation in order to receive credit. Transcripts must be received by December 1.

    Support documents: Some merit scholarships require submission of a personal essay and two letters of recommendation to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

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  11. How do I check my application status?

    You can check your application status online at any time. You will need your birthdate and the email address stated on your application. 

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  12. How do I change my personal information (phone number, address, etc) on my application?

    Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (810) 762-3300 or admissions@umflint.edu

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  13. When do I need to submit my official high school transcripts?

    Your official high school transcripts must be received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by December 1.

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  14. What is an official transcript?

    We can accept transcripts as official in three ways:

    • Transcripts sent by mail directly from the institution
    • Transcripts sent using an electronic service, such as Docufide, Parchment, National Clearinghouse, etc through the institution’s website
    • Official transcripts that are delivered either by mail or in person that are still in the institution’s original, sealed, unbroken envelope

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  15. How do I request my transcript to be sent?

    To request your official high school transcript, contact your high school guidance office. 

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  16. How long will it take for my transcript to be received?

    It depends on how quickly your institution prepares it and how they send it to UM-Flint (ie electronic, or mail). If your high school uses Parchment for electronic transcripts (most in Michigan do) we will likely receive your transcript within one day of it being submitted to Parchment. In other cases expect about a week for your high school to prepare and then mail your transcript to us.

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  17. How will I know if you’ve received my transcript?

    You can check your application status online anytime. In most cases you’ll be able to see that we’ve received your transcript within just a few hours of it being delivered. If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (810) 762-3300 or admissions@umflint.edu.

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  18. What are Merit Scholarships and how do I apply?

    Instantly available to motivated students with strong academic records, our newly expanded Freshmen Merit Scholarship program offers awards ranging up to $7,000 a year, with limited full-ride awards available. Learn more at umflint.edu/merit.

    Other merit-based scholarships are available to both transfer students and freshmen, but have slightly different criteria. Learn about other merit-based scholarships at umflint.edu/other-merit-scholarships.

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  19. What other scholarships and financial aid do you offer?

    UM-Flint offers a variety of financial aid options including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs to help make your university degree even more affordable. Learn more about financial aid options.

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  20. Who can I contact for help with my application, transcripts, and other documents?

    Our Admissions Counselors are happy to help you with your application process and answer any questions. Contact an Admissions Counselor.

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  21. How can I visit the campus?

    We offer scheduled tours led by current students, as well as a wide range of upcoming events and information sessions for new and future students. Our Admissions Counselors also regularly visit local high schools to provide more information about our programs and services, and answer any questions. Learn more about visiting our campus.

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  22. I scheduled a campus tour but can’t remember when. How can I find out when my tour is?

    Tours can be scheduled through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions here.  After you register for the tour, you will be sent an email confirming the date and time of the tour. If you need additional assistance, please contact us at (810) 762-3300.

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  23. I scheduled a campus tour but need to cancel or reschedule. How do I do that?

    To cancel your tour, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions either by phone at (810) 762-3300 or by emailing admissions@umflint.edu. You can reschedule a tour at your convenience.    

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  24. When will I receive an admissions decision?

    You can expect an admissions decision two to four weeks after we receive your documents needed to process your application. You can check on your application status by logging in online here.

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  25. What is the dual enrollment program?

    UM-Flint has developed dual enrollment programs with high schools across the region. Students who participate in dual enrollment programs have the opportunity to complete college-level courses taught by UM-Flint faculty while still in high school. Learn more about dual enrollment and how to apply.

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  26. I’ve participated in the dual enrollment program at my high school. What happens to the college credits I’ve earned?

    Credit earned as part of this dual enrollment program will be recorded on your official UM-Flint transcript as regular UM-Flint courses. These credits are applicable to four-year degree programs at UM-Flint.

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  27. I’ve taken Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Do I get credit for those?

    Your AP scores may qualify for college credit at UM-Flint. To find out if your AP courses will transfer, download our AP credit transfer worksheetAP credit must be added to you record prior to attending orientation in order to receive credit.

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  28. I’ve taken the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam. Do I get credit for this?

    To verify your CLEP exam for credit at UM-Flint, present your official CLEP reports to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for all exams taken prior to enrollment at UM-Flint. Credit cannot be awarded for CLEP exams taken after the start of the student’s first term.

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  29. Where is the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and what are the hours?

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    University of Michigan-Flint
    303 E Kearsley Street
    245 University Pavilion
    Flint, MI 48502-1950
    Office Hours
    Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Our contact information is:
    Phone: (810) 762-3300
    Fax: (810) 762-3272
    Email: admissions@umflint.edu
  30. I am a current community college student, veteran student, international student, Mott2UM-Flint student, readmitting student, guest student, Genesee Early College student, online student, or a non-candidate for degree. Where can I find information about applying to UM-Flint?

    To learn more about applying to UM-Flint as other than a first-time freshman, click on the appropriate link below.

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  31. What is a non-candidate for degree (NCFD) student?

    Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and/or are interested in taking a few classes for personal enrichment, continuing education, or teacher’s certification are considered NCFD students. NCFD students are not eligible for financial aid. Learn more about NCFD.

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  32. I want to cancel/withdraw my application. How do I do that?

    You may email the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@umflint.edu to request cancellation of your application.

    I have more questions. Who should I contact?

    Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at:
    Phone: (810) 762-3300
    Email: admissions@umflint.edu

    We are happy to assist you.


UM-Flint FAQ

  1. What is the difference between the UM-Flint campus and the Ann Arbor campus?

    There are several differences between the Flint and Ann Arbor campuses. While we both offer a quality Michigan education, some primary differences in our campuses are the difference in size, admission criteria, and program offerings. We encourage prospective students to visit both campuses to see which one is a better fit for them.  

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  2. I’m interested in transferring to the Ann Arbor campus. How do I prepare for that?

    Students planning to transfer to any other university should contact the receiving institution to explore how to become a transfer student. The University of Michigan provides information for future transfer students here.

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  3. Will I graduate from UM-Flint with a University of Michigan degree? What will my degree look like?

    You will earn a degree from the University of Michigan. Your diploma will be a University of Michigan diploma, and will also note that your diploma is “certified . . . upon the recommendation of The University of Michigan-Flint.”

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  4. How much does it cost to attend UM-Flint? How much does it cost per year, per credit hour, and per semester?

    For a breakdown of tuition and costs, as well as available financial aid, visit our Tuition website.

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  5. How do I qualify for in-state tuition, and how can I petition for residency status?

    You may qualify for in-state tuition in any of the following three ways:

    • Residence. By demonstrating that you are a permanent legal resident of the state of Michigan;
    • Attendance. By demonstrating that you attended an accredited Michigan high school and accredited Michigan middle or junior high school; OR
    • Service. By demonstrating that you or a family member are serving or have served in the US military or Public Health Service

    You may meet the criteria under more than one part of these guidelines; you are not required to determine eligibility under all three parts. For more details, including how to apply for in-state tuition classification, visit the Residency section on the UM-Ann Arbor website.

    Students who wish to be considered for in-state tuition must file an Application for Resident Classification. The deadline dates for submitting an Application for Resident Classification apply to the term for which residency is sought and are as follows: September 30 for fall term; January 31 for winter term; July 31 for spring, spring/summer; and summer terms. Applications must be received in the Residency Classification Office by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date. Applicants who do not file by the deadline will be responsible for paying nonresident tuition.

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  6. Where can I learn more about UM-Flint?

    Learn more about our university here.

    Read about the history of UM-Flint here.

    Find out why our approach to engaged learning works.

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  7. Where can I learn more about the community of Flint?

    The community of Flint is undergoing a dynamic transformation, and our campus and students are playing a vital role in that revitalization. Learn more about Flint’s heritage and its cultural and recreational opportunities as a modern urban destination and college town.

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  8. What academic/degree programs do you offer?

    UM-Flint offers over 120 degree programs representing in-demand and emerging fields. Learn more about our academic programs.

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  9. What is campus life like at UM-Flint?

    UM-Flint students are encouraged to engage in their campus and their community through a wide variety of student life opportunities. Learn more about campus life at UM-Flint, including student-run clubs and organizations, athletics, Greek life, leadership development, and other ways to get involved on and off campus.

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  10. I’m a high school counselor. How can I request UM-Flint materials and a pennant for my office?

    Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (810) 762-3300 or admissions@umflint.edu to request materials, discuss group tours, or request a visit from an Admissions Counselor.

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  11. I want to stop receiving information from UM-Flint. How do I do that?

    You may email the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@umflint.edu to request removal of your name from our mailing list.

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Admitted Students FAQ

  1. What is the College Student Inventory (CSI) and why do I need to complete it?

    The CSI is a brief online student survey that allows you to share your hopes, goals, concerns, interests, questions, and expectations for your university experience. By completing the CSI, you’ll help us make sure you get the most from your first year at UM-Flint with the support and services you need to thrive in the classroom and on campus.

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  2. How do I log in to the Student Information System (SIS)?

    1. Visit umflint.edu.
    2. Click My and choose Login.
    3. Click New Student.
    4. Enter your uniqname, included in your letter of admission.
    5. Answer the next series of questions and enter your UM-Flint ID number.
    6. Click Submit.
    7. Create your LAN password.
    8. Click Student Information System (SIS).
    9. Log in with your uniqname and LAN password.
    10. Click on New Students Menu or New Students Start Here.

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  3. Why should I attend orientation?

    First-time freshmen are required to attend orientation. More than mandatory, orientation is a great way to learn your way around campus, find out about student services and support available to you, meet fellow students as well as faculty and staff, and get hands-on help registering for classes. Learn more.

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  4. How do I sign up for orientation?

    Log in to Student Information System (SIS). Click on the “New Students Menu,” and then click on “Register or Reschedule for Orientation.” Note: You must be admitted before you can register for or attend orientation.

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  5. What placement tests do I need to take before I can start as a freshman?

    All incoming freshman students are required to take placement exams for English (Reading and Writing) and Math. Placement exams are administered in the Student Success Center (Academic Advising) on a walk-in basis during normal office hours: Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 pm, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

    Placement tests are also offered online as part of the pre-orientation process. Placement exams should be completed at least two weeks before your on-campus orientation session. Information regarding taking placement exams is included in your admissions packet. For additional information, please review the placement exam guidelines online.

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  6. Am I required to meet with an academic advisor?

    Incoming freshman students are required to attend orientation during which they meet with an academic advisor. Your academic advisor will help you select the right courses to put you on the path to your degree.

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  7. Do I need to schedule an appointment to take my placement tests and/or to meet with an academic advisor?

    Placement exams are administered in the Student Success Center (Academic Advising) on a walk-in basis during normal office hours: Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 pm, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

    Placement tests are also offered online as part of the pre-orientation process. Placement exams should be completed at least two weeks before your on-campus orientation session. Information regarding taking placement exams is included in your admissions packet. For additional information, please review the placement exam guidelines online.

    Freshmen students who participate in on-campus orientation will meet with their advisor at their orientation session. If you have further questions about placement tests and academic advising, please contact the Student Success Center at (810) 762-3085 or studentsuccess@umflint.edu.

    Transfer students who select online orientation should schedule an appointment with their Academic Advisor or contact the Student Success Center to obtain current walk-in opportunities, prior to registering for classes. Freshmen and Transfer students who participate in on-campus orientation will meet with their advisor at their orientation session. If you have further questions, please contact the Student Success Center at (810) 762-3085 or studentsuccess@umflint.edu.

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  8. When do I get a UM-Flint email account?

    You are given a UM-Flint email account after you’ve been admitted. Your letter of admission includes instructions on logging in to your UM-Flint email account. For help setting up and accessing your UM-Flint email account, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (810) 762-3300 or email admissions@umflint.edu.

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  9. How do I log in to my UM-Flint email account?

    We encourage you to check your UM-Flint email often for important notices and information.

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  10. When should I apply for financial aid?

    Financial aid applications open on January 1. We encourage you to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible at FAFSA.gov. Be sure to include our school code 002327 to have your information sent directly to UM-Flint.

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  11. How do I apply for financial aid?

    Starting January 1, go to FAFSA.gov to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to include our school code 002327 to have your information sent directly to UM-Flint.

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  12. What scholarships do you offer and how do I apply?

    UM-Flint offers a range of scholarships for students from all academic and economic backgrounds. Learn more about our scholarships and how to apply.

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  13. How will I know if I’ve been awarded a scholarship?

    The Admissions Office notifies students of Admissions Merit scholarship offers following our posted deadlines in December and July. Students who are selected can expect to receive an email and written letter in the month following the respective scholarship deadline.

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  14. Does UM-Flint offer campus housing?

    Yes, we offer two attractive, convenient, affordable, and safe residence halls on campus. Learn more about campus housing options.

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  15. When and how do I apply for housing?

    Students can apply for housing online. You’re encouraged to submit your application by February 1 to secure your spot.

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  16. How much does university housing cost?

    For costs to live in on-campus First Street housing, visit the First Street Residence Hall website.

    For costs to live in campus-adjacent Riverfront housing, visit the Riverfront Residence Hall website.

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  17. When does the next term start at UM-Flint?

    The fall 2017 term starts on September 5. The winter 2018 term starts on January 3.  For an updated calendar, please see the Registrar's Calendars.

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  18. When and how do I register for classes?

    You’ll get hands-on help registering for classes during mandatory orientation—another great reason to go.

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  19. I planned to start at UM-Flint in the fall but now need to delay my start date. What do I do?

    You can defer your admission up to one calendar year from your application date. Please call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (810) 762-3300.

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  20. I have more questions. Who should I contact?

    Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at:

    Phone:
    (810) 762-3300
    Email:
    admissions@umflint.edu

    We are happy to assist you.

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