First-Year (Freshman) Students
Thank you for considering the University of Michigan-Flint. No matter if you’re coming from near or far, our goal is to work with you to make this a successful transition and provide you with a rewarding educational experience. With over 120 programs of study for you to choose from, you’ll not only benefit from specializing in your area of study, you’ll enjoy the academic breadth and depth of a major university all delivered with the attention and support you’d expect to find at a mid-size private college.
The following is a list of requirements for First-Year (Freshman) Students considering the University of Michigan-Flint:
- You are considered a First-Year Student if you are entering college for the first time following high school graduation, even if you have some college credit earned through dual enrollment.
- The GED may be presented in place of a high school diploma.
- Our admission decision takes into account all 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 we receive regarding your leadership qualities, exceptional talents, conduct, and citizenship.
Acceptance to the University of Michigan-Flint
The University of Michigan-Flint uses a weighted combination of high school GPA and ACT composite for admission consideration – the higher your GPA, the lower the acceptable ACT, and vice versa. Following are typical minimums for each of the UM-Flint admission segments:
- Honors Program
3.7 HS GPA and 27 ACT (Requires additional application to the Honors Program)
2.7 HS GPA and 17 ACT
- Challenge Program
2.3 HS GPA and 15 ACT
Notes, and answers to frequently-asked-questions:
- These requirements are subject to change.
- The GPA/ACT combinations above are examples of typical minimums. Other combinations are acceptable.
- SAT scores may be submitted instead of ACT and 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. 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 do not currently meet UM-Flint admission standards but have the potential to do so by improving during your senior year, we will simply defer your decision to provide an opportunity to submit improved credentials (e.g. GPA, ACT).
Fall 2012 Freshman Class Profile
Average GPA: 3.31
Average ACT: 22.23
Use the First-Year Admission Checklist to help you navigate your way through the admission process.