When you’re ready to take the next step

Once you’ve been admitted to a UM-Flint graduate program, take the next steps in your educational journey and prepare to reach your academic as well as professional goals. If you have any questions about the admission process, contact the Office of Graduate Programs at (810) 762-3171 or email FlintGradOffice@umich.edu. We’re here to help you advance your knowledge and your future.

STEP 1: VISIT MY.UMFLINT.EDU

This online portal is your information connection to UM-Flint. From My.UMFlint.edu, you’ll be able log in to the Student Information System (SIS) to register and pay for classes, schedule advising, check your financial aid status, get updates from the university, upload documents, and more. Learn more about using SIS.

Your Uniqname and UMID needed to log in to My.UMFlint.edu were sent to you by the Office of Graduate Programs. If you need to create your uniqname visit the "Uniqname & Account Setup" website: https://accounts.it.umich.edu/uniqname/terms/, For additional instructions about this process, see "Set Up Your Uniqname and Account" at http://documentation.its.umich.edu/node/672.

STEP 2: REGISTER FOR AND ATTEND ORIENTATION

For your convenience, UM-Flint offers an online graduate student orientation designed to introduce you to policies, procedures, and other information you need to know. We also encourage you to attend our on-campus graduate student orientation for a personal introduction to UM-Flint. 

Many graduate programs also hold their own mandatory orientations so be sure to check directly with your program.

STEP 3: MAKE ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT (IF REQUIRED)

Certain graduate programs require students to submit an enrollment deposit to secure their space. Check here to find out if your program requires a deposit, and for instructions on how to make your deposit online, by check, or by money order.

STEP 4: LOG IN TO YOUR UM-FLINT EMAIL ACCOUNT

Log in to and set up your university email account at email.umflint.edu, using the same password you used to set up My.UMFlint.edu.

Then be sure to check your email often for tuition payment information, registration dates, financial aid options, and other important information.

STEP 5: CHECK OUT BLACKBOARD AT BB.UMFLINT.EDU

Blackboard is the online course management system used by many classes to share important information. While you’re there, visit the online Graduate Student Community for announcements.

STEP 6: MEET WITH YOUR ADVISOR

You’ll find a partial listing of graduate program advisors here. Your assigned advisor should have also been included in your admission letter. Schedule time to meet with your program advisor for guidance on selecting classes to ensure on-time graduation. If you’re unsure who your advisor is, contact your graduate program.

STEP 7: REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Log in to the Student Information System (SIS) to register for courses online.

STEP 8: M-Card & Parking Pass Procedures

M-Card & Parking Pass Procedures*: Students must be registered for courses before they can pick up Mcard and Parking Pass

TO OBTAIN YOUR MCARD

1. Log onto https://mcard.umflint.edu

2. Upload a photo as outlined in the photo requirements – you will receive an email confirmation if the photo you submitted was accepted or rejected. If rejected, please submit a new photo following the guidelines.

3. Pick up your Mcard at your orientation session or on-campus at your convenience.

Be sure to complete this process no later than three days prior to your arrival to campus in order to have your M-card available for pick-up.

TO OBTAIN YOUR PARKING PASS

1. Go to https://my.umflint.edu and click on ‘Parking’ in the Dashboard menu

2. Register your vehicle

3. Pick up your parking pass at orientation

4. This parking pass will be valid for one academic year.

You must complete both of these processes online in order to receive these items. If you do not do them prior to coming to campus, you can pick up both of these items at a later date in the ITS Computer Lab in 206 Murchie Science Building.

*If you still have an Mcard that hasn’t expired from when you were an undergraduate student, this is still a good card; you do not need to get a new one until it expires.

STEP 9: ATTEND ORIENTATION

If you plan on attending on-campus orientation, the Office of Graduate Programs will send you the date, time, and location. You’ll also receive an orientation invitation with additional details.

Other Important Information

Bookstore Contact, click here.

Enrollment Verification

View the criteria for full-time enrollment for graduate students.

Academic Standing Policies

View the academic standing requirements needed to maintain status as a graduate student at UM-Flint.

Changing Degree Programs

Current UM-Flint graduate students seeking admission to a new or additional UM-Flint graduate degree or certificate program should submit the application for dual degree or change of program. If you wish to change or add a concentration, please consult with your department or program advisor.

Extenuating circumstance enrollment deposit refund form here