Your graduate program application checklist.

Simplify your application process with the following general checklist. Be sure to check with the graduate program you’re interested in for program-specific application instructions and admission requirements.

International students, be sure to visit the International Students page as well for additional information on applying. 

STEP 1: APPLY TO YOUR GRADUATE PROGRAM

To find out what application type is appropriate for you and your program, click here. View application deadlines.

STEP 2: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FEE

Graduate program applicants are required to pay a nonrefundable $55 application fee, payable by credit card, check, or money order drawn from a US bank.

  • To pay by credit card, enter your credit card information when prompted while completing the online application for your program. For paper applications, attach the application fee payment form.
  • To pay by check or money order, make it payable to University of Michigan-Flint and submit payment with your application. Include the applicant’s name and date of birth on the front of the payment.

Need-based application fee grants are available to students who qualify. Learn more here.

STEP 3: SUBMIT YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

Contact every college or university you have attended and request that official transcripts be sent directly to:

University of Michigan-Flint
Office of Graduate Programs

251 Thompson Library
303 E Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48502-1950

Institutions may send official electronic transcripts to graduate@umflint.edu.

An official transcript is one that is sent directly to UM-Flint from the issuing institution. It must bear the college seal, date, and signature of the registrar. Transcripts issued “to the student” are not official and cannot be accepted.

If you attended UM-Flint as an undergraduate, your UM-Flint transcript will automatically be submitted. If you previously attended UM-Flint and submitted official transcripts from other colleges and universities at the time you were admitted, they may still be on file with the registrar, and we will attempt to obtain those transcripts on your behalf. If they are no longer on file, it will be your responsibility to request those transcripts directly from the issuing institutions.

Learn more about our policies for transferring graduate credit earned at another institution.

STEP 4: SUBMIT LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Many graduate programs require applicants to provide letters of recommendation, which may be submitted online or by mail. Learn how to submit letters of recommendation

Be sure to check with the graduate program you’re applying to for specific requirements regarding letters of recommendation.

STEP 5: SUBMIT YOUR ESSAY IF REQUIRED

Your graduate program may also require you to submit an essay. Essay requirements, if any, are detailed on the website for the graduate program that interests you. Essays may be submitted online here

 

STEP 6: SUBMIT YOUR RÉSUMÉ IF REQUIRED

Many graduate programs at UM-Flint require applicants to submit a résumé or curriculum vitae (CV). Check with your specific graduate program for résumé requirements. Résumés may be uploaded and submitted online here.

STEP 7: CHECK YOUR APPLICATION STATUS

Once you’ve applied through the graduate program that interests you, you can check your application status online here. This link will tell you which documents have been received, which still need to be submitted, and your admission decision.

Other Students

Click on the appropriate link to view specific application steps and requirements for: