Welcoming students from around the world.

UM-Flint is a vibrant campus of many cultures, attracting students from around the world who seek a genuine US university experience in an inviting and welcoming community. Here you’ll find admission requirements for international students, including documentation and English language requirements. If you have any questions about the admission process, UM-Flint’s International Center is here to help.

Undergraduate Requirements

All undergraduate applicants, including freshman and transfer students, are required to submit the following to be considered for admission:

  • Application for International Admission
  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of financial support 
  • Proof of English proficiency.
    • Applicants who do not meet the English language requirement may qualify for the UM-Flint Language Pathway Program and be conditionally admitted.  For more information, see Conditional Admission for Undergraduate Students below.
  • Copy of valid passport
  • E-ShipGlobal payment (I-20 mailing cost)

All credentials must be official, original documents, or attested copies of the original.

Official Transcripts
An official transcript, exam result or degree certificate is a verification of your academic record issued in the original language from the original issuing source (i.e., college, university, examining board or secondary school) is required for undergraduate admission. Official documents must arrive to University of Michigan-Flint in the original unopened envelope as issued by the originating institution, with an institutional stamp or signature on the closed envelope flap.

Attested Documents
We understand that many countries issue only one original transcript, exam result or degree certificate. Please do not submit your original copy to University of Michigan-Flint. Instead, request that the issuing institution attest a copy of the document. To request an attested document, send a photocopy (never the original) of the document to the institution that originally issued it. They will verify the photocopy against their records, place the institutional stamp or seal on the photocopy (thereby attesting to its accuracy), put the attested copy into an institutional envelope, and affix their stamp or seal over the envelope closure. The issuing institution can mail the attested copy directly to the International Center or you may deliver the unopened envelope to the office in person.

All documents submitted to University of Michigan-Flint become the property of University of Michigan-Flint and cannot be photocopied or returned.

Upload documents here

Learn more about required documents.

Graduate Immigration Requirements

In addition to meeting the below immigration requirements, graduate applicants should contact the graduate program they are interested in for specific admission requirements. Graduate applicants must submit:

All credentials must be official, original documents, or attested copies of the original. 

Official Transcripts
An official transcript, exam result or degree certificate is a verification of your academic record issued in the original language from the original issuing source (i.e., college, university, examining board or secondary school) is required for undergraduate admission. Official documents must arrive to University of Michigan-Flint in the original unopened envelope as issued by the originating institution, with an institutional stamp or signature on the closed envelope flap.

Attested Documents
We understand that many countries issue only one original transcript, exam result or degree certificate. Please do not submit your original copy to University of Michigan-Flint. Instead, request that the issuing institution attest a copy of the document. To request an attested document, send a photocopy (never the original) of the document to the institution that originally issued it. They will verify the photocopy against their records, place the institutional stamp or seal on the photocopy (thereby attesting to its accuracy), put the attested copy into an institutional envelope, and affix their stamp or seal over the envelope closure. The issuing institution can mail the attested copy directly to the Graduate Programs or you may deliver the unopened envelope to the office in person.

All documents submitted to University of Michigan-Flint become the property of University of Michigan-Flint and cannot be photocopied or returned.

Learn more about immigration documents.

English Language Program Requirements

Undergraduate international students interested in applying to the English Language Program (ELP) at UM-Flint to build English language skills must submit the following:

All credentials must be official, original documents, or notarized, attested copies of the original.

Official Transcripts
An official transcript, exam result or degree certificate is a verification of your academic record issued in the original language from the original issuing source (i.e., college, university, examining board or secondary school) is required for undergraduate admission. Official documents must arrive to University of Michigan-Flint in the original unopened envelope as issued by the originating institution, with an institutional stamp or signature on the closed envelope flap.

Attested Documents
We understand that many countries issue only one original transcript, exam result or degree certificate. Please do not submit your original copy to University of Michigan-Flint. Instead, request that the issuing institution attest a copy of the document. To request an attested document, send a photocopy (never the original) of the document to the institution that originally issued it. They will verify the photocopy against their records, place the institutional stamp or seal on the photocopy (thereby attesting to its accuracy), put the attested copy into an institutional envelope, and affix their stamp or seal over the envelope closure. The issuing institution can mail the attested copy directly to the International Center or you may deliver the unopened envelope to the office in person.

All documents submitted to University of Michigan-Flint become the property of University of Michigan-Flint and cannot be photocopied or returned.

Upload documents here

Students interested in participating in our English Language Program (ELP) may also apply online using ApplyESL. 

Learn more about immigration documentation.
 

UM-Flint English Language Pathway Program for Conditionally Admitted Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate freshman and transfer students who do not meet the language proficiency requirement may be admitted to the UM-Flint English Language Pathway Program on a conditional basis. 

  • Students admitted to the English Language Program with a 5.0 overall IELTS score (or the equivalent) as confirmed by the English Placement Test (EPT), may be placed in Level Six full-time. Students in Level Six may also have the option of concurrently taking up to 4 credit hours of select academic courses.  
  • Enrolled students will matriculate as a UM-Flint degree-seeking student upon successful completion of ELP full-time (Level Six) with a grade 'B' or better.
  • Students in the English Language Pathway Program are required to enroll in LIN104 during their first year of academic studies after successful completion of the ELP.