Apply to UM-Flint

  1. Can I fax my application?
  2. What is UM-Flint International Center’s mailing address?
  3. How do I use iService?
  4. When do classes begin?
  5. Does UM-Flint offer scholarships? How do I apply for scholarships at the university?
  6. How do I apply? What are UM-Flint’s admission requirements?
  7. When is the deadline to apply?
  8. What is the process after I submit my application?
  9. How do I submit the required application documents?
  10. How can I view my application status? How do I know what documents are missing from my application?
  11. Does UM-Flint offer conditional admission? What is conditional admission?
  12. What are UM-Flint’s English proficiency requirements?
  13. Do I have to take the SAT/ACT or GMAT/GRE?
  14. How will I receive my I-20?
  15. I cannot attend this term, what do I do now?
  16. How can I give someone else authorization to receive information about my application?
  17. What are the tuition and fees?
  18. Is it possible to qualify for in-state tuition rates at UM-Flint?
  19. I’ve completed college-level coursework while in high school. Can I transfer that credit to my UM-Flint degree?

For Admitted Students

  1. How do I set up my student account?
  2. How do I register for orientation and is it required?
  3. How do I register for classes?
  4. How many hours a week will I attend class?
  5. What kind of housing is available at UM-Flint? How do I apply for housing?
  6. Is health care available to me as a student?
  7. What health records do I need to bring?
  8. Is there transportation available from local airports?

Campus and Community life

  1. Are there on-campus jobs? How do I look for on-campus jobs at UM-Flint?
  2. Where can I see a map of the campus?
  3. Can you provide information on campus safety?
  4. What kind of social activities are available to students?
  5. What is there to do in Flint?
  6. What is the weather like in Flint, Michigan?

English Language Program

  1. How do I apply to UM-Flint’s English Language Program? Do I need to submit English proficiency scores to apply?
  2. Does the English Language Program prepare me to take the TOEFL or MELAB?
  3. What testing options are available for international students at UM-Flint?
  4. Do I have to have an English proficiency score to apply for the ELP?
  5. Will I get university credit for attending the English Language Program?
  6. How many levels does UM-Flint’s English Language Program include?
  7. How many class hours per week does the English Language Program offer? What is the class schedule?
  8. How much does UM-Flint’s English Language Program cost?

Apply to UM-Flint

  1. Can I fax my application?

    The International Center does not accept applications via fax. International students should apply online using our SIS (Student Information System).

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  2. What is UM-Flint International Center’s mailing address?

    219 University Center
    303 E Kearsley Street
    Flint, MI 48502-1907

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  3. How do I use iService?

    iService is used for processing immigration materials for incoming and current students at UM-Flint. During the admission process, you will be given login information for iService. This login information will allow you to upload bank statements, academic records, and will allow you to see real-time status updates on your application.

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  4. When do classes begin?

    Fall term: Early September to mid-December
    Winter term: Early January to late April
    Spring term: Early May to late June
    Summer term: Late June to mid-August

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  5. Does UM-Flint offer scholarships? How do I apply for scholarships at the university?

    UM-Flint does offer partial scholarships to qualified international students. These scholarships range from $1,000 USD to $4,000 USD and are only offered to students who apply for the fall semester. Students should submit their complete applications by March 1 for priority scholarship considerations. There is no separate scholarship application. Students who apply for the fall semester and submit their applications before March 1 will be automatically considered for a scholarship.

    Students who choose to live on campus may also apply for a partial housing scholarship. For more information on the housing scholarship, please visit https://www.umflint.edu/reslife/housing-scholarship.

    Once students have been enrolled at UM-Flint for at least one semester, they will become eligible to apply for other partial scholarships through the university.

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  6. How do I apply? What are UM-Flint’s admission requirements?

    Applying to UM-Flint is simple, and most steps can be done online. There is no fee to apply online. Learn how to apply here. In addition to the online application, UM-Flint requires that you submit your official academic records, proof of English proficiency (not required if applying for conditional admission), a copy of the information page of your official passport, a UM-Flint Affidavit of Financial Support, and official bank statements. View Admission Requirements here.

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  7. When is the deadline to apply?

    Undergraduate/Bachelor’s & English Language Program:
    You are encouraged to submit your complete application at least two months before the start of the semester to which you are applying. Students applying for the fall semester should submit their complete application by March 1 for priority scholarship consideration.

    UM-Flint offers rolling admission, which means that you should receive a decision within three weeks of submitting your complete application. Learn how to apply here.

    Graduate:
    Deadlines are specific to program. Please view all application deadlines here: https://www.umflint.edu/graduateprograms/apply/application-deadlines.page

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  8. What is the process after I submit my application?

    If you apply for our English Language Program or an Undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree, the process is as follows:

    • Application is processed
    • Student will receive a uniqname and pin to log in to their student portal (iService) to upload necessary supporting documents
    • Admission decision is made
    • If admitted, student’s I-20, acceptance letter, and admission packet is mailed via UPS Express to student’s preferred mailing address

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  9. How do I submit the required application documents?

    Undergraduate & English Language Program:
    Most documents can be submitted electronically through iService. Within 48 hours of submitting your online application, you should receive an email with your iService ID, pin number, and a link to log in to the limited service portion of iService.

    If you are applying as a transfer student, UM-Flint can make an admission decision using electronic copies of your official university transcripts. However, you are required to submit the original university transcripts to UM-Flint before transfer credit will be awarded.

    Graduate:
    Mail official documents to:

    University of Michigan-Flint
    Graduate Programs
    303 E Kearsley Street
    251 Thompson Library
    Flint, MI 48502-1950

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  10. How can I view my application status? How do I know what documents are missing from my application?

    You can view your application status by logging in to iService at https://www.umflint.edu/international/iservice. The required application documents are listed in your iService checklist.

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  11. Does UM-Flint offer conditional admission? What is conditional admission?

    Yes, UM-Flint offers conditional admission to qualified undergraduate applicants.

    Students who meet UM-Flint’s academic requirements for admission but do not have proof of English proficiency that meets UM-Flint’s requirements may be admitted to UM-Flint under conditional admission. Students admitted under conditional admission are required to take courses in UM-Flint’s intensive English Language Program until they are able to meet UM-Flint’s English proficiency requirements. Once they have met UM-Flint’s English proficiency requirements, they can begin taking courses toward their undergraduate degree without having to reapply to the university.

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  12. What are UM-Flint’s English proficiency requirements?

    Click here to learn more about UM-Flint’s English proficiency requirements.

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  13. Do I have to take the SAT/ACT or GMAT/GRE?

    International students are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission to the university.

    Most graduate degree programs do not require GRE or GMAT. To find out if your program requires GRE or GMAT, visit https://www.umflint.edu/graduateprograms/graduate-programs and click on your program of choice.

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  14. How will I receive my I-20?

    Once a student is admitted to the University of Michigan-Flint, an I-20, acceptance letter, and admissions packet will be mailed via UPS Express to the address provided on the student’s Proof of Financial Support form.

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  15. I cannot attend this term, what do I do now?

    If you are unable to attend the current term, you must fill out a deferral request form in order for us to make the changes to your application. This form can be found by following the Deferral Request link on the International Center’s home page. You can also access the form by logging in through your iService account directly.

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  16. How can I give someone else authorization to receive information about my application?

    Students are allowed to give authorization to others in order to get information regarding their documents and application status. In order to do this, you MUST fill out the Third-Party Pick-Up form in iService. This form is found under the “General Forms” heading.

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  17. What are the tuition and fees?

    Click here to learn more about the total estimated expenses for one academic year (fall and winter semesters) at UM-Flint.

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  18. Is it possible to qualify for in-state tuition rates at UM-Flint?

    All decisions regarding in-state tuition are made by the Residency Classification Office in the Office of the Registrar at the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus. To learn more about the University of Michigan’s guidelines for qualifying for in-state tuition, please visit http://ro.umich.edu/resreg.php.

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  19. I’ve completed college-level coursework while in high school. Can I transfer that credit to my UM-Flint degree?

    You may be eligible for advanced credit at UM-Flint based on:

    • College credits completed during high school
    • International Baccalaureate examinations (higher level only)
    • GCE Advanced-Level examinations
    • Advanced Placement (AP) examinations
    • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
    • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

    Credit you receive may be awarded toward general education requirements, major requirements, and/or elective credits.

    Students seeking credit must send official or certified copies of the following documentation to UM-Flint:

    • Cambridge A/S and A Level Examinations Transfer Equivalency
    • International Baccalaureate Transfer Equivalencies
    • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE) Transfer Equivalency
    • AP Credit Equivalencies

     

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For Admitted Students

  1. How do I set up my student account?

    Admitted students will receive an email with their UMID and Uniqname. Once you receive this information follow the steps below to set up your account:

    • Visit http://My.UMFlint.edu
    • Click Account → Login
    • Click New Student
      • Uniqname
    • Answer questions:
      • Last name
      • What is your date of birth (MMDDYY)?
      • What is your UMID?
    • Click Submit
    • Create your LAN password

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  2. How do I register for orientation and is it required?

    Students are required to attend International Orientation. To register you must first set up your student account. Please see below for instructions:

    • Visit http://my.umflint.edu
    • Click Account → Login
    • Click New Student
      • Uniqname
    • Answer questions:
      • Last name
      • What is your date of birth (MMDDYY)?
      • What is your UMID?
    • Click Submit
    • Create your LAN password
    • Click Student Information System (SIS)
      • Uniqname
      • LAN password
    • Click tab New Students Menu or New Students Start Here
    • Click Register or Reschedule Orientation

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  3. How do I register for classes?

    Before you can register for classes you must create your student account. See above for information on how to set up your student account. Freshman students must first speak with their Academic Advisor before registering for classes. You can find your advisor in your student account:

    • Log in to SIS at http://sis.umflint.edu
    • Click Student Services
    • Click Student Records
    • Click View Your Academic Advisor
      • Advising may be done via email and telephone

    To register for classes:

    • Log in to SIS at http://sis.umflint.edu
    • Click Student Services
    • Click Registration
    • Click Look-up Classes to Add

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  4. How many hours a week will I attend class?

    Undergraduate
    Full-Time: 12 credit hours

    Graduate
    Full-Time: 6-8 credit hours depending on the program

    English Language Program
    Full-Time: 22 credit hours

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  5. What kind of housing is available at UM-Flint? How do I apply for housing?

    UM-Flint offers two on-campus dorms, First Street Residence Hall and Riverfront Residence Hall. Off-campus housing opportunities are also available. Click here to learn more about on-campus housing at UM-Flint, and how to apply.

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  6. Is health care available to me as a student?

    If your I-20 or DS-2019 was issued by UM-Flint, you are required to have health insurance. Health insurance coverage is coordinated through the UM-Flint International Center. Learn more about meeting the health insurance requirement.

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  7. What health records do I need to bring?

    Students are not required to bring vaccination or immunization records to the University of Michigan-Flint. However, please bring any documents that you think you may need for personal reasons while you are in the United States.

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  8. Is there transportation available from local airports?

    UM-Flint provides free transportation from the Flint Bishop International Airport (FNT) to students residing in the Flint area, two weeks prior to the semester start date for fall, winter, and spring semesters. Information to sign up for these services will be in your iService account.

    Taxi services are available from both Flint Bishop International Airport and Detroit Airport (DTW).

    Flint

    • Hey! Taxi: +1 (810) 629-7080
    • International Cab: +1 (810) 691-6396

    Detroit

    • Metro Cars: +1 (800) 456-1701
    • Metro Cab: +1 (734) 997-6500
    • Metroride: +1 (800) 320-1683

     

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Campus and Community life

  1. Are there on-campus jobs? How do I look for on-campus jobs at UM-Flint?

    International students on F-1 or J-1 visas are eligible to work up to 20 hours on campus at UM-Flint. You can search for on-campus jobs at UM-Flint by visiting http://umjobs.org/search and selecting “Flint Campus” as the work location.

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  2. Where can I see a map of the campus?

    You can see a map of the campus here.

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  3. Can you provide information on campus safety?

    Maintaining a safe campus is one of our highest priorities so that students can focus on their studies. UM-Flint is located in the heart of Downtown Flint, one of the safest areas of the city. With a proactive stance on preventing crime on campus and experienced police officers on staff at our Department of Public Safety, UM-Flint has one of the lowest rates of crime of any public university in the state of Michigan. In addition, we have many safety tools and techniques that are used on a regular basis to prevent crime.

    All public universities in Michigan are required by law to share their crime statistics with the public. Our crime statistics for the last few years can be found on the Department of Public Safety website. I encourage you to review our crime statistics, and then compare them to those of other universities in the state. You will find that we have a very good record of crime prevention on campus.

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  4. What kind of social activities are available to students?

    The International Center sponsors numerous Programs & Events on campus throughout the year. The university also has over 100 student organizations that students will be able to participate in. Learn more about the vibrant student life at UM-Flint.

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  5. What is there to do in Flint?

    The city of Flint, and especially the downtown area, is undergoing an exciting revitalization. As a result, there are many opportunities within walking distance from campus for students to engage in Flint’s cultural and recreational experiences, including:

    Please visit http://www.CityofFlint.com for more information.

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  6. What is the weather like in Flint, Michigan?

    Known as “The Great Lakes State,” Michigan has the world’s longest freshwater coastline, sandy beaches, miles and miles of cherry orchards, and even mountains for downhill skiing.

    Michigan is fortunate to have four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn (or fall), and winter. The coldest month is January, with an average high of 29°F/-6°C, and the hottest month is July, with an average high of 83°F/28°C. Many people think our campus is at its best in the fall, when the leaves begin changing colors. But every season has its advantages: boating and biking in the warmer months; skiing and skating when it’s colder.

    For more information about our state, please visit Michigan.org.

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English Language Program

  1. How do I apply to UM-Flint’s English Language Program? Do I need to submit English proficiency scores to apply?

    You do not have to submit English proficiency scores in order to apply to the English Language Program.

    Applying to the English Language Program is simple, and most steps can be done online. There is no fee to apply online. To begin the application process, click here.

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  2. Does the English Language Program prepare me to take the TOEFL or MELAB?

    The English Language Program (ELP) is for students with no English proficiency score or a proficiency score below admission requirements. Conditional admission to UM-Flint degree programs is possible for qualified students. In addition, the ELP offers testing, advising, consulting services for academic units, professional development for the staff, and a number of workshops and student services co-sponsored with the International Center.

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  3. What testing options are available for international students at UM-Flint?

    UM-Flint is a test center for the TOEFL exam. Please click here for more information.

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  4. Do I have to have an English proficiency score to apply for the ELP?

    English proficiency scores are not required for admission into the English Language Program.

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  5. Will I get university credit for attending the English Language Program?

    English Language Program courses are non-credited courses to help improve your English proficiency and prepare you for academic courses. Transcripts are available showing your grades and time spent in the ELP.

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  6. How many levels does UM-Flint’s English Language Program include?

    The English Language Program offers six levels of instruction from beginning to advanced levels. All English Language Program students will take a placement test to help determine the level at which they will start in the program. Learn more.

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  7. How many class hours per week does the English Language Program offer? What is the class schedule?

    The English Language Program offers 22 hours a week of intensive instruction in English language and American culture. View a sample class schedule.

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  8. How much does UM-Flint’s English Language Program cost?

    Learn more about the total estimated expenses of one academic year (fall and winter semesters) of study in UM-Flint’s English Language Program.

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