Find your path to UM-Flint.

UM-Flint students come to our campus with a variety of academic and life experiences and we have a pathway for each of you. Whatever your academic background or experience, you’re encouraged to apply to UM-Flint. Start by learning more about our multiple paths for admission and the admission requirements for each.

*The University of Michigan-Flint uses a weighted combination of high school GPA and SAT/ACT composite for admission consideration – the higher your GPA, the lower the acceptable SAT/ACT, and vice versa. Within each admission segment below, you'll find examples of some **typical minimums:

Honors Program Admission Requirements

The Honors Program at UM-Flint provides high-achieving students a challenging, rigorous curriculum that includes a variety of honors courses. To be considered for the Honors Program at UM-Flint, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • 3.7 high school GPA 
  • 1260 SAT/27 ACT score

Learn more about the Honors Program and additional admission requirements.

Standard Program Admission Requirements

Students who meet our standard admission requirements generally have the following minimum combination of SAT/ACT score and GPA to start at UM-Flint:

  • High school diploma or minimum ***GED score of 170
  • *2.7 high school GPA, 920 SAT/17 ACT score 

Promise Scholar Program

The Promise Scholar Program is designed for students who display a desire and the potential to succeed in higher education, but who do not meet UM-Flint’s standard admission requirements. To be eligible for this program, students generally have the following minimum SAT/ACT score and GPA combination:

  • *2.3 high school GPA, 830 SAT/15 ACT score

Students who meet the above criteria will be asked to interview for the program. Selections for admissions into the program will be decided through the interview process. Due to this program's limited capacity, students are encouraged to complete the application process by November 15 for the best opportunity to be included in the interview process. 

Apply now or view our first-time freshman application checklist for next steps.

If your credentials do not currently align with one of the above-mentioned pathways, we encourage you to work with your local community college to set up a plan to transfer to UM-Flint. To learn more about admission to UM-Flint, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (810) 762-3300 or email

**Other notes about requirements:

  • These requirements are subject to change.
  • The GPA and SAT/ACT combinations above are examples of typical minimums. Other combinations are acceptable.
  • ACT scores may be submitted instead of SAT scores and vice versa. Both 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. SAT/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 accept your improved credentials (e.g. GPA, SAT/ACT) and re-evaluate your application.

***Due to changes in the test format, students who completed the GED prior to 2014 must have a minimum score of 502. Those completing the test in 2014 or later need a score of 170 or higher.