First-Year Student Admissions

Unlock new opportunities at the University of Michigan-Flint. Challenge yourself to pursue academic excellence, ignite your passion, and embrace community. With a commitment to spurring holistic growth, UM-Flint supports you by cultivating an inclusive campus and providing a breadth of student-focused resources so you can thrive and discover your potential.  

Start your undergraduate adventure at UM-Flint and step into a future filled with possibilities—apply today!

First-year students can apply by submitting our free online application or through the Common Application.

UM-Flint admits undergraduate applicants on a rolling basis. This means that we don’t have an application deadline. We recommend that all students complete the admission process at least one month prior to the start of their first semester, in order to allow time for placement testing, orientation, and evaluation for financial aid and scholarships.

To learn more, please review our academic calendars

How to Apply to UM-Flint

The University of Michigan-Flint’s online application is simple and free. It can be completed by most students in about 10 minutes. First-year students can apply by submitting our free online application or through the Common Application

The University of Michigan-Flint is test-optional, but we encourage students to submit SAT or ACT scores for full scholarship consideration.

Step 1: Apply Online

Admission to the University of Michigan-Flint is competitive. We recommend submitting your online application as soon as possible to secure your spot. It’s free to apply, and the application takes only about ten minutes to complete!

Once you’ve applied and submitted your transcript, you can expect to receive an admission decision within one to two weeks.

Step 2: Submit Official Transcripts

After applying, please request that your high school send UM-Flint an official copy of your transcript. We prefer to receive transcripts electronically. If your school can only send a paper transcript, it should be mailed to the following address: 

University of Michigan-Flint
Office of Admissions
245 University Pavilion
303 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48502-1950

Step 3: Review Your Scholarship Options

The First-Year Merit Scholarship program offers incoming students a wide range of scholarship options. Your application to the university serves as your scholarship application.

While SAT/ACT scores are not required for admission, we recommend submitting your scores for full scholarship consideration. Scholarships are also available for students who do not submit test scores. We accept test scores that are sent by the testing agency or that are included on an official high school transcript.

There is no deadline for most First-Year Merit Scholarships. However, to be considered for our full-tuition scholarship, the True Blue Merit Scholarship, you must be admitted by March 1.

Go Blue Guarantee

Free Tuition with the Go Blue Guarantee!

UM-Flint students are automatically considered, upon admission, for the Go Blue Guarantee, a historic program offering free tuition for high-achieving, in-state undergraduates from lower-income households.
Learn more about the Go Blue Guarantee to see if you qualify and how affordable a Michigan degree can be.

At UM-Flint, we’re committed to making higher education more accessible and affordable for Michigan students. We proudly offer our Go Blue Guarantee, a full-tuition scholarship available to first-year students who:

  • Are eligible for in-state tuition.
  • Are eligible to apply for financial aid.
  • Have family incomes of $65,000 or less and assets below $50,000.
  • Are pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.
  • Are enrolled full-time.
  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or above.

Income and assets are verified each academic year based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and the guarantee requires students to apply for financial aid. First-year students are eligible for up to four years (eight semesters), and transfers are eligible for up to two years (four semesters). Continuing students’ semesters of eligibility are determined based on the number of semesters already attended at UM-Flint.

Next Steps for Admitted First-Year Students

Once you receive your official acceptance letter, you can prepare for your time at UM-Flint. We created a comprehensive list of next steps for admitted students, guiding you through activating your student portal, navigating your placement exams, and more. 

Below, we outline crucial steps to complete to set yourself up for success in your first year!

Apply for Financial Aid

UM-Flint strongly encourages you to submit the FAFSA and include our school code 002327, no matter your financial situation. This qualifies you for various types of financial aid and can help you mitigate your educational costs. UM-Flint has a priority FAFSA deadline of March 1. Submitting your FAFSA by this date ensures you will be considered for all available scholarships and grants.

Visit Us on Campus

UM-Flint invites you to explore our beautiful campus in the heart of downtown Flint! Whether you opt for a weekday campus tour, attend an open house, or schedule a personal appointment with an admissions counselor, you can connect with our staff and students to learn more about how to customize your U-M student experience.

Applying for Housing

Through our student-focused approach and commitment to hospitality, UM-Flint’s Housing & Residential Life fosters a welcoming environment where you can flourish.  

As a first-year student, you can live on campus in the First Street Residence Hall, a modern building with apartment-style suites, and enjoy all our riverfront campus offers. To begin the process, submit your housing application and sign your housing contract online.

Uncover Campus Life

With more than 90 student-led clubs and organizations, you can immerse yourself in campus life and tailor your undergraduate experience to match your interests, goals, and needs. The Division of Student Affairs dedicates itself to shaping UM-Flint into a safe space for all and creating opportunities for you to receive transformative mentorship, enhance your health and well-being, and connect with your peers. 

Connect with UM-Flint’s Admissions Team

Have questions about applying to UM-Flint? We encourage you to reach out to the dedicated staff in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. They’re ready to help you every step of the way by answering any questions and connecting you to essential resources.
Get in touch by calling 810-762-3300 or emailing us at [email protected].

Annual Security and Fire Safety Notice

The University of Michigan-Flint’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASR-AFSR) is available online at The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes Clery Act crime and fire statistics for the preceding three years for locations owned and/or controlled by UM-Flint, the required policy disclosure statements, and other important safety-related information. A paper copy of the ASR-AFSR is available on request made to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) by calling 810-762-3330, by email to [email protected], or in person at DPS at the Hubbard Building at 602 Mill Street, Flint, MI 48502.