First-Year Admission Requirements

Find your path to the University of Michigan-Flint.

University of Michigan-Flint students have a variety of academic and life experiences and we strive to make college accessible for all. Whatever your background, you’re encouraged to apply to UM-Flint. There are three admission paths for you to choose from:

  • Standard
  • Honors Program
  • Promise Scholar

Within each admission segment below, you’ll find examples of some typical minimums:

Standard Program Admission Requirements

Students who meet our standard admission requirements generally have the following minimum GPA to start at UM-Flint:

  • 2.7 high school GPA
  • High school diploma or minimum (GED score of 170)

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, undergrad research, and off-campus study. To be considered for the Honors Program, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 3.7 high school GPA

Learn more about the Honors Program and additional admission requirements.

Promise Scholar Program Requirements

The Promise Scholar Program is designed for students who display the desire and potential to succeed in college, but who don’t meet UM-Flint’s standard admission requirements.

  • Below 2.7 GPA*
    *Requires test scores and interview for admission consideration.
  • High school diploma or minimum (GED score of 170)

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.

If your credentials don’t currently align with one of the above-mentioned pathways, we encourage you to work with your local community college to create a plan to transfer to UM-Flint. For questions 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.
  • 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 don’t 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 and re-evaluate your application.