Direct Admission Pathway – High School Seniors

The Direct Admission program at the University of Michigan-Flint takes the stress out of the college admission process, making higher education more accessible. With a steadfast commitment to innovation and cultivating a supportive community, we empower you and other high school seniors to pursue your educational goals with confidence and purpose.

Want to learn more about UM-Flint’s Direct Admission Pathway? Our Office of Undergraduate Admission staff provides all the information and resources you need to become a Wolverine. Reach out to our admission counselors by sending an email to [email protected].

Direct admission allows high school students to be admitted to a college or university without requiring them to meet additional requirements or participate in a competitive application process.

Through our direct admission initiative, UM-Flint partners with high schools in local school districts to identify graduating seniors who meet the university’s academic admission criteria. Qualified students then receive an offer of admission without having to apply.

How Does UM-Flint’s Direct Admission Process Work? 

UM-Flint’s direct admissions pathway streamlines the application process for high school seniors, removing any barriers that may stand in the way of their educational goals:

  • Participating high schools in the surrounding areas share a list of graduating seniors meeting UM-Flint’s admission criteria each fall.
  • UM-Flint then sends admission letters to the qualified students. It’s that easy!

After receiving an admission letter, students interested in attending UM-Flint should submit the following materials:

  • Free online application.
    • This helps the university verify their major, educational background, and contact information.
  • Official high school transcript.
  • SAT or ACT scores for full scholarship consideration (optional but strongly recommended).

The University of Michigan-Flint partners with 15 local school districts to build thriving community relationships and empower ambitious students to pursue their educational and professional goals at UM-Flint. Within the coming year, we plan to collaborate with more districts and extend the Direct Admission pathway to even more high school students across Michigan.

Current participating school districts include:

At the University of Michigan-Flint, you receive a transformative undergraduate education supporting intellectual exploration and new skill acquisition to achieve greatness in whatever you do. 

From a Bachelor of Business Administration to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, we have a degree program that aligns with your interests and sparks creativity.

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.

After you’ve submitted your application, we recommend completing the following steps to stay on track: 

  1. If you plan to enter UM-Flint in fall 2024, file the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and send it to UM-Flint using the school code 002327. The 2025-26 FAFSA is available for the following year on or before January 1, 2025. The FAFSA must be updated and filed each year after that.
  2. Register for new student orientation. UM-Flint does not require an enrollment deposit, so registering for orientation is your way of letting us know you’re ready to be a UM-Flint Wolverine! Orientation registration opens in early January.

Once you receive your official admissions letter, you can prepare for your first year at UM-Flint! We’ve created a checklist of next steps for you to reference. This keeps you on track and organized, ensuring you advance toward earning your U-M degree.

Get to know UM-Flint and the student body by visiting us! From campus tours led by our Admissions Ambassadors to personalized appointments with our admissions counselors, you have numerous options to see the University of Michigan-Flint for yourself.

Want to support your student as they transition to college? Review family member information to learn about key dates, deadlines, upcoming admissions events, and more.

Partner schools share the names and contact information of qualified students with UM-Flint. Contact information is considered directory information under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). It may be shared unless the student or their parent/guardian—if the student is younger than 18—has opted out of such disclosures. No protected information is shared with UM-Flint, such as grades, standardized test scores, enrollment history, or disciplinary records.

We ask that you apply to collect important information about you and your educational plans, such as your up-to-date contact information, anticipated major, and your Social Security number, which is necessary to match your student record with your FAFSA results.

Admitted students are considered for all scholarships and grants ordinarily available to all new students. Learn more about UM-Flint’s financial aid offerings.

An offer of admission is only valid for the term listed on the admissions letter. If you plan to enroll for a later semester, you should submit an online application for that term. 

If you register at another college or university after graduating high school, your application is considered based on our admissions criteria for transfer students.

In rare instances, we may ask that you submit documentation in addition to your application and official high school transcript to determine whether you meet the university’s academic and nonacademic admissions criteria. If this is the case, we will notify you via email.