First-Year International Students

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Now is the time to become part of the University of Michigan by attending the University of Michigan-Flint. We will be with you every step of the way as you start to plan your future.

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There are a variety of options for you to apply for admission. In addition to our new simplified online application (no fee required), incoming first-year students have the option of applying through the Common Application.

Next Steps

Step 1: Apply Online

Submit your online application as soon as possible to secure your spot. There’s no fee, and you should receive a response within two to four weeks of receiving your documents.

Step 2: Submit Required Documents

Complete and upload the original or attested copies of the documents listed below using iService. Instructions for logging in to iService are emailed to you within 48 hours of processing your application.

iService will not be available from May 27 at 3 p.m. EST to June 6 at 8 a.m. EST for maintenance. Please plan accordingly. If you do need something urgent please email for admissions questions and for any other questions.

Official Transcripts
A transcript is a record of a student’s history and performance at a particular academic institution. First-year applicants must have their official high school/secondary school transcripts submitted to UM-Flint. If the transcript is not already in English, it must be accompanied by an official translation (students cannot do their own translations).

Some countries issue only one original transcript, exam result, or degree certificate. If this applies to you, request an attested document from the institution. Then, send a photocopy of the document (never the original) to the institution that originally issued it. They will verify the photocopy against their records, place the institutional stamp or seal on the photocopy (thereby attesting to its accuracy), put the attested copy into an institutional envelope, and affix their stamp or seal over the envelope closure. The issuing institution can mail the attested copy directly to the International Admissions or you may deliver the unopened envelope to the office in person.

Please note that all documents submitted to UM-Flint become the property of UM-Flint and cannot be photocopied or returned.

Proof of English Proficiency
First-year applicants from non-English-speaking countries are required to submit an English proficiency score demonstrating their level of English language proficiency.

ACT20 (English)
Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)B2
ECPECertificate of Proficiency
ELSCertificate of Completion (ELS Level 112)
English School of CanadaCompletion of ESC University Pathway Program
IELTS (Academic Writing NOT General Training)5.5 overall band
ILSC Education GroupCompletion of ILSC University Pathway Program (Academic Preparation Level A1)
International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC)Completion of ILAC University Pathway Program
iTep AcademicLevel 3.5 or higher
MLC (Michigan Language Center)Advanced Star 1
Pearson PTE Academic50
SATOld SAT Score: 480 (Critical Reading)
New SAT Score: 26 (Reading)
TOEFL61 (Internet Based)
500 (Paper Based)
VGC International CollegeLevel 7

Copy of Valid Passport
International students (F-1 status) are required to have a current, official passport from their country of origin to enter the United States and to attend UM-Flint.

Step 3: Review Your Scholarship Options and Submit Your Affidavit of Financial Support

The 2022 First-Year Merit Scholarship Program offers a wide range of Merit Scholarships for incoming students. Your application to the university is your scholarship application. Admitted students are considered for Merit Scholarships based on their ACT/SAT scores and GPA.

We can accept scores as official in these ways: test scores sent electronically from ACT/SAT or included on an official transcript.

Please note ACT/SAT test scores are not required for admission. Students who don’t have a test score may be eligible to receive the Test Optional First-Year Merit scholarship based on their incoming GPA.

Submitting ACT/SAT test scores may increase your scholarship amount.

Proof of Financial Support
You’ll be asked to complete an affidavit showing proof of financial support. This document can be accessed through iService, and is required to secure an I-20 required for F-1 status. The affidavit provides satisfactory evidence that you have adequate funds to support your academic pursuits at UM-Flint. For more information on tuition and fees for international students please click here.

Step 4: Applying for Housing

Admitted students may complete the housing application and sign their housing contract online.


Contact International Admissions (810) 762-3300 or email

Important Dates & Deadlines

December 1 (Winter Start Date)

I-20 Form (issue deadline)

February 1

Priority Housing Application Deadline

August 1 (Fall Start Date)

I-20 Form (issue deadline)

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Annual Security & 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 Department of Public Safety by calling (810) 762-3330, by email to or in person at DPS at the Hubbard Building at 602 Mill Street; Flint, MI 48502.