pathway to completion

Let’s Finish What You Started.

You are not alone.

People just like you have to stop pursuing their educational goals for a variety of reasons. The demands of a family. Work obligations. Financial constraints. 

Whatever your reason for stopping your trajectory toward your degree, the University of Michigan-Flint is here to help you get back on track and get your degree done. 

The Criteria

We know you have what it takes to earn your U-M degree at UM-Flint. Our new Pathway to Completion Program (PTC) is designed for people like you who match this criteria:

  • You have been an active undergraduate student at UM-Flint for at least one semester during the timeframe of Fall 2016 through the end of Winter 2019.
  • You have completed 30 or more credits at UM-Flint
  • You have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.4+ at UM-Flint
  • You have earned at least 90 credits total (30 of the 90 credits must have been earned at UM-Flint) 
  • You have not graduated from another four-year college or university since leaving UM-Flint

Get Started

Fill out this form to join the PTC program.

After we contact you, our expert advisors will work with you on an academic plan that will help you achieve your degree at a speed that works for you. Whether you sign on to go part-time or full-time, we will find a plan that makes sense for you. 

The PTC is also giving you credit for having part of your degree done. As part of this program, you will receive up to nine credits at in-state tuition at no charge to you. This move gives you a financial incentive to join the program today and take advantage of this special opportunity. 

Answers to Your Questions

If you’re still wondering if this program is right for you, consider your earning potential. According to statistics, the cost of dropping out of college can be measured in lost earnings. Each year, people like you lose a combined $3.8 billion nationally in lost earnings. 

You have a chance to take control of your financial future through education. 

You need answers to your questions. Read our FAQs below about the Pathway to Completion program. 

Plus, to help guide you through the process, we have expert advisors who are ready to work with you on your re-entry plan for UM-Flint. 

This is a big decision for you. We are here for you. 

How do I know if I qualify for the Pathway to Completion Grant?
To qualify for the grant, a student must meet all of the following criteria: 

  • Have been an active undergraduate student at UM-Flint for at least one semester during the timeframe of Fall 2016 through the end of Winter 2019.
  • Have completed 30 or more credits at UM-Flint
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.4+ at UM-Flint
  • Have earned at least 90 credits total (30 of the 90 credits must have been earned at UM-Flint) 
  • Have not graduated from another four-year college or university since leaving UM-Flint

What does the Pathway to Completion Grant pay for?
With the generous support from the Mott Foundation, returning students will receive up to 9 credit hours of in-state tuition at no charge to help complete their degree at UM-Flint. Though it is not a requirement, students are encouraged to attend full-time (12+ credits/semester) in anticipation of earning their Michigan degree in a timely manner.

What if I cannot attend classes as a full-time student and need to go part-time (less than 12 credits per semester)? Am I still eligible to participate in the Pathway to Completion Grant?
UM-Flint understands that non-traditional students’ schedules are busy. The university is willing to accommodate those students who need to attend part time. Academic advisors and Financial Aid will help students keep track of their grant monies if the need arises to split the funding between different semesters.

What do I need to do to rejoin UM-Flint?
Students who are interested in coming back to UM-Flint to earn their U-M degree will need to apply as a returning student. Applications are free and can be completed online. The Returning Student application will capture any new information and allow a seamless transition. Any student wishing to return is also encouraged to submit a FAFSA to Financial Aid (use UM-Flint’s code 002327).

What items do I need to submit with my Readmit Application?
Students are strongly encouraged to submit any college transcripts from coursework completed since leaving UM-Flint. Our team will carefully review your credits to determine the maximum amount that can be transferred, depending on your major. During the COVID crisis, the university is working closely with students by accepting unofficial transcripts until official transcripts are available.

What if I have questions about my financial aid status, who should I contact?
The Office of Financial Aid is available to help answer any questions students may have about their aid. Phone and virtual appointments are available. The office can be reached at (810) 762-3444 or financialaidflint@umich.edu. You may also request a virtual appointment.

Who do I contact if I have questions about how to get started?
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is available to answer questions and guide you through the readmission process. The office can be reached at (810) 762-3300 or admissions.flint@umich.edu.