Application FAQ

  1. When should I apply?
  2. How do I apply?
  3. I’ve forgotten my Login ID and PIN for my online application. Can I get new ones?
  4. Is there an application fee?
  5. What are your admission requirements?
  6. I’m in the Mott2UM-Flint concurrent enrollment program and want to transfer to UM-Flint. What are the admission requirements?
  7. What do I need to submit along with my application?
  8. How do I check my application status?
  9. How do I change my personal information (phone number, address, etc) on my application?
  10. When do I need to submit my official transcripts?
  11. What is an official transcript?
  12. How do I request my transcript to be sent?
  13. How long will it take for my transcript to be received?
  14. How will I know if you’ve received my transcript?
  15. What credits will transfer to UM-Flint?
  16. What are Merit Scholarships and how do I apply?
  17. What other scholarships and financial aid do you offer?
  18. Who can I contact for help with my application, transcripts, and other documents?
  19. How can I visit the campus?
  20. I scheduled a campus tour but can’t remember when. How can I find out when my tour is?
  21. I scheduled a campus tour but need to cancel or reschedule. How do I do that?
  22. When will I receive an admissions decision?
  23. Where is the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and what are the hours?
  24. I am a current high school student, veteran student, international student, Mott2UM-Flint student, readmitting student, guest student, Genesee Early College student, online student, or non-candidate for degree. Where can I find information about applying to UM-Flint?
  25. What is a non-candidate for degree (NCFD) student?
  26. I want to cancel/withdraw my application. How do I do that?
  27. I have more questions. Who should I contact?

UM-Flint FAQ

  1. What is the difference between the UM-Flint campus and the Ann Arbor campus?
  2. Will I graduate from UM-Flint with a University of Michigan degree? What will my degree look like?
  3. How much does it cost to attend UM-Flint? How much does it cost per year, per credit hour, and per semester?
  4. How do I qualify for in-state tuition, and how can I petition for residency status?
  5. Where can I learn more about UM-Flint?
  6. Where can I learn more about the community of Flint?
  7. What academic/degree programs do you offer?
  8. What is campus life like at UM-Flint?
  9. I want to stop receiving information from UM-Flint. How do I do that?

Admitted Students FAQ

  1. What is the College Student Inventory (CSI) and why do I need to complete it?
  2. How do I log in to the Student Information System (SIS)?
  3. Why should I attend orientation?
  4. How do I sign up for orientation?
  5. What placement tests do I need to take before I can start as a transfer student?
  6. Am I required to meet with an academic advisor?
  7. Do I need to schedule an appointment to take my placement tests?
  8. When do I get a UM-Flint email account?
  9. How do I log in to my UM-Flint email account?
  10. When should I apply for financial aid?
  11. How do I apply for financial aid?
  12. What scholarships do you offer and how do I apply?
  13. How will I know if I’ve been awarded a scholarship?
  14. Does UM-Flint offer campus housing?
  15. When and how do I apply for housing?
  16. How much does university housing cost?
  17. When does the next term start at UM-Flint?
  18. When and how do I register for classes?
  19. I planned to start at UM-Flint in the fall but now need to delay my start date. What do I do?
  20. I have more questions. Who should I contact?


Application FAQ

  1. When should I apply?

    UM-Flint has many application deadlines for when future students can apply.  Click here to learn more about UM-Flint's application deadlines.   

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  2. How do I apply?

    Students are encouraged to apply online—it’s convenient and there’s no application fee. Applications can also be downloaded and mailed/faxed to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    University of Michigan-Flint
    303 E Kearsley Street
    245 University Pavilion
    Flint, MI 48502-1950
    Fax: (810) 762-3272

    View online application.

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  3. I’ve forgotten my Login ID and PIN for my online application. Can I get new ones?

    If you’ve forgotten your online application information, the Admissions Office can reset this information for you. Simply email admissions@umflint.edu or contact us by phone (810-762-3300) with your name.  

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  4. Is there an application fee?

    If you apply online, there is no application fee. If you mail or fax in your application, a $30 nonrefundable application fee must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Payment can be by check made out to University of Michigan-Flint, or by money order.

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  5. What are your admission requirements?

    To qualify for admission, transfer students must meet the following requirements:

    • Minimum 2.0 college GPA for students who have completed 24 or more college credits
    • High school GPA will be considered for students with fewer than 24 college credits

    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions looks at applicants’ academic record as well as a variety of nonacademic qualities, including leadership, civic engagement, and demonstrated potential to thrive in higher education.

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  6. I’m in the Mott2UM-Flint concurrent enrollment program and want to transfer to UM-Flint. What are the admission requirements?

    Transfer students participating in our Mott2UM-Flint concurrent enrollment programs must meet the following requirements:

    • Minimum of 2.5 GPA for students with 32 or fewer total earned college credits
    • High school GPA will be considered for students with fewer than 24 college credits. A minimum 2.0 high school GPA is required

    Learn more about the Mott2UM-Flint concurrent enrollment program.

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  7. What do I need to submit along with my application?

    In addition to your application, we will also need the following:

    Official transcripts: Request all previously attended and current post-secondary schools to send your official transcripts to the UM-Flint Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    Students with fewer than 24 college credits will also need to have their official high school transcripts submitted, including any Advanced Placement (AP) scores, if applicable.

    All official transcripts must be received by July 1.

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  8. How do I check my application status?

    You can check your application status online at any time. Your login is your date of birth and the email address you provided on your application.

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  9. How do I change my personal information (phone number, address, etc) on my application?

    Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (810) 762-3300 or admissions@umflint.edu

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  10. When do I need to submit my official transcripts?

    Your official high school transcripts must be received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by July 1.

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  11. What is an official transcript?

    We can accept transcripts as official in three ways:

    • Transcripts sent by mail directly from the institution
    • Transcripts sent using an electronic service, such as Docufide, Parchment, National Clearinghouse, etc. through the institution’s website
    • Official transcripts that are delivered either by mail or in person that are still in the institution’s original, sealed, unbroken envelope

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  12. How do I request my transcript to be sent?

    To request your official community college or university transcript, contact the institution’s registrar. You may also find a link on the institution’s website that will allow you to order your transcript online.

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  13. How long will it take for my transcript to be received?

    It depends on how quickly your institution prepares it and how they send it to UM-Flint (i.e. electronic, or mail). If your high school uses Parchment for electronic transcripts (most in Michigan do) we will likely receive your transcript within one day of it being submitted to Parchment. In other cases expect about a week for your school to prepare and then mail your transcript to us.

    Though institutions differ, colleges that use electronic transcripts are commonly delivered within a couple business days. If they send a paper copy, expect 1-2 weeks. Transcripts from Mott Community College are normally received in 1-2 days.

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  14. How will I know if you’ve received my transcript?

    You can check your application status online anytime. In most cases you’ll be able to see that we’ve received your transcript within just a few hours of it being delivered. If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (810) 762-3300 or admissions@umflint.edu.

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  15. What credits will transfer to UM-Flint?

    All academic coursework completed at a regionally accredited institution with a grade of “C”/2.0 or higher will transfer to UM-Flint. For a more detailed response, please review the “Transfer Student Information” in the Admissions section of the University’s catalog.

    Use our simple online credit transfer evaluator to see which of your credits will transfer to UM-Flint. You can also meet with a UM-Flint Admissions Counselor to go over your credits and see where you stand.

    Completed course work that is not listed in the online credit transfer evaluator, could still transfer into UM-Flint.  Send official transcripts to be reviewed. 

    A number of other transfer credit related questions can also be addressed through our transfer credit FAQs.

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  16. What are Merit Scholarships and how do I apply?

    Thanks to the generous contributions of our alumni and other donors, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers a number of merit scholarships for transfer students. These scholarships aim to support academic excellence, extracurricular activities, service to the university and community, as well as student research. Learn more at umflint.edu/other-merit-scholarships.

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  17. What other scholarships and financial aid do you offer?

    UM-Flint offers a variety of financial aid options including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs to help make your university degree even more affordable. Learn more about financial aid options.

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  18. Who can I contact for help with my application, transcripts, and other documents?

    Our Admissions Counselors are happy to help you with your application process and answer any questions. Contact an Admissions Counselor.

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  19. How can I visit the campus?

    We offer scheduled tours led by current students, as well as a wide range of upcoming events and information sessions for transfer students. Learn more about visiting our campus.

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  20. I scheduled a campus tour but can’t remember when. How can I find out when my tour is?

    Tours can be scheduled through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  After you register for the tour, you will be sent an email confirming the date and time of the tour. If you need additional assistance, please contact us at (810) 762-3300.

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  21. I scheduled a campus tour but need to cancel or reschedule. How do I do that?

    To cancel your tour, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions either by phone at (810) 762-3300 or by emailing admissions@umflint.edu. You can reschedule a tour at your convenience online.

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  22. When will I receive an admissions decision?

    You can expect an admissions decision two to four weeks after we receive your documents needed to process your application. You can check on your application status online at any time.

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  23. Where is the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and what are the hours?

    Office Undergraduate Admissions
    University of Michigan-Flint
    303 E Kearsley Street
    245 University Pavilion
    Flint, MI 48502-1950
    Office Hours
    Monday&thsp;-&thsp;Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Our contact information is:
    Phone: (810) 762-3300
    Fax: (810) 762-3272
    Email: admissions@umflint.edu

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  24. I am a current high school student, veteran student, international student, Mott2UM-Flint student, readmitting student, guest student, Genesee Early College student, online student, or non-candidate for degree. Where can I find information about applying to UM-Flint?

    To learn more about applying to UM-Flint as other than a transfer student, click on the appropriate link below.

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  25. What is a non-candidate for degree (NCFD) student?

    Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and/or are interested in taking a few classes for personal enrichment, continuing education, or teacher’s certification are considered NCFD students. NCFD students are not eligible for financial aid. Learn more about NCFD.

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  26. I want to cancel/withdraw my application. How do I do that?

    You may email the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@umflint.edu to request cancellation of your application.

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  27. I have more questions. Who should I contact?

    Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at:
    Phone: (810) 762-3300
    Fax: (810) 762-3272
    Email: admissions@umflint.edu


UM-Flint FAQ

  1. What is the difference between the UM-Flint campus and the Ann Arbor campus?

    There are several differences between the Flint and Ann Arbor campuses. While we both offer a quality Michigan education, some primary differences in our campuses are the difference in size, admission criteria, and program offerings. We encourage prospective students to visit both campuses to see which one is a better fit for them.  

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  2. Will I graduate from UM-Flint with a University of Michigan degree? What will my degree look like?

    You will earn a degree from the University of Michigan. Your diploma will be a University of Michigan diploma, and will also note that your diploma is “certified . . . upon the recommendation of The University of Michigan-Flint.”

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  3. How much does it cost to attend UM-Flint? How much does it cost per year, per credit hour, and per semester?

    For a breakdown of tuition and costs, as well as available financial aid, visit our Tuition website.

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  4. How do I qualify for in-state tuition, and how can I petition for residency status?

    You may qualify for in-state tuition in any of the following three ways:

    • Residence. By demonstrating that you are a permanent legal resident of the state of Michigan;
    • Attendance. By demonstrating that you attended an accredited Michigan high school and accredited Michigan middle or junior high school; OR
    • Service. By demonstrating that you or a family member are serving or have served in the US military or Public Health Service

    You may meet the criteria under more than one part of these guidelines; you are not required to determine eligibility under all three parts. For more details, including how to apply for in-state tuition classification, visit the [Residency section on the UM-Ann Arbor website].

    Students who wish to be considered for in-state tuition must file an [Application for Resident Classification]. The deadline dates for submitting an Application for Resident Classification apply to the term for which residency is sought and are as follows: September 30 for fall term; January 31 for winter term; July 31 for spring, spring/summer; and summer terms. Applications must be received in the Residency Classification Office by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date. Applicants who do not file by the deadline will be responsible for paying nonresident tuition.

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  5. Where can I learn more about UM-Flint?

    Learn more about our university here.

    Read about the history of UM-Flint here.

    Find out why our approach to engaged learning works.

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  6. Where can I learn more about the community of Flint?

    The community of Flint is undergoing a dynamic transformation, and our campus and students are playing a vital role in that revitalization. Learn more about Flint’s heritage and its cultural and recreational opportunities as a modern urban destination and college town.

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  7. What academic/degree programs do you offer?

    UM-Flint offers over 120 degree programs representing in-demand and emerging fields. Learn more about our academic programs.

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  8. What is campus life like at UM-Flint?

    UM-Flint students are encouraged to engage in their campus and their community through a wide variety of student life opportunities. Learn more about campus life at UM-Flint, including student-run clubs and organizations, athletics, Greek life, leadership development, and other ways to get involved on and off campus.

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  9. I want to stop receiving information from UM-Flint. How do I do that?

    You may email the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@umflint.edu to request removal of your name from our mailing list.

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Admitted Students FAQ

  1. What is the College Student Inventory (CSI) and why do I need to complete it?

    The CSI is a brief online student survey that allows you to share your hopes, goals, concerns, interests, questions, and expectations for your university experience. By completing the CSI, you’ll be helping us make sure you get the most from your UM-Flint education with the support and services you need to thrive in the classroom and on campus.

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  2. How do I log in to the Student Information System (SIS)?

    1. Visit umflint.edu.
    2. Click My and choose Login.
    3. Click New Student.
    4. Enter your uniqname, included in your letter of admission.
    5. Answer the next series of questions and enter your UM-Flint ID number.
    6. Click Submit.
    7. Create your LAN password.
    8. Click Student Information System (SIS).
    9. Log in with your uniqname and LAN password.
    10. Click on New Students Menu or New Students Start Here.

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  3. Why should I attend orientation?

    Transfer students are required to attend orientation. For added convenience, you have the option to complete your orientation online. More than mandatory, orientation is a great way to learn your way around campus, find out about student services and support available to you, meet fellow transfer students as well as faculty and staff, and get hands-on help registering for classes. Learn more.

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  4. How do I sign up for orientation?

    Log in to the Student Information System (SIS). Click on the “New Students Menu,” and then click on “Register or Reschedule for Orientation.” Note: You must be admitted before you can register for or attend orientation.

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  5. What placement tests do I need to take before I can start as a transfer student?

    Placement exams are administered in the Student Success Center (Academic Advising) on a walk-in basis during normal office hours: Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 pm, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

    Placement tests are also offered online as part of the pre-orientation process. Placement exams should be completed at least two weeks before your on-campus orientation session. Information regarding taking placement exams is included in your admissions packet. For additional information, please review the placement exam guidelines online.

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  6. Am I required to meet with an academic advisor?

    Transfer students are not required to meet with an academic advisor, but you are welcome to do so. Your academic advisor can help you select the right courses to stay on track toward your degree. Call (810) 762-3085 or email studentsuccess@umflint.edu to schedule an appointment.

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  7. Do I need to schedule an appointment to take my placement tests?

    Placement exams are administered in the Student Success Center (Academic Advising) on a walk-in basis during normal office hours: Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Transfer students who select online orientation should schedule an appointment with their Academic Advisor or contact the Student Success Center to obtain current walk-in opportunities, prior to registering for classes. Transfer students who participate in on-campus orientation will meet with their advisor at their orientation session. If you have further questions, please contact the Student Success Center at (810) 762-3085 or studentsuccess@umflint.edu.

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  8. When do I get a UM-Flint email account?

    You are given a UM-Flint email account after you’ve been admitted. Your letter of admission includes instructions on logging in to your UM-Flint email account. For help setting up and accessing your UM-Flint email account, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (810) 762-3300 or email admissions@umflint.edu.

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  9. How do I log in to my UM-Flint email account?

    1. Go to https://email.umflint.edu
    2. Enter your email uniqname and LAN password, included in your letter of admission

    We encourage you to check your UM-Flint email often for important notices and information.

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  10. When should I apply for financial aid?

    Financial aid applications open on January 1. We encourage you to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible at FAFSA.gov. Be sure to include our school code 002327 to have your information sent directly to UM-Flint.

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  11. How do I apply for financial aid?

    Starting January 1, go to FAFSA.gov to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to include our school code 002327 to have your information sent directly to UM-Flint.

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  12. What scholarships do you offer and how do I apply?

    UM-Flint offers a range of scholarships for students from all academic and economic backgrounds. Learn more about our scholarships and how to apply.

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  13. How will I know if I’ve been awarded a scholarship?

    The Admissions Office notifies students of Admissions Merit scholarship offers following our posted deadlines in December and July. Students who are selected can expect to receive an email and written letter in the month following the respective scholarship deadline.

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  14. Does UM-Flint offer campus housing?

    Yes, we offer two attractive, convenient, affordable, and safe residence halls on campus. Learn more about campus housing options.

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  15. When and how do I apply for housing?

    Students can apply for housing online. You’re encouraged to submit your application by February 1 to secure your spot.

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  16. How much does university housing cost?

    For costs to live in on-campus First Street housing, visit the First Street Residence Hall website.

    For costs to live in campus-adjacent Riverfront housing, visit the Riverfront Residence Hall website.

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  17. When does the next term start at UM-Flint?

    The fall 2017 term starts on September 5. The winter 2018 term starts on January 3.  For an updated calendar, please see the Registrar's Calendars.

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  18. When and how do I register for classes?

    You’ll be able to register for classes during orientation—another great reason to attend.

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  19. I planned to start at UM-Flint in the fall but now need to delay my start date. What do I do?

    You can defer your admission up to one calendar year from your application date. Please call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (810) 762-3300.

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  20. I have more questions. Who should I contact?

    Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at:
    Phone: (810) 762-3300
    Fax: (810) 762-3272
    Email: admissions@umflint.edu

    We are happy to assist you.

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