International admissions

Welcome to the University of Michigan-Flint!

UM-Flint welcomes a thriving international community of learners and educators. Students come from around the world for rigorous academic programs, small campus, excellent student-faculty ratio, and highly respected University of Michigan degree. We look forward to welcoming you to our global campus community.

First-Year International Students

To attend UM-Flint as an admitted international student, you will be required to fill out our application and have the following documentation. 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.

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. 

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

TestScore
ACT20 (English)
Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)B2
Duolingo85
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
MET46
MLC (Michigan Language Cen ter)Advanced Star 1
Pearson PTE Academic50
SATOld SAT Score: 480 (Critical Reading)
New SAT Score: 26 (Reading)
STEP-EIKENPre-1
TOEFL61 (Internet Based)
500 (Paper Based)
173 (Computer Based)
VGC International CollegeLevel 7
  • Transfer students from a U.S. institution must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at an accredited institution with completion of courses equivalent to our ENG 111 and/or ENG 112 receiving a “C” or higher.
  • Freshman students who have attended four years in a U.S. high school with grades of “C”/2.0 or better in all English classes; Must submit official transcripts to verify.

*NOTE: UM-Flint’s TOEFL institution code is 1853

All English proficiency scores can be submitted via iService except Duolingo. 

For a list of countries that UM-Flint does not usually require an English proficiency score from, click here.

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.

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 used to determine whether you are eligible for admission to UM-Flint, 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. 

Attested Documents
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.

International Transfer Students

To attend UM-Flint as an international transfer student, you will be required to fill out our application and have the following documentation. 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.

Transcripts & Credit Transfers
A transcript is a record of a student’s history and performance at a particular academic institution. We require hard copies in order for us to complete the transfer credit equivalencies.

Proof of English Proficiency
Transfer students from a U.S. institution must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at an accredited institution with completion of courses equivalent to our ENG 111 and/or ENG 112 receiving a “C” or higher. If you are transferring from an international institution, submit your English Proficiency documents in iService.

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 used to determine whether you are eligible for admission to UM-Flint, 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.

Transfer-In Form
If you are transferring from a United States institution, we require you to fill out a transfer-in form in I-Service. If you are transferring in from another international institution, skip this step.

International Graduate Students

Learn all about the important international graduate student information you need to know, including requirements, deadlines, forms and more here.

Exchange Visitors & Scholars (J-1)

The general purpose of the Exchange Visitor Program is to promote international educational and cultural exchange to develop mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries.

At UM-Flint, there are three types of J-1 exchange visitors:

  • students
  • visiting scholars
  • visiting professors

Note: An exchange visitor must not be a candidate for a tenure-track position.

J-1 exchange visitor requirements: 

  • J-1 students must be admitted to a degree program for a full course of study or be engaged full time in a non-degree course of study.
  • J-1 visiting research scholars primarily conduct research, observe, or consult in connection with a research project. The visiting scholar may also teach or lecture.
  • J-1 visiting professors primarily teach, lecture, observe, or consult. The visiting professor may also conduct research.
  • J-1 visiting short term scholars can be professors, research scholars, specialists, or persons with similar education or accomplishments coming to the U.S. on a short-term visit for the purpose of lecturing, observing, consulting, training, or demonstrating special skills.
  • J-1 specialists are individuals who are experts in a field of specialized knowledge or skill who come to the U.S. for observing, consulting or demonstrating those special skills.

The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program is administered by the Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation, in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Our J-1 Program is overseen by the Academic and Government Division.

Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation
ECA/EC/AG – SA-44, Room 732
301 4th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20547
(202) 203-5029
Jvisas@state.gov

DACA Students

The University of Michigan welcomes and supports students without regard to their immigration status. We will continue to admit students in a manner consistent with our non-disclination policy. Once students are admitted, the University of Michigan is committed to fostering an environment in which each student can flourish. – University of Michigan President, Mark S. Schlissel

Applicants who are currently in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Status will need to apply using the International (Non-U.S. Citizen) First-Year or Transfer application. Select “Non Citizen – Other or No Visa” for your citizenship status. List your citizenship and specify “Other Visa Type” for questions relating to visa status. Since deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful status please complete the rest of the fields. 

Other online resources:

Annual Security & Fire Safety Notice
The University of Michigan-Flint’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASR-AFSR) is available online at go.umflint.edu/ASR-AFSR. 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 UM-Flint.CleryCompliance@umich.edu or in person at DPS at the Hubbard Building at 602 Mill Street; Flint, MI 48502.