Interview Slots

Interview slots are filling up fast! We highly encourage you to sign up NOW! 


Interview Schedule




Information Session

Information Sessions will resume Fall 2018.




Promise Scholars are part of a Learning Community designed to be an exciting and supportive environment dedicated to academic success, personal development, and community engagement to college. The University of Michigan-Flint Promise Scholar Program seeks to retain and graduate competent and engaged citizens. Our curriculum is designed to help motivated students with diverse academic strengths and interests achieve the goals they have set for themselves and be successful in all aspects of their lives at the University of Michigan–Flint.

Eligibility and Expectations

The Promise Scholar Program is designed for students who display a desire and the potential to succeed in higher education, but who do not meet UM-Flint’s standard admission requirements. To be eligible for this program, students generally have the following minimum SAT/ACT score and GPA combination:

  • 2.3 high school GPA
  • 810 SAT
  • 15 ACT score

Promise Scholar candidates must:

  1. Submit an application to the University of Michigan-Flint. 
  2. Meet the admission requirements for the Promise Scholar Program and proceed with the interview process. 

 Benefits of being a Promise Scholar

  • Build relationships. You will develop close and beneficial relationships with fellow Promise Scholars by sharing classes, activities, and community involvement.
  • Connect with faculty. You will benefit from unique opportunities to interact with, learn from, and even perform research alongside dedicated faculty members.
  • Gain expert guidance. You will enjoy access to a dedicated team of advisors, mentors, and coaches, who can answer questions, provide advice, set up study groups, and ensure you have the resources you need to succeed.
  • Get priority access to classes. You will receive priority when registering for your Promise Scholar Learning Community classes.  You will take classes at convenient times from professors who are aware of the unique needs of new college students and who are dedicated to helping you make the successful transition to college.
  • Participate in hands-on learning. You will have the opportunity to take advantage of shared in-class and out-of-classroom experiences with fellow Promise Scholars to develop your knowledge, hone your skills, and become a leader.

Program Expectations
Students selected following their Promise Scholar Interview must complete the following requirements to maintain their student status:

  • Commit and sign the Promise Scholar Partnership Agreement. This agreement outlines all of the requirements for the program and will be given to students who are selected following their interviews.
  • Attend Freshmen Orientation. For the Fall 2018 admissions, you must sign up for June 14th.  During orientation, your Academic Advisor will consult with you regarding your coursework for your first two semesters.
  • Enroll in a full-time course load for two consecutive semesters (with the assistance of your Academic Advisor).  Included in this coursework will be Promise Scholar Learning Community courses for each of the Fall and Winter semesters, as well as the English courses that you placed into based on your placement exam scores.  These courses will meet General Education requirements.
  • Participate in the Promise Scholar Summer Bridge Program late June 24th through August 15th, 2018.  The Bridge component focuses on academic development, college success strategies, developing critical thinking skills and community building which is necessary for successful transition to and persistence through the university. 
  • Engage in Promise Scholar Program Activities/Requirements over a 4-year period, which includes regularly meeting with your academic advisor, attending academic success workshops, and engaging with the campus community and beyond.
  • Complete courses with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above over 4 years.


Program components consist of the following:

  • Academic Preparedness and Development
  • Study Skills and Time Management
  • Major and Career Exposure
  • Community Engagement
  • Personal Development and Awareness
  • Summer Success Institute 

Current Students

ALL Promise Scholars are required to meet with a Promise Scholar Advisor three times per academic semester for their individualized coaching sessions.

Appointments may be scheduled Monday-Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm.

Click Here to view the Fall 2018 Programming Calendar. 

Schedule Your Coaching Sessions Today!

If students wish to meet with a particular advisor, they are encouraged to reach out to that advisor either through email or by calling the office at (810) 762-3365. For students who do not have a preferred advisor, one of the advisors will personally reach out to students to make appointments. Those who choose to meet with their advisor early in the semester will reap the most benefits.

Appointemnts should be made atleast 1 week prior to the anticipated meeting date. 

Schedule your appointment with Akeia here

Schedule your appointment with Diamond here

Prospective Students

Due to limited space in the Promise Scholars program, applicants must complete an interview to be considered for admissions to the University of Michigan-Flint under this program. 

For frequently asked questions, click here

Promise Scholar Program - Pre-Enrollment Interview

The University of Michigan-Flint’s Promise Scholar Program offers an opportunity for applicants to meet with faculty and staff for a formal conversation that provides applicants with the opportunity to learn more about the Promise Scholar Program and to allow us to learn more about them. Interviewers enjoy meeting applicants and sharing their own UM-Flint experience with students while informing them of the benefits of the Promise Scholar Program.

Due to limited space in the Promise Scholar Program, applicants must complete an interview to be considered for admissions to the University of Michigan-Flint under this program.

Interview sessions, times and locations are indicated below.  All interview sessions are on a first come, first served basis. Interview slots are filling up fast! We highly encourage you to RSVP for the Pre-Enrollment Interview!

Interview Sessions

Interviews are currently closed until Fall 2018.

Promise Scholar Interview Process
The purpose of the required pre-enrollment interview is to:

  • Acclimate you to program expectations
  • Discuss your career goals and aspirations
  • Form relationships with faculty and staff from the Promise Scholar Program
  • Register for the Promise Scholar Summer Experience
  • All interviews will be held at the University of Michigan-Flint Campus. Location include Harding Mott University Center first and second floor

If you have any questions or concerns please contact (810) 762-3365.

To register for your interview, please click here

Information Sessions

Information Sessions are currently closed and will resume in Fall 2018.

Contact Us
Educational Opportunity Initiatives
Room 280 University Center 
303 East Kearsley Street 
Flint, Michigan 48502
(fax) 810.762.3190
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.