Once admitted to a graduate program, you may have the option to defer admission if you are unable to attend the semester in which you were initially admitted. If this option is available (please contact your program), you may defer your admission for up to one calendar year. Please email the Office of Graduate Programs at FlintGradOffice@umich.edu to defer admission. Please note some programs only admit for certain semesters of the year.
Applicants who do not meet certain admission requirements may be given conditional admission upon recommendation of the program director. Conditional admission must be given when the applicant has not yet completed the baccalaureate degree or has not provided an official transcript from the issuing institution confirming the conferral of the baccalaureate degree. Other instances in which conditional admission may be given:
- Applicant has not completed prerequisite course(s) with required grades
- Applicant has not completed required entrance exam(s) (e.g., GRE, GMAT)
- Applicant has not submitted copy of a required license or certificate
- Other instances as identified by the department and Office of Graduate Programs
When a student is given conditional admission, the applicant must submit appropriate documentation that the conditions of admission have been met to the Office of Graduate Programs. The Director of Graduate Admissions will review the documentation and make a determination on whether or not to give the applicant standard admission. If approved, the student’s record will be updated to reflect their new admission status in the effective term.
Applicants who do not meet a program’s stated minimum grade point average (GPA) or test score requirement may be given probationary admission upon recommendation of the program director. If a student also has conditions of admission (such as those listed above under “Conditional Admission”) in addition to falling below the minimum GPA or test score, the student is given probationary admission (but the letter also lists the conditions of admission). When a student is given probationary admission without conditions, the student does not need to submit any additional documentation. The Director of Graduate Admissions will review the student’s transcript after the first 12 hours of coursework and make a determination whether or not to give the applicant standard admission. (The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be given standard admission.) The student will be notified via their campus email of the decision. The student’s record will be updated to reflect their new admission status in the effective term.
When a student is given probationary admission with conditions, the Director of Graduate Admissions will review the required documentation and the student’s transcript after the first 12 hours of coursework and make a determination on whether or not to give the applicant standard admission. The student will be notified via their campus email of the decision. The student’s record will be updated to reflect their new admission status in the effective term.
Implications of Conditional and/or Probationary Admission
There are several implications for students who are admitted with conditions and/or with probationary status:
- The student with probationary or conditional admission is allowed to register for courses for one or two terms but may receive a registration hold if conditions of admission are not met.
- Students with probationary or conditional admission status are not eligible for certain scholarships. (Students are still eligible to receive a research assistantship.)
- Students with probationary or conditional admission status may not be eligible to receive a graduate degree.
- Students who are admitted conditionally with missing pre-requisite courses, missing final transcript, or missing diploma indication must have that condition met before receiving financial aid.
- Students with a probationary admission status are allowed to receive federal financial aid (commonly through the FAFSA application).
Students previously enrolled in a University of Michigan‐Flint graduate program who have been absent from the program for over one year and seek to re‐enroll in the same program must apply for readmission.
Exceptions to this policy:
- Students admitted to a program that stopped attending and wish to enroll in a future term within one year of last enrollment; these students may simply register for classes.
- Students admitted to a program that never attended and wish to enroll in a future term within one year of their first term of application to the program; these students may defer their admission by contacting the Office of Graduate Programs. (Beyond one year, a student must reapply with a regular Application for Graduate Admission and all supporting documents.)
- Graduates students previously enrolled in a UM-Flint graduate program who seek to enroll in a new graduate program should submit an Application for Dual Degree or Change of Program.
- Any student who was academically dismissed must reapply as a readmitted student and contact the appropriate program advisor/director to determine what outstanding items are needed.
The Office of Graduate Programs will send application and associated documents to the program of study for review. The program of study will inform the applicant of decision to admit or deny.