Our first-year students participate in faculty research, join social and career-focused student groups, and benefit from the university's status as a world-leading institution for higher learning.
A prospective first-year student is someone who has not attended any institution of higher education following high school.
If you'd like to learn more about our programs and admissions process, join us for a Prospective Undergraduate Student Info Session! Check our Events listings to find a Zoom session that fits your schedule. You can RSVP at myumi.ch/E3218. Go Blue!
DYK: Our school offers student ambassadors who are ready to answer questions you might have. They have different interests and majors, so you can see the variety of activities available to you as a U-M student.
First-year applicants are strongly advised to have completed the following:
- Four years of English
- Three years of mathematics
- Three years of science
- Three years of history and social sciences
- Two years of foreign language
While there are no minimum requirements for admission, students are evaluated by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in the context of their high school environment. Students are expected to challenge themselves with what their high school offers and have competitive coursework, grades, and standardized test scores.
Learn more about the Go Blue Guarantee.
All students are required to submit the following items prior to the deadline date:
- Completed Common Application or Coalition Application with $75 application fee* payment (please note that both application options include specific University of Michigan questions, and there is no advantage to submitting one over the other)
- Official high school transcript (additional requirements by country)
- School Report (Common App) or Counselor Recommendation (Coalition App)**
- One teacher evaluation (academic teacher)
- SAT or ACT***
- TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS scores (for non-native speakers of English)
Official college transcripts (for high school students dual enrolled in a college or university; additional requirements by country)
*You can apply for a fee waiver in the application if you meet certain criteria. We do not send a notification of approval or denial of the fee waiver request. If the waiver is denied, you will receive a $75 bill from us. International students are not eligible for fee waivers.
**The School Report or Counselor Recommendation must be submitted with an official high school transcript and received in our office by the deadline. For this reason, we strongly encourage counselors to submit the report and transcript electronically.
***Your SAT/ACT test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency and received in our office by our deadline. Rush paper scores are not accepted. Scores from tests taken in October will not arrive in time to complete the application for Early Action. If you have not yet had your scores reported, you can have them sent to us using these links:
Do not submit additional documents unless specifically requested, as this may delay your decision.
This year U-M School of Kinesiology will accept applications for FALL semester only. Due to changes caused by COVID-19, the deadlines are::
- Fall, Early Action: November 15, 2020
- Fall, Regular Action: February 1, 2021
- First-year applicants can apply for Fall Term only
Applicants should also be aware of deadlines for secondary admission applications (below)
To schedule a transfer student advising appointment, please email La'Joya Orr (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SPORT MANAGEMENT SECONDARY APPLICATION
Sport Management requires a secondary admission application, Due February 1, prior to the sophomore or junior year. The Level 2 application can be found on our Policies and Procedures page, under Sport Management > SM Level 2 Application (Qualtrics form).