To Do: Admitted Student Checklist

Congratulations! By now you’ve received your Admission letter and Campus Day invitation. You are that much closer to becoming an official first-year student at University of Michigan. The following checklist should help ease your transition and connect you to the resources you will need to start your academic career.



Attend Campus Day 

This is a campus visitation program for admitted students and their parents that will give you an inside look at Michigan, from faculty, students, and programs to housing.
Timeline: Late January-April

Pay $300 Enrollment Deposit
You can do this online using application status. Once you pay your Enrollment Deposit, you’ll be guaranteed a space in your class. You will also  be able to access your U-M email account and sign up for orientation and housing.
Timeline: Any time after being accepted for admission, but no later than May 1

Request Your Final High School Transcript

Once you have received your transcript with proof of graduation, send it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. (International students should refer to our International Students page for credentials required by country.)

Timeline: As soon as possible after high school graduation.


(U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)

Complete the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Financial Aid PROFILE
Fill out this form to be considered for need-based University grants and scholarships. U-M’s CSS code is1839.
Timeline: After October 1

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
This will enable you to be considered for need-based federal and state grants, scholarships, loans, and Work-Study. U-M’s federal school code is 002325.
Timeline: After January 1

Receive Your Financial Aid Award Notice
On a rolling basis, you will be notified by email when your financial aid award notice will be available to view/print on Wolverine Access (a password-protected University website). You will need a U-M uniqname and password or a “Friend Account” to access your award notice online. Complete and return any forms or requested information as soon as possible.
Timeline: Mid-March

Be Aware of the Final FAFSA and PROFILE Deadline
The University’s Office of Financial Aid must receive your FAFSA and PROFILE records by the date below to consider you for all aid programs.
Timeline: April 30



Receive Email from Office of New Student Programs
Check U-M email account for information regarding Orientation and registration.
Timeline: Beginning mid-April or 2-3 weeks after sending enrollment deposit.

Complete your University Mentorship Program Application
Our University Mentorship Program offers yet another way to find guidance. Attend the orientation MLC session to learn more.
Timeline: Between April and July

Attend Orientation
Attend an Orientation session and register for classes.
Timeline: Early June through mid-August for fall term.

Receive your Official U-M Welcome
Look for “Welcome to Michigan” information in your inbox.
Timeline: Early August



Turn in Residence Hall & Michigan Learning Communities Applications
You can find these applications including tentative room and board and apartment rate schedules, online once you’ve paid/waived enrollment deposit fees.
Timeline: Beginning mid-April

Complete Residence Hall Application
This application must be submitted by specified date in order to be part of room assignment lottery—so don’t hesitate. Applications received after this date will be considered for available spaces based on date application received.
Timeline: Early May

Receive your Residence Hall Placement
Residence hall placements provided to incoming students as assignments are processed. Roommate information is sent at the start of August along with specifics about residence hall move-in.
Timeline: July-August

Make your Fall Term Room and Board Payment
Fall term payment for room and board due (unless you are on an extended payment plan).
Timeline: August 31

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