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Non-Degree Seeking Student Information
Applicants that are interested in taking a course at Taubman College but are not interested in pursuing a degree are able to apply as a non-degree applicant. In order to be eligible, students must have completed an undergraduate degree. Before applying, program approval is required. Please email TaubmanCollegeStudentServices@umich.edu with a subject line of: non-degree. Non-degree seeking students can only enroll for two terms and are limited to two seminar courses total. Design studios and core courses cannot be elected. Permission from the instructor of each course is required to register. Because of visa regulations, international students are not eligible to apply as a non-degree seeking students.
Courses elected by non-degree seeking students cannot be counted toward a Taubman College degree program unless the student receives regular admission and the Chair of the Architecture Program determines that the courses are acceptable. Regular admission is not guaranteed. To be considered, for regular admission, application materials must be submitted and evaluated by the Admissions Committee.
Tuition and Fee Information
Non-degree seeking students pay the same tuition as degree-seeking students. Merit and need-based financial assistance is not provided for non-degree seeking students. For tuition information, visit the Registrar's Office website.
The application deadline is at least two weeks prior to the beginning of a term.
Students are typically notified of their decision 2-4 weeks after receipt of the application and required documentation. Applications submitted after this time period are not guaranteed to be reviewed prior to the beginning of the semester. Please see the University of Michigan academic calendar.
How to Apply
- Send email to TaubmanCollegeStudentServices@umich.edu requesting to apply as non-degree seeking student with a subject line of: non-degree
- Non-degree seeking student application form
- Non-refundable application fee: $65 USD check made payable to University of Michigan
- Official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended
- TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB test scores (required non-native English speakers)
Submit all materials in one package/envelope to:
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
2000 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069 USA
Notification of Acceptance
Applicants will be notified of their admission status via email and a hard copy letter.
Non-refundable Application Fee
The fee for United States Citizens and those with permanent resident visa status is $65 (U.S. funds). The application fee is paid via check made payable to The University of Michigan. Applications received without fees will not be processed.
Please submit an up to date resume with your application materials.
The college requires applicants, domestic and international, to provide one official transcript or certified credentials (transcripts) from all universities and community colleges attended. Have your transcript sent to your address, but do not open them. Send them in the original unopened envelopes along with your other hard copy materials in one package/envelope to Taubman College. If your academic credentials are in any language other than English, you must submit both the original document and a certified English translation. International credentials should include a certified copy of the diploma, if awarded. Applicants holding degrees from Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka, Burma, India, Nepal, or Pakistan must include detailed examination records for all years of the program showing subjects, marks received, and class obtained. UM graduates and current students do not need to submit a transcript from the University of Michigan but should request transcripts for any other schools they have attended.
TOEFL Examination (International Students Only)
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Internet Based Toefl (IBT) is one of the approved English proficiency tests required of all non-native English speakers. Information about the TOEFL/IBT including test dates and locations can be found at ets.org/toefl. Please contact ETS (ets.org) and have an official score report sent to the University of Michigan (Institution code 1839, department code 12) TOEFL/IBT scores must be no older than two years old (not before 2011) to be valid. The minimum requirement for the TOEFL test is 250 computer based or 600 paper based. The minimum requirement for the IBT test is 100. If you have taken the TOEFL exam and not achieved the minimum score you must continue to take the test until you achieve the minimum score to be considered for admission. Taubman College does not admit students that have not met the minimum score.
IELTS Examination (International Students Only)
The International English Language Testing System exam is another English proficiency tool required of all non-native English speakers. Information about the IELTS including test dates and locations can be found at ielts.org. Please have IELTS send an official score report to the University of Michigan.
IELTS scores must be no older than 2 years (not before 2011) to be valid. The minimum requirement for the IELTS test is 7.0. If you have taken the IELTS exam and have not achieved the minimum score, you must continue to take the test until you reach 7.0 to be considered for admission. Taubman College does not admit students taht have not met the minimum score.
MELAB Examination (International Students Only)
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) Examination can be found at lsa.umich.edu/eli/testing/melab. The minimum score for the MELAB is 84.
Non-degree seeking students may not register before the first day of classes and register for classes via the web. The Taubman College Registrar will email student an appointment time and registration instructions.
Continuation for a subsequent term is contingent upon successful performance in a course. Students who wish to continue their non-degree status, to take a second course, need not file another application if they register within twelve months from the last completed term.