Application Evaluation / Status


Applications will not be evaluated until all credentials have been received and the application fee has been paid. Applications missing credentials cannot be guaranteed a review by the admissions committee. Eligible applicants are considered for admission on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Quality and content of all previous academic education
  2. Evidence of commitment and direction, including essays, letters of recommendation, portfolio, etc.
  3. ACT or SAT test scores
  4. English Proficiency test scores (if applicable)
  5. The number of openings available
  6. The suitability of the program to the applicant’s area of interest

Checking the Status of Your Application Online

Applicants can verify application data and status online approximately one week after their application is submitted. An email is sent, by the admissions office, with an applicant’s University of Michigan Identification Number (UMID). You will need to use a login ID and password to confirm some personal data before viewing your application status. The site allows you to update your contact information, check the receipt of your application materials and receive an admission decision online. Student Service staff will try to keep all materials received current. However, please allow sufficient time for processing before contacting the office.

For applicants new to the University: Create a secure login using a UM Friend Account and then log in to the UM administrative services called Wolverine Access. To do this, you MUST follow both steps below:

  1. Create a U-M Friend Account.
  2. Log into Wolverine Access. Once logged in, open “New and Prospective Student Business.”

Taubman College receives a large volume of application materials, so please allow 10 business days for processing time. Your application materials will be updated as quickly as possible.