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How to Apply for Bachelor of Science in Urban Technology

Ready to gain the vision, knowledge, and skills to shape urban futures? Join us for Urban Technology.

Important Dates:

Regular Decision Deadline: February 1, 2023
(Urban Technology does not participate in Early Action)

Enrollment Deposit Deadline: May 1, 2023

First Semester: Winter (January 2024)

No portfolio is required to apply to this degree.


Application Eligibility

The Urban Technology degree is open to 2023 (and beyond) high school graduates. Accepting U-M cross-campus transfer students starting in Fall 2023. While Urban Technology is not available as a dual-degree option, a minor is incorporated, so you will explore a complementary discipline in-depth during your time as a Wolverine.

How to Apply

Though it may seem a little counterintuitive, you will complete the Fall 2023 application in order to start at U-M as an Urban Technology major in Winter 2024. Once your completed application is submitted, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will convert your application to Winter 2024. We accept the Common App.

Start Your Common Application

Application Deadline

February 1, 2023
(Urban Technology does not participate in Early Action admission.)

Admissions Requirements

Your application will be reviewed both by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the faculty of the Urban Technology degree. We are seeking problem solvers with an interest in people-driven solutions that address urban challenges such as climate change, equitable housing, transportation efficiency, and more. We want to enroll students who are entrepreneurial and view technology from a variety of perspectives.

Understand U-M’s undergraduate admissions process (and preview the essay questions!)

requirements and deadlines.

Review the selection process.

Be prepared to pay the $75 application fee or request a fee waiver.

No portfolio is required to apply to the Urban Technology degree.

Track Your Application

Enrollment Connect is U-M’s one-stop shop for all your application needs: track your checklist and application status, receive important messages from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, view your application decision, and more. Your login credentials will be included in the email from michigan.admissions@umich.edu that confirmed your successful application submission. Didn’t receive your login credentials? Request a verification communication.

Admissions Decisions

Admission decisions for Urban Technology are typically sent out in early April. If you are offered admission, you have until May 1 to accept it.

Winter Start

Students admitted to Urban Technology will take a fall gap semester and start their studies in January.


Find Your Undergraduate Admissions counselor

Consult the Undergraduate Admissions Knowledge Base (includes a chatbot too!)

Reach out to the Taubman College Admissions team

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