Undergraduate Students

The University of Michigan welcomes veterans as undergraduate freshman and transfer applicants.


Application Checklists

These application checklists include important information and links that will help you apply to the University of Michigan:

Majors and Degrees

Look at our nearly 250 undergraduate degree programs located in our 13 schools and colleges. Be sure to go to the website for the school or college you are looking at – they may have additional requirements for admission and even different application procedures.

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Freshman Students

An “undergraduate freshman student” is defined as any student who has NOT earned any transferable credits from a post-secondary institution. If you want to apply to U-M as a freshman, please contact program director Philip Larson (pnlarson@umich.edu or 734-764-6413) for more information.

We would highly suggest that if you have been out of high school for more than two years you consider taking some college level classes. Preferably classes would be taught in a classroom at a community college, public university, or regionally accredited school. Some military training such as the Defense Language institute and Military Academies would be acceptable as well. Most of our students who have served in the military or who are now serving took college-level classes before they applied to UM.

Transfer Students

Do you have credits from a post-secondary institution that you earned after high school, which you’d like to transfer to U-M? Then you are considered an undergraduate transfer student.

Read about applying as a transfer student here >>

The majority of our U-M veterans apply as transfer students. A “transfer applicant” is defined as any student who has attended any institution of higher education after high school graduation on any basis for any period of time. UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint students are considered new transfer students.

Transfer admission is specific to one of the 13 undergraduate schools or colleges. So before you apply, you must first decide which school or college is right for you.

Some schools/colleges has unique deadlines and requirements for admission and policies for transfer credit.

The transfer student section of the Admissions website has more important information about applying to U-M as a transfer.


Phil LarsonContact Phil Larson
VMS program director