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Overview of the Application Process

The application review process for admission to the Master of Arts, Master of Science, D.M.A., and Ph.D. degree programs requires applicants to work with the Rackham Graduate School and the graduate program.

  • Review Application Requirements

    Applicant reviews Rackham Graduate School and graduate program websites for application requirements

  • Prepare Application Requirements

    Applicant prepares application requirements: tests, statements, transcripts, etc.

  • Create ApplyWeb Account

  • Complete Application

    Applicant completes application using ApplyWeb account by program deadline. After completing page 5 of application, applicant receives e-mail with UMID

  • Submit Test Scores & Transcripts

    Applicant submits official test scores and transcripts to Rackham

  • Application File Created

    Rackham retrieves ApplyWeb application to create an application file including test scores and transcripts, and sends confirmation e-mail

  • Create U-M Friend Account

    Applicant creates a U-M Friend Account to see the status of their application and application materials

  • Program Reviews Application

    The graduate program reviews application materials and notifies applicant of their decision to admit or deny

  • Graduate Program Makes Decision

    If the graduate program decides to admit, then the graduate program recommends applicant to Rackham

  • Rackham Reviews Application

    Rackham reviews application materials for those recommended and confirms applicant meets minimum admission requirements; formal offer of admission is e-mailed to applicant

  • Applicant Accepts or Declines

    Applicant accepts or declines the offer of admission in U-M Friend Account

  • Rackham Prepares Immigration Documents

    For international students that accept offer of admission, Rackham prepares immigration documents for visas

Last updated: September 25, 2015 - 2:44pm