Admission to UM has become increasingly competitive in recent years. We recommend that students apply Early Decision I (binding) if UM is their number one choice for college, or Early Action (non-binding) if UM is among their top choices. Early Decision II is an additional binding application option for those who are committed to attending UM if admitted but need more time to apply.
Applying early gives students an advantage for admission and scholarship consideration because as the applicant pool has become more competitive, the committee has to make many more difficult decisions among the students in the Regular Decision applicant pool. There is no formulaic way to explain or predict your “chances” of admission, but we do strongly recommend that if UM is among your top choices, you should apply early, particularly Early Action. It’s a non-binding, early option, and you maximize your chances of being considered for a scholarship.
Visit the Freshman Applicant Options & Deadlines webpage for additional information.
*Please note: This advice does not apply to Frost School of Music applicants. Music applicants may only choose Regular Decision because of the necessary audition component of the application.