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Below, you’ll find the various ways you can apply for admission as a first-year or transfer applicant, along with deadlines for special programs. Admission and financial aid applications, for both first-year and transfer applicants, that remain incomplete by the stated deadlines will be at a distinct disadvantage and likely will not be admitted.

First-Year Applicants - Fall

First-year students can choose from four admission plans: Early Decision I (EDI), Early Action (EA), Early Decision II (EDII), or Regular Decision (RD). 

ADMISSION PLAN APPLICATION DEADLINE FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE FINAL CREDENTIALS DEADLINE DECISION NOTIFICATION
EARLY DECISION I November 1 November 15 November 18 Mid-December
EARLY ACTION November 1 November 15 December 2 Late January 
EARLY DECISION II January 1 January 1 January 20 Late February
REGULAR DECISION January 1 January 1 February 17 April 1


EARLY DECISION I 
is our early, binding application option for applicants who are committed to attending UM if admitted.*

EARLY ACTION is our early, non-binding application option.

EARLY DECISION II is an additional binding application option for applicants who are committed to attending UM if admitted but need more time to apply.*

REGULAR DECISION is our final, non-binding application option.**

FINAL CREDENTIAL DEADLINE: All supporting documents on the Application Checklist must be on file for consideration. EDI, EA, and EDII students whose application is incomplete by the Final Credentials Deadline will have their application rolled over into the Regular Decision plan. Regular Decision applicants who are incomplete by the Final Credentials Deadline will be withdrawn.


*EDI and EDII applicants must complete and submit the Early Decision Agreement form, available through the Common Application.

**Frost School of Music Regular Decision applicants must apply by December 1. Please follow the instructions for applying to the Frost School of Music.

First-Year Applicants - Spring

First-year spring start students have one admission plan option.

ADMISSION PLAN PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE
SPRING REGULAR DECISION November 1* November 1

*First-year spring applications and/or supporting documents received after the stated deadline will be reviewed on a space available basis.

Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants have two entry term options: fall or spring.

ENTRY TERM OPTION PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE
FALL April 1* April 15
SPRING November 1* November 1

*Transfer applications and/or supporting documents received after the stated priority deadlines will be reviewed on a space available basis.

Special Program Deadlines

Applicants who are not admitted to special programs and do not indicate a second-choice major on their application will not be considered for admission to any other academic program. 

First-Year Options & Deadlines

Special Program / Supplemental Materials Early
Decision I
Early
Action
Early
Decision II
Regular
Decision
School of Architecture*
Portfolio Required for First-Year Test-Optional Applicants
November 1 November 1 December 1 January 1
Frost School of Music
Supplemental Application and Audition Required
N/A November 9 N/A December 9
Theatre Arts B.F.A.
Supplemental Application and Audition Required
November 9 November 9 January 9 January 9

*The School of Architecture offers a spring start option. The deadline to submit additional materials for Spring term is November 1. 

Transfer Options & Deadlines

Special Program / Supplemental Materials Fall Spring
School of Architecture
Portfolio Optional for Transfer Applicants
April 1 November 1
Frost School of Music
Supplemental Application and Audition Required
December 9 N/A
Theatre Arts B.F.A.
Supplemental Application and Audition Required
February 19 N/A