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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 both Rackham Graduate School and the graduate program.

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Review Application Requirements

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

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Prepare Application Requirements

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

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Create ApplyWeb Account

Applicant creates an ApplyWeb account

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Complete Application

Applicant completes application using ApplyWeb account by program deadline. After completing page five of application, applicant receives email with U-M ID

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Submit Test Scores

Applicant submits official test scores to Rackham

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Application File Created

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

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Create U-M Friend Account

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

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Program Reviews Application

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

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Graduate Program Makes Decision

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

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Rackham Reviews Application

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

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Applicant Accepts or Declines

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

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Rackham Prepares Immigration Documents

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