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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

Applicant creates an 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 and 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 email


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

Contact Admissions

0120 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Phone: 734.764.8129
Fax: 734.936.3335


Admissions is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Thanksgiving (Thursday and the following Friday), Christmas through New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day.

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