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Steps in the Admissions Process

Overview of the Application Process

1. Create an ApplyWeb Account to Begin Your Application

2. Obtain a University of Michigan ID (U-M ID) Number

  • A U-M ID number will be issued to you via email within five business days of completing pages one through five and advancing to page six of the ApplyWeb application. Include your U-M ID number on all of your application materials to ensure accurate and timely processing.
  • If you need to submit your application before you receive your U-M ID number, you may still complete the application. Include your date of birth and the program’s name on your application materials.
  • Current and former U-M Ann Arbor students, alumni, and employees do not need to obtain a new U-M ID number. Use your previously obtained U-M ID number.

3. Upload Files and Submit Application

4. Order Test Scores

See instructions regarding test score delivery and institution code.

5. Check That Letters of Recommendation Have Been Submitted

Use ApplyWeb to check the status of the letters. See reminders about what you can and cannot change after you’ve registered a recommender.

6. Complete Any Additional Steps Required by the Graduate Program

Refer to the graduate program’s website and follow any instructions provided by them regarding additional materials, scores, special instructions for statements, etc.

7. Create a U-M Friend Account if You Are New to the University

About five business days after you submit your application you will receive an email confirming that Rackham has downloaded your application from ApplyWeb. This email will direct you to set up your friend account.

8. Watch for Email Notifications

The graduate program and Rackham will email you throughout this process.