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UMich Dearborn Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to UMich Dearborn, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is April 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.

UMich Dearborn Admissions Stats at a Glance

UMich Dearborn 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Mean SAT Score 1197
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 92%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 21%

Considering Applying Early to UMich Dearborn?

University of Michigan-Dearborn does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to UMich Dearborn?

Getting into UMich Dearborn is moderately difficult. UMich Dearborn evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, UMich Dearborn accepted 68% of all applicants, around 4,928 of the 7,300 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UMich Dearborn, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to UMich Dearborn?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at UMich Dearborn

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

UMich Dearborn 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to UMich Dearborn must submit the following items. Double check with UMich Dearborn's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UMich Dearborn?

Students admitted to UMich Dearborn have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Michigan-Dearborn, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 25.37%
3.50 and 3.74 19.48%
3.25 and 3.49 13.39%
3.00 and 3.24 10.29%
2.50 and 2.9 5%
2.00 and 2.49 0%

UMich Dearborn does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UMich Dearborn is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 92% of UMich Dearborn's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 21% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UMich Dearborn?

To be competitive with other UMich Dearborn applicants, you should strive to earn between 1120 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UMich Dearborn 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UMich Dearborn student is 1197.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UMich Dearborn students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UMich Dearborn students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for UMich Dearborn?

To be most competitive at UMich Dearborn, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UMich Dearborn's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UMich Dearborn students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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Transferring to University of Michigan-Dearborn

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UMich Dearborn.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in UMich Dearborn during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term

UMich Dearborn Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UMich Dearborn?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UMich Dearborn.

Does UMich Dearborn accept transfer credits?

UMich Dearborn accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UMich Dearborn accepts:

  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does UMich Dearborn accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

UMich Dearborn accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UMich Dearborn?

No, UMich Dearborn is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to send your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is UMich Dearborn's acceptance rate?

UMich Dearborn's acceptance rate is 68%.

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UMich Dearborn Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UMich Dearborn? UMich Dearborn is a somewhat selective institution. The UMich Dearborn acceptance rate is 68%. This means that the institution accepts 67 out of every 100 applicants.



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UMich Dearborn Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMich Dearborn is Apr 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UMich Dearborn is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UMich Dearborn ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


22 to 29


22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UMich Dearborn is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into UMich Dearborn. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UMich Dearborn SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1350


Math SAT Range

550 - 670


Reading SAT Range

540 - 650

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SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1350 and Above


1120 to 1350


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UMich Dearborn students is 1197. Applicants with SAT scores of 1350 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UMich Dearborn, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UMich Dearborn.

UMich Dearborn GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UMich Dearborn, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.7. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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