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Next Steps for Admitted Students

This is your one-stop resource for information related to matriculation at the University of Michigan Medical School. Please check back periodically as new information will be added throughout the process. Remember, your seat in the class is held for you until May 1, 2017. No deposit is ever required at Michigan!

Important Dates


To be considered for need-based scholarships from the University of Michigan Medical School, the Admissions Office requires that you complete the FAFSA (using school code E00398) no later than February 1st*. Those admitted after February 1st have a deadline of February 24th. Parental information must be provided on the FAFSA.

*Please note: This is one month earlier than the deadline for the University of Michigan Institutional Application for Financial Aid but necessary for need-based scholarship consideration.

Registration for Michigan Second Look Weekend 2017 — our admitted student revisit weekend — opens in early February with more details to follow.


March 1 is the deadline for any student seeking financial assistance to complete the University of Michigan Institutional Application for Financial Aid.

This month, we will let you know how to accept or decline our offer of admission but remember, your seat in the class is held for you until May 1st without a deposit.

Merit scholarship announcements will be made on March 17th. You do not need to apply for merit scholarships - all admitted students are automatically considered.


Estimates of financial aid packages are emailed (if FAFSA and U-M Institutional Application have been received). Contact the UMMS Financial Aid Office with questions: or (734) 763-4147.

Second Look Weekend kicks off with Diversity & Health Equity Day on Thursday, April 20th, and continues with Second Look programming on Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd.


May 1 is the national medical school commitment date.


First official notifications of financial aid eligibility go out to students who have accepted our offer of admissions, and they continue on a rolling basis.


Matriculating students should begin checking on a weekly basis.


White Coat Ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 29th beginning at 3 pm. All family and friends are welcome.

M1 Launch begins Monday, July 31st. This is our version of orientation. Attendance is required all week.

Connect with Other Admits

Join the UMMS Admitted Student Facebook Group.

Connect with us via social media.

Come to Second Look Weekend in April.

Financial Aid Info

To be considered for need-based scholarships, Admissions requires that you complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form no later than February 1st.

  • Don't forget, beginning this year you will be required to use earlier tax information than in previous years. When completing the 2017-18 FAFSA, you will use 2015 tax information.
  • Use school code E00398.

Any student seeking financial assistance should complete the University of Michigan Institutional Application for Financial Aid no later than March 1st.

All admitted students are automatically considered for merit scholarships, which will be announced on March 17th.

In April, the Financial Aid office emails estimates of financial aid packages to those who have completed their FAFSA and U-M Institutional Application.

First official notifications of financial aid eligibility go out to students in May who've accepted our offer of admission and continue on a rolling basis. You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to view, accept, decline, or change your aid through your Wolverine Access account.

Contact the UMMS Financial Aid Office with questions: or (734) 763-4147.

Admissions Scholarship Offers

Coming March 17th: Merit scholarship announcements. All admitted students are automatically considered for Admissions merit scholarship monies. If you don't receive an email, you may check back with us in April at

Immunization Requirements

Matriculating students must submit the required immunization form no later than July 15th.

Questions regarding the immunization form can be addressed to Denise Brennan in Student Services at 734-763-6362 or

Official Degree Posted Transcripts

We will send you a request after May 1st to have your official undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) degree posted transcript sent to:

April Daniels, 4303 Medical Science Bldg 1, 1301 Catherine Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5624 or preferably via email.

If you are an MSTP student, you will send your transcripts to the MSTP Office.

Michigan Residency Questions

If you are not sure if you will be considered a Michigan resident for tuition purposes, the following is important information which may affect your financial aid and tuition and requires immediate action.

The Registrar’s website contains the University’s Guidelines for Qualifying for In-State Tuition, which will provide the reasons an applicant may be required to file an application and details the University of Michigan’s specific requirements to qualify for in-state tuition. You will want to file a separate Application for In-State Tuition to request a change in status.

The Application for In-State Tuition is now available as an online application. In order to log in and complete an application for in-state tuition, you will need your U-M ID and Uniqname (if a current student or employee) or a Friend Account.

Please note that the process for determining eligibility for in-state tuition is handled by the Residency Classification Office. If you have questions regarding your in-state/out-of-state classification or need assistance with the application or process, please call the Residency Classification Office at 734-764-1400.

MSTP Admitted Students

All the information on this NEXT STEPS for Admitted Students also pertains to MSTP students with the exception of:

  • financial aid and scholarship information
  • submitting transcripts to the Admissions Office (we will request you to submit your official transcripts to the MSTP Office in May)

Important Dates:

  • The MSTP Second Look will be coordinated with the Medical School Second Look. Most of the activities for the MSTP Second Look will take place Thursday, April 20, 2017.
  • The MSTP Retreat for matriculating students will take place Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6, 2017.

For questions please contact the MSTP Office at 734-764-6176 or

Next Steps for Matriculating Students



Academic Calendar: A link will be shared here as soon as the calendar is available in the spring.

Ann Arbor: Learn more about what it's like to live in Ann Arbor and ask our med students questions about what they do in their spare time.

Financial Aid: Ask our helpful staff any questions you may have about financial aid at Michigan Med. Did you know our students graduate with less debt than the majority of medical students?

Football tickets: More information to come in June.

Housing: No need to rush into finding housing. There are plenty of options well into the spring and summer. There is an optional housing tour during Second Look Weekend and many options are posted in the Admitted Student Facebook Group in the spring.

Laptop/Mobile Communications: We recommend that you wait to purchase any devices until you are on campus. More information to come during the summer.

Med Student Gateway: An online compendium of resources for all aspects of Michigan Med student life. Be sure to check out Code Blue, a handy guide to your first two years of med school written and edited by current med students with you in mind.

Parking and Transportation: There is no on-site parking for medical students. You will want to look into riding the bus if you live far away. A car is not required for your M1 year, but for one of your courses, Interprofessional Clinical Experience (ICE), some clinical site placements will be off-site. You will not be placed at one of these sites if you do not have transportation.


Q: I’ve been admitted (yay!), now what?

A: Congratulations! After celebrating your remarkable achievement (take as long as you’d like!), you can do the following:

  • Request to join our Admitted Student Facebook Group to stay in the loop about future dates, “meet” and ask current med students questions, find out about events in the med school, on the U-M campus and around town, and learn about housing options.
  • Complete the FAFSA and University of Michigan Medical School financial aid applications before the deadlines (see Important Dates above).
  • Don’t worry about sending a deposit to hold your spot — we don’t need one! The national commitment date is May 1st.
  • Ask us any questions you may have.

Q: Will I need a car on campus?

A: A car is not required for your M1 year, but for one of your courses, Interprofessional Clinical Experience (ICE), some clinical site placements will be off-site. You will not be placed at one of these sites if you do not have transportation.

If you do not plan to have a car and/or will be living further away from campus, you’ll find it very easy to navigate the bus system. There are two major bus systems in Ann Arbor: The Ride (which is the Ann Arbor city bus) and the University's bus system. They both offer convenient apps and websites that let you plan your route and track your buses in real time.

Q: When should I start looking for housing?

A: Many students take advantage of checking out housing options during Second Look Weekend. Postings about available housing regularly appear on the Admitted Student Facebook Group, especially throughout the spring. You can always get started by checking out this housing page featuring some of the most popular choices for med students.

Q: If I am already certain that I plan to attend the University of Michigan Medical School, can I commit to matriculating before May 1st?

Yes, we will let you know in the spring when and how you can commit!

Q: My family would like to attend the White Coat Ceremony. Do you have any recommendations on places for them to stay when they visit?

A: Ann Arbor offers many options in a range of price points. Here are a few to start your search:

Hotels Near Campus

Accommodations conveniently located nearby.

Graduate Ann Arbor (formerly the Campus Inn)

A brand-new hotel in downtown Ann Arbor.

Inn at the League

The University of Michigan’s landmark hotel located on central campus.

Bell Tower Hotel

Ideally located across the street from Hill Auditorium, location of the White Coat Ceremony.

Palmer House

Guests can stay in this Frank Lloyd Wright gem with the beautiful Arb right next door.

Bed & Breakfast Places

Visit Ann Arbor’s list of B&Bs.


Not feeling the hotel vibe? Check out these local residential listings.