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Bachelor of Science (First-Year)

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions handles the application process for incoming undergraduate students.

Important Dates:

Early Action Deadline for Dual-Degree Applicants: November 1

Regular Decision Deadline: February 1

Portfolio Deadline: February 1

(Early Action applicants: Your portfolio is not due until February 1)

Enrollment Deposit Deadline: May 1

 

Apply for Admission to Taubman College: Architecture

High school seniors have five options when they are ready to apply to Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. See graphic and table below.

First-year applicants submit their application using the Common Application.

Common Application

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions processes all undergraduate applications and can answer all inquiries about application requirements and submission.


View PDF Version of the Admissions Options

Option Application Portfolio Deadline Admission Decision
1 Taubman College Only Due by February 1 Application Due by February 1 (Regular Decision) Early March
To increase chances for admission to U-M,  Taubman College recommends all architecture applicants apply for Option 2.
2 Dual Degree Early Action  
Dual degree options: LSA, Stamps or Engineering  
LSA is always recommended.

2 different portfolios required if applying to Taubman College & Stamps:  

Stamps Portfolio
Deadline: November 1  

Taubman Portfolio
Deadline: February 1  
Uploaded through Slideroom

Application Due by November 1  (Early Action) Late January: LSA/Stamps/ Engineering decision  
Early March: Taubman decision
3 Dual Degree Regular Decision  
Dual degree options: LSA, Stamps or Engineering  
LSA is always recommended.

2 different portfolios required if applying to Taubman College & Stamps:  

Stamps Portfolio  

Both are due February 1  

Uploaded through Slideroom

Application Due by February 1 (Regular Decision) Early March for both decisions
It is not possible to apply as dual degree AND preferred admission. However, dual degree applicants will automatically be considered for preferred admission.
PREFERRED ADMISSION: Preferred Admission is a way for you to indicate an interest in later transferring to an upper-level program. Acceptance guarantees placement in the upper-level academic unit if you meet certain prerequisites during your first year at U-M.  Ideal for students who are considering architecture as a possibility in the future and/or who don’t have a portfolio. Portfolio content suggestions.
4 Preferred Admission to Taubman College (Early Action)  
Available to LSA and Stamps applicants only (Not available for Engineering)
No Portfolio Required Application Due by November 1  (Early Action) Late January: LSA/Stamps/ decision  
Early March: Taubman decision about Preferred Admission
5 Preferred Admission to Taubman College (Regular Decision)  
Available to LSA and Stamps applicants only (Not available for Engineering)
No Portfolio Required Application Due by February 1 Regular Decision Early March for both decisions
 

Application Instructions

How to apply Dual Degree on the Common Application:

  • In the "General" section of the University of Michigan Common App: select "Early Action" as your "Preferred Admission Plan"
  • In the "Academics" section: select "Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Dual Applicant"
  • Select your second program choice (LS&A, Art & Design, Engineering) in the "Dual Program" section*
  • Submit your Common Application by November 1
  • Submit your Portfolio by February 1

Common Application

Students who apply Dual Degree by November 1 will receive a decision (Admit or Defer) from their second unit (LS&A, Engineering, and/or Stamps) by the end of January. These students will still have until February 1 to submit their Portfolio. They should expect a final decision from Taubman College by the end of March.

Application Fee and Waivers

More info: Paying the Application Fee or Requesting an App Fee Waiver.

Submitting Your Portfolio

View requirements for submitting your portfolio.

Application Status and Evaluation

Enrollment Connect is a U-M website for all application needs: track your checklist and application status, receive important messages from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, view application decision, and more. To log in, use the login credentials from the email sent from Michigan.Admissions@umich.edu verifying your application submission has been successful. If you have not received your login credentials, please visit Verification Email Not Received.

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