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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 15

Regular Decision Deadline: February 1

Portfolio Deadline: February 1

Enrollment Deposit Deadline: May 1


Apply Dual Degree

We encourage all high school students who are applying to Taubman College to apply dual degree with Taubman College and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), the College of Engineering, or the Stamps School of Art & Design by the Early Action deadline (November 15).

This will provide two opportunities to be admitted to the University of Michigan, as well as the chance to be offered Taubman College Preferred Admission status.

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, or Engineering) in the "Dual Program" section*
  • Submit your Common Application by November 15*
  • Submit your Portfolio by February 1

How to apply Dual Degree on the Coalition Application:

  • In the "Program” section of the University of Michigan Coalition App: select “Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning” then hit “Select Program”
  • Select your second program choice (LS&A, Art & Design, or Engineering) under “Dual Unit”
  • Under “Decision Plan” select “Early Action” and submit your Coalition Application by November 15*
  • Submit your Portfolio by February 1

*Students who apply Dual Degree by November 15th will receive a decision (Admit or Defer) from their second unit (LS&A, Engineering, and/or Stamps) by the end of January 2021. 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 Requirements

First-Year applicants submit their application via the Common Application or Coalition Application. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions processes all undergraduate applications and can answer all inquiries about application requirements and submission.

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

Submitting Your Portfolio

The portfolio is required and is submitted through Slideroom. You will receive a link to Slideroom through your application which can be accessed through the link above.

There is a $6 fee to submit your portfolio. Students who receive an application fee waiver will also receive a SlideRoom fee waiver. Please email taubmancollegeadmissions@umich.edu to notify us of your application fee waiver.

For technical assistance with SlideRoom, visit support.slideroom.com.


The portfolio is the applicant’s way to showcase their creative process and unique story to the admissions committee. Portfolio content may include, but is not limited to:

  • architectural design or building
  • drawing-freehand and/or mechanical
  • photography
  • interior, industrial, and graphic design
  • painting, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics
  • woodworking, sewing, or other crafts
  • digital media
  • stage design
  • two- and three-dimensional pieces
  • fashion or costume design

The layout of the portfolio should emphasize the work illustrated, but each page should contain textual information including the title of the work, its media, the year it was produced, if it is group or individual work, and the context in which it was produced (a class, in an office, independent work, etc.).

Submission Requirements:

  • Page size: 8-10 pages, not to exceed 8 ½”x 11” (portrait or landscape), including one cover page with the following information:
    • Your last name, first name
    • street address, city, state, postal code, country
    • email address
    • telephone number
  • Format: The portfolio must be formatted together in one Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file. Uploaded files should be no larger than 20mb.

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.

Checking Application Status

Decision Notification

Selection Process and Decision FAQs

Paying the Enrollment Deposit (EDR)

Checking Financial Aid and Residency Appeals

Updating Application


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