Information for Michigan High School Students

As we work to increase access to a college education for undocumented students, we would like to clarify that there are no laws that prohibit students from attending college based on immigration status. Additionally, many colleges and universities in Michigan do grant in-state tuition to undocumented and DACA students. The Undocumented Student Guide to College in Michigan 2019 is designed to help those students and their families by providing resources available for undocumented students interested in pursuing education after high school, regardless of citizenship status.

Prospective Undergraduate Students

The University of Michigan encourages the application and enrollment of undocumented students – as well as students who receive benefits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – who are academically excellent and accomplished in extracurricular endeavors. Click here for information on undergraduate admissions for undocumented and DACAmented students.

Prospective Transfer Students

The University of Michigan welcomes undocumented and DACAmented students who are looking to transfer to our institution. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions handles transfers for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and the College of Engineering. Click here for more information.

For information about transferring to other U-M schools and colleges, please contact their admissions representatives directly.

Students interested in learning more about transferring to the University are invited to register for Transfer Tuesdays, which provide opportunities to learn about financial aid, credit transfers, and admissions requirements. Transfer Tuesdays are held monthly.

Prospective Graduate Students

The Rackham Graduate School is committed to supporting undocumented and DACAmented graduate students. Instructions are available for applicants who are Undocumented or DACAmented and wish to apply to graduate school at the University of Michigan. Click here for information on graduate admissions for undocumented and DACAmented students.

Disclaimer: The information contained in these pages is for informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Each individual case is different, and advice may vary depending on the situation. Further, the law and policy considerations are changing on a regular basis, and the information contained herein may not be updated as needed to maintain accuracy in a changing legal landscape. If you have questions about this or any other legal issue, you are advised to seek the advice of a qualified immigration attorney.