The application deadline approaches…

It is hard to believe that January 15th is nearly upon us. I hope 2017 has been treating you well thus far. Our office has received a number of questions multiple times so I thought we could provide some guidance here that might be helpful.


A number of students have had some confusion over submitting transcripts. For the purpose of the admission review:

  • We are happy to have you upload unofficial copies of transcripts from your degree-granting institution(s)¬†with your online application for the admissions committee to review.
  • You are also welcome to upload unofficial transcripts from any other institutions you may have attended, but you are not required to do so.
  • All transcripts need to be uploaded as one document.
  • We do ask that you provide it in a format that is easy to understand. Some applicants have used advising report formats that are difficult to follow.
  • You will need to ensure that an official copy of your transcript is submitted to the Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
  • Here is further detail from Rackham as to the documentation they require.
  • Please note, this applies to institutions on a comparable grading scale. If your institution is not on a comparable grading scale, an official transcript will need to be submitted to Rackham.

Friend Account

When you begin your application, you are prompted to create a friend account, which enables you to access your application. Applicants sometimes get locked out of this account and need to have it reset. If you experience this situation, you should contact the Rackham Admissions office. You can either email or you can call 734-764-8129. We are unable to unlock friend accounts so you must contact Rackham directly.

Submission Deadline

We have received numerous inquiries about accepting materials after the January 15th deadline. While it is our strong preference to receive all materials by that date, we understand that sometimes letters of recommendation, transcripts, test scores, etc. may be a little late. We will be as flexible as possible but you must ensure that your application is submitted by January 15th.

We greatly look forward to reviewing applications and learning more about our prospective students!

Thanks, Beth