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Forms, links, and handbooks for undergraduate students.

Art & Design Undergraduate Program Handbooks

Stamps undergraduate program handbooks are listed below. Each year's handbook communicates policies specific to students entering in that academic year.

Course Fees and Student Expense Reimbursements

This document is intended for use by students and faculty at the Penny Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan to provide an overview of and protocol for course fees, refunds and student expense reimbursements.

Learn more about reimbursement procedures at Stamps in the Finance Office FAQ.

Determining Credit Hours

The Stamps School of Art & Design follows guidance from the University of Michigan Office of the Provost to determine the definition of a credit hour.

A full term is defined as 14 consecutive weeks of classes, plus time for final examinations or critiques. A half term is defined as 7 consecutive weeks of classes. Class time is defined as time spent by students engaged with the course instructor.

On average, for a lecture course that meets for a full term, one credit hour represents one hour of class time plus two hours of preparation-outside-of-class time per week. For a lecture course that meets for a half term, one credit hour represents two hours of class time plus four hours of preparation-outside-of-class time per week.

On average, for a studio course that meets for a full term, one credit hour represents one-and-a-half hours of class time plus one-and-a-half hours of preparation-outside-of-class time per week. For a studio course that meets for a half term, one credit hour represents three hours of class time plus three hours of preparation-outside-of-class time per week.

Mentorship Agreement Form

Faculty mentorship gives you critical feedback, help with professional development, and meaningful advice to help your creative practice shine. During the fall following a successful Sophomore Review, students should select two mentors (at least one mentor must be a full-time faculty member). Students will arrange to meet with potential mentors and discuss their goals.

Student Appeals Process

Students can appeal final grades and/or suspension or dismissal decisions. A student has sixty calendar days after the grade is posted to begin the informal appeal process.

Writing Consultations Available

Are you working on a writing project for a class or on your own? Do you use words and images in your work? Do you just need someone to brainstorm with about a project you're working on?

Stamps students can book a writing consultation appointment via Zoom with Jennifer Metsker or Ali Shapiro to work on any writing-related projects.

You can book an appointment at any stage of the writing process, from staring hopelessly at a blank page, to furiously brainstorming/freewriting/mind mapping, to tinkering with sentences during the revision! Some of the topics Ali and Jennifer can work with you on include:

  • Academic Essays
  • Grants or Proposals
  • Study Abroad Applications
  • Creative Writing
  • Project Brainstorming