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  • BFA/BA in Art & Design

    Early Action deadline : November 1
    Regular Decision deadline : February 1

    1. Submit a completed Common Application.

      Keep in mind:
      • College Search: University of Michigan
      • U-M College or School to which you are applying: Stamps School of Art & Design OR Stamps School of Art & Design Dual Applicant
      • Program of Study: Art and Design BFA
      • Recommenders: 1 School Report and 1 Academic Teacher. Optionally, you can also submit 1 Art/Design Teacher.
    2. Follow the portfolio instructions provided in your application to be redirected to SlideRoom, our portfolio submission portal. Your Common Application should redirect you to the correct SlideRoom program, but if you access SlideRoom in another way be sure to select the correct program:
      • If you are a graduating or recently-graduated high school senior who has not attended any college or university after getting your diploma, you'll select "BFA/BA First Year Undergraduate Applicants" in Slideroom.
      • If you have attended any college, university, or institution of higher education (on any basis, for any length of time) following graduation from high school, you'll select "BFA/BA Transfer Undergraduate Applicants" in Slideroom; see the instructions for Transfer Students further down on this page.
      In SlideRoom, you'll be asked to submit 12-15 pieces, including descriptions that answer the question "Why did I create this?"
    3. Request an official copy of your transcript from your high school or GED exam results.

    4. Test scores can be sent directly to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor:
      • Please note: the Stamps School does not use SAT or ACT scores in our evaluation process. In addition, this year the University of Michigan is test-flexible, which means you can indicate if you want your application to be reviewed without submitting test scores. If you are applying as a dual degree student, you may want to consider submitting your test scores for the other program’s evaluation.
      • ACT (U-M code: 2062) and/or SAT (U-M code: 1839)
      • English language proficiency scores are required of all speakers of English as a second language
  • BFA in Interarts Performance

    Early Action deadline : November 1
    Regular Decision deadline : February 1

    1. Submit a completed Common Application.

      Keep in mind:
      • College Search: University of Michigan
      • U-M College or School to which you are applying: Interarts Performance
      • Portfolio: Answer "Yes" and follow prompts
      • Program of Study: Interarts Performance BFA
      • Recommenders: 1 School Report and 1 Academic Teacher. Optionally, you can also submit 1 Art/Design Teacher.
    2. Follow the portfolio instructions provided in your application to be redirected to SlideRoom, our portfolio submission portal. Your Common Application should redirect you to the correct SlideRoom program, but if you access SlideRoom in another way be sure to select the correct program:
    • If you are a graduating or recently-graduated high school senior who has not attended any college or university after getting your diploma, you'll select "BFA/BA First Year Undergraduate Applicants" in Slideroom.
    • If you have attended any college, university, or institution of higher education (on any basis, for any length of time) following graduation from high school, you'll select "BFA/BA Transfer Undergraduate Applicants" in Slideroom; see the instructions for Transfer Students further down on this page.

    In SlideRoom, you'll be asked to submit 12-15 pieces, including descriptions that answer the question "Why did I create this?"

    Request an official copy of your transcript from your high school or GED exam results.

    Test scores can be sent directly to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor:
    • Please note: the Stamps School does not use SAT or ACT scores in our evaluation process. In addition, this year the University of Michigan is test-flexible, which means you can indicate if you want your application to be reviewed without submitting test scores.
    • ACT (U-M code: 2062) and/or SAT (U-M code: 1839)
    • English language proficiency scores are required of all speakers of English as a second language
  • Dual Degrees

    Early Action deadline : November 1
    Regular Decision deadline : February 1

    1. Submit a completed Common Application. To find information regarding application requirements and deadlines for your other degree, please click on the applicable school:


      Keep in mind:

      • College Search: University of Michigan
      • U-M College or School to which you are applying: Stamps School of Art & Design Dual Applicant
      • Portfolio: Answer "Yes" and follow prompts
      • Program of Study: Art and Design BFA
      • Recommenders: 1 School Report and 1 Academic Teacher. Optionally, you can also submit 1 Art/Design Teacher.
    2. Follow the portfolio instructions provided in your application to be redirected to SlideRoom, our portfolio submission portal. Your Common Application should redirect you to the correct SlideRoom program, but if you access SlideRoom in another way be sure to select the correct program:
    • If you are a graduating or recently-graduated high school senior who has not attended any college or university after getting your diploma, you'll select "BFA/BA First Year Undergraduate Applicants" in Slideroom.
    • If you have attended any college, university, or institution of higher education (on any basis, for any length of time) following graduation from high school, you'll select "BFA/BA Transfer Undergraduate Applicants" in Slideroom; see the instructions for Transfer Students further down on this page.

    In SlideRoom, you'll be asked to submit 12-15 pieces, including descriptions that answer the question "Why did I create this?"

    Note: If you are applying to the Taubman College of Architecture as your other degree program, you will also need to submit a separate portfolio according to Taubman’s requirements.

    Request an official copy of your transcript from your high school or GED exam results.

    Test scores can be sent directly to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor:
    • Please note: the Stamps School does not use SAT or ACT scores in our evaluation process. In addition, this year the University of Michigan is test-flexible, which means you can indicate if you want your application to be reviewed without submitting test scores. If you are applying as a dual degree student, you may want to consider submitting your test scores for the other program’s evaluation.
    • ACT (U-M code: 2062) and/or SAT (U-M code: 1839)
    • English language proficiency scores are required of all speakers of English as a second language

    If you are a current U-M Ann Arbor student wishing to pursue a dual degree with Stamps, please see the cross-campus transfer application instructions.

  • Transfer Students

    Deadline for Winter 2024 Admission: October 1, 2023
    Deadline for Fall 2024 Admission: February 1, 2024

    1. Submit a completed Common Application.

      Keep in mind:
      • College Search: University of Michigan
      • U-M College or School to which you are applying: Stamps School of Art & Design
      • Portfolio: Answer "Yes" and follow prompts
      • Program of Study: Art and Design BFA
      • Recommenders: OPTIONAL - 1 Art/Design Teacher
    2. Follow the portfolio instructions provided in your application to be redirected to SlideRoom, our portfolio submission portal. Your Common Application should redirect you to the correct Slideroom program, but if you access SlideRoom in another way be sure to select the correct program:
      • If you have attended any college, university, or institution of higher education (on any basis, for any length of time) following graduation from high school, you'll select "BFA/BA Transfer Undergraduate Applicants" in Slideroom. Transfer students also choose the semester they apply for: The deadline for Winter admission is October 1, and the deadline for Fall admission is February 1.
      • If you are a graduating or recently-graduated high school senior who has not attended any college or university after getting your diploma, you'll select "BFA/BA First Year Undergraduate Applicants" in Slideroom; see the instructions for BFA/BA in Art & Design at the top of this page.
    3. Provide proof of high school completion: Request an official copy of your transcript from your high school (including 9th-12th grades and graduation date) or GED exam results.

    4. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.

    5. Test scores can be sent directly to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor:
      • Please note: the Stamps School does not use SAT or ACT scores in our evaluation process. In addition, this year the University of Michigan is test-flexible, which means you can indicate if you want your application to be reviewed without submitting test scores
      • ACT (U-M code: 2062) and/or SAT (U-M code: 1839)
      • English language proficiency scores are required of all speakers of English as a second language

    Track your progress: Download our Stamps Transfer Checklist here.

    Questions about credit transfers? Visit our Transfer How-To!

  • Cross Campus Transfers

    Application window: April 15 - May 15

    These instructions are for applicants who are already U-M Ann Arbor students, but wish to transfer to Stamps.

    1. Cross-Campus Transfer Students: download and fill out the Cross Campus Transfer Form (PDF).
    2. Prepare a portfolio of 10-12 pieces. Compile images or video files of your work in a Google Slides Presentation or PDF. Include a title, the medium, and a short description for each work.
    3. Submit the form from step 1, along with your portfolio from step 2, to stamps-admissions@umich.edu. Use the subject line "Stamps XCTR Application | Your Last Name".
    4. Receive decision by June 15
    5. Register for Stamps courses after June 15

    Cross-Campus Transfer requirements:

    • At least 24 credits earned at U-M by the end of the winter semester
    • At least a 2.5 GPA
    • If you believe you will come close to, but fall short of, the 24 credit minimum requirement, please talk to a Stamps admissions counselor at stamps-admissions@umich.edu.
  • Multiple Dependent Degree Program (MDDP)

    Application window: April 15 - May 15

    These instructions are for applicants who are already U-M Ann Arbor students, but wish to pursue a dual degree with Stamps. If you are an LSA student who has NOT declared a major, please be sure to read the special section below.

    1. Applicants for Dual Degrees: download and fill out the Application for MDDP Form (PDF). Leave program/major advisor and Dean’s office signatures blank.
    2. Prepare a portfolio of 10-12 pieces. Compile images or video files of your work in a Google Slides Presentation or PDF. Include a title, the medium, and a short description for each work.
    3. Submit the form from step 1, along with your portfolio from step 2, to stamps-admissions@umich.edu. Use the subject line "Stamps MDDP Application | Your Last Name".
    4. Receive decision by June 15
    5. Register for Stamps courses after June 15

    MDDP (dual-degree) requirements:

    • At least 30 credits earned at U-M

    • At least a 3.0 GPA

    • If you believe you will come close to, but fall short of, the 30 credit minimum requirement, please talk to a Stamps admissions counselor at stamps-admissions@umich.edu.

    Please Note: LSA requires its students to declare an LSA major before applying for a dual degree with another unit.

  • International Applicants

    Early Action deadline : November 1
    Regular Decision deadline : February 1

    1. Submit a completed Common Application.

      Keep in mind:
      • College Search: University of Michigan
      • U-M College or School to which you are applying: Stamps School of Art & Design OR Stamps School of Art & Design Dual Applicant
      • Portfolio: Answer "Yes" and follow prompts
      • Program of Study: Art and Design BFA
      • Recommenders: 1 School Report and 1 Academic Teacher. Optionally, you can also submit 1 Art/Design Teacher.
    2. Follow the portfolio instructions provided in your application to be redirected to SlideRoom, our portfolio submission portal.
      • Submit 12-15 pieces, including descriptions that answer the question "Why did I create this?"
    3. Request an official copy of your transcript from your high school.

    4. Test scores can be sent directly to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor:
      • Please note: the Stamps School does not use SAT or ACT scores in our evaluation process. In addition, this year the University of Michigan is test-flexible, which means you can indicate if you want your application to be reviewed without submitting test scores. If you are applying as a dual degree student, you may want to consider submitting your test scores for the other program’s evaluation.
      • ACT (U-M code: 2062) and/or SAT (U-M code: 1839)
      • English language proficiency scores are required of all speakers of English as a second language
    5. Review U-M's list of Education Requirements by country and information on Exams and Visas.
  • International Exchange Students

    Fall term application deadline: March 1
    Winter term application deadline: August 15

    Students selected by our partner institutions should submit the following materials via email to stamps-admissions@umich.edu:

    1. U-M Non-Degree application
    2. Financial Resources Statement

      Keep in Mind:
      • Choose the F-1 Visa option
      • Use “Living Expenses” only to estimate your total cost
    3. Portfolio

    4. Artist statement

    5. Statement of Purpose: Why do you want to study at Stamps?

    6. Official transcript (in English) from home institution. Certified English translations of transcripts will also be accepted.
    7. English language proficiency scores are required of all speakers of English as a second language.

    Please do not make travel arrangements until you have received your official University of Michigan admit letter and I-20 and have signed up to attend International Orientation.

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Questions?

Contact the Stamps Admissions Team.