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BFA/BA in Art & Design
BFA in Interarts Performance
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BFA/BA in Art & Design

Early Action deadline : November 15
Regular Decision deadline : February 1

  1. Submit a completed Common Application or Coalition 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 Counselor (Coalition App) OR 1 School Report (Common App), 1 Academic Teacher, and 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 2 design or direct observation drawings
    • Include descriptions that answer the question "Why did I create this?"
    • Provide a Statement of Creative Work and answer the Activities Question in SlideRoom
  3. Request an official copy of your transcript from your high school.
  4. Send test scores directly to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor:
COVID-19 Impacts

Your high school experience has been impacted by COVID-19 in unprecedented ways. The University of Michigan has adjusted application requirements to address these impacts. Highlights include:

  • Students will not be disadvantaged if they received pass/fail, credit/no credit, or other COVID-related grades during the winter/spring/summer 2019-20 and fall 2020 semesters.
  • We will consider any impacted student who would like to apply, regardless of ability to sit for the SAT1 or ACT tests.
  • The inability to provide AP test scores will not impact the review of an application.
  • Letters of recommendation can come from someone other than a teacher (assuming that they are not your relative, with exceptions for relatives who provide homeschool instruction to the applicant). This might include a community based organization educator or academic support program professional.

Questions? Contact the Stamps Admissions Team.