Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions Events

Stamps Virtual Admissions Events

Thinking of a creative career? The Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan is where the culture makers of tomorrow tackle the unique challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Learn more about our programs at our upcoming virtual events.

Step 1: Get Acquainted

Q&A and Open House sessions are for prospective students who want to understand the basics of a Stamps degree.

Step 2: Get the Inside Scoop

Once you’ve attended an Info Session and/or the Open House, keep the conversation rolling with these offerings:

Step 3: Portfolio Prep

At Stamps, 50% of your admissions decision is based on your portfolio.

Step 4: Apply

When you're ready, start your application.
Questions? Please get in touch, we're glad to help!

Start Here: Get Acquainted

Information Session with Q&A

Join us for an hour-long virtual session which includes an information presentation and Q&A with current students and the admissions team. Info sessions take place each week on Tuesdays from 4-5pm, and on Fridays from 12-1pm (Eastern time). Registration is required - meeting information will be sent via email to all registrants.

Transfer Student Information Session with Q&A

Join us for an hour long session which includes an information presentation and Q&A with the admissions team, tailored to prospective transfer students. Transfer Student Info Sessions take place on the first Thursday of the month from 4-5pm (Eastern time). Registration is required - meeting information will be sent via email to all registrants.

Open House

Join us for a two-hour-long virtual “open house” on Friday, October 9 from 1-3 pm (Eastern time). The schedule includes an info session, a faculty mini-lecture, and a Q&A with current Stamps students. Registration is required - meeting information will be sent via email to all registrants.

Next Steps: Get the Inside Scoop

Once you’ve attended an Info Session and/or the Open House, keep the conversation rolling with these offerings:

Individual Meetings

Chat with a member of our admissions team for an extended, 30-minute session. During this time, you’ll learn more about the Stamps experience and have your specific questions addressed. Informal feedback on portfolios submitted in advance can be part of this experience too, if desired. Registration is required - appointment information will be sent via email to all registrants.

Ask Us Anything Group Chats

Join current students and the admissions team to ask any questions you’d like! Ask us Anything Chats are held once a month, on Mondays from 3-4 pm (Eastern time). Registration is required - meeting information will be sent via email to all registrants.

Portfolio Reviews

Set up an informal portfolio review to receive feedback on your creative work from a Stamps Admissions counselor by email.

Portfolio Prep

National Portfolio Days

Explore the nation’s best colleges of art and design and meet with Stamps representatives, who will provide 10-minute portfolio reviews, discuss our unique curriculum, and answer questions about professional careers in art. Showing your work early can help you acquire important information about organizing and presenting your portfolio for future admission consideration. High school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

All National Portfolio Day events are free and open to the public. Learn more and register online: nationalportfolioday.live.

Prep Your Portfolio for NPD

Your portfolio should showcase the best work you are making now, and can include finished pieces, work in progress, and sketchbooks. Make sure to photograph your work with intention and have your files ready to share with us digitally. Watch the video below for inside information on the kinds of work we like to see and tips on how to make your portfolio stand out.

Apply

Check out our instructions when you're ready to start your application.

Important dates:

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

Viewbook

Check out the online version of our latest viewbook below.

Questions?

Contact the Stamps Admissions team anytime.

Information for Educators

Are you a high school educator? Request a Stamps School Info Session for your students!