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

In this video, learn inside information on the kinds of work we like to see and tips on how to make your portfolio stand out.

Your portfolio should include 12 – 15 pieces of your best and most recent work. When thinking about your portfolio, keep these goals in mind:

  • Emphasize experimentation, concept, and a range of media
  • Include class assignments and self-directed work
  • Answer the question, Why did I create this?” for each work’s description

Your application will be considered complete only after you have submitted your portfolio.

Portfolio Reviews

We know that each school is different, and it can be challenging to consider what to include when curating your portfolio. The Stamps Admissions Team can provide feedback that will help you decide which pieces would benefit your portfolio submission. Click the link below to set up an informal informal portfolio review with a Stamps Admissions counselor via email.

Submitting Your Portfolio

Early Action deadline : November 1
Regular deadline : February 1

Portfolios are submitted through SlideRoom. You will receive a link to SlideRoom through your Common Application; if you have trouble accessing this link, email stamps-​admissions@​umich.​edu.

There is a $10 transaction fee to submit your portfolio. Students who receive a Common Application fee waiver will automatically receive a SlideRoom fee waiver.

For technical assistance with SlideRoom, visit sup​port​.slid​e​room​.com.