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Frequently Asked Questions

I am interested in applying to the University of Michigan and I have questions about requirements. How can I find more information?

All admissions are handled through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Answers to many frequently asked questions as well as contact information can be found there.

I am a high school and/or recently admitted student interested in the Mathematics Department. How should I go about setting up a visit?

Please contact the Math undergraduate office at and we will work with you to set up an appointment with one of our faculty, a meeting with one of our current undergrads, and if you’d like, a class visit. We’ll need to know a date, time, any other appointments you have on campus we’ll have to work around, and an area of mathematics you might be interested in.

How do I declare a Mathematics major or minor?

You need to set up an appointment with a math faculty advisor. Appointments can be made online.

I’m graduating soon and am almost done with my Math major or minor. What do I have to do now?

Minors should e-mail and include their UMID and major(s). You’ll need to meet with an advisor to “release” your major. An advisor will go through your transcript with you and sign a form stating you’ve completed your requirements. Appointments can be made online. Don’t forget to also apply for graduation on Wolverine Access.

How do I go about getting permission to register into a course currently “closed” on Wolverine Access?

This depends on the course. If there is a waitlist on Wolverine Access, please add yourself to it.
For Math 105, 115, 116, 215, or 216, you’ll need to contact the undergraduate office for more information. Please e-mail
For all other courses it is best to contact the instructor directly and they can give you further instruction.

How do I set up an appointment with an advisor? Do you have walk-in advising?

We do not have walk-in advising. Appointments can be made online. We also offer career advising!

How do I get my Mathematics Department transfer credit evaluated?

Please visit our transfer credit page for details.

I should have additional AP credits posted on my transcript but I don’t see anything posted yet. What should I do?

The Registrar’s Office runs this as a batch process sometime after the next term begins. If you still don’t see the credits posted by 6 weeks after the end of the term in which you took your first math course, please contact the Registrar’s Office directly.

How would I find a math tutor? Do tutors assist middle or high school students?

This math tutor list includes those tutors interested in assisting middle or high school students.  For U of M students, the free “Math Lab” located in B860 East Hall, offers tutoring up through Math 217.

Does the Mathematics Department offer a research program for students?

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program runs every summer for U.S. citizens or permanent residents. This program is now open to non U-M students as well. Applications are usually available in February and due in March.