The Semester in Detroit program accepts undergraduate students from all schools and departments at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Completion of the fall program plus one additional required course will meet the requirements for a minor in Urban Studies through the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the UM-Ann Arbor campus. Spring students are required to take 2 additional courses to complete the Urban Studies minor.
The most successful program participants typically have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA [Note: those with less than a 3.0 GPA are still eligible to apply but must explain their particular situation.] Applicants should have a strong interest in the city of Detroit and in community-service learning.
Applications for the 2017 programs are now open. Only 25 students will be accepted into the program each semester. If the program becomes full, a wait list will be used based on the order by which students applied and were accepted into the program.
The deadline to apply for Sp/Su 2017 is December 31st, 2017.
The deadline to apply for Fall 2017 is March 5, 2018.