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Applicant Checklist

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15th

• The APPLICANT is responsible for the completed application.

• ALL application materials should be submitted online.

• ALL letters of recommendation should be submitted through our online application system. Letters of recommendation should not be mailed to Rackham.

• Official transcripts should be submitted online to Rackham. Online submissions are preferred.

GRE: The GRE is not required for any subfields. Rackham Graduate School has ended the use of the GRE general test in its Ph.D. admissions, beginning with the 2022–2023 admissions cycle. 

TOEFL: Institution code 1839, Department code 81. (Even if the department code cannot be entered, entering the institution code will ensure receipt of your transcripts by Rackham.)

IELTS: Official IELTS scores are sent electronically to the Rackham Graduate School.

For more information regarding testing, visit Rackham's website.

Questions?  Contact us at anthro.grad.program@umich.edu.

RACKHAM Application Materials Checklist:

 DOMESTIC APPLICANTS

 INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS 

 1. Application Form* 

 1. Application Form* 

 2. Application Fee*

 2. Application Fee*

 3. Admissions Conduct Code* 

 3. Admissions Conduct Code* 

 4. Statement of Purpose (1000-1500 words)*

 4. Statement of Purpose (1000-1500 words)*

 5. Personal Statement (500 words maximum)* 

 5. Personal Statement (500 words maximum)* 

 6. Letters of Recommendation (3)* 

 6. Letters of Recommendation (3)* 

 7. Official transcripts †   7. Official transcripts † 

 8. Writing Sample (optional, 30 page
 maximum)*

 8. Writing Sample (optional, 30 page
 maximum)*

 

 9. English Proficiency Test: TOEFL, IELTS, ECPE, or MET scores. Find more information on tests and exemptions on Rackham's website.

 

 10. Affidavit of financial support (submit ONLY after you receive admit decision from Department)

 

 

* It is not necessary to mail these materials. They should be uploaded with your online application.
† Scan the front and back of your transcripts and upload it with your online application. Official transcripts, directly from every institution where you have received a Bachelor’s degree or higher, must be provided to Rackham after you have been recommended for admission. You will be asked to self report your GPA on the application. Although official transcripts are strongly preferred, unofficial transcripts can be uploaded with your application. If you do not submit a final official transcript with your grad application, you will be required to submit it to Rackham Graduate School if you are recommended for admission.

International applicants: If you are an international student, please upload English translations as well.