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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.

• Please have your official transcripts submitted online to Rackham. Online submissions are preferred.

GRE: Institution code 1839, Department code 1701. 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.) As of the 2018-19 AY, GRE scores are recommended but not required for applicants to the Department of Anthropology.

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. Description of Interests Form* 

 4. Description of Interests Form* 

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

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

 6. Personal Statement (500 words maximum)* 

 6. Personal Statement (500 words maximum)* 

 7. Letters of Recommendation (3)* 

 7. Letters of Recommendation (3)* 

 8. GRE General Test Scores - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing (Original copy sent from ETS only) As of the 2018-19 AY, GRE scores are recommended but not required for applicants to the Department of Anthropology.

 8. GRE General Test Scores - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing (Original copy sent from ETS only) As of the 2018-19 AY, GRE scores are recommended but not required for applicants to the Department of Anthropology.

 9. Official transcripts † 

 9. Official transcripts † 

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

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

 

 11. TOEFL scores (Original copy sent from ETS only)

 

 12. 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, from every institution where you have received a Bachelor’s degree or higher, must be provided to Rackham.

International applicants: If you are an international student, please upload English translations as well. International students must submit official transcripts by the application deadline to ensure timely processing of your application.

Domestic applicants: Domestic applicants can submit final official transcripts with your graduate application or after you are recommended for admission. Although official transcripts are strongly preferred, unofficial transcripts can be uploaded with your application. This is only for domestic applicants. 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.