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How to Apply

Michigan Learning Communities are very popular programs for incoming students. Admission to the residential programs is selective, and space is limited. All new, first-year students have an opportunity to apply to up to two of the MLC programs, but we cannot guarantee admission.

If you are admitted to a residential program, University Housing will assign you to a residence hall space reserved for participants of that program.

While you are expected to place a high priority on academic pursuits, you will also be encouraged to take full advantage of the special offerings and services of these residential learning communities, the intent of which is to maximize educational opportunities. You are also expected to be a willing partner in developing and maintaining an environment conducive to the academic pursuits of all program participants.


If you're applying to the Health Sciences Scholars Program, Living Arts, Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, Michigan Community Scholars Program, Michigan Research Community, or Women In Science and Engineering Residential Program:

Complete the Michigan Learning Community (MLC) application and essay question section of your online Housing application, which you will receive access to once you have paid or have waived your enrollment deposit.

Beginning in May, the MLC that admits you into its program will directly communicate to you your admission status.

The University Mentorship Program and Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (non-residential) will have an online application available beginning in May.

If you are interested in the Residential College (RC), you should indicate your interest on the undergraduate admissions application. However, if you have already applied and been admitted to LSA and now want to be admitted to the RC, you must contact the RC directly. Placement in the RC is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note: If you want to live with a specific individual, both of you must apply to — and be admitted to — the same MLC. Some programs may not consider roommate requests.


The Comprehensive Studies Program will extend invitations to students, or if you are interested in affiliating, you may apply on the CSP website.

Interested in the LSA Honors Program? You can find all of the information you need about the Honors application process, including general information about the program, steps for applying, specific Honors opportunities, and what to expect in your first year, on the Apply to Honors page.

You may also find items of interest under Current Students, which includes information about academic requirements and scholarship opportunities. Honors Events features our popular Lunch with Honors series, as well as other Honors- sponsored activities. If you find you have additional questions, contact Honors Admissions