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How to Prepare

We're excited that you've chosen to attend U-M and join the Summer Bridge and CSP community. Good preparation will ensure that you get off to a successful start.  There are a number of key tasks scholars must complete.

Pay Your Enrollment Deposit
All first-year students accepting their admission to U-M must submit a $300 non-refundable enrollment deposit by the May 1 deadline.

Have concerns about paying? There are options to request an extension or waiver through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  This must be done before the May 1 deadline.

Apply for Financial Aid
Apply for financial aid by March 31.  You must complete the CSS Profile and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for both 2020-2021 (for summer aid) and 2021-2022 (for fall/winter aid).  More details can be found on the Office of Financial Aid website. To learn more about completing the financial aid process after being admitted, register for a ‘Next Steps’ session hosted by our partners in the Office of Financial Aid.

Set up Your Uniqname and UMICH email Account
After your enrollment deposit is received or waived, you will receive an email invitation to establish your U-M uniqname and email account.  It is important to set up your email account right away as many communications from U-M offices (e.g. Financial Aid, New Student Programs and Housing) will be sent to your U-M email account.

Register for Orientation
Admitted students who have paid the $300 enrollment deposit will receive an email in mid-May from the Office of New Student Programs to register for Wolverine Online Orientation and schedule your academic advising date.  There are a number of tasks that you will need to complete to help your advisor learn important information about you.  These tasks will be listed on the MyAdvising Orientation checklist.

Apply for Fall Housing
Housing applications will be released in early May.  Please visit the U-M Housing website for more information.


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