What's next?

Here's how to get started and what you need to know before you arrive in Ann Arbor.

Explore funding opportunities and apply for financial aid

  1. Look for an email from our Student & Academic services team on March 11 with admissions and funding details.
  2. Apply to the fellowships below—see links for details and eligibility.
  3. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are encouraged to complete their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so that it is received by U-M by March 31, 2024. Visit the U-M Financial Aid Dates & Deadlines list for more detail.
  4. Submit a request for Ford School funding reconsideration by April 14.

Accept admission

Accept your admission via the email you will receive from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Deadlines vary—please be sure to respond by the date listed in your individual Ford School admissions email.


Connect 1-on-1 with our faculty, alumni, or staff

Hear from us why the Ford School at the University of Michigan is the right choice. Please fill out this form and our admissions team will help to connect you.

April 5

Spring Preview Day

Join us in Ann Arbor for Spring Preview Day, an opportunity to meet the Fordie community – your future cohort, faculty, alumni, and staff.
Join us for Spring Preview Day!
March 14 - April 12

Admitted student activities

We carefully curated a set of in-person and virtual activities to help you get to know your Ford School community—just for our newly admitted MPP and MPA students.
Explore activities just for you
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Get to know your community

We’re excited to see you start your journey as a Ford School student, and you don't have to wait until you arrive in the fall to get to know us. Connect with faculty, current students, research, and more.
Learn more