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

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.

Learn more about the Ford School

We carefully curated a set of in-person and virtual activities—including Spring Preview Day, coffee chats with alumni, and more—just for our newly admitted MPP students.

Follow our Instagram! On March 24th, check out our Stories and hear directly from students as we highlight our annual Gramlich Showcase of Student Work. On April 4, tune in to our Instagram Live tour of Weill Hall. We can't wait to get to know you!

March 31

Spring Preview Day

Join us in Ann Arbor for Spring Preview Day, an opportunity to meet your potential future cohort, as well as faculty, alumni, and staff.
Learn more and register
March 15 - April 11

Admitted student activities

Join Ford School alumni for chats in select cities around the U.S., hop on a virtual webinar with current students, and stay tuned for summer opportunities around leadership, careers, and academic preparation.
Find more admitted student activities
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Get to know our community

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. Take a virtual tour of Weill Hall. Follow us on social media.
Learn more


Show your University of Michigan pride!

Order your FREE Ford School long or short-sleeved t-shirt on or before Monday, March 27th.


Text us

Get key info, updates, and deadline reminders by text.

Become a Ford School admitted student insider. Get updates, FAQs, unique resources, and deadline reminders.

Text "FordSchool" to (734) 237-9048 to get started.


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Download exclusive digital swag and tell the world you're a Fordie.

Use #FutureFordies and tag @FordSchool on Instagram, LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.