International

ATTENTION SPRING, SUMMER, and FALL ADMITTED STUDENTS: 

We look forward to working with you as you start your journey as a Michigan Wolverine. We are delighted that you have chosen to pursue your education at this University! As a new international student, you are required to complete orientation to aid in your transition to the University of Michigan.

We invite all international students to participate in Wolverine Online Orientation. By participating in Wolverine Online Orientation you will: 

  • Understand the academic and community expectations of a University of Michigan student
  • Develop an academic plan with an advisor from your school or college
  • Become familiar with resources available to UM students
  • Meet with an academic advisor and register for your first term of classes

If you are an F-1 or J-1 student, you may have additional steps to take prior to or once you are on campus as required by the International Center. Please be sure to check your UMICH email regularly for more information on any additonal requirements.

The steps of Wolverine Online Orientation will cover the many aspects of life at the University of Michigan and campus resources. You cannot register for classes until you complete all steps of Wolverine Online Orientation.

We realize that an online orientation program is not the same as an in-person experience. Nevertheless, we are committed to providing the best online orientation experience possible. You will have an opportunity to learn about campus, meet with an academic advisor, talk with current students and other incoming students, and register for your first semester of classes.  

After you have been admitted to UM and paid the $300 EDR, Fall and Summer term students will receive an email in mid-May to begin the orientation process. Spring term students will receive an email in early April.


Please select your term of admission and admit type (first-year or transfer) from the list on the left for the steps to take after your admission.

Unsure about your term of admission? Here’s a guide:

  • Fall Term = Classes start in September
  • Winter Term = Classes start in January
  • Spring Term = Classes start in May
  • Summer Term = Classes start in late June/early July

If you have questions about your next steps or the orientation programs, please call ONSP at (734)-764-6413 or email onsp@umich.edu.