Benjamin Building, students on campus

Congratulations on your admission to graduate studies!  We are excited about your academic endeavors as you are.  Knowing where to begin and what resources are available will ease your transition into graduate study.

Advisor Information

Graduate students are assigned an advisor at the time of admission.  Advisors are faculty members within the student’s program.  Be sure to keep in contact with your advisor. Your advisor will inform you of the academic program and departmental requirements.

Newly Admitted

Newly admitted graduate students should inform UM of your intention to accept or decline admission to the University by logging back into your application dashboard and viewing your Graduate School admission letter.  Students attending courses on the UM Campus, or any satellite location, must submit documentation of immunizations.


Registration tips and policies are available from the Office of the Registrar.  Graduate School requires that all graduate students maintain continuous registration

International students with F-1 or J-1 visas must be enrolled full-time every semester at the University while they remain in the United States.  For more information consult the  International Student and Scholar Services  Office.


Please be sure to refer to the Program  handbooks for the requirements of the program to which you are admitted.  Contact your Graduate Program Coordinator  for more information.

Although your advisor may inform you of requirements and guide you in the administrative processes toward graduation, it is your responsibility to be informed of additional policies of the Graduate School, and the University, and to submit any required forms by published deadlines. 

Many Campus resources are available to guide you through the many administrative processes that you will encounter.

The Graduate School requirements, policies, and regulations are listed in the Graduate Catalog   

Please refer to the links below for additional information.

Important Deadlines for Graduating Students
Steps Toward Graduation