FAQ Topic: Doctoral

  1. How is my residency determined for tuition purposes?
  2. I've applied. What's the status of my application?
  3. Should I attend my program’s Campus Visit Day/preview day if one is offered?
  4. What kind of health insurance do students receive at the University of Michigan? Where can I learn more about the university’s health insurance program?
  5. When do courses at the University of Michigan start?

How is my residency determined for tuition purposes?

Questions about residency can be answered by visiting the U-M Office of the Registrar webpage.   Please note, establishing residency can be a lengthy process.  Thus, if you have been classified as an out-of-state student but believe you should be assessed in-state tuition rates, please fill out the residency application as soon as possible once you have decided to attend the School of Education.

I've applied. What's the status of my application?

Your application status can be checked online, via Wolverine Access. Please allow seven days after submitting your application before checking your web application status on Wolverine Access. To do this you will need to use a login ID and password, and confirm some personal data before viewing your application:

For applicants who are current students or employees:

1. Log into Wolverine Access using your existing U-M uniqname login and click New and Prospective Student Business

For applicants who are new to the university you will need to create a secure login using a U-M Friend Account and then log into Wolverine Access.

1. Create a Friend Account.

2. Log into Wolverine Access.

If you have any further questions, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 734.615.1528

Should I attend my program’s Campus Visit Day/preview day if one is offered?

Admitted doctoral students should attend their program's interview/preview day. If you are unable to attend for any reason, please contact your program directly to discuss alternatives. The preview is designed to provide you with information about the program, with a chance to speak with faculty and current students, as well as an opportunity to meet fellow classmates. 

What kind of health insurance do students receive at the University of Michigan? Where can I learn more about the university’s health insurance program?

For a basic overview of what is covered by the health service fee assessed to students each semester, please visit the University Health Service (UHS) webpage.

Eligible students can select GradCare insurance, which is provided through the UHS. Visit the UHS webpage for more information about GradCare and eligibility.

If you hold at least a .25 appointment in a graduate student instructor, graduate student research assistant, or graduate student staff assistant position, you and your dependents will receive health insurance at no cost.

When do courses at the University of Michigan start?

Consult the U-M academic calendar for specific start and end dates. Please note, students in the master of arts with certification (MAC) programs do not abide by the university academic calendar and will be informed of their start and end dates directly from their program coordinators.

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