International students make up about 40% of the Aerospace Engineering graduate program. There are particular requirements for international students during both the application and offer acceptance process. For a complete picture please also see AERO’s admissions guidelines and application process information.
For non-U.S. institution transcripts, you may use the CertiFile transcript submission service to verify, evaluate and deliver your transcript electronically to Rackham. On page 5 of the online application you can select “CertiFile (Certified Credentials Attachment Service)” service.
In the online application enter your name exactly as it appears on your passport. If your name appears differently in an application material (transcript, test report, etc.) it is important to note this name in the “Other Names” section.
International students must demonstrate English language proficiency through language test scores or qualify for an exemption.
Scores are valid for two years.
Applicants who have earned or will earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an institution where the language of instruction is English exclusively, are exempt from the English language requirement. An official transcript from a U.S. university can provide sufficient proof (provided that all of your undergraduate education was at the institution).
Rackham Admissions is the U-M office that will prepare immigration documents for international students. Please look for emails from Rackham Graduate school and note deadlines.
The Aerospace Engineering department emails admissions offers. The applicant responds to the offer by emailing the Graduate Student Admissions Coordinator, Kathy Miller.
Rackham reviews AERO’s recommendation for admission and ensures minimum requirements are met. After Rackham approves admission, an email invites the applicant to respond to the offer in Wolverine Access. This may occur several days after AERO’s admissions offer email.
Next Rackham will request the upload of financial documents in Wolverine Access. Do not submit financial information until requested by Rackham. These financial documents may be uploaded in several files.
Rackham will prepare immigration documents (I-20 or DS-2019) using the U.S. Government SEVIS system. You will be able to review your immigration information and track the progress of your immigration document on the “View I-20 or DS-2019 Status” link in Wolverine Access.
Questions about your visa please contact Rackham Admissions
Phone: (734) 764-8129 | Fax: (734) 647-7740 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.