• Freshman Admission Process

Freshman Admission Process

Whether you dream of a career in architecture, business, nursing or health professions, engineering, science or the liberal arts, your boundless future starts at University of Detroit Mercy. But before you can get your feet off the ground, you have to take the first step: Apply today.

Application Deadlines

  • Early Action - November 1
  • 5-Year Physician Assistant - November 1
  • Scholarship Priority - December 1
  • 7-Year Dental - January 1
  • Regular Decision - March 1

Admission Notification Dates

  • Early Action - December 20
  • Regular Decision - Rolling

Student Reply Deadlines

  • 5-Year Physician Assistant - March 1
  • 7-Year Dental - March 1
  • Early Action - May 1
  • Regular Decision - May 1 

Admission Plan Options

You may apply to Detroit Mercy under the Early Action or Regular Admission plan. To help you decide which plan is the best fit for you, read the descriptions below or contact the Office of Admissions at 313-993-1245 to speak with an admissions counselor.

Early Action is a non-binding plan that gives you the opportunity to apply to more than one early action college and also receive an early response to your application.  If accepted, students can take the offer right away or wait until the regular reply date of May 1.  Students can also choose to decline the offer. 

Regular Admission allows you time to create the strongest application possible and to submit the best academic credentials as we take into consideration your first semester, senior year grades when reviewing your academic standing.

Required Documents

In addition to the application,   freshman applicants must submit:

  • High school transcript
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • A writing sample of at least 250 words on a topic of your choice
  • Letter of recommendation

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 313-993-1245.