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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
  • Early Decision I - November 1
  • 5-Yr Physician Assistant - November 1
  • Scholarship Priority - December 1
  • Early Decision II - January 1
  • 7-Yr Dental - January 1
  • Regular Decision - March 1

Admission Notification Dates

  • Early Decision I - December 1
  • 5-Yr Physician Assistant - December 1
  • Early Action - December 1
  • Early Decision II - February 2
  • 7-Yr Dental - December 1
  • Regular Decision - December 1

Student Reply Deadlines

  • Early Decision I - January 19
  • 5-Yr Physician Assistant - March 1  
  • Early Decision II - March 16
  • 7-Yr Dental - March 1  
  • Early Action - May 1
  • Regular Decision - May 1 

Admission Plan Options

You may apply to Detroit Mercy under the Early Action, Early Decision 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.

Binding Plans

An Early Decision plan allows you to show us that Detroit Mercy is your first choice. You’ll receive extra attention, a quicker decision turnaround, and a generous scholarship and financial aid offer. Early Decision is binding, which means that if you are accepted to Detroit Mercy, you agree to enroll at Detroit Mercy, and withdraw other college applications.

Non-Binding Plans

The Early Action plan 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 Detroit Mercy Office of Admissions.

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