Instructions for GM TEP Applicants

Minimum Requirements

  • All applicants must have a U.S. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Physical Sciences from an accredited U.S. institution or the international equivalent. Please see the GM TEP website for detailed information.
  • International applicants are usually required to provide an official score report from one of the following:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS)

Application Checklist:

Have you?

  • Received permission from your GM Leadership to be a sponsored student in the GM TEP. Otherwise, you will be financially responsible for your tuition and fees.
  • Completed the College of Engineering Online Application
  • Submitted official transcripts. All applicants are required to provide one official transcript or certified credentials from all universities and community colleges attended. If your academic credentials are in a language other than English, you must submit both the original document and a certified English translation. International credentials should include a certified copy of the diploma if awarded.
  • Submitted a statement of purpose. A statement of purpose must be included with each application. This statement should be a concise, well‐written essay about your background, your career goals and how the College of Engineering’s graduate programs will help you attain your career and educational objectives. The statement of purpose should be submitted as an attachment to the online application. (This is for Master of Engineering applicants only.)
  • Submitted recommendations. Two recommendations are required. Recommendations should be submitted online. Please ask your recommenders to complete the online form and attach their letter electronically. One of the recommendations must be from the current supervisor; the other could be from a faculty member. (This is for Master of Engineering applicants only.)
  • Submitted a resume/CV. (This is for Master of Engineering applicants only.)

Please note that GM TEP “Non‐Candidate‐for‐Degree” (NCFD) applicants do not need to submit a statement of purpose, recommendations, or a resume/CV.

Send official transcripts and other documents to:

Graduate Professional Programs, College of Engineering
Office of Student Affairs, 145A Chrysler Center
2121 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2092

Telephone: 734-647-7117

Web site:

English Proficiency

Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency. Applicants are required to provide an official score report from the TOEFL or IELTS. If an international applicant has received a Bachelor’s degree from a college/university where the language of instruction is exclusively English, the TOEFL or IELTS requirement may be waived. The following are the minimum requirements for admission consideration:

  1. a total score of 560 on the Paper/Pencil TOEFL
  2. a total score of 84 on the Internet‐Based TOEFL
  3. a total score of 6.5 on the IELTS

TOEFL and IELTS scores can be sent electronically directly to the University of Michigan (Institution Code: 1839) and are valid for two years.

Information and applications for English proficiency tests may be obtained by contacting the following:

Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
Web: http//

International English Language Testing System
British Council
10 Spring Gardens
London SW1A 2BN

GM TEP Application Deadlines:

July 1 for the Fall semester
November 1 for the Winter semester
April 1 for the SpringSummer semester