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CS for Current U-M Students

Students admitted to U-M in Fall 2023 or later who did not request consideration for the CS major at the time of application to U-M, but who have subsequently developed an interest in CS may apply for selection as Enrolled Discoverers. Applications for the Enrolled Discoverer pathway will be accepted beginning April 1, 2024. Capacity constraints mean that not all who apply will be selected for the CS major. Please consider the following information if you are considering the Enrolled Discoverer pathway:

In research and in education, CSE prepares students to make a positive impact on the world and to build a future that will improve the lives of all people. Our faculty mentor students to reach their full potential while leading cutting-edge research to solve human problems and close societal gaps.Therefore, candidates being considered for the CS major should demonstrate what they would bring to the community that strives to build more inclusion and welcomes people from all backgrounds and identities. Applicants should express values that align with the department’s value set, outlined through the acronym HACKS, for Honesty, Achievement, Cooperation, Knowledge, and Service.

NOTE:

Students who previously applied for advance selection into CS as first year students and were not selected may not apply to the major as Enrolled Discoverers.

Students who wish to pursue the Computer Science major may not do so through the Cross Campus application process and must apply to the major as an Enrolled Discoverer.

Prospective LSA Enrolled Discovers

  • One full year of courses in residence at UM, Ann Arbor to be eligible for admission
  • Have at least 24 credits of work completed but no more than 84 credits 
    • These courses should be completed or currently in progress by the time of application; having not yet received a grade or having a late grade is not a barrier (for Winter courses).
  • Overall UM GPA of 2.0 or higher and in good academic standing 
  • Grades of C or better in all Engineering, Math, and Computing (EMC) courses elected in residence at UM, Ann Arbor. Courses below a C may be repeated. 
  • Completion of one of the following computing classes in residence at UM, Ann Arbor.
    • ENGR 101
    • ENGR 151
    • EECS 183
    • EECS 203
    • EECS 280 
  • Have completed or earned credit by exam or transfer credit two additional courses with the Mathematical and Symbolic Analysis (MSA) designation [totaling at least six credits]. MSA courses can be found in the LSA Course Guide.

Prospective Engineering Enrolled Discoverers

  • One full year of courses in residence at UM, Ann Arbor to be eligible for admission
  • Have at least 24 credits of work completed but no more than 84 credits 
    • These courses should be completed or currently in progress by the time of application; having not yet received a grade or having a late grade is not a barrier (for Winter courses).
  • Overall UM GPA of 2.0 or higher and in good academic standing 
  • Grades of C or better in all Engineering, Math, and Computing (EMC) courses elected in residence at UM, Ann Arbor. Courses below a C may be repeated. 
  • Completion of one of the following computing classes in residence at UM, Ann Arbor.
    • ENGR 101
    • ENGR 151
    • EECS 183
    • EECS 203
    • EECS 280 
  • Have completed or earned credit by exam or transfer:
    • One calculus course (Math 115 or higher)
    • One calculus-based physics (Phys 140 or 160) or chemistry (130) course.

Application Timeline

  • April 1: Application form becomes available on this webpage
  • May 15: Application form closes
  • June: Applicant decisions released

Questions about the CS selection process?

Olivia Callahan, CSE Enrollment Specialist, holds Zoom drop-in consults on Thursdays from 2:00-3:00pm for students who have questions about the process. Attendees are queued in the order they arrive so that questions can be addressed individually.

Please also feel free to contact [email protected] with any questions.