British System

  • first-year admission requires at least 5 ordinary level passes from one sitting at “credit” standard on the General Certificate of Secondary Education, or a comparable maturity certificate (GCSE, CXC, SPM, HKDSE, IGCSE, WASC, EASC, etc.). 
  • The Certificate must include a “credit” or “distinction” standard in English. Externally-issued, ordinary level examination results/certificates must be received by the deadline for consideration. 
  • If A-Levels are being taken, predicted A-Level results should be submitted by the school at time of application.

Remark: Students who are pursuing or who have completed A-Level exams will generally be awarded advanced standing ranging between six and ten credit hours for certain advanced level examinations completed with a grade of “D” or better. Three to five credits may be awarded for certain A/S exams.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

  • Students may apply during the senior year. Students may be given advanced standing credit for examinations passed at the Higher Level only. 
  • No advanced standing credit is granted for Standard or Subsidiary Level Examinations. 
  • Predicted IB results are needed if exams have not yet been taken. 

US System

International with diplomas from United States-administered American, International schools: 

  • Placement in the top ten percent of the class and strong entrance test scores are required for first-year application. 
  • Students may apply during their senior year.
  • American and international students graduating from missionary and other private American type high schools abroad: Evaluation occurs on a case-by-case basis.

SAT subject tests may strengthen application for admission.

English Language Requirements

International applicants must submit one of the following scores:

General English Proficiency Score Ranges

  • TOEFL (iBT): 100 range with section scores 23+ in listening & reading and 21+ in speaking and writing
  • TOEFL (PBT): 600 range with section scores 57+
  • IELTS: 7.0 range with section scores 6.5+
  • ECPE: Certificate with all sections at least a C
  • CAE (C1 Advanced): 185 with no less than 180+ in all sections (CEFR C1)
  • CPE(C2 Proficiency): Pass with B (CEFR C1)
  • PTE Academic: 68 with all sections equally strong
  • MET: 64 with section scores of 59+

Exceptions: You can be exempted from taking any of these exams if your SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score is 650 or above (600 or above if presenting an old SAT critical reading score), or if both your ACT Reading and English scores are 27 or above

SAT or ACT Score (Optional)

SAT or ACT score, if available and you wish them to be considered, or other test results like PSAT, if available.

The Common Application Personal Essay

The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scoresUniversity of

University of Michigan Essay Questions

Applicants must submit an essay responding to the University of Michigan question.

Teacher Reference

Submit one Teacher Evaluation (core academic teacher or other non-relative who can speak directly to the student's academic aptitude, potential, and classroom performance).

Counselor Recommendation

 (Encouraged, but not required).