Certain tests are essential to the admissions process

Entrance Exams

Prospective Undergraduate Students Entrance Exams

  • All undergraduate freshman applicants must take either the SAT (U-M code: 1839) or the ACT (U-M code: 2062).
  • Official test scores must be sent to the University directly from the testing agency itself and received by U-M before the application deadline.
  • For more information, view the application requirements.
International students are encouraged to take the SAT because the new writing component of the ACT may be unavailable outside the United States.  For more detailed information, see the International Student Exams page on the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website.


Prospective Graduate Students Entrance Exams

  • Official GRE scores are only required for applicants with a final cumulative BSN GPA below 3.25. If your cumulative final BS in nursing grade point average (GPA) is between 3.0 - 3.249 (on a 4.0 scale; U.S. equivalency), you will need to successfully complete the GRE for admission consideration. If your final BS in Nursing GPA was above a 3.25, the GRE is not required and will not be considered as part of the application review process. It is important to plan ahead to ensure official GRE scores are received by the University of Michigan prior to the application deadline date. The minimum recommended GRE scoresfor admission consideration are verbal – 150 (45th%), quantitative –151 (44th%), analytical – 3.73 (50th%). Please read through the ETS website for additional information on GRE scoring and testing.
  • Test scores should be sent directly to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (GRE code: R1839).

Prospective International Students English Proficiency Exam Information (required for consideration to any School of Nursing program)

International applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to submit official English proficiency exam results to prove a high level of English proficiency. International applicants that completed their undergraduate nursing and graduate nursing (if applicable) degrees at an institution in which the primary language of instruction was English do not need to submit English proficiency exam results, however an official letter from the degree granting institution must be submitted with the official transcripts. International applicant minimum score requirements for admission consideration:
Description of Test
Assessment Provider
Speaking Test
Minimum Overall Score
Educational Testing Service
Paper/Pencil TOEFL and TWE
Educational Testing Service
Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Academic version
Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments
certificate of proficiency

 Lifetime residents of the following countries are exempt from this requirement:

  • Australia
  • Canada (other than Quebec)
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States (other than Puerto Rico)
Students may also be exempt from this requirement if they have studied in one of the above countries for at least four years and can prove a high level of English proficiency. Email for more information on this exemption.