Freshman Enrollment Guide

Class of 2020 Enrollment Guide

Congratulations on your admission to University of Detroit Mercy!

Step 1: Look for your scholarship

Your UDM academic scholarship is listed in your letter of admission. Scholarships are determined based on information submitting during the application process. Keep in mind that your scholarship is not the only component of your UDM Scholarship and Financial Aid Award.

Step 2: Visit campus

There's no better way for you to learn more about UDM than to visit campus. Schedule your Freshman Campus Tour and find out how you can qualify for your $1,000 Visit Grant when you enroll at UDM.

Step 3: Get an inside look at UDM

There’s lots of ways to check out what’s going on on campus. Get an inside look at UDM by following us on social media.

Step 4: File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

To determine your eligibility for additional financial aid, you are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at beginning January 1. To qualify for the maximum number of grants, submit the FAFSA before March 1. Don't forget to list our school code to your form (002323). This will ensure we receive the information needed to create your UDM Scholarship and Financial Aid Award.

Step 5: Watch for your Scholarship and Financial Aid Award

We'll mail your Scholarship and Financial Aid Award in March (or shortly after your admission). Your award will also be available on your TitanConnect account*. It will outline the different kinds of aid you are eligible for from the state and federal government as well as University of Detroit Mercy. Connect with your admissions counselor to discuss the details of your offer.

*TitanConnect is your UDM student portal for conducting University business including viewing your Scholarship and Financial Aid Award, registering for classes, and checking class grades. You can access TitanConnecet at Login information will be mailed to your home.

Step 6: Submit your enrollment deposit 

Submit your $250 enrollment deposit by May 1, 2016. This will secure your space in the freshman class. Some programs have limited capacity, and we can only guarantee space once the enrollment deposit is received. If you plan to live on campus, a $100 housing deposit is necessary to guarantee space in Shiple Hall, our freshman residence hall.

There are three ways to send your deposit:

  • Online using your personal admission portal
  • Over-the-phone using your Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover Card
  • Mail to:
    Office of Admissions
    University of Detroit Mercy
    4001 W. McNichols Road
    Detroit, MI 48221-3038

Consistent with National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) guidelines, enrollment deposits submitted prior to May 1, 2016 are fully refundable upon written request. Requests must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2016.

Step 7: Make your orientation reservation

Freshman orientation at UDM is called SOAR (student orientation advising and registration) and is the first phase of our two-part orientation program.  At SOAR, freshmen will take placement exams, choose classes for the fall and meet new classmates.  Parents are encouraged to attend Parent Orientation which is held during each SOAR session.  

Step 8: Request a Final High School Transcript

Send your final high school transcript to the Office of Admissions prior to the start of class this Fall. To continue as a student at UDM, and to receive financial aid, your final transcript must be on file at the University.

If you have questions, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-635-5020 or