Apply to the MMSS Program

As of April 10, 2024, all available spots for the program have been filled. However, interested students may still submit an application for consideration. Applications completed after April 10, 2024 will only be reviewed if space becomes available and the application fee will only be charged if the applicant is offered admission. 

Your application will be REVIEWED when we receive ALL of the following items:

  1. Online Registration & Application Form
  2. Letter of Recommendation: Upon application, a request for the letter is sent to recommender (teacher email address required). Be sure your teacher knows you applied. Please follow up with your teacher to make sure they received an email from us!
  3. Student Personal Statement: Submitted via electronic application.
  4. High School Transcript: Upload a scanned transcript- official or unofficial- directly to MMSS application (e-mail only if necessary)
  5. $100 Application Fee: APPLICATION FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE! (As of April 10, 2024, the application fee will only be charged if the applicant is offered admission!)

Step-By-Step Application Process

1. Create an account by clicking on “Sign Up” and using a valid email address.

  • Please use STUDENT email address. Parent email will be required later in the application process.
  • Your password must be at least 10 characters and contain at least one letter and one number or special character.
  • Be sure to RECORD YOUR LOGIN AND PASSWORD information, as this account will be used to access all MMSS information for both the application and admissions process. The MMSS office will NOT be able to retrieve lost passwords for you. If you forget your password, please use the password reset link on the application login.

2. Once you have successfully created an account, you will be taken to the registration page. Click on the “Registration” button and fill out the information fields. All fields are required unless marked (optional). At the bottom of the page, click the “Register” button. You will next be taken to the applicant detail page.

3. On the application page, click on the “Camp Application” button. Please select the session(s) you would like to attend.

  • If you want to attend multiple sessions, please check the box corresponding to each of the sessions you wish to attend.
  • If you would like to attend only one session, but do not have a preference as to which session, please check the “any session” box, along with the boxes corresponding to each of the sessions you are able to attend.

4.  In the courses section, under each session that you selected in the previous step, select each course you are interested in attending. You will be able to rank your choices in order of preference in a later step.

5. Next, complete the applicant school history, student personal statement, and transcripts sections. All fields are required unless marked (optional). At the bottom of the page, click the “Submit Application” button. Please note the following:

  • Personal statement must be at least 100 characters. If it is not, you will not be able to submit your application.
  • Unofficial transcripts or grade reports are acceptable. Only your most recent one is required. Others will be accepted, but are not required.

6. On the course rankings page, click the blue “edit” button next to each of the courses you selected in the previous step, and rank each course in order of preference, with 1 being your top choice. Click the grey “Update Course Preference” Button after ranking each course. Please note the following when ranking courses:

  • When determining course preferences, please review the course listingsfaculty bios, and pictures from the 2023 Daily Camper.
  • Please only rank courses you are interested in attending, and rank all courses you are interested in attending.  Once review of your application has begun, you will not be able to add or remove courses to your ranking. While the MMSS program will make every attempt to honor the student’s top course preference, this is a competitive program receiving twice as many applicants as available positions each year. Therefore, we cannot guarantee acceptance to your top choice.

Once you have ranked each course, click on the blue “Letter of Recommendation” button to proceed to the next step.

7. On the letter of recommendation page, click the “Letter of Recommendation” button and fill out the information fields. All fields are required unless marked (optional). Please make sure the email address is spelled correctly, as teachers will receive a request via email to submit their letter. Be sure your teacher knows you applied and please follow up with your teacher to make sure they received an email from us! Click the grey “Create Recommendation” button at the bottom of the page. You will next be taken to the application fee page.

8. As of April 10, 2024, the application fee will only be charged if the applicant is offered admission! Your application will show “incomplete,” but it can still be reviewed by our team. On the application fee page, click the “Pay application fee” button. You will be taken to the secure Nelnet page. Please make sure the green box next to “I agree to pay the amount listed with my credit card” is checked, and that the total amount is $100, then click continue. Enter all required information, indicated by *, and click “Continue”. On the next page, review the information and, if it is correct, click “Confirm” at the bottom of the page. You will be redirected back to your application.  Please note the following regarding payment of the application fee: 

  • We can only accept credit cards electronically, via the secure portal on the student application. We cannot accept credit cards over the phone or in person.
  • For international students needing to pay by wire transfer, please contact the MMSS office directly.
  • To submit via check or money order, please mail to the following address (with student identification information):

Michigan Math and Science Scholars
University of Michigan
2074 East Hall
530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1043

9. Once you have submitted the online application and your application fee, you have completed your part of the application process. However, please note that your application will not be considered “complete”, and will not be reviewed until we receive the letter of recommendation from your teacher. Please check with your teacher to make sure they know you have applied, and they have received an email from us!

10. If interested in requesting Financial Aid, please click on the green “Financial Aid Application” button on the payment receipt page. Provide a brief explanation of why you are in need of aid, and upload the first page only of your family’s most recent tax return (please black out Social Security numbers). Click on the green “Create financial aid” button at the bottom of the page.

11. To track the progress of your application, please log back in to the application and view the yellow “Progress Window” in the upper right hand side of your screen. All application decisions will be communicated via the email address associated with the student’s MMSS account.  Check back often for updates.

PLEASE NOTE: WE RECEIVE A VERY HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS, AND THE REVIEW PROCESS CAN TAKE UP TO 6 WEEKS FROM THE TIME WE RECEIVE ALL OF YOUR MATERIALS. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE MMSS OFFICE TO CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION UNLESS MORE THAN 6 WEEKS HAVE PASSED SINCE IT WAS MOVED TO REVIEW!

Unable to submit the application online?

If you are unable to utilize the online application, contact us at mmss@umich.edu or call our office at 734-647-4466.
E-mail/mail/fax your relevant hard copy application materials to: 

Michigan Math and Science Scholars
University of Michigan
2074 East Hall
530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1043
Voice: 734-647-4466
Fax: 734-763-0937
mmss@umich.edu