Prospective Student & Admissions Data

Information and Technology Services (ITS) and the Office of Enrollment Management (OEM) maintain a number of IT systems and services that support the student admissions process. The key systems used to collect and process admissions data for Ann Arbor campus students are M-Pathways Student Administration (PeopleSoft), Enrollment Connect (Slate), and Document Imaging (Perceptive Content).

What Prospective Student & Admissions Data We Collect

  • Contact and Identification Information
    such as name, address, parents/guardians contact information, date of birth, Social Security Number, UMID, photo
  • Demographic Information
    such as sex, ethnicity, socio-economic data
  • Education Records
    such as education history, transcripts, test scores, recommendations, portfolios
  • Work History
    such as employer name and dates of employment
  • Immigration Information
    such as passport number and visa information
  • Crime and Conduct Information
    such as criminal convictions and offenses
  • Event Registration Information
    such as orientation event attendance, accommodations associated with event registration
  • System Login Information
    such as browser and operating system used, date and time of login, length of session, page visits, email open rates, transaction timestamps

How We Use Prospective Student & Admissions Data

The University of Michigan uses student administration data to enable:

  • Service Support
    Ensure system stability and positive user experience by monitoring service performance, maintaining a reliable record of transactions, and providing end-user support.
  • Decision Support
    Provide information to staff and faculty to evaluate prospective students and reach admission decisions.
  • Communications
    Provide you with updates and information on U-M services, events, etc.
  • Institutional Planning and Reporting
    Analyze aggregated data sets to identify and respond to admissions and academic trends.
  • Research
    Use aggregated data sets for academic research purposes.

The use of prospective student and admissions data for the purposes outlined above is safeguarded through several mechanisms, including Information Assurance, the U-M Standard Practice Guide, and the U-M Data Governance framework.

How We Collect Prospective Student & Admissions Data

  • Directly
    when you provide it to us by completing forms during the admissions process.
  • Automatically
    when admissions systems generate and store data based on visits, interactions, and system automated rules.
  • From U-M Staff
    when they record information on activities, such as event registration and attendance, admission application evaluations, admission decisions, etc.
  • From External Sources
    when we receive admission application data from CommonApp and CollegeNet, test scores from Educational Testing Service. We also purchase records of prospective students.

How We Share Prospective Student & Admissions Data

The University of Michigan does not sell or rent your information. We share it with:

  • Service Providers
    that support student administration systems and services offered by the university. We require our service providers to keep your personal information secure and use it only for providing services on the university’s behalf.
  • Other U-M Campuses
    when we share your admissions application with other U-M campuses if you have given permission.

Personal information may also be shared when required by law, or to protect the safety, property, or rights of the university, its community members and guests.