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For Applicants:

If you have a program application for the trip in M-Compass already, you do not need to also register through the U-M Student Travel Registry. Your confirmed M-Compass application will serve as your travel registration.

Travel on programs that are not sponsored by U-M should be registered in the Student Travel Registry. Please use our step-by-step instructions on using the U-M Student Travel Registry.  Please note that you may need to obtain an enrollment appointment in order to register for U-M classes after a term away.

The M-Compass system uses Shibboleth, the University of Michigan's login system. First time M-Compass users may receive a release notification page after U-M Weblogin is complete. For more information on Shibboleth and the release notification page, Logging into U-M Shibboleth-Enabled Services and Websites.

If you are a U-M student, you should use your uniqname and UMICH password to log in. If you need help resetting your UMICH password, you can find that on the following sites:

If you are not a U-M student, you should log in using the email address used to create your account or application and the password you chose when setting up your account. If your account was created for you and you did not set up a password and security questions within 3 days, your temporary password will expire. Please email for help.

As long as your application is not yet under review, we can "unreceive" a questionnaire, which will allow you to log back into the system, fix the error, and re-submit it. Please contact M-Compass Technical Support at and identify the name of the questionnaire that needs to be reset.

You may apply to multiple programs in the same term. The system settings allow for up to 3 applications in a single term, but if you want to apply for more than 3 programs or scholarships during a single term, you can contact the sponsoring office and ask them to create an application on your behalf.

You can also rank programs according to your preference. Please follow these step-by-step instructions on how to rank multiple applications within the same term. Note: Ranking is not applicable to Funding or Travel Registrations, and some offices do not use this feature in reviewing applications. If you have questions about ranking applications, please contact the program's sponsoring office.

The system settings only allow applicants to commit themselves to a maximum of 2 applications in a given term. However, if you wish to commit to 3 or more applications, an administrator can change your status on your behalf. Please contact the office that sponsors the program or scholarship and ask them to confirm your participation on your behalf.

For Recommenders:

Faculty or staff members who receive a M-Compass Recommendation Request should not use the M-Compass login, but should instead follow the link provided in the recommendation request email. The following steps describe how to submit an online recommendation:

  1. Open the email and click on the link provided. The M-Compass Online Recommendation Submission window will open.
  2. Enter the Recommendation ID and Applicant last name (provided within the email) when prompted, then click Validate.
  3. Answer the questions, then click Submit to send the recommendation back to M-Compass.

Note: Each recommendation request has a unique ID. You may wish to copy the Recommendation ID to the clipboard, then paste into M-Compass when prompted.