Getting a Friend account authorized to use a service

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This document discusses how to get a Friend account authorized to use a university service.


Friend accounts need to be verified before they can utilize many university services, such as filling out grant and scholarship applications.


University of Michigan websites and services.


Contact the service provider to get authorization to use any particular service. Please be aware that not all services can be authorized for Friend account access. Some services, for licensing reasons, etc. are only available to current faculty, staff, and/or students or to people in particular departments or units.

Here is information about Friend account authorization for two widely-used services:

New U-M undergraduate applicants (who are not current students or employees) using a Friend account to check their application status must first validate the account by providing their UMID (eight-digit U-M identification number) and date of birth. In Wolverine Access, go to the Student page and click the New and Prospective Student Business tile. Log in using your Friend account (your email address and Friend password), and provide the requested information. You’ll need to verify your personal information, including your eight-digit UMID, which was emailed to you, as well as your birth date.

Additional notes

How to Set Up a Friend Account

Checking Your Admissions Application Status


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