For students who thrive on high achievement, creativity, and leadership.

Designed by and for Transfer Students

Honors Transfers Innovators (HTI) is a unique learning community that brings together high achieving transfer students of all backgrounds and interests to explore and further develop their creativity and leadership.

Join a program designed by transfer honors students for transfer honors students.  As a member, you will confront meaningful projects in which you must take initiative, draw upon your life experiences, and use interdisciplinary knowledge and problem-solving methods to make decisions and achieve results.

Why join HTI?
"It's motivating to be around people who are that academically successful, and to be in that type of environment. I wanted to establish roots like that... at UM-Dearborn."
Stefania Haag

Honors Transfer Innovators Experience

  • Membership in a unique learning community supported by deeply committed, award-winning faculty
  • Opportunity to develop critical thinking, creative problem solving and leadership skills to succeed in a highly diverse, complex, and connected world
  • Gain leadership skills and experience applying theory to real-life projects
  • Mentoring from faculty, alumni and business leaders to build your professional network
  • Flexible structure that accommodates your studies, work and personal life
  • Immersion activities on campus and in the community

This Program is Ideal for Students Who:

  • Want to link the theory and practice of creativity and leadership through project based learning, to address local and global issues and opportunities.
  • Are curious and willing to ask questions, challenge themselves and try new things.
  • Have completed at least 12 undergraduate credit hours by Fall 2016 and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. (Students with less than a 3.5 GPA and have demonstrated high achievement in creativity and/or leadership are welcome to apply).


For questions about Honors Transfer Innovators, contact the Office of Admissions and Orientation at 313-593-5100 or