Applying for Admission as a Transfer Student

We recommend that you apply 6-9 months in advance.  Applications are accepted until the first day of classes each semester.  All components of an application are reviewed personally by an Admissions Counselor.  Upon admission, you are automatically considered for select transfer scholarships (others may require a separate application).  

How to Apply

  1. Submit your Online Application**.
    (By applying online, your $30 fee is waived and you can check your application status.)
  2. Request official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities you have attended to be sent directly to the UM-Dearborn.  Failure to disclose all schools you have attended may result in revocation of admission.
  3. Send all materials to the Office of Admissions and Orientation.

* If you have completed fewer than 24 credit hours, you must submit your final, official high school transcript and test scores. To request your high school transcripts, you may fill out the High School Transcript Request Form and submit it to your High School Counseling Office.

**If you prefer to not apply online, print and fill out the paper Application for Admission ($30 application fee will apply).

If you would like to speak with an admissions counselor about your educational plans or the transferability of classes, call the Office of Admissions and Orientation at 313-593-5100 to schedule an appointment.

Transfer Requirements

Admission Criteria

Each of the four academic schools and colleges of the University has its own admission criteria:

*GPA for math, science and engineering will also be recalculated; 2.75 is required for each.

Recalculated GPA

For transfer purposes, your GPA will be recalculated to include only courses which are potentially transferable. If you have received a grade of C- or lower in these classes, the credit will not transfer but the grade will be used in calculating your GPA for admission.  In addition to the calculated GPA, trend of grades will be considered in determining admissibility.

Transferable Credits

The maximum number of semester hours that are transferable are as follows:

From a community college: 62
From a four-year college: 75
From another UM-campus: 90

Application Checklist

By completing each of the steps below, you will prepare yourself to transfer to the University of Michigan-Dearborn and start earning The Degree that Makes the Difference!

  • Arrange a campus visit
  • Apply online or submit a paper application and $30 fee
  • Request official transcripts from all colleges you've attended to be sent to UM-Dearborn
  • Receive transfer credit evaluation
  • Complete the financial aid application (FAFSA) after October 1
    • UM-Dearborn code: 002326

Student Expectations

The primary purpose of the Statement of Student Rights and Code of Student Conduct is to assist the University in providing an environment which supports the educational process and the well-being of the campus community. The responsibility for maintaining such an environment is shared by all members of the campus community including faculty, staff, current and prospective students. Therefore, any person expressing interest in enrolling at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is expected to demonstrate behavior consistent with the Code of Conduct. Behaviors inconsistent with the Code of Student Conduct will not be tolerated. The University seeks applicants that demonstrate the potential to be contributing members of the campus community and reserves the right to deny admission based upon violation(s) of the Code of Student Conduct.