Congratulations on your admission to the University of Michigan-Dearborn!

This transfer student website is designed to help guide you through your next steps as you prepare to enroll.

Have questions?  Contact the Office of Admissions and Orientation!

Planning to enroll in the Winter semester

  • 1. Take Care of Business

    Your Wolverine Identity

    When you were admitted, you should have received an email from with instructions on setting up your uniqname and email account. This email also included your 8-digit University of Michigan ID number (UMID).

    You must have both the UMID and uniqname to sign up for placement exams and orientation, and register for classes. After you have created your uniqname, please allow two business days for it to be added to our system.

    Prepare now by obtaining your uniqname and ensure you know your UMID. 

    Complete the FAFSA

    Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is online.  

    Submit your $50 Enrollment Deposit and Admission Acceptance Form

    Submit Enrollment Deposit Online.

    Submit final documents

    Provide official transcripts from all schools you have attended.

  • 2. Placement Exams and Winter Orientation

    Sign up for an early placement exam and orientation session in order to have the best selection of courses!

  • 3. Learn about Campus Life




    You can pre-load money onto a card to use at campus dining locations.  Speak with a Picasso Restaurant Group staff member at the McKinley Cafe in the University Center.

    Get Involved!

    With 150 student organizations on campus, find your niche and get involved.  Cheer on the Wolverines or participate in sporting activities!

  • 4. Be Prepared for Your First Semester

    Pick up your books and supplies

    Visit the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on campus.

    Start classes!

    Consult the academic calendar to know when the semester starts and when breaks and exams take place.

    Pay Your Tuition

    Tuition due dates fall on the third Wednesday of the term.  Pay online.

    Emergency Alerts

    UM Emergency Alert is a mass, urgent notification system, comprised of a variety of methods by which the University can contact students, faculty and staff of an active, major campus emergency. Visit the website to sign up.

Office of Admissions and Orientation

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