International Transfer Admissions

How to Apply:

Transfer students are encouraged to apply early in their final semester prior to enrollment at UM-Dearborn and in advance of the deadlines below. All components of an application must be received prior to it being personally reviewed by an Admissions Counselor. Completed applications include the following:

  • UM-Dearborn online application - it's free and easy! 
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities you have attended
    • See academic records for details regarding requirements
    • Failure to disclose ALL schools you have attended may result in revocation of admission
  • English language proficiency

If you have completed fewer than 24 transferable credit hours, you must also submit:

  • Final, official high school academic documents
  • Standard College Entrance Examinations (optional)
    • UM-Dearborn will not require the submission of ACT or SAT scores for the 2022 undergraduate application year**
    • You will have the option to indicate on the admissions application if you want your test scores factored into your admission decision
    • If you choose to submit scores, follow these links to request that your SAT and/or ACT results be sent to UM-Dearborn
      • SAT — school code 1861
      • ACT — school code 2074
      • The highest composite test score is used in the Admission decision
      • Newer scores should be sent to the University as they are available

Send all materials to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

** Possible reasons to opt out of submitting test scores may include being unable to take the SAT/ACT exam due to scheduling challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, or that test scores don't accurately reflect your ability (e.g., you performed below the SAT national average of 1060, and you have a strong academic record in high school). Unless you meet one of these, you are encouraged to submit a score. In doing so, it enhances your academic review and course placement.   

Application Deadlines

It is recommended that students submit applications well in advance of the application deadlines to secure seats in your preferred classes. Courses fill quickly.

Term Begins If Student Visa is required If Student Visa is not required
Winter January November 15 December 15
Summer May * *
Fall September April 1

August 22

* Summer enrollment is not advised for entering International students.

Transfer Admission Criteria

The four academic colleges have their own admission criteria:

Recalculated GPA

All GPA requirements utilize the 4.0 U.S. scale. 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 credit hours that are transferable are as follows:

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


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. 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

1145 - University Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5100
Fax: 313-436-9167