How to Apply:

In an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Office of Undergrad Admissions is operating remotely. We are updating our admission procedures to accept emailed documents as part of this change. In order to contact our office or to submit admissions materials, please reach out via email to Please know that we are still very committed to supporting prospective students through the admissions process. 

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
    • ECE course-by-course report for all records from non-U.S. post-secondary institutions
    • Failure to disclose ALL schools you have attended may result in revocation of admission
  • If you have completed fewer than 24 transferable credit hours, you must also submit:
  • English language proficiency

Send all materials to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

For questions related to the admission application process, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at

For questions related to visas, I-20s, international orientation, course selection, and other international related questions, contact the Office of International Affairs at

Application Deadlines:

Fall 2020

  • Students in the US: July 30, 2020
  • Students outside the U.S.: July 1, 2020

Winter 2021

  • Students in the U.S.: November 30, 2020
  • Students outside the U.S.: November 1, 2020

Summer 2021

  • Summer enrollment not advised for entering International students

Fall 2021

  • Students in the US: July 30, 2021
  • Students outside the U.S.: July 1, 2021

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

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