Apply as a Transfer Student

Transfer Admission Criteria

Transfer admission to UM-Dearborn is based on grades and credits earned from prior coursework as determined on transcripts from all previously attended institutions. UM-Dearborn’s four academic colleges have their own admission criteria, as listed in the following grid:

College/ProgramRequired Minimum GPA
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters2.50
College of Business2.70
College of Education, Health, and Human Services - Teacher Certification (elementary/secondary)2.75 
College of Education, Health, and Human Services - Health and Human Services, non-certification education programs2.50
College of Engineering and Computer Science*2.75

* Students will either be admitted to Pre-Engineering or directly into their desired major. 

Determining Transferability of Credits

At UM-Dearborn, we value the hard work put into the credits earned at your current college. We’ve developed the Course Transfer System, a tool to help you determine how much of your existing coursework will transfer to our campus. 

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 University of Michigan campus: 90 

Application Deadlines

  • Summer I 2024 Semester: April 15* (Classes begin May 6, 2024)
  • Summer II 2024 Semester: June 15* (Classes begin July 1, 2024)
  • Fall 2024 Semester: August 15* (Classes begin September 3, 2024)
  • Winter 2025 Semester: December 15* (Classes begin January 6, 2025)

*All materials including all transcripts, test scores, etc. must be received by application deadline to be considered for admission. Late materials will not be accepted.
*Please note semester start dates. It is recommended that students submit applications and materials well in advance of the application deadlines to secure seats in your preferred classes. Courses fill quickly.

Application Materials

Transferred students are encouraged to apply early in their final semester prior to enrollment at UM-Dearborn and in advance of the deadlines above. To apply, the following information is required:

  • Submitted online application — it's free and easy! 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended 
    • Send directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions 
    • Failure to disclose all schools you have attended may result in revocation of admission 
  • If you have completed fewer than 24 credit hours, you must also submit: 
    • Final, official high school transcript(s) 
    • SAT and/or ACT test score(s) 
  • English language proficiency for non-native speakers 

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Completing Your Application

Listed below are some of the most commonly requested items needed to complete an application for undergraduate admission, and how to make a change to your application. If you have further questions, please email [email protected]

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

Outside 1600 - Social Sciences Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5300
Fax: 313-436-9167