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/Program||Required Minimum GPA|
|College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters||2.50|
|College of Business||2.70|
|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 programs||2.50|
|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.
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
- Winter 2024 Semester: December 15* (Classes begin January 8, 2024)
- 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)
*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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- College Transcript – An official transcript sent directly by the issuing institution
- Conduct Documentation – A detailed statement of explanation for each incident with supporting documentation. Visit Conduct Review for more information.
- Copy of Social Security Card – You did not provide your social security number on your application. This is not required for admission, but may delay financial aid processing.
- High School Transcript – An official transcript sent directly to UM-Dearborn by the school for transfer students with less than 24 transferrable credits
- SAT/ACT Scores – Sent directly to UM-Dearborn by the testing agency or posted on your high school transcript for transfer students with less than 24 transferrable credits
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