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. Learn more 

Determining Transferability of Credits

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

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

  • Fall 2022 Semester: August 22* (Classes begin August 29, 2022)
  • Winter 2023 Semester: December 15* (Classes begin January 5, 2023)
  • Summer 2023 I Semester: April 15* (Classes begin May 3, 2023)
  • Summer 2023 II Semester: June 15* (Classes begin June 28, 2023)

*All materials must be submitted by application deadline to be considered for admission.
*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 umd-admissions@umich.edu

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