Applying for Admission as a Transfer Student

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. Completed applications include the following:

  • 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 transferable 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

Application Deadlines:

  • Summer I: April 22
  • Summer II: June 22
  • Fall: August 22
  • Winter: December 22

UM-Dearborn may consider completed applications submitted after these deadlines provided time and resources exist to allow for processing, advising, and class registration PRIOR to the start of classes.

Transfer Admission Criteria

The four academic colleges have their own admission criteria:

Recalculated GPA

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

Have Questions?

If you would like to speak with an admissions counselor about your educational plans or the transferability of classes, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 313-593-5100 or

Please Note:

* Once you have submitted your application, should you need to make a change (ex: desired major), do not submit a new application. Please email with the information to be changed and it will be processed for you.

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

39% of our student body transferred to UM-Dearborn.

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