Applying for Admission as a Transfer Student

Transfer students are encouraged to apply early in their final semester prior to enrollment at UM-Dearborn. The University does accept applications until the first day of classes each semester. Applications are reviewed personally by an Admissions Counselor. Upon admission, you are automatically considered for select transfer scholarships.  

Admission Criteria

Transfer Requirements

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

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How to Apply

We are in the process of upgrading to a new application system. Please select the appropriate link below based on the semester you plan to enroll.

  • Select your anticipated term of entry below to begin your application:
  • Request official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities you have attended to be sent directly to the UM-Dearborn. Failure to disclose all schools you have attended may result in revocation of admission.
  • Send all materials to the Office of Admissions and Orientation.

Please note:

If you have completed fewer than 24 credit hours, you must submit your final, official high school transcript and test scores. 

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 Admissions and Orientation at 313-593-5100 or

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 Admissions and Orientation

Did You Know?

More Facts

56% of our student body transferred to UM-Dearborn.

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