Will My Courses Transfer?

Understanding how your credits will transfer from a previous community college or four-year school is an important step in your journey as a transfer student.

UM-Dearborn offers helpful tools to make the process as smooth as possible. From guidance on transferring from Michigan community colleges to a statewide initiative aiming to make the transfer experience more efficient, the resources below will assist you in making the transition. 

Transferring Within the State of Michigan 

Many of our Dearborn Wolverines transfer from a few choice colleges and universities within our home state. That’s why we’ve provided resources specific to students currently enrolled in select Michigan institutions. Learn whether your current school is one of the UM-Dearborn Transfer Hubs. 


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 


Transferring General Education Courses

No matter your major, courses within the campus-wide general education program, known as the Dearborn Discovery Core, are the fundamentals of a University of Michigan-Dearborn education. Since 2014, UM-Dearborn has permitted undergraduate transfer students to transfer 30 credits completed at a Michigan-based community college, in order to satisfy most of the general education requirements at our campus. Learn more about the Michigan Transfer Agreement.  


Applying Credits Toward Your Bachelor’s Degree

A new statewide initiative allows Michigan college students to transfer coursework that will count towards both an associate and a bachelor's degree. UM-Dearborn offers coursework within four areas of study. Learn more about the Mi Transfer Pathways initiative.

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