We make it easy for you to transfer to the College of Business.

When transferring from a community college, there are multiple tools you can utilize to prepare yourself and ensure that you are maximizing your time. 

Community College Transfer Guides

The following guides list the courses at local community colleges that apply directly to the requirements of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. If planning to pursue the BBA, students attending any of these schools should choose courses specified on these guides. Students not attending one of these colleges may contact Cathy Boatin, College of Business Transfer Specialist, for assistance.

The Michigan Transfer Agreement

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) permits transfer students to complete a 30-credit hour set of liberal arts coursework at a Michigan community college, then apply those classes towards a university degree within Michigan.

Michigan Transfer Agreement

 For students that transfer to UM-Dearborn, the MTA will be applied toward the Dearborn Discovery Core (general education requirements) and fulfill the following: Humanities and Arts (6 credits), Natural Sciences (7 credits), Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 credits), Quantitative Thinking & Problem Solving (3 credits), Written and Oral Communication (6 credits). The additional two credits will be applied toward a student’s elective requirements.

Students should check with their community college to determine which courses can be used to fulfill the MTA categories and learn the details for obtaining an MTA endorsement on their transcript. Students transferring to UM-Dearborn must have the Michigan Transfer Agreement Satisfied designation posted on their transcript to take advantage of the MTA. 

Course Transfer System

You can utilize UM-Dearborn's Course Transfer System to review courses that have been evaluated for transferability. Courses listed in the CTS, but not on the guides, can generally be used to fulfill elective credit requirements.

CLEP Credit

University of Michigan-Dearborn is now accepting CLEP credit from new students. Individuals desiring credit from CLEP examinations at the University must provide an official College Board CLEP score report for all exams taken PRIOR to enrollment at the university.   Credit will not be awarded for CLEP examinations taken after the start of a student’s first semester/term of enrollment at UM-Dearborn.

For more information regarding CLEP  credit, please contact the Admissions office.

Meet with the COB Transfer Specialist

If you have any questions about program requirements, transferable credits, or how to apply, feel free to contact me at 313-593-5460 or cboatin@umich.edu. Whether you're planning for the future or are ready to transfer now, I would be happy to answer your questions by email, phone, or during an on-campus appointment.

Additionally, we invite you to attend a UM-Dearborn Transfer Night, where you can meet one-on-one with an admissions counselor, have your transcripts reviewed, and receive an on-site admission decision.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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