Transfer Student Engagement

The Office of Student Life (OSL) is committed to providing transfer students with a rich and transformational college experience. Through various programs, resources, and on-campus partnerships, OSL provides the support needed to transition transfer students to the University with a great sense of connection, engagement, and involvement

As a transfer student, you are a valued part of our community as you join many other students like you who are committed to pursuing their educational goals. We recognize that transfers have different needs than first-year students, and we are here to make your adjustment and transition into our community as smooth as possible.

Major: Sociology

Transferred from: Western Michigan University  

Best moment(s) at UM-Dearborn:  "I have been immensely welcomed and supported by faculty, staff and many of my classmates...Everyone I meet is super helpful, especially in the Talent Gateway Program...(Additionally), my professors recognize that I am a transfer student and that the semester (Winter 2021) is an unusual one. They continue to offer me resources and continually find ways to provide my classmates and I with a sense of community which has really helped."

Most valuable takeaway(s): "I have learned to ask for help. I’m realizing more and more every day that I now attend a school where the faculty and staff are EXCITED to help students succeed...I came in with doubts that I would feel connected to the school, never having actually attended one class on campus or anything, but I now feel very connected and like a true Wolverine! I learned that having a positive outlook makes for a positive outcome!"

Campus Accomplishments:  Fall 2020 Dean’s List, Women in Learning and Leadership Program Nomination, and Talent Ambassador with the Most Challenges Award. Kelly also owns her own organic skincare business (@etherealskinorganics). 

Tips for transfer students: "Do not hesitate to ask for help, no matter what undergrad level you are! Do not be afraid to try new things! Embrace new experiences and being out of your comfort zone, that’s where growth happens. Be open to new challenges. Everything new is difficult until you just try."

Office of Student Life

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4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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