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.

MODEL (T)ransitions - Transfer Success Seminar

Making Opportunities for Developmental Experiences and Learning Together or MODEL T is an opportunity for incoming transfer students to learn more about University life at UM-Dearborn. It is a virtual experience that aims to connect, support, and empower transfer students. 

In an engaging online learning environment, participants will have the opportunity to expand on concepts from orientation to ensure academic, personal, and professional success! Participants will reflect upon their individual collegiate and work experiences while connecting to present and future plans. Successful completion will be based on a point system that stems from in session reflections and out of session experiences. Participants who successfully complete the Program will be recognized for their Commitment to Success during the annual Success Celebration!

Registration for MODEL (T)ransitions for the 2020-2021 academic year is now closed. Contact Aryka Rice at for any questions regarding MODEL T.  Find out more information on the MODEL T page!

The Success Press

The Success Press is an electronic newsletter shared each semester that shines the spotlight on academic and student success accomplishments on campus.

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Spring 2019

Tau Sigma Honor Society

The Tau Sigma Honor Society is an academic honor society designed specifically to "recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students."  The Beta Sigma Chapter at UM-Dearborn, founded in 2009, was the first chapter to be organized in the state of Michigan.

By establishing chapters at four year institutions across the country, we are able to recognize the academic achievement of the most outstanding transfers nationwide and, in the process, help universities better serve their transfer populations.  Tau Sigma members (among the most accomplished transfer students on campus) are perhaps the greatest resource available to serve the current and future transfers at your institution.

Transfer Student Scholarships

UM-Dearborn proudly offers thousands of scholarships each year to deserving students. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, leadership, community service, financial need, special talents, or other criteria. Students are encouraged to actively research all scholarship opportunities which are applicable.  

Check out the many transfer student scholarships!

Success at Dearborn

The Office of the Provost has compiled resources offered across the university to support student success both in and out of the classroom. Check them out here!

Transfer Student Excellence!

All-Around All-Star
“I love UM-Dearborn because I’ve always been a Michigan fan and getting that Michigan degree is very exciting for me. Being able to come here and wear the Block M to play baseball is just a dream come true for me.”
Danny Kerr

Office of Student Life

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