Transfer Student Admision
The requirements for admission to UM-Dearborn depend upon the particular program of study to be followed. Admission is based on preparation, ability, and probability of success. All applicants should be in good standing and eligible to return to their previous institution.
Each of the four academic colleges of the University has its own GPA admission criteria:
Students must also have a 2.75 recalculated math, science, and engineering GPA.
Several select programs within CEHHS have a 2.50 GPA requirement. Contact the Office of Admissions and Orientation for more details.
Information provided on the Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarships must be accurate and complete. Falsification or omission of information or credentials may result in the revocation of admission.
Prospective transfer students are required to submit an application for admission and an official transcript from each college or university previously attended. Failure to list all schools attended on the application may result in revocation of admission. To be considered, official transcripts must come directly from the previous college/university to UM-Dearborn’s Office of Admissions and Orientation.
The prospective student is responsible for contacting each previous school attended to request that official transcripts be sent. While all transcripts are required for admission, only courses taken at an accredited college or university will be considered for transfer to the University of Michigan-Dearborn. UM-Dearborn uses the Transfer Credit Practices published by the American Association for Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO) as a guideline to determine transferability of courses based on accreditation status and other criteria. A list of accredited U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities can be obtained from the U.S. Department of Education website at ope.ed.gov/accreditation.
The application fee is $30, however, if you apply online (umdearborn.edu/apply), the application fee is waived and you can check your application status online. The fee is also waived if you apply in person in the Office of Admissions and Orientation or at an on-site event at your school. Paper applications may be obtained in the Office of Admissions and Orientation or printed from the website. If you submit a paper application via U.S. mail, a non-refundable application fee of $30 is required.
When the application and official transcripts have been received, they will be evaluated and the student will be notified regarding admission status.
Transfer students must have completed 24 transferable credits. If applying with fewer than 24 transferable credits, students will be required to submit complete high school records including ACT or SAT scores.
Admission granted while the student is enrolled at another institution is conditional and will become final only when the student meets the conditions set forth in the conditional admission letter and upon receipt by the Office of Admissions and Orientation of the final official transcript from the student's former institution(s). It is the student's responsibility to see that the final transcript is provided to the Office of Admissions and Orientation following the completion of all courses. Students will not be allowed to register for subsequent terms until the final official transcript has been received.
Official corrections made to transcripts by previous schools, whether high schools, colleges, or universities, must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Orientation within six months of the first day of classes of the term of admission.
All new transfer students enrolling at UM-Dearborn must take the UM-Dearborn English Composition Examination; the Mathematics Placement Examination must be taken by all new students who plan to take Pre-Calculus or Calculus 1. These exams are for diagnostic and placement purposes. Placement exams are normally administered prior to each registration period.
Transfer of Credits
Students transferring to UM-Dearborn from other two- or four-year institutions can use one or more of these resources below to ensure maximum number of transfer credits.
Course Transfer System
The Course Transfer System (CTS) (umdearborn.edu/cts) is a valuable resource. While it is not an official credit evaluation, the CTS can serve you in determining the transferability of courses from an accredited community college or four-year school. The information is always current and reflects courses that potentially transfer to UM-Dearborn, but does not necessarily indicate if or how these courses will be used toward your particular degree program.
Our Transfer Guides from select community colleges in Michigan outline courses that can be applied to specific majors. To view transfer guides by academic college for community colleges, visit the Transfer Hubs (see below).
Students transferring to UM-Dearborn from a community college located in the metropolitan southeastern Michigan area should check out the customized websites for each of the community colleges. These sites can be accessed at umdearborn.edu/hubs.
Transfer Equivalency Worksheet
Shortly after admission, a transfer student will receive a Transfer Equivalency Worksheet.This worksheet reflects only the overall hours potentially transferable to UM-Dearborn, but does not necessarily reflect the hours that will be used toward a degree program. An academic advisor will inform the student as to which hours actually fulfill program requirements. The number of hours that apply to a particular program will determine the number of additional UM-Dearborn hours necessary for degree completion.
Maximum Transferable Credits
|Previously Attended Institutions||Maximum Transferable Credit|
|2Y & 4Y||75 (62 from 2Y, 75 total)|
|2Y & UM||90 (62 from 2Y, 90 total)|
|4Y & UM||90 (75 from 4Y, 90 total)|
|2Y, 4Y & UM||90 (62 from 2Y, 75 from 2Y+4Y, 90 total)|
2Y = 2 year institution
4Y = 4 year institution
UM = University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Flint, or Dearborn
Michigan Transfer Agreement
In the spring of 2014, UM-Dearborn signed the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) to participate as a receiving institution. The program permits transfer students to complete the 30-credit hour MTA at a Michigan community college and transfer it as a block to satisfy most of the general education requirements at Michigan universities.
Students transferring to UM-Dearborn who want to take advantage of the MTA must have the “Michigan Transfer Agreement Satisfied” designation posted on their transcript. An Associate’s degree is not required to use MTA. Students planning for transfer to UM-Dearborn are strongly encouraged to check with their community college to determine what courses are approved for inclusion in the above MTA categories and to learn the details for obtaining an MTA endorsement on their transcript. During the planning and course selection process at the community college, students are encouraged to refer to UM-Dearborn transfer guides to determine which MTA courses would be the best fit in their intended program. Community colleges will have a website for detailed information including approved courses for completing the MTA. Additional information can be found at: umdearborn.edu/mta.