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Cross Campus Transfer Application Instructions

A cross campus transfer applicant is any current or former U-M student (including U-M alumnus) who wishes to transfer from one school or college on the Ann Arbor campus to another. This also includes current students who wish to pursue a degree program in an additional school of college without leaving their current school or college. To apply, use our Cross Campus Transfer Application Form.

The Cross Campus Transfer Application Form must be filled out in one session only. You will not be able save a partially completed application. Please check the requirements below for the School or College you are applying to before starting the application. Please also have your essay(s) ready for uploading before beginning. Once you have read the requirements for the School or College you are applying to, click the "Start Application" button at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions about the Cross Campus Transfer Application form, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)

Applicants to LSA are required to first meet with an academic advisor in the Newnan Academic Advising Center, 1255 Angell Hall.

College of Engineering

Please have the following required item ready before starting the application.

  • Essay: Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific department in the College of Engineering to which you are applying. How would that curriculum support your interests? (500 words maximum)
  • Your resume

School of Nursing

Please refer to www.nursing.umich.edu for admission requirements and deadlines as well as detailed information about the required prerequisite courses for your program of study. School of Nursing applicants must read the instructions regarding prerequisites required for admission and thoroughly complete the Nursing Supplemental Form at www.nursing.umich.edu/admissions.

IMPORTANT: Application review will be delayed for candidates who fail to submit a complete Nursing Supplemental form.

Please have the following required item(s) ready before starting the application.

Sophomore Transfer Program:

  • Essay 1: Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it. (Approximately 250 words)
  • Essay 2: Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School to which you are applying. How would that curriculum support your interests? (500 words maximum)
  • Your resume

School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Every undergraduate applicant to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance must demonstrate, by an in-person audition, portfolio, and/or interview, sufficient ability and potential to successfully pursue one of the degree programs of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Please refer to music.umich.edu/auditions for specific audition/interview requirements.

In addition to completing the cross-campus transfer application, all applicants to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance must submit a DecisionDesk profile. Visit music.umich.edu/upload for more information. The following items will be required to complete the DecisionDesk profile:

  • Professional Resume
  • Repertoire List (required for vocal or instrumental studies)
  • Cross-Campus Transfer Essay:
    Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School to which you are applying. How would that curriculum support your interests? (500 words maximum)
  • Pre-screening or portfolio submissions (depending on instrument/program)
  • Name and contact information for your music or performing arts recommender

School of Kinesiology

Please have the following required item ready before starting the application.

  • Essay: Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School to which you are applying. How would that curriculum support your interests? (500 words maximum)

Dental Hygiene Program

Please have the following required item ready before starting the application.

  • Essay: Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School to which you are applying. How would that curriculum support your interests? (500 words maximum)

School of Education

Please review the Cross-Campus Transfer page on the School of Education website. Please have the following required items ready before starting the application.

For Applicants interested in Secondary Education, please respond to the following questions (500-1000 words):

  • Why did you select your major area of study (i.e., your proposed teaching major)?
  • What is particularly compelling to you in this subject?
  • What do you suppose might be especially valuable for students in grades 6-12 to understand from study of this subject? 

For Applicants interested in Elementary Education, please respond to the following prompt (500-1000 words):

Some School districts have a lot of students who perform poorly on assessments. What do you think causes low performance? What role might you have as a teacher in helping students improve performance? In this essay, identify two instructional practices that were used with you when you were in school--one that was effective and one that was ineffective. Explain why you think the one was effective and the other ineffective. 

  • Your resume

A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Please have the following required item ready before starting the application.

  • Essay: Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School to which you are applying. How would that curriculum support your interests? (500 words maximum)

College of Pharmacy

Please have the following required items ready before starting the application.

  • Essay 1: Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it. (Approximately 250 words)
  • Essay 2: Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School to which you are applying. How would that curriculum support your interests? (500 words maximum)

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Do not fill out this form. Instead, contact the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at their website.

School of Information 

Please review the Cross-Campus Transfer page on the School of Information website.  Please have the following required items ready before starting the application.

  • Essay 1: Tell us something about your interests, goals, or experiences that has made you interested in the BSI. Provide specific examples that highlight your best, most unique qualities (this could be a class experience, a hobby, an accomplishment or an issue of personal interest). (300-500 words)
  • Essay 2 (Choose ONE from the following): 

- Discuss in historical and contemporary context an issue at the intersection of information, technology and people that interests you. (300-500 words)

- Discuss a recent world event in which digital technology has played a significant role. (300-500 words)

- Given that we are continually adapting to new technologies and ways of sharing information, what do you think the field of information will look like in ten years? (300-500 words) 

  • Your resume: Please review the sample resumes and format suggestions on the Cross-Campus Transfer page on the School of Information website.  Please include any additional accomplishments (both high school and college) at the end of your resume.

Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design

Do not fill out this form. Instead, cross campus transfers to Art & Design are required to call the A&D Smucker-Wagstaff Academic Programs Center at 734.764.0397 for an appointment to speak with an advisor.

Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Do not fill out this form. Instead, cross campus transfers to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business use the form on their website.

 

 

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