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Students applying to transfer must be in good standing, both academically and socially, at the institution(s) attended. The University of Michigan considers the college grade point average, the quality and quantity of transferable college credit, TOEFL/MELAB scores (if applicable), and the quality of high school credentials (including grades, strength of curriculum, and standardized test scores) during the transfer review process. In addition, there are specific admissions requirements for schools and colleges. Some require specific course prerequisites, portfolios, and auditions, which are taken into consideration when evaluating applications.
Successful candidates usually will present a distinguished record of college study, earning a cumulative GPA of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better. In those schools/colleges where the number of applications exceed available spaces (e.g., College of Literature, Science, and the Arts), admission is highly competitive.
If you took the ACT or SAT as a high school student, we require that you send those scores to the University so they can be evaluated as part of your transfer application; please have the scores sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from the testing agency. If you have not yet had your scores reported to the University of Michigan, you may request to have them sent online using these links:
Rush paper scores are not accepted.
If you did not take the ACT or SAT as a high school student, these scores will not be required as part of your transfer application to the University of Michigan and you should not sit for the exams as a college student.
All transfer students are required to submit the following prior to the deadline date:
- Completed application (The Common Application);
- Final official secondary school record, including 9th-12th grades, test data, and graduation date;
- GED results, if applicable;
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions;
- Application fee;
- Required test scores (ACT, SAT, MELAB, TOEFL, IELTS), if applicable; and
- Requirements for specific schools and colleges (i.e., portfolio, audition request, etc.), if applicable.
** Please note that although they are mentioned on the Common Application, we do NOT require an Instructor Evaluation, College Official's Form, Mid-term Report (unless specifically asked for), or the Secondary School Final Report form (we still require the secondary school final transcript as noted above) for transfer students. **
For more information
Admissions requirements vary slightly based on the school or college you will be applying to. Please visit these websites for more information.
- A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
- Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design
- Stephen M. Ross School of Business
- School of Dentistry - Dental Hygiene Program
- School of Education
- College of Engineering
- School of Kinesiology
- College of Literature, Science, & the Arts
- School of Music, Theatre & Dance
- School of Nursing
- College of Pharmacy
- Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (Internal Candidates Only)