University of Michigan-Ann Arbor


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Trimester

State: Michigan


The University of Michigan welcomes transfer applicants from community colleges, two- and four-year colleges, and universities.

As one of the nation's top-ranked universities, offering over 226 undergraduate degree programs, Michigan is an excellent choice for your degree completion. A transfer applicant is defined as any student who has attended any institution of higher education after high school graduation on any basis for any period of time. U-M-Dearborn and U-M-Flint students are considered new transfer students.

More than 1200 transfer students enter the University of Michigan each year. With over 3000 transfer applications, admission is competitive.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 41028
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 5290

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 8:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information


Ann Arbor Michigan 48109


Main Email:

Main Phone: 734-764-1817

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Kimberly J Bryant
Assistant Director, Admissions, Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Brian James Shelson
Admissions Counselor, Office of Undergraduate Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Mark Tessler
Vice Provost for International Affairs , International Affairs

Athletics Contact:
William C Martin
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A minimum college grade point average of 3.00 at junior level is required of transfer applicants.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year and four-year institution is 60. Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn a bachelor's degree is 60.

Test Scores for Applying:
Official SAT and/or ACT test scores are required of some for admission consideration and will be notified if needed.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A statement of good standing from prior institution(s) is required by all for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
The application fee of $40 for all undergraduate units for applicants who have a U.S. mailing address (except for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance which is $75), and $55 for applicants who have an international (or non-U.S.) mailing address.

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Fall Deadline:
January 31

Spring Deadline:
January 31

Summer Deadline:
January 31

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 3281

Transfers Accepted: 1347

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 41%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2010



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