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Transfer Admission Criteria 

UM-Dearborn’s four academic colleges have their own admission criteria. Learn whether you meet the requirements within the college of your choice: 

College/Program Required Minimum GPA
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters 2.50
College of Business 2.70
College of Education, Health, and Human Services - Teacher Certification (elementary/secondary) 2.75 
College of Education, Health, and Human Services - Health and Human Services, non-certification education programs 2.50
College of Engineering and Computer Science* 2.75

* Students will either be admitted to Pre-Engineering or directly into their desired major. Learn more

Application Deadlines

  • Winter 2022 Semester: December 22* (Classes begin January 10, 2022)
  • Summer 2022 I Semester: April 22* (Classes begin May 4, 2022)
  • Summer 2022 II Semester: June 22* (Classes begin June 29, 2022)
  • Fall 2022 Semester: August 22* (Classes begin August 29, 2022) 

*Please note semester start dates. It is recommended that students submit applications well in advance of the application deadlines to secure seats in your preferred classes. Courses fill quickly.

Please note: Winter 2022 application decisions will be released starting on August 1st, 2021

Application Materials

Transferred students are encouraged to apply early in their final semester prior to enrollment at UM-Dearborn and in advance of the deadlines above. To apply, the following information is required:

  • Submitted online application — it's free and easy! 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended 
    • Send directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions 
    • Failure to disclose all schools you have attended may result in revocation of admission 
  • If you have completed fewer than 24 transferable credit hours, you must also submit: 
    • Final, official high school transcript(s) 
    • SAT and/or ACT test score(s) 
  • English language proficiency for non-native speakers 

Commonly requested items for completing your application

Listed below are some of the most commonly requested items needed to complete an application for undergraduate admission. If you have further questions, please email

College Transcript – An official transcript sent directly by the issuing institution

Conduct Documentation – A detailed statement of explanation for each incident with supporting documentation. More information is available at

Copy of Social Security Card – You did not provide your social security number on your application. This is not required for admission, but may delay financial aid processing.

High School Transcript – An official transcript sent directly to UM-Dearborn by the school for transfer students with less than 24 transferrable credits

SAT/ACT Scores – Sent directly to UM-Dearborn by the testing agency or posted on your high school transcript for transfer students with less than 24 transferrable credits

Need to make a change to your application?

Once you have submitted your application, should you need to make a change (ex: desired major), please email us at rather than submitting a new application.

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Student Expectations

The primary purpose of the Statement of Student Rights and Code of Student Conduct is to assist the University in providing an environment which supports the educational process and the well-being of the campus community. The responsibility for maintaining such an environment is shared by all members of the campus community including faculty, staff, current and prospective students. Therefore, any person expressing interest in enrolling at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is expected to demonstrate behavior consistent with the Code of Conduct. Behaviors inconsistent with the Code of Student Conduct will not be tolerated. The University seeks applicants that demonstrate the potential to be contributing members of the campus community and reserves the right to deny admission based upon violation(s) of the Code of Student Conduct. 

39% of our student body transferred to UM-Dearborn.

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