Transfer

Transfer Students

UM-Flint is a first choice for students who want to pursue their education at a new institution. Whether you have just received your Associate’s Degree, or if you’re simply looking for a change, UM-Flint is uniquely qualified to meet the needs of students who are making the move to a new university. You are considered a transfer student if you have taken college or university courses after you graduated from high school, or after you earned a GED.

Admission Requirements

At UM-Flint, transfer students must have a minimum 2.0 college GPA in 24 or more college credits. High School GPA is also considered for applicants with fewer than 24 college credits. The average UM-Flint undergraduate GPA was 3.2 in 2011.

Admission is based on all available academic data, including grades earned at previously attended post-secondary institutions, and the strength of academic achievements in 24 or more semester hours of transferable college credit. For students with fewer than 24 transferable credit hours, high school records and other credentials are considered. You will only receive transfer credit for courses taken at regionally accredited institutions in which you received a grade of “C” or better. The University may consider non-academic factors in the admission decision, including information it receives regarding your leadership qualities, exceptional talents, conduct, and citizenship.

It is a requirement that all transfer students must earn a minimum of 45 semester hours at the University of Michigan-Flint, including the last 30 hours. Students must also satisfy all requirements for the degree they are pursuing.

Make the Transfer

To encourage transfers and assist in development of education plans for transfer students, UM-Flint has developed transfer credit equivalency guides for many accredited colleges and universities. To see how your credits from your current school will transfer to the UM-Flint, check out our Transfer Equivalencies Database.

Next Steps

Use the Transfer Student Admission Checklist to help you navigate your way through the admission process.

Visit the Transfer Equivalencies Database for available college/universities transfer credit information.

Checklist

Transfer Student Admission Checklist

If you’re interested in transferring your credits to the University of Michigan-Flint, we’ll help walk you through the process here (printer-friendly version):

  1. Visit our campus: If you haven’t already, we strongly encourage you to visit our campus and see for yourself firsthand if University of Michigan-Flint is a good fit for you.
  2. Visit the Transfer Equivalencies Database for available college/universities transfer credit information.
  3. Apply: You may submit your application online using the SIS Online Web Application. You can also download a printable version
  4. Application Fee: There is a $30 non-refundable application fee, payable with your paper application (there is no fee to apply online).
  5. Submit Transcripts: Request that your *official transcripts from all prior post-secondary schools you have attended, including, community colleges, colleges or universities, be sent to the University of Michigan-Flint Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Official high school transcripts are required if you have earned less than 24 college/university credits.  AP scores should be sent in order to receive course credit (if applicable).  Note:  A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required for admission at the University of Michigan-Flint.
  6. Submit all supporting documents for scholarship consideration (Optional): This includes essays and letters of recommendation.  Visit http://www-lb.umflint.edu/finaid/scholarships for more information about scholarships.  Although the Admissions Essay is optional, it provides an opportunity to allow us to get to know you better and is used for students applying for scholarships. While you can write about any subject, you might choose to discuss some of the following:
  • Reason for choosing your major
  • Intended career field
  • Motivation to go to college
  • Obstacles or struggles that you have overcome to pursue your education

Admission decision:  Please allow at least two weeks from the time we receive all of your credentials to process your application.  Processing time can increase during high volume application periods. Applications for upcoming semesters will be processed first during peak periods.

Equivalencies

Transfer Credit Equivalencies

To encourage transfers and assist in development of educational plans for transfer students, the University of Michigan-Flint has compiled transfer equivalency guides for many accredited colleges and universities.

Click here for the Transfer Equivalencies Database

All acceptable college courses that appear on an official transcript and have been completed at another regionally accredited* institution for which a letter grade of C or better has been earned will be given University of Michigan-Flint degree-seeking credit.

It is a requirement that all transfer students must earn a minimum of 45 semester hours at the University of Michigan-Flint, including the last 30 hours.  Students must also satisfy all requirements for the degree they are pursuing. Exceptions to this policy can be considered only by petition to the appropriate Academic Standards Committee.

*To be considered for transfer equivalency, course work must be completed at an institution that is fully accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: New England, Middle States, Southern, North Central, Western, and Northwest.