Funded through the Office of King/Chavez/Parks Initiatives in the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, with added support from UM-Flint in partnership with Mott Community College, the Transitions Program is designed to facilitate and increase the diversity and numbers of educationally or economically disadvantaged students who transfer from Mott Community College to UM-Flint to pursue a baccalaureate degree.
The Transitions Program identifies and recruits a select group of students at Mott Community College and cultivates within them the desire to pursue higher education to the attainment of a baccalaureate degree. The Transitions Program provides a series of intervention and outreach services that encourages persistence at MCC, directs students through the transfer process and continues with follow-up services to support academic achievement and graduation from the University of Michigan-Flint. Program participants receive comprehensive academic and developmental advising, transfer credit evaluation, financial aid and scholarship workshops, transfer student orientation, and a variety of individualized personal services designed to address the unique concerns of each transfer student. The Transitions Program utilizes a holistic approach to working with the transfer student to promote their academic, personal and social integration into the university. Once admitted to UM-Flint, the Transitions students are merged directly into the Bridges to Success Program for continued support and follow up.