Transfer Admissions at The University of Michigan-Flint

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Each year, the University of Michigan-Flint welcomes over 500 transfer students to continue their academic journey of pursuing their bachelor’s degrees. Whether you are a community college student who has completed some college coursework, a working professional looking for a degree, or an associate degree holder wanting to advance your education, applying to UM-Flint’s transfer admissions is your next step to achieving your goals.

You’ve come this far in your educational journey. Finish what you’ve started with a degree recognized and respected throughout the world. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is excited to help you with your transfer admissions process. Here’s what you need to know before submitting your transfer application.


Transfer Requirements

At the University of Michigan-Flint, no matter your age, we embrace and value the experience, achievements, and talents you bring to us. To qualify for admission, you must have a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or above, with at least 24 hours of credit completed. Students with fewer than 24 credits should also submit an official high school transcript.

Learn more about transfer admission requirements.

How to Transfer to UM-Flint?

Transferring to the University of Michigan-Flint is easier than you may think. We simplified the transfer application process:

  • You can submit unofficial transcripts as a placeholder in your application until official ones are received in our office.
  • Send your official transcripts electronically or by mail.
  • If you have elected to receive pass/fail grades on your collegiate transcripts, we will award transfer credit for passing courses.

Follow the admission steps below to help you complete and submit your application.

Step 1: Apply Online

Submit your online application as soon as possible to secure your spot. There’s no application fee, and prospective students generally receive a response within one week of receiving your required documents.

To submit a paper application, download and fill out the printable version and return it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions along with a non-refundable $30 application fee.

Step 2: Submit Official Transcripts

After submitting your transfer application, you need to provide your college and high school transcripts.

We currently allow students to submit unofficial transcripts as placeholders until official transcripts have been received. However, it’s recommended to request transcripts from all previous post-secondary schools you’ve attended as soon as possible. Transcripts should be sent directly to the UM-Flint Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

For students who have earned fewer than 24 college credits, high school transcripts are required. Submit Advancement Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) scores, if applicable, to receive course credit.

We can accept scores and transcripts as official in these ways:

  • Transcripts sent using an electronic service, such as Docufide, Parchment, National Clearinghouse, etc., through the institution’s website.
  • Official transcripts in the institution’s original, sealed, unbroken envelope are delivered either by mail or in-person. Faxed and emailed transcripts are not considered official.
  • Transcripts are sent by mail directly from the institution to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Step 3: Apply for Scholarships

UM-Flint offers a wide range of Merit Scholarships for transfer students. We strongly encourage all applicants to apply for Merit Scholarships, regardless of academic or economic background. To apply for a Merit Scholarship, submit the following documents along with your application:

  • Personal essay – topics may include your reason for choosing a major, your intended career field, why you want to go to college, or obstacles you have overcome to pursue your education
  • Two letters of recommendation, if required by the specific scholarship you’re applying for

Submit these documents by July 1 to admissions.flint@umich.edu.

Step 4: Evaluate Your Credits

Wonder how your previously earned college credits can transfer to the University of Michigan-Flint? Use our simple online credit transfer evaluator to calculate your qualified transfer credits at ease! This credit evaluator tool helps you stay on track for on-time graduation.

Please keep in mind that if you have elected to receive pass/fail grades on your collegiate transcripts, we will award transfer credit for passing courses. However, certain secondary admit programs at UM-Flint may still require letter grades to admit you to their program.

Step 5: Visit Us

We can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful campus in the heart of downtown Flint! The Office of Admissions continues to offer both in-person and virtual opportunities to help you experience UM-Flint in a way that best fits your comfort level. Be sure to check the upcoming events to visit us. In addition, you can connect with your UM-Flint Admissions Counselor in person and virtually to learn more about the transfer process.

Step 6: Applying for Housing

After receiving your transfer admission letter, you may complete the housing application and sign your housing contract online.

Transfer Admissions Deadlines

  • Fall (Priority Deadline): August 27th
  • Fall (Final Deadline): Two business days prior to the first day of classes
  • Winter: January 6th
  • Spring: May 3rd
  • Summer: June 28th

UM-Flint Transfer Acceptance Rate

We firmly believe that transfer students are an integral part of our dynamic community, and we strive to give students ample opportunities to achieve their academic success at UM-Flint.

In Fall 2021, the transfer acceptance rate at the University of Michigan-Flint was over 73%.

Fall 2021 Transfer Profile

Applied4,021
Admitted2,970
Enrolled485
Average GPA3.20

Learn More about UM-Flint’s Transfer Admissions

Start your transfer application to the University of Michigan-Flint today! We look forward to having you as part of our community and supporting you to pursue your dreams.

Have more questions about the transfer application process? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (810) 762-3300 or admissions.flint@umich.edu.

Transfer Merit Scholarships

There’s a good chance you qualify for a Transfer Merit Scholarship. Learn more and apply today.

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Bachelor of Applied Science

If you earned your AAS from a community college, you can easily earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree at UM-Flint. It’s a rare degree program opportunity designed for qualified community college grads where you can turn your associate degree into a bachelor degree in a short period of time. Apply today!

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