Start your application and join an inclusive campus filled with transfer students from community colleges and institutions across the region and state pursuing excellence in all they do.

Whether you’ve completed coursework at another college or earned your associate degree, UM-Flint recognizes your work and helps accelerate your progress through a streamlined transfer admissions process. Through the Michigan Transfer Agreement, we have cultivated strong enrollment partnerships with local community colleges to simplify the process, ease your transition to our campus, and put you on the path to a respected University of Michigan degree faster.

Transfer Pathways

In collaboration with local community colleges, UM-Flint designed simplified transfer pathways to support your transition to studying with us. Following these pathways, which clearly outline program-specific requirements and course equivalencies, ensures the most reliable and efficient transfer process, saving you time and money.

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

Review our academic calendars to learn more.

Make Your Credits Count at UM-Flint—Transfer Requirements

At the University of Michigan-Flint, we embrace and value the experience, achievements, and talents you bring to us. During the transfer process, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions considers your academic performance and achievements at all postsecondary schools attended. The university may also consider nonacademic factors—such as leadership qualities, talents, conduct, and citizenship—when making an admission decision.

To qualify for transfer admission, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 2.0 minimum college GPA
  • High school GPA (with fewer than 24 college credits).
  • Students who have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited institution may be admitted regardless of GPA.
  • Students may be admitted based on unofficial college transcripts. However, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted as soon as they are available.

You must complete at least 30 credits at UM-Flint to complete a bachelor’s degree from our campus. You must also satisfy all requirements for the degree you are pursuing.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Transferring to UM-Flint

Transferring to a new college or university can be a lot to manage. To alleviate any stress, we’ve created a simplified process, allowing you to focus on embarking on an exciting journey to earning your U-M bachelor’s degree.

We recommend submitting your online application as soon as possible. Our application is free. You can expect an admission decision 1-2 weeks after all required materials have been received.

To receive an initial admission decision, you must submit official or unofficial transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended. You must also submit a high school transcript if you have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of college credits.

While an admission decision can be made using unofficial transcripts, UM-Flint requires you to submit official transcripts by the beginning of your first semester. If official transcripts from all previous institutions are not submitted, you may be unable to enroll in classes or receive financial aid.

We encourage you to have official transcripts sent electronically. Electronic transcripts arrive sooner, allowing us to make an admission decision as quickly as possible. You may also send transcripts by mail to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

UM-Flint considers transcripts official if sent directly from the issuing school to UM-Flint, either electronically or by mail. If you email transcripts to the university, they can be used to make an initial admission decision but are not considered official.

If applicable, Advancement Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores should also be submitted when you apply.

To help lower the cost of earning your degree, UM-Flint offers a wide range of Merit Scholarships for transfer students. All transfer applicants are considered for the University of Michigan-Flint Transfer Scholarship, which awards $2,500 per year for two academic years to transfer students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. The university awards this scholarship automatically if you meet the eligibility requirements.

UM-Flint also offers other scholarship opportunities; however, they may require a separate application. We strongly encourage all applicants to apply for scholarships, regardless of academic or economic background.

The university completes your official transfer credit review at the time of admission. When it is completed, you can see your transfer credit review via your online student account. 

If you’d like to know how your credits may transfer before applying, you can use our simple online transfer equivalency tool. Even if a class isn’t listed in our database, it may still be eligible for transfer credit upon review.

UM-Flint only awards transfer credit for courses taken at a regionally accredited institution and passed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or above.

Next Steps for Transfer Students

As you begin preparing for your time at UM-Flint, please review our comprehensive list of next steps for admitted students, which gives a thorough overview of navigating your placement exams, registering for orientation, setting up your student portal, and more.

Apply for Financial Aid

To qualify for financial aid and lower the costs of earning your bachelor’s degree, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). No matter your financial circumstances, we recommend submitting your FAFSA, which opens on October 1 each year; however, UM-Flint has a priority deadline of March 1. Applying by this priority deadline ensures you receive the most aid available. UM-Flint’s school code is 002327.

Envision Yourself Here—Visit UM-Flint’s Campus

UM-Flint welcomes you to campus in the heart of downtown Flint and encourages you to explore all we have to offer. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts various admissions events year-round, as well as weekday campus tours and in-person and virtual appointments. Here, you can connect with a UM-Flint Admissions Counselor to learn more about the transfer process, ask questions, and gain access to essential resources. 

Start planning your visit to UM-Flint today!

Applying for Housing

Living on UM-Flint’s downtown campus opens a world of opportunities, empowering you to create lasting friendships, immerse yourself in a thriving student community, and uncover new confidence.

Once you receive admission to the university, you can begin the housing application process. As you transition to living on campus, Housing & Residential Life supports you each step of the way, connects you with residential communities that feel like home, and provides invaluable student resources. 

Go Blue Guarantee

Free Tuition with the Go Blue Guarantee!

UM-Flint students are automatically considered, upon admission, for the Go Blue Guarantee, a historic program offering free tuition for high-achieving, in-state undergraduates from lower-income households. Learn more about the Go Blue Guarantee to see if you qualify and how affordable a Michigan degree can be. 

If you transfer without a declared major, there’s no need to worry. UM-Flint offers more than 70 rigorous bachelor’s degree programs, ranging from cybersecurity to music education to radiation therapy. Whatever personal or professional aspirations you aim to achieve, earning a U-M degree helps you reach your goals through high-quality instruction and hands-on experience.

Explore our academic programs.

Leverage your previously earned college credits and earn your bachelor’s degree while saving time and money. UM-Flint’s Accelerated Online Degree Completion (AODC) programs help you achieve your educational goals by providing online asynchronous courses at an accelerated pace, allowing you to expedite your progress without sacrificing your schedule. 

Learn more about the AODC program.

Build upon your Associate in Applied Science and advance your career prospects by enrolling in UM-Flint’s Bachelor of Applied Science program. This flexible degree program expands your technical skills and knowledge and empowers you to earn your bachelor’s degree in two years. 

Learn more about the BAS degree.

Connect with Our Admissions Counselors to Learn More about Transferring to UM-Flint

Shape your future and 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 as you pursue your dreams.

Have more questions about the transfer application process? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 810-762-3300 or [email protected]

Annual Security and Fire Safety Notice

The University of Michigan-Flint’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASR-AFSR) is available online at The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes Clery Act crime and fire statistics for the preceding three years for locations owned and/or controlled by UM-Flint, the required policy disclosure statements, and other important safety-related information. A paper copy of the ASR-AFSR is available on request made to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) by calling 810-762-3330, by emailing [email protected], or in person at DPS at the Hubbard Building at 602 Mill Street, Flint, MI 48502.