Next Steps for Admitted Transfer Students

Welcome, New UM-Flint Transfer Students!

Congratulations on your acceptance to UM-Flint. You’re now part of a thriving community of scholars, leaders, educators, and learners who are making a meaningful difference across their communities and the world. To help your transfer go as smoothly as possible, here are the next important steps you’ll need to take. Each step puts you closer to a recognized and respected University of Michigan degree.

Please note: These steps vary for international students, graduate students, veteran students, non-candidate for degree students, guest students, readmitting students, and other nontraditional students. For more information, visit the appropriate admissions web pages for the type of student you’re applying as.

Next Steps

1. Activate your 'My UM-Flint' student portal.

Your login information was included in your letter of admission. This is your student portal for important notices and information. Log in and check it often.

2. Sign up for and attend orientation.

Required for transfer students, orientation is a fun way to:

  • Familiarize yourself with our campus and academic programs
  • Learn about student services
  • Meet with an academic advisor
  • Get your books
  • Register for and find your classes
  • Make connections with fellow students
  • Meet faculty and staff here to support your success

View orientation dates

3. Take your placement exams.

Most transfer students are required to take placement exams. Transfer students with English 111-112 and Math 111 credits do not need to take placement exams.

Placement exams are taken online at at least two weeks before you attend orientation. Your placement exams will help determine which courses to register for during orientation.

4. Understand transfer credit processes.

A detailed explanation of transfer credit processes can be found under the “Transfer Student Information” in the Admissions section of the University’s catalog. A number of other transfer credit-related questions can also be addressed through our transfer credit FAQs.  

5. Set up your UM-Flint email account.

Your username and password can be found in the next-steps instructions included with your letter of admission. Be sure to check your UM-Flint email often for important messages from the university.

6. Apply for housing.

Live on campus, just steps away from your classes and instructors. We offer two attractive, affordable, and safe residence halls for students looking for the convenience of university housing and a community of fellow students. Learn more about your housing options and apply online.

7. Apply for financial aid.

Financial aid applications open on October 1. We strongly encourage all students to apply, regardless of economic or academic background. 

To apply, go to and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to include our school code 002327 to have your information sent directly to us.