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Transfer Orientation

Transfer Orientation

Any student transferring to the University of Michigan from another institution (including UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn) must attend one of the Transfer Orientation Sessions. Transfer orientation will serve as an introduction to the University community and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. During a one-day orientation, you will complete all necessary procedures for class registration including placement testing, general information sessions, and academic advising. Orientation also gives you a chance to meet other new students.

It is imperative that you sign up for an orientation session through the Office of New Student Programs.

For a successful orientation, please prepare in the following ways:

  • Familiarize yourself with the general degree requirements as well as look over individual majors (majors) and minors.
  • Browse the online courseguide and make a list of courses you would be interested in taking.  The online courseguide lists course offerings and descriptions in every LSA department.  Courses are also listed according to requirements they fulfill.
  • Look over your Credit Evaluation, which you will receive from Admissions.    Write down any questions you may have.  An academic advisor will review the credit evaluation with you during orientation.
  • Approximately two weeks before your orientation date, the registration system, WolverineAccess, will be available for you to backpack courses.    WolverineAccess contains information about class time and locations and the most up-to-date enrollment figures for all classes.  You can backpack several of your course selections before you come for orientation.   Conveniently, this allows you to save the information about classes that interest you; the backpack does not save you a place in the courses.  

We look forward to working with you during orientation. Please come to campus for orientation with the uniqname and working password that were issued to you. You will not be able to register for courses without them.  Please do not change your password until you have successfully registered for courses at orientation.