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Resources for Transfer Students

The tools you need are at your disposal as you learn and grow in the College of LSA. From help with homework to exploring artifacts, LSA’s unparalleled resources can help you build your educational foundation. In addition to the college resources available to all students, several are of special interest to transfer students.



The Transfer Student Program’s mission is to help you connect to the University community and provide you with the tools and resources you need to achieve your goals at Michigan and beyond. Through group workshops and individual advising we help you discover all the opportunities and support to help you get the most out of your college experience. 



The University Housing website is the perfect place to start your housing search, and they have a section for transfer students that includes information on the Transfer Year Experience living-learning community. If you’re interested in off-campus housing, check out Beyond the Diag, a program based in the Dean of Students Office that helps you in your off-campus housing search while keeping you connected with campus life. The Beyond the Diag website includes listings for apartments, rooms in houses, roommates, and sublets. The Inter-Cooperative Council (ICC) Co-Ops offer cooperative living in 18 houses and 1 apartment on north and central campus. Because of their cooperative governance and cost-sharing, ICC Co-Ops offer a less expensive living than available from most other arrangements.   



The Transfer Connections mentorship program will help you gain a head start in your transition to the University of Michigan. This program is exclusively for transfer students and is a separate program from Transfer Orientation. This program is designed to help transfer students who enter U-M in the Summer, Fall, or Winter term gain confidence to seek resources, access a series of unique social events and skill-building activities, and make campus easier to navigate academically and socially. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2016. Early applications are encouraged because of limited space. Extensions are available by request.



The Transfer Year Experience is a theme community designed to address the transitional needs and concerns of incoming transfer students. The programs provided to residents of this community offer assistance in navigating the U-M campus and help students connect with others like them.

Participants in the Transfer Year Experience will live at Northwood III, an apartment complex dedicated to undergraduate students and located on Michigan’s North Campus. Meal plans are optional for Transfer Year Experience students.

Students must apply for the Transfer Year Experience as part of their housing application.



The Global Scholars Program is an academic living-learning community located in North Quad that prepares sophomore, junior, and senior students to be interculturally competent global citizens, champions for meaningful change, and innovative leaders of tomorrow. Students will learn about global issues from multiple cultural perspectives. Also, coursework and collaborative projects will assist students as they begin to develop and hone their intercultural communication skills. Global Scholars is open to transfer students. Students must apply to Global Scholars as part of their housing application.



The Career Center’s Emerging Wolverines program is an exciting and interactive 5-week-long group experience for first-year and transfer students to:

  • Learn about yourself in a small group environment with other students.
  • Explore career and campus opportunities using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality assessment tool.
  • Gain clarity about present and future goals.

Students will meet approximately once a week, and will engage in thought-provoking activities.



Veteran and Military Services help veterans, military members, and their dependents navigate the University and provide access to resources they may need. On the Veteran and Military Services website, you can find resources on how to use your veteran benefits to pay for education, links to scholarships, veteran-friendly contacts within the University, and other valuable resources.