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Transfer Student Resources

LSA’s unparalleled resources will be an unshakable foundation as you learn and grow here. LSA is dedicated to supporting transfer students through your transition and on to graduation. In addition to the opportunities available to all students, including those listed on the Beyond the Classroom and Student Resources websites, several resources are dedicated specifically 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 U-M.  



U-M can be a big place, but that doesn’t mean you have to feel lost. LSA has a host of advising and learning resources that can help you navigate a path that’s tailored to exactly what you want to study. At transfer orientation, before you register for any classes you will meet individually with your general academic advisor from the Newnan Academic Advising Center. Your advisor is assigned to you for your entire time in LSA. When you are ready to declare your major, advisors in your major department are ready to work with you to make sure you get the most out of your major. 



UROP's Changing Gears is designed for community college transfer students. Students in the program become a part of an ongoing research project in their field of interest and work alongside U-M faculty and scholars on groundbreaking research. Students learn valuable academic skills, applying these skills to their research projects, academics, and future career opportunities while receiving academic credit or compensation for their efforts in research work. 



The Transfer Connections mentorship program will help you gain a head start in your transition into 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 that enter U-M in Summer, Fall, or Winter term gain confidence to seek out resources, access a series of unique social events and skillbuilding activities, and make campus easier to navigate academically and socially. 


The Committee Advocating for Transfer Students is an initiatve of LSA Student Government working to improve the experience of transfer students - both inside and outside of the classroom. Task force members draw on their own experiences as transfer students and collaborate with college administrators to advocate for an improved transfer credit process and increased academic resources for transfer students. 



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.

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 apply for the Transfer Student 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 reserves spots for transfer students. Students apply as part of their housing application. 



The Honors Program welcomes students transferring from other schools and universities. Your application process is based on the number of credit hours transferring into U-M. Most transfer students earn Honors by completing the requirements as set out by their department of major.  



First-Generation Students is a website devoted to first-generation students attending U-M. U-M faculty, students, and staff who are first-generation students and graduates proudly share their stories here, but you can also find resources specifically for first-generation students.



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, Co-Ops offer a less expensive living than available from most other arrangements.