Welcome to LSA, Where You Belong!

The Transfer Student Center is excited to be a partner with you on your LSA journey. The U-M campus might be large but it is yours. You belong here.  Our goal is to help you achieve your goals, in any way that we can.  Have questions about transfer credit? Mentorship? Study Abroad? Off-campus opportunities? Student organizations? Research? Anything?  We can help. Just ask. 

For help in getting the most out of LSA, check out the Resources page for links to all that LSA has to offer you as a member of the campus community and the Transfer Student Program where you will find information about workshops and presentations..

In addiiton to these programs and opportunities, the Transfer Student Center offers a number of ways for you to connect to the transfer student community.

Visit the Transfer Center

Now that you are fully enrolled, it’s time to explore all that LSA has to offer. The Transfer Student Center provides a home on campus for transfer students.  We are currently open from noon-5:00pm Monday through Friday.  When the semester starts we will be open 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday.

The center offers a space to hang out, study, and get answers to your questions from full-time professional staff and Transfer Student Ambassadors. The center is also home to everything offered by the Newnan Advising Center’s Transfer Student Program 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. The Transfer Student Program offers opportunities to meet with groups and resources from around campus such as OptiMize, the Opportunity Hub, the university libraries, study abroad, and a lot more. 

You’ll also have access to a refrigerator and microwave for all of your culinary adventures. (Even if that means frozen burritos. We don’t judge.)

Join a Transfer Community Group

Are you looking for ways to connect with students on campus?  Want to find a support group of students similar to yourself, whether that is based on your academic interests or your background and identity? Join a Transfer Community Group.  Each Transfer Community group will connect you with other students. Some of them will offer scheduled programming while others are more informal.

Transfer Community Groups were previously called Transfer Interest Groups. If you already registered for the Academic Transfer Interest Group for the fall you do not need to sign up again.

Academic Community Groups

One of the keys to academic success is working with other students in study groups.  And what could be better than connecting with fellow transfer students in your classes? To meet the other transfer students in your classes and majors, sign up to an Academic Transfer Community Group.  How does it work?  You simply complete the form listing your classes, majors and minors and giving us permission to share your email address with the other transfer students who also indicated an interest in meeting up.  We will match all the interested transfer students in each class and major and connect you with each other. From there it is up to you to connect but you are welcome to use the Transfer Student Center for meet ups and study sessions.  Whether you form regular study groups, get together to compare notes, or just to connect with a friendly face we hope that this will help you connect to the transfer student community.

Register for the Academic Community Groups here

Nontraditional Student Community Group

Are you a student who does not fit the mold of a traditional University of Michigan student?  Are you older than 24? A parent? Have others besides children dependent on your care? Working full-time? Attending U-M part time? Completed high school with a GED or other high school completion certificate? A military veteran?  If so, we have a Transfer Community Group just for you.  The Nontraditional Student Community Group offers a space for you to connect with others who share your life experiences and identity.

We hope you can join us for our kick off event. Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in the Transfer Student Center room 1180, LSA Building (500 S. State St.).  If you can't make the kick off but still want to be part of the group, register and we will be in touch.  Children and family members are welcome at all of our events.

Register Here


Connect with Other LSA Transfers on Facebook

The LSA Transfer Student Facebook page is a group moderated by current LSA transfer students. The group is a place for prospective, admitted, and recent transfer students to introduce themselves, ask questions, and share resources relevant to the transfer experience. The goal of the page is to allow students to see what their future could be like at the University of Michigan through connecting with others and learning about all that Michigan has to offer and to help current student connect with other transfer students.

Credits for Summer Term, Study Abroad, and More

There are a number of situations in which LSA students can earn credits at another university, whether they are transfer students or not. Many students take classes at other schools over the summer, or as part of study abroad programs. If you are a current student with questions about whether these types of credits will transfer, visit the Newnan Academic Advising Center transfer credit page and make an appointment to talk with your general academic advisor.

Transfer Student Programming

Find events that connect you to the university community. Group workshops, individual advising, and more is tailored to transfer students.


There are random questions, and then there are questions that are asked on the regular. Browse our FAQs page — there’s a good chance you’ll get some good info.


Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm