You’re in! The hard part is over, but there are still some things to take care of before your first day. Like picking classes. And finding a place to live. You know, the basics. Here are some items to put on your radar.
Wondering how long it will take to complete your degree? Here are a few things to keep in mind that might affect the number of semesters it takes you to earn your LSA degree.
After you are admitted, Undergraduate Admissions will evaluate your credits and email you a Transfer Credit Student Summary Report that shows which of your credits will transfer and how transferable credits will be posted on your U-M transcript. For information on how transfer credits can count for your degree, go to our Transfer Credits page, or you can email the LSA Transfer Team with questions.
To learn more about how transfer credits can count for your LSA degree and how to interpret the Transfer Credit Student Summary Report check out the video below.
Go to Majors and Minors to learn about the requirements for all of the majors and minors you might be interested in. Keep in mind that students must apply and be accepted into the Organizational Studies and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) majors. If you are interested in completing a Bachelor of General Studies, please be aware that you will have to complete 60 credits at the 300 level or above. As a transfer student, that would likely mean that nearly every course you take after transferring would need to be at the 300 level or above.
LSA's language requirement helps you develop a valuable set of skills that prepares you for a world that has been profoundly transformed by the forces of globalization. All Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees require fourth-semester proficiency in a language other than English.
There are several paths to completion of the language requirement after you transfer.
Did you know? Fluency in a second language and the skills that you acquire in learning a second language can be an important part of your toolbox in the fields of medicine, law, business, and technology? To learn how, make an appointment to talk with an advisor in the language department of your choice. Not sure which language you want to study? Check out the list of languages offered at the Language Resource Center and while you are there explore all the resources they offer.
We understand that deciding your next step toward fulfilling your educational goals can be difficult and sometimes confusing. To help you make the right decision, we offer a variety of ways for you to learn more about LSA through direct interaction with students, programs, and faculty.
Are you interested in learning more about LSA? Do you want to meet current transfer students and professionals from across campus who are here to help you? Attending one of our Transfer Student Days will allow you to hear about new and great things going on in LSA, meet current students, faculty, and staff, and decide if the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts is the right fit for you!
Transfer Student Days for students admitted for Winter 2021 will be offered virtually on November 6, 13, and 20. All admitted students will receive an invitation to attend Transfer Student Days.
Are you wondering what the real transfer student experience at U-M is like? Looking for advice on the best way to prepare for the academic rigor at U-M? Wondering what the most difficult part is to transferring to LSA? Wondering about the best places to eat, drink, excercise, and relax in Ann Arbor? Join the LSA Transfer Student Ambassadors for informal conversations to learn from their experiences, get your questions answered, and pick up some great advice.
For the schedule and log in information see the Transfer Ambassador page.
Once you decide to enroll at U-M and pay your deposit, you will receive an email invitation to set up your uniqname. Your uniqname is your U-M user name. It is used for logging in to U-M websites, online services, systems, and more.
Your U-M email address will be the uniqname you create followed by @umich.edu. Once you create your uniqname all official correspondence from the University will be sent to your umich.edu email. The Univerity will no longer email you at the email address you used during th admission process.
You will also receive an email from University Housing explaining your on-campus housing and dining options. There are also numerous off-campus housing opportunities near campus and in the wider Ann Arbor vicinity. See the Resources page for details on different on-campus housing options and for help finding off-campus housing.
For Your Major: Departments are responsible for determining how specific courses transfer and if transfer credit can be used for major and minor credit. If you have classes that transferred as Departmental credit that you plan to use for a major or a minor or as a prerequisite for higher level classes you can submit them to the department for evaluation. For more information and links to each departments' transfer page go here.
For General Degree Requirements
You will receive an email from the Office of New Student Programs inviting you to register for Orientation, required of all new students. You will register for classes during orientation. Learn more about Orientation on the Office of New Student Programs website.
You will meet your advisor from the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center, the Residential College, or the Comprehensive Studies Program at orientation, when you select courses for your first term. Together, you will review a preliminary degree audit checklist that shows how your transfer credit applies to LSA degree requirements. Your academic advisor will be an important partner as you develop and pursue your goals at LSA.
You might receive communications from an advisor prior to your orientation alerting you to courses that you may want to submit to an academic department for further evaluation in order to receive equivalent credit for classes that will count toward you planned majors.
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