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 requires a fourth-semester proficiency in a language other than English for all Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. If you do not have any previous experience in a language you most likely will have to take four semesters of language coursework after transferring. A student whose first language is not English and who attended a high school where English was not the language of instruction is considered to have met the requirement.
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 take a tour of campus, 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! All admitted students will receive an invitation to attend Transfer Student Days.
Join the LSA Transfer Student Ambassadors for a live Coffee Chat to learn the inside scoop on what it is like to be a transfer student in LSA. We will be answering your questions about how to make a successful transition, our favorite things about being a U-M student, housing, all the great opportunities and resources U-M offers, and anything else that you want to know about.
For all the scheduled Coffee Chats see the Events page.
All admitted transfer students will receive an invitation to join the chats.
Can’t make it to campus for Transfer Student Days? No problem. We also offer webinars to make sure you have all the information you need to make your decision and prepare for orientation. All admitted students will receive an invitation to attend the webinars. You can also register here. These webinars are only for admitted students so you will need a UMID to register.
Once you decide to enroll at U-M and pay your deposit, you will receive information inviting you to register for Orientation, required of all new students. You will also receive an email from University Housing explaining your on-campus housing and dining options. You can also check out options for off-campus housing.
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 Honors Program, 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.
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Friday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm