Step 1 - Choose Your Term
You can apply for any of our academic terms. The application is now open for all the following terms:
- Winter 2021 (Classes begin January 6, 2021)
- Spring 2021 (Classes begin May 4, 2021)
- Summer 2021 (Classes begin June 30, 2021)
- Fall 2021 (Classes begin August 30, 2021)
Step 2 - Submit Your Application
- If you are applying for Winter 2021 the application deadline is October 1, 2020
- If you are applying for Fall Term, Spring Half Term, or Summer Half Term the application deadline is February 1, 2021
Submit all of the following before the deadline.
- A completed Common Application or Coalition Application with the University of Michigan supplemental essays. (Please note that both application options include specific University of Michigan questions, and there is not an advantage to submitting one over the other.)
- $75 application fee or fee waiver request
- Final official secondary school record (translation: high school transcript), including 9-12th grades, and graduation date or GED results, if applicable. If you earned a GED, submit your high school transcript for whatever time you attended high school.
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (such as colleges and universities), including college transcripts for any dual-enrolled courses. Note that we require an explanation for any withdrawals (W), incompletes (I), or gaps in education. Please provide this explanation in the “additional information” section of the application.
- ACT or SAT if you took them when you were in high school. If you did not take them in high school, you do not need to take them.
- Request your official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency directly to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor:
- ACT (U-M code is 2062)
- SAT (U-M code is 1839)
- If English is not your first language, you must take the MELAB, TOEFL, IELTS, ECPE, CPE, or CAE. Please see the exams and visas page for required score ranges.
- List of all current and future courses. These can be listed on your application.
- Optional: Academic evaluator/instructor recommendation (Note: this is not required, but it’s an additional opportunity to make a good impression)
*As of August 1, 2018, the University of Michigan will no longer require the writing component of the ACT nor the optional essay component of the SAT for admission consideration.
Step 3 - Check to Make Sure Your Application is Complete
Check your application status on your Enrollment Connect Portal. Do not assume that all of your transcripts have been sent until they are confirmed on Enrollment Connect.
Step 4 - Apply for Financial Aid and LSA Scholarships
- Complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile. For details on applying for financial aid go to the Office of Financial Aid.
- Apply for LSA Transfer Student Scholarships. LSA Scholarships require a separate application after you have submitted the FAFSA and CSS Profile. You can submit the application before you have received a admission decision.
Step 5 - Wait For Your Decision
Now comes what might be the hardest part of the process—waiting. Here are some things you can do to occupy your time.
- Check Your Application Status
- Check out all of the programming and resources LSA offers transfer students.
- Contact a Transfer Student Ambassador to learn more about the LSA transfer student experience.