Step 1 - Choose Your Term
You can apply for any of our academic terms.
- Fall Semester begins at the end of August of each year. The application deadline for Fall admission is February 1.
- Winter Semester begins in January of each year. The application deadline for Winter admission is Ocotber 1.
- Spring term is a condensed 8-week term that begins at the beginning of May each year. The application deadline for Spring admission is February 1.
- Summer term is a condensed 8-week term that begins in late June each year. The application deadline for Summer admission is February 1.
Step 2 - Submit Your Application
The application is now open for all the following terms:
- Spring 2021 (Classes begin May 4, 2021)
- Summer 2021 (Classes begin June 30, 2021)
- Fall 2021 (Classes begin August 30, 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. We require an explanation for any Ws, Is, or gaps in education. Please provide this explanation in the "additional information" section of the Common Application, or in the "Education Interruption" section in the member questions area on the Coalition Application.
- List of all current and future courses. This can either be listed on the transcript you submit with your application or you can list them on the application in the Additional Information section.
- ACT or SAT scores are optional for transfer students. Only submit scores if you took the tests when you were in high school. If you did not take them in high school, you do not need to take them. If you are submitting ACT and SAT scores you can self report them on your application.
- 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 if you have a professor who will write you a strong recommendation it will add to your application.)
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
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.