In addition to all of the events, info, and knowledge available through the Transfer Student Center, LSA offers unparalleled resources to help you build your educational foundation. The transfer student resources below are offered in addition to college resources available to all students.

Transfer Transitions

Transfer Transitions is a series that introduces incoming transfer students to all of the opportunities available that will help you get the most out of your time as a LSA student. Each week we are featuring a group of programs centered on a topic.  In case you missed the live events, you can watch the recording of each here.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Changing Gears Program

UROP's Changing Gears is designed for community college transfer students. Students in the program become a part of an ongoing research project in their field of interest and work alongside U-M faculty and scholars on groundbreaking research. Students learn valuable academic skills, applying these skills to their research projects, academics, and future career opportunities while receiving academic credit or compensation for their efforts.

Transfer Connections

Transfer Connections is a mentorship program for LSA transfer students that connects you with peer mentors (former transfer students) and faculty/staff mentors in order to ease your transition. Every month you can participate in a wide array of activities, from recreation to the visual and performing arts. The program is voluntary and selective. All new LSA transfer students admitted for fall or winter term are eligible to apply.

Transfer Connections Groups are made up of 8-12 mentees (new transfer students) that share a peer mentor and faculty/staff mentor. The program allows you to take advantage of opportunities and helps build networks that can help you make the most of your undergraduate career.

The deadline to apply is July 31. Early applications are encouraged because of limited space. Extensions available by request.

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aMplify Nights

aMplify Nights are bi-weekly dinners on Mondays from 6-8pm at the Transfer Student Center that are open to all transfer students - even if you’ve never been to an optiMize event before. These events are welcoming spaces for transfer students to find community, enjoy free dinner, and participate in personal and professional development. Led by fellow transfer students, you also have access to a group of mentors who are knowledgeable about the university, social impact projects, and the transfer transition. You have a community waiting for you with optiMize!

Stay on Course

ALA 230: STEM Transitions

This course is for students who have transferred to U-M from a community college or four-year university and are planning to major in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) field. Our aim is to help students successfully transition in their STEM classes and to the greater university community.  We examine the key differences between how STEM classes are taught at U-M compared to other schools; adapt and expand your skills toolbox; explain how to build successful relationships with U-M faculty and staff; and set goals for your future success.

ALA 171: Making the Most of Michigan

This course helps you navigate your new environment, connect with other transfer students, and build skills for career and leadership opportunities.

Writing 350: Excelling in Upper-Level Writing

This course serves transfer and upper-division students who seek support to meet the expectations for writing, and especially in courses that meet LSA’s Upper-Level Writing Requirement. Operating on a workshop and discussion format, this course provides an opportunity to identify writing strengths and issues, set personal goals, and practice writing in a collaborative environment. Students work with writing they produce in other classes.

Transfer Student Librarian

Did you know that the University of Michigan library has a librarian assigned specifically to help transfer students?  You can learn more about what they offer and all the resources that the library offers at

Science Learning Center Appointment-Based Tutoring

The SLC offers appointment-based, small group tutoring for transfer students enrolled in science courses.

Housing Information

University Housing

The University Housing website is the perfect place to start your housing search, and they have a section for transfer students that includes information on the two living-learning programs available for transfer students: The Transfer Year Experience and the Global Scholars Program.

Transfer Year Experience

The Transfer Year Experience (TYE) is a community designed to support the transition of transfer students from their previous institution to the University of Michigan. TYE allows transfer students access to a community where they feel immediately at home, learn to navigate campus resources and build intentional and lasting connections.

Participants in the Transfer Year Experience live in the Northwood III Apartments, which are located on North Campus. Students living in the Northwood Apartments can choose to opt in or out of an on-campus meal plan.Students indicate interest in the Transfer Year Experience as part of their housing application. Have questions? Email

Global Scholars Program

The Global Scholars Program is an academic living-learning community located in North Quad that prepares sophomore, junior, and senior students to be interculturally competent global citizens, champions for meaningful change, and innovative leaders of tomorrow. Students learn about global issues from multiple cultural perspectives. Also, coursework and collaborative projects assist students as they develop and hone their intercultural communication skills. Students must apply to Global Scholars as part of their housing application.

Lloyd Scholars for Writing and the Arts

Lloyd Scholars for Writing and the Arts is a  Learning Community for students interested in writing and the arts, whatever their skill level or field of study. Students live together, take classes together, and extend their learning outside of the classroom via clubs, visiting writers and artists, workshops, and events. Small classes and a strong student leader program help each student to feel like part of a community. Llloyd Scholars is currently available for transfer students who transfer at the beginning of their second year. 

Finding Off-Campus Housing

If you’re interested in off-campus housing, check out Beyond the Diag, a program based in the Dean of Students Office that helps you in your off-campus housing search while keeping you connected with campus life. The Beyond the Diag website includes listings for apartments, rooms in houses, roommates, and sublets. 

The Inter-Cooperative Council (ICC) Co-ops offer cooperative living in 18 houses and 1 apartment on north and central campus. Because of their cooperative governance and cost-sharing, ICC Co-ops offer less expensive living than most other arrangements.   

Student Government

Transfer Student Resources Commission

The Transfer Student Resources Commission (TSRC) works through the University of Michigan's Central Student Government. Their goal is to advocate for current transfer students and improve the transition process for future transfer students. The TSRC hopes to build a transfer student community on campus and use their experience to help others.


Committee Advocating for Transfer Students

The Committee Advocating for Transfer Students is an initiative of LSA Student Government working to improve the experience of transfer students — both inside and outside of the classroom. Task force members draw on their own experiences as transfer students and collaborate with college administrators to advocate for an improved transfer credit process and increased academic resources for transfer students.


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