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Changing Gears Program

Changing Gears (CG) is a UROP program designed primarily for community college transfer students who will be attending the University of Michigan, but also serves students transferring from 4 year institutions. Students in the CG Program become a part of an ongoing faculty-driven research, scholarly or creative project in their field of interest. Students learn valuable academic skills, applying these skills to their research project, academics, and future career opportunities, while receiving academic credit or compensation for their efforts in research work.

If you are a U-M Transfer Student and not graduating until after winter 2021, you are eligible to apply to the UROP Changing Gears Program.  Since the program is a full academic year, the 2020-2021 Changing Gears application will be available starting May 1, 2020.  We do not accept applications for winter semester.

If you have any questions regarding Changing Gears, please contact Dr. Michelle Ferrez, Director of UROP at


Email us at  Please include your name and UMID in any correspondence.