I am a Transfer Student

Welcome to the University of Michigan! We’re delighted that you have chosen Michigan to complete your education. After you’ve been admitted and paid your enrollment deposit, your next steps in becoming a Wolverine are through the Office of New Student Programs. We encourage you to explore this site to learn more about our programs for new transfer students. The following topics may be of special interest to you:

Transfer Student Appreciation Week - February 11-15, 2019

Join us as we celebrate Transfer Student Appreciation Week, February 11-15. Don't miss these events just for Michigan's new and former transfer students and their families. 

Before Classes Begin


  • Transfer Orientation 
    Required for new students, Transfer Orientation provides you with the tools you need to begin your Michigan career, including academic advising and course registration. Domestic transfer students will also receive the Transfer Tips email newsletter in the months prior to the start of classes. The Transfer Tips newsletter provides helpful information to prepare for your transition, including articles about living in Ann Arbor, parking, transportation, academic resources, getting involved, and more! 

    For international transfer students, your orientation program will depend upon your school or college. College of Literature, Science, and the Arts international transfer students (who are NOT participating in the Honors Program, the Residential College, or the Comprehensive Studies Program) will be invited to attend the LSA International Orientation (LIT). All other international transfer students will be invited to attend the general International Orientation


  • Welcome To Michigan Program
    If you’ve been admitted for Fall Term, the Welcome to Michigan Program is a series of activities designed to help you get acquainted with campus before classes begin. Be sure to download the Welcome to Michigan app to get the latest updates on events, and don't miss the Transfer Student Welcome Reception! 


  • Military & Veteran Services
    If you have U.S. military experience or will be utilizing military benefits, connect with Military & Veteran Services prior to your arrival on campus.


  • Transfer Connections
    Looking for mentors to guide you through your first term? Let the students at Transfer Connections help!


Your First Year at Michigan, And Beyond


  • Arts at Michigan 
    Discover how to integrate the arts into your Michigan experience!


  • UM Educational Theatre Company 
    Remember their performance at Orientation? Learn more about how you can become a member of the best theatre troupe on campus!


  • Work for ONSP 
    Students are the life blood of ONSP. Learn more about how you can join this dynamic, student-focused office. 
Transfer Tips

The Office of New Student Programs and the Committee Advocating for Transfer Students partner to produce the Transfer Tips e-newsletter for new transfer students. Newsletters will be sent automatically to new transfer students after they have registered to attend orientation. To view previous years' newsletters, click here