Admitted International Transfer Students

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Acceptance

To check your status and accept your admission, you must obtain a U-M uniqname. To create your U-M uniqname, you’ll need your One Time Identifier (OTID), which is e-mailed to you after your enrollment deposit is received, and your U-M ID number, which is included in your admission letter. Note: U-M Flint and U-M Dearborn students already have a U-M uniqname assigned, which will not change.

To accept your admission into the U-M College of Engineering, you must pay your $300 Enrollment Deposit. The quickest and most convenient way to pay your deposit is online via Wolverine Access via an electronic check payment (either a savings or a checking account), however payment can be made via check.

I-20 Documents

Students attending U-M on F-1 status must obtain an I-20. Your I-20 cannot be issued until all documents are received, reviewed and verified. Processing time varies a great deal. Missing documents and inadequate or unacceptable funding are the major sources of delay.

Orientation and Advising

The Office of New Student Programs conducts New Student Orientation programs for all transfer students new to the University of Michigan. Orientation dates for are held for students transferring in both Fall and Winter terms. During orientation, international students in F-1 Visa status will report to the International Center for a mandatory International check-in.

Information about how to register for orientation, available orientation dates, and other transfer resources will be sent to your U-M email account after your enrollment deposit has been received.

The Michigan Engineering Transfer Support (METS) office also provides support to new transfer students during the transition to the College of Engineering. The METS office is located within the Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach (CEDO) office.

Transfer Credit

Admitted transfer students must request a final college transcript sent to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions.

Approximately 4-6 weeks after we receive your Enrollment Deposit, you will receive an email in your U-M email account that contains notice of Advanced Credit Standing. After the email has been sent, you can log into Wolverine Access to view the transfer credit posted to your U-M transcript. You will receive the transfer credit email no later than your scheduled orientation date.

If you have questions about your transfer credit after receiving the email notification, please send questions to: engincredit@umich.edu. Please include your full name, U-M ID, admit term and details of the question.

Registration

During New Student Orientation, you will meet with your department academic advisor for assistance with course selection, degree completion requirements and information on how to backpack and register for classes. You will not be permitted to register for classes prior to your scheduled orientation date.

Housing and Financial Aid

Financial Aid is not available to Non-U.S. Citizens, however there are limited scholarship resources for current international students. The Michigan Engineering Scholarship Office and the Office of Financial Aid are your resources for learning about financial aid.

The University Housing Office provides information about both on and off-campus housing for admitted transfer students.

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