Bachelor of Arts/Science - Transfer

Application Process

Step 2: Prepare application materials

Information you may want to compile before you begin the Common Application or Coalition Application:

  • Social security number (required if you are applying for financial aid through FAFSA)
  • Parent/Guardian employment information (occupation, status, education)
  • Test Results (ACT/SAT/AP/IB, etc.) If you took the tests, submit the information. If you have not already taken the tests, they are not required for admission.
  • Parent/Guardian tax return form (1040)
  • Dates of college entrance/exit, advisor contact info, and course information
  • Dates of high school entrance/exit
  • Community-based organizations/student organizations for which you have participated

Application materials

  • General Writing Prompts (Required for both Elementary and Secondary)
    • Please provide a statement that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve. (Approximately 250-650 words)
  • University of Michigan Required Writing Prompts
    • If you could only do one of the activities you have listed in the activities section of your Common Application, which one would you keep doing? Why? (750 characters max)
    • #1: Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it. (1500 characters max)
    • #2: Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School to which you are applying at the University of Michigan. How would that curriculum support your interests? (1650 characters max)
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Academic Letter (typically from a professor or instructor): This letter should speak to your intellectual curiosity, preparedness for university study, receptivity to feedback, and/or perseverance. If you are applying to the secondary program, a letter from a professor or instructor from the content area in which you are seeking certification is preferred.
    • Professional Teaching Potential Letter: This letter should comment specifically on your potential to become a successful teacher. This may include personal characteristics; work ability; and capacity to work with people, especially youth.
    • Applicants input contact information for recommenders into the Transfer Common Application or Coalition Application.
    • Recommenders will receive an email with directions for submitting the recommendation form and letter.
  • School of Education essay #1
    • Please review the Educator Preparation Program Mission and Vision Statements Below:
      • Mission: Our mission in the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) at the U-M School of Education is to prepare educators to support the well-being and learning of young people and to advance justice through their practice, advocacy, and activism. All pathways within the EPP leverage both research and the expertise of experienced educators to prepare novices for the complex work of supporting young people's learning and thriving, as well as that of  their families and communities. We drive to uphold diversity and inclusion, and to advance justice and equity, in the field of educator preparation. 
      • Vision: The Educator Preparation Program  at the U-M School of Education pursues a vision of educating towards justice. 
    • Please address the following in your Essay:
      • How does your experience prepare you to engage in a program with these commitments?
      • What goals do you have for your own career in light of these commitments?
    • 4000 characters - approx. 500 words - maximum
  • School of Education Essay #2
    • Describe your experiences (work and/or volunteer) engaging with youth.
    • Please answer in approximately 250 words (2000 characters) maximum.
  • Test scores
    • Official ACT or SAT scores
      • If you took the tests, submit the information. If you have not already taken the tests, they are not required for admission.
      • SAT (U-M code is 1839)
      • ACT (U-M code is 2062)
    • Non-native speakers of English need to submit TOEFL, MELAB or IELTS scores. TOEFL (U-M code is 1839)
    • MELAB or IELTS scores should be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 515 East Jefferson Street, 1220 Student Activities Building Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
  • Transcripts
    • Official high school as well as Official college and university transcripts are required.
    • Sending institutions mail to Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 515 East Jefferson Street, 1220 Student Activities Building Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
    • Transcripts may also be ordered and sent electronically to transcripts@umich.edu

Contact us

Educator Preparation Program & the Office of Student Affairs 
610 East University Ave, Suite 1228 SEB 
p. 734.615.1528 | f. 734.647.9158 
E-mail: te.program@umich.edu 
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