Cross-Campus Transfers

A cross-campus transfer student has completed college coursework on the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus but is not currently enrolled in the School of Kinesiology. Students are not eligible to cross-campus transfer until their sophomore year.

Want to learn more about cross-campus transferring into the School of Kinesiology? Attend one of our Cross-Campus Information Sessions! Check our events calendar for dates and times.


Cross-campus transfer students must complete and submit the following:

  • Cross-Campus Transfer Application
  • Essay
  • Please note: The application does not allow you to save your work and return at a later time, so please have your essay available to upload at the time you complete the application.


Fall deadline

The U-M School of Kinesiology accepts transfer applications for FALL and WINTER semesters only. The deadlines are:

  • Fall: February 1
  • Winter: October 1

Applicants should also be aware of deadlines for secondary admission applications (see below).

Admission Criteria

The U-M School of Kinesiology considers the following academic factors in determining admission for cross-campus students:

  • Movement Science Cross Campus Transfer Criteria (effective Fall 2012).
  • Number of credit hours completed by proposed term of entry. When spaces are limited, priority is given to students entering their junior year.
  • Level of achievement in college coursework. Admission is highly selective and dependent on spaces available.
  • Progress towards completion of general degree requirements. Students in Kinesiology must complete a minimum of 12 credits in each area of distribution (Humanities, Natural Science, and Social Science).
  • Progress towards completion of required coursework in the major area of study. Students applying to Athletic Training, Sport Management, or Health & Fitness must complete pre-requisite courses to be considered for admission. Click here to view bulletin sections describing prerequisite courses for each major. Choose the program and current academic year from the menu.
  • Demonstrated interest in the intended major area of study.

Secondary Applications

Athletic Training and Sport Management require a secondary admission application prior to the sophomore or junior year.

Athletic Training: Due April 1

Sport Management: Due February 1

Cross-Campus Transfer Student Advising

Prospective cross-campus applicants are encouraged to attend one of our Cross Campus Info Sessions to learn more about the academic majors and transfer process. Check our events calendar for dates and times.