If you've attended a college or university after graduating from high school, you’re considered a transfer student. The U-M School of Kinesiology welcomes transfer applications from students who have attended or are currently attending a post-secondary institution. If you're enrolled in an early college program, please visit the freshman admissions page.


Transfer students must complete and submit the following:

  • The Common Application, University of Michigan Member Questions, and $75 application fee (or you may contact your admissions representative to request an application fee waiver)
  • Final official secondary school record, including 9th-12th grades, test data, and graduation date
  • GED results, if applicable
  • Official college transcript from ALL post-secondary schools
  • Academic evaluator/instructor recommendation (note: this is not required of transfer applicants, but may enhance the application during the review process)
  • ACT with writing or SAT (if taken as high school student -- otherwise, not required)
  • TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS scores (for non-native speakers of English)

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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 transfer students:

  • Number of credit hours completed in transferable course work (please refer to the U-M Transfer Credit Equivalency Search page) by proposed term of entry. Students can transfer up to 70 credits from a four-year school and up to 60 credits from a two-year school (62 credits if you have completed an associate's degree).
  • Level of achievement in college course work. Admission is highly selective and dependent on spaces available.
  • Progress towards completion of general degree requirements. Students in Kinesiology must complete coursework in three distribution areas (Humanities, Natural Science, and Social Science).
  • Progress towards completion of required coursework in major area of study. 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

Transfer Student Advising

To schedule a transfer student advising appointment, please email La'Joya Orr (