Application & Deadlines
Criteria for Admission
Secondary Applications
Prospective Student Advising

The School of Kinesiology welcomes applications from transfer students from community colleges, two- and four-year colleges, and universities. If you've attended a college or university after graduating from high school, you are considered a transfer student.

Application & Deadlines


Transfer students must complete and submit the following:

  • The Common Application (, University of Michigan Member Questions, and $75 application fee;
  • 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 a high school student;
  • TOEFL, MELAB or IELTS scores (for non-native speakers of English)


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

  • Fall: February 1
  • Winter: October 1

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Criteria for Admission

The 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 UM Transfer Credit Equivalency Search page) by proposed term of entry. Students can transfer up to 70 hours from a four-year school and up to 60 hours from a two-year school;
  • 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 a minimum of 12 credits in each area of distribution (Humanities, Natural Science, and Social Science);
  • 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 (please see Bulletin links below);
  • Demonstrated interest in the intended major area of study.

Bulletin sections describing prerequisite courses:

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Secondary Applications

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

Athletic Training: Due April 1
  •  ATEP Handbook
  •  ATEP Program Application

Sport Management: Due February 1
  •  SM Level 2 Application Guidelines
  •  SM Level 2 Application

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Prospective Student Advising

Academic advisors in the Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs (OUSA) are available by appointment only to discuss academic interests and career goals with prospective freshman and transfer students, particularly those redirecting their educational goals or returning to school after an educational interruption. To schedule an appointment, please call 734 764-4472.

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