Transfer Admissions

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.

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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.


All students are required to submit the following items prior to the deadline date:

  • Completed Common Application or Coalition Application with $75 application fee* payment (please note that both application options include University of Michigan questions, and there is no advantage to submitting one over the other)
  • Final official secondary school record, including 9th-12th grades, test data, and graduation date (additional requirements by country)
  • GED results, if applicable
  • Official college transcript from ALL post-secondary schools (additional requirements by country)
  • Academic evaluator/instructor recommendation (please note this is not required of transfer applicants, but may enhance the application during the review process)
  • SAT or ACT (if taken as high school student -- otherwise, not required)**
  • TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS scores (for non-native speakers of English)

*You can apply for a fee waiver in the application if you meet certain criteria. We do not send a notification of approval or denial of the fee waiver request. If the waiver is denied, you will receive a $75 bill from us. International students are not eligible for fee waivers.

**Your SAT/ACT test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency and received in our office by our deadline. Rush paper scores are not accepted. Scores from tests taken in October will not arrive in time to complete the application for Early Action. If you have not yet had your scores reported, you can have them sent to us using these links:

Do not submit additional documents unless specifically requested, as this may delay your decision.



The U-M School of Kinesiology accepts 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 (below)

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

Secondary Applications

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

Athletic Training: Due April 1.  Handbook and application can be found on our Policies and Procedures page, under Athletic Training / AT Application and Handbook

Sport Management: Due February 1. The Level 2 application can be found on our Policies and Procedures page, under Sport Management / SM Level 2 Application