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You're at a college or university, but your goals have changed. You know you want to make a difference. You want to do great things in business. And you definitely want to be a Wolverine. That's great! Getting into Michigan Ross is your first step and we reserve a select number of seats each year for students like you!
Transfer admission is open to students enrolled in a U.S. institution of higher education who have not previously completed a bachelor's degree or advanced past the sophomore year.
All courses at your current college must be completed and graded by June 1. Courses completed after that date will not be considered.
Complete the exact equivalent of the University of Michigan's courses listed below, each with a grade of C or better, by June 1:
If you have AP, IB, or any other type of transfer credit on your current institution's transcript, you will need to ensure that the original source of the credit meets University of Michigan's requirements. For example, if you received calculus credit from either AP exam scores or by taking a course at an institution that is not your current institution, you will need to ensure that your AP exam score meet's U-M score requirements or that the course from the institution taken has been evaluated as equivalent. If you have questions regarding courses taken and if they will meet transfer admissions requirements, please email RossUndergrad@umich.edu.
We can review courses for transfer credit only after you have submitted your application. However, the grid below will give you a good idea of whether and how your credits will transfer.
A maximum of 45 credits may be transferred to the Ross BBA Program. The program requires three years of continuous, full-time (fall-winter) enrollment, and it cannot be accelerated.
The BBA application will be available in late December.
Once it is available, you can save your work and return to it as often as you like. Make sure you have uploaded the correct essays, and submit only your completed application. Once you submit your application, you may not alter or add to it in any way.
Online Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EDT, March 31
You may submit your application as early as Feb. 15. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on March 31. There are no exceptions.
We strongly recommend you submit the application several days before the deadline to avoid last-minute problems. You will receive a confirmation email when we receive your application.
Transfer Supplement Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EDT, June 1
We want to get to know you and let your best qualities shine through — this is our chance to learn more about the person behind the numbers.
If you have a unique personal circumstance, such as a major illness or personal tragedy (whether related to COVID-19 or not), that has had a significant effect on your application credentials, please utilize the optional essay in the BBA admission application to describe your situation. If a similar situation arises after the submission of your BBA application, we will allow you to submit this optional essay to our RossUndergrad@umich.edu email account. All optional essays that are submitted after the March 31st application deadline to our email account, must be submitted by Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
Optional Essay Prompt
Briefly describe any unique personal circumstances, such as a major illness or personal tragedy, that have had a significant effect on your application credentials. Additionally, please describe any gaps in your academic record (e.g., lower course grade, taking a gap year between high school and college). If these circumstances are on-going, how will you manage them if admitted to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business?
This is the second component of the application. Only applicants who submit a complete application with all required documents will receive an invitation to complete the Transfer Supplement.
The Transfer Supplement requires:
Scanned copies of all college-level transcripts with final course grades and credits earned. These are usually downloaded from your institution's student portal. Courses taken on an optional pass/fail basis must be accompanied by official documentation of a grade of C or better. Scanned documents submitted as part of your Transfer Supplement are unofficial. If admitted, you will be required to provide official transcripts sent directly from your institution(s).
If admitted, you will be asked for course syllabi for courses that are not listed in the U-M Transfer Equivalency Guide. Instructions to submit these documents will be sent in your admissions decision email.
You will receive our admission decision via email by late June.
If admitted, you will have one week to accept your offer via Wolverine Access. Be sure to check your email (including spam filters and inboxes) throughout the month of June.
Late December: Application opens
February 15: Application submissions accepted
March 31: Application due
June 1: Transfer Supplement due
Late June: Decisions released
University of Michigan:
You must attend the Transfer Orientation event through U-M.
Should you earn a spot in our BBA program as a transfer student, you’ll be in good company. Our process is selective, and our transfer students are top-notch.
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Reflects incoming transfer students in fall 2020.