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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 as well as the U-M Supplement;
  • Official high school transcript;
  • Official college transcript from ALL post-secondary schools;
  • ACT or SAT scores. PLEASE NOTE If you did not take the ACT or SAT as a high school student, these scores will not be required as part of your transfer application to the University of Michigan and you should not sit for the exams as a college student.


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 required coursework in the major area of study. Students applying to Athletic Training, Health & Fitness, or Sport Management must complete prerequisite courses to be considered for admission (see below);
  • Level of academic achievement in high school;
  • Demonstrated interest in the intended major area of study.

Bulletin sections describing prerequisite courses:

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Secondary Applications

Athletic Training, Health and Fitness, 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

HF: Physical Education. Please read the complete description of the PE Teacher Certification program and its secondary application in the current Bulletin (Bulletin HF Section). "Secondary Application" appears on page 18 of the 2013-14 Bulletin.

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 Student Services 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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