External Transfers to CS
Students who are interested in transferring from a 2-year or 4-year institution to the University of Michigan to study computer science must choose one of two colleges: Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), or Engineering (CoE).
Once you decide which college you prefer, carefully consider the following directions for pursuing the Computer Science major (CS-LSA or CS-Eng).
External transfer applicants to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Prospective transfer students who would like to pursue the Computer Science major (CS-LSA) through the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts must indicate they wish to be considered for advance selection on the Common Application. There will be a CS request section on the Common App Academics page where the college options are indicated.
Recommended prerequisites for admission into the Computer Science-LSA major:
- Two semesters of calculus
- One semester of computer programming
Completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee admission into the computer science major.
External transfer applicants to the College of Engineering
Prospective transfer students who would like to pursue the Computer Science major (CS-Eng) through the College of Engineering must indicate they wish to be considered for advance selection on the Common Application. There will be a CS request section on the Common App Academics page where the college options are indicated.
Students applying to transfer into the CS-Eng major must have completed the following prerequisite courses, with a letter grade of a “C” or better:
- Calculus I
- Calculus II
- One Calculus-Based Physics + Lab
- One General College Chemistry + Lab
- One Computing Course
- (Engineering 101 or C++ preferred)
- One English Composition
Departmental credit is not accepted for transfer admission. Using the Transfer Credit Equivalency Database, please ensure that your prerequisite coursework is directly equivalent to the U-M course and not transferable as departmental credit. For questions, contact email@example.com.
Any AP/IB exam credit must meet the U-M guidelines, regardless of whether your current institution granted you exam credit. Prerequisite coursework cannot be filled by placement exams administered at other institutions.
Competitive applicants to Michigan Engineering will have completed all of the required prerequisite courses prior to their intended term of enrollment at U-M, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Questions about external transfers to CS?
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