Cross Campus Transfer Students

Definition

A cross-campus transfer student has completed college coursework on the University of Michigan (U-M) Ann Arbor campus but is not currently enrolled in the School of Public Health. Students are eligible to apply to cross-campus transfer in their sophomore year.

Prerequisites

Several prerequisite courses must be completed prior to beginning the program. Visit the prerequisites page for more information. 

Application

We want to get to know you and to learn more about your passion for public health through the application. You will be asked to provide information about your education, extracurricular and community involvement, and any employment, research or internship experience you’ve had. You will also be asked to complete two essays, a Statement of Interest and Qualifications and a Reflective Essay. Please see the online application for specific essay prompts.    

The application opens on October 1 of each year and can be completed online. In the application, you must upload an unofficial transcript from U-M Ann Arbor transcript and any other post-secondary institution you have attended (including any dual enrollment courses that appear on the UM transcript). If admitted, you will be required to submit official transcripts. 

Deadlines

Applications are accepted for fall semester only and are due on February 1. However, cross campus transfer applicants are encouraged to apply by January 15, the priority deadline, to guarantee an admission decision by early March (before pre-registration backpacking for fall term). 

Admission Criteria

The U-M School of Public Health considers the following academic factors in determining admission for cross-campus students:

  • Number of credit hours completed by proposed term of entry. 
  • Level of achievement in college coursework.
  • Successful completion of prerequisite courses.
  • Engagement with community and/or campus organizations.
  • Demonstrated interest in Public Health. Be sure to highlight what makes the public health major right for you given your interests, goals and experiences.

Advising

Prospective cross-campus applicants are highly encouraged to attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the academic requirements and the application process. See the events calendar for dates and times. If you are unable to attend an information session you may request an advising appointment by emailing sph-inquiries@umich.edu

Ready to Apply?

Start with our Admissions page to learn about specific degree application deadlines and requirements.

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Questions?

For more information about the admissions process, contact our admissions team at sph.inquiries@umich.edu or 734-763-3860.

If you would like to receive more information about a specific department or program, please connect with us through our prospective student inquiry form.

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