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External Transfers

Prospective architecture students may enter the Undergraduate Architecture Program through the transfer admission process.

Important Dates:

Application Deadline: February 1
Portfolio Deadline: March 1
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application Deadline: October 1 - April 30 
Enrollment Deposit Deadline: May 1
Summer Intensive Transfer Studio begins (Arch 302): July 1, 2020
Note: New transfer students only


Students applying to transfer from an accredited community college, college, or university other than U-M are required to complete a minimum of 46 transferrable credit hours/77 quarter hours, up to a maximum of 70 transferrable credit hours/105 quarter hours of prerequisite courses at their college/university, including the required prerequisites outlined below. If accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Architecture program, external transfer students will begin their curriculum at Taubman during the summer term with a 9-credit intensive studio (Arch 302) to help them acclimate to studio at Taubman.

Prospective transfer students are highly encouraged to meet with a Taubman College Admissions Officer to ensure they are completing the necessary coursework.  Please contact TaubmanCollegeAdmissions@umich.edu.

Required Prerequisite Courses

The following courses are required for transfer admission into the Bachelor of Science program and should be completed before external transfer students begin at Taubman junior year. Please use the course guides below and/or the University of Michigan transfer guide to determine whether the course you are taking is transferrable.

Course Credits
1 English composition course 3-4
1 Calculus course 4
2 Physics courses with labs 8
2 introductory studio drawing/art courses 6-8
1 Digital media arts course  3
2 Humanities Courses 6
1 Natural Science Course 3
2 Social Science Courses 6
Transferable Electives 6-24

Please note: A maximum of seven technical credits are transferable (e.g. digital media, drafting, CAD, construction, HVAC, architecture technology, welding, technical writing, architectonics, building technology, codes, cost estimation, automotive repair, etc). Students must earn a C or better in all coursework taken outside the University of Michigan in order for credit to transfer.



If you are considering a transfer to Taubman College, we highly encourage you to contact a Taubman College Admissions Counselor to have an estimate of transfer credit completed.

Please see the transfer guides below. If the school that you are attending is not listed, please contact a Taubman College Admissions Counselor and a guide can be created. Please note that it may take some time for a guide to be created, depending on the time of year the request is made. 


Contact Admissions at TaubmanCollegeAdmissions@umich.edu

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