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Urban Technology Cross Campus Transfers

Important Dates

Application Deadline: February 1, 2023

Start Term: Fall 2023

Accepting U-M cross-campus transfer students starting in Fall 2023.

Students applying to transfer from a different U-M Ann Arbor school/college should complete a minimum of 34 credit hours and a maximum of 70 credit hours during their first two years on campus, including all of the prerequisite coursework outlined below.

If accepted to the Bachelor of Science in Urban Technology program, students will begin their Taubman coursework in the fall semester.

This program is not currently available to transfer students outside of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Prerequisite Courses



1 English Composition/First Year Writing Course

Options: ENG 124, ENG 125, ENG 126, History 195, Great Books 191, Comp. Lit 122, RCore 100, Slavic 151, ClCiv 101, ClCiv 121, or LHSP 125


2 LSA Social Science distribution requirement courses
Consult LSA Course Guide for options

3-4 each

6-8 credits

2 LSA Humanities distribution requirement courses
Consult LSA Course Guide for options

3-4 each

6-8 credits

1 LSA Race & Ethnicity distribution requirement course

Consult LSA Course Guide for options


1 of the following courses:

  • UT 101: Why Cities?
  • UT 201: Change-Making in Cities


Prerequisite options for SI 206

SI 106 or waiver; or EECS 182; or EECS 183; or ENGR 101; (C- or better)


SI 206: Data-Oriented Programming


Urban Tech Core Studio: UT 230 Design and Urban Inquiries

Students planning to transfer in Fall 2023 must take UT 230 in Winter 2023 to be eligible for admission consideration.

Otherwise, you will have to wait to transfer in Fall 2024.


1 of the following courses:

  • UT 210: Insights from Ethnography... (2 credits)
  • AMCULT 325 / PSYCH 325 Detroit Initiative: Community Research (4)
  • ANTHRCUL 222 The Comparative Study of Cultures (4)
  • ENGLISH 126 Community-Engaged Writing (4)
  • SOC 122 / ALA 122 / PSYC 122 Intergroup Dialogues (2)
  • SOC 225 Project Community: Sociology in Action (4)
  • SOC 326 Theories and Practices for Community Action & Social Change (3)
  • WGS 350 Nonprofit Management, Community Engagement, and Feminist Practice (4)


1 of the following courses:

  • ARCH 251: Module: Seeing – Freehand Drawing (2)
  • ARCH 252: Module: Measuring (2)

  • ARCH 253: Module: Scale (2)

  • ARCH 254: Module: Projection 2)

  • ARTDES 100: Drawing: Observation (3)
  • ARTDES 170: Drawing for Non-Majors (3)


Total Credits


Download the Prerequisite Course Worksheet.

Cross-campus transfer students will be eligible to participate in the Cities Intensive (UT 102 and UT 103) after they have been admitted into and transferred into the Urban Technology degree.

Admissions and Application Process

Application Deadline

February 1, 2023

Prerequisite Courses

At least 34 credits, which should include all required prerequisite coursework

Application Questions

University of Michigan Cross Campus Transfer Online Application

Supplemental Questions

Statement of Purpose/Essay (500 words):

Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the Urban Technology program at Taubman College. Tell us about a pressing urban issue that is meaningful to you and how the curriculum would help you address it?

Submit via the University of Michigan Online Application

Letter of Recommendation and Form

One letter of recommendation from a U-M professor sent to ecredentials@umich.edu


U-M transcripts and transcripts from other institutions where you have earned college credit (if applicable) will be supplied by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Admission decisions will be made by the end of March.

Enrollment and Cost/Financial Aid

Urban Technology majors must complete 6 required credits of coursework (the "Cities Intensive") during one Spring term and will be assessed half-term tuition accordingly. Some financial aid may not be available during that spring term. For more details and to discuss financial aid implications, please contact TaubmanCollegeAdmissions@umich.edu. We also recommend discussing your financial aid with the Office of Financial Aid, who can be reached at https://finaid.umich.edu/contact-us.

Advising Appointments

Prospective cross-campus transfers are highly encouraged to meet with a Taubman College Admissions Counselor as they prepare to transfer. Students may request an appointment at Taubman College by emailing TaubmanCollegeAdmissions@umich.edu.

During the academic year, a Taubman College Admissions Counselor is available once per week at the LSA Newnan Advising Center; to schedule an appointment at the Newnan Advising Center, please contact your LSA Advisor.


Contact Admissions at TaubmanCollegeAdmissions@umich.edu.

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