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Transfer Admission Process

Thank you for your interest in transferring to University of Detroit Mercy. Below you will find some frequently asked questions about the transfer admission process.

Frequently Asked Questions


    What types of programs does Detroit Mercy offer?

    We are the most comprehensive private University in the state, offering nearly 100 academic programs, like nursing, architecture, engineering, pre-dental, pre-medical, pre-physician assistant, engineering, architectural engineering and business (just to name a few).

    How much does it cost to apply for admission?

    Detroit Mercy offers a free, online application. Apply now!

    How long does it take for a decision to be made on my application? When and how will I be notified?

    When all required documents (college transcripts) arrive, your admissions counselor will call you within 24 hours with our decision. You will also receive your admission decision by mail within two weeks of receiving all required documents.

    Does Detroit Mercy offer scholarships and financial aid?

    Yes. More than 80 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, including scholarships, to help make Detroit Mercy affordable. All full-time students entering the University will receive an academic grant of up to $9,000.

    To become eligible for Detroit Mercy scholarships, just apply for admission. Your admissions counselor will discuss your scholarship when an admission decision is made. For additional financial aid, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Be sure to list Detroit Mercy (002323).

    Can I visit campus?

    Yes, we welcome visitors year round. Visiting campus is an important step in the college selection process. Transfer students need to see and hear, in person, about the opportunities a school has to offer.

    During a campus visit, students will meet with a representative from the area they are interested in studying to learn about the curriculum, tour campus with a Detroit Mercy student, and talk with an admissions counselor about admission & scholarships. Contact the Office of Admissions to schedule an appointment at 800-635-5020 or click here.

    How do I know which classes will transfer and when do I register for classes?

    Once admitted, students will meet with their academic advisor to discuss educational and career goals, transfer credits and their curriculum plan. Then, together, they will plan an appropriate class schedule. 

Have more questions?

Contact the Office of Admissions to speak with an admissions counselor at 800-635-5020 or We look forward to assisting you!
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