Transfer Students

Applicants intending to pursue a Michigan Tech Bachelor's degree who have completed some coursework at the post-secondary level are considered transfer students. Admission to Michigan Technological University is selective and competitive. Students with high motivation, a strong academic background as evidenced by above average grades at the secondary school level/college or university or standardized tests/exams, and leadership abilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Documents

1.  Completed and submitted undergraduate online application or completed paper application. There is no application fee. 

2.  Official English language proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS or its equivalent) sent directly to Michigan Tech by the testing agency.  A complete list of English language proficiency requirements is available.  NOTE:  Even if you do not meet our requirements, test scores are required to help us determine your current level of proficiency.

3.  Official secondary transcripts or mark sheets.  Must include final three years of secondary school with proof of completion, such as a Leaving Certificate or copy of Diploma.  NOTE:  Students who have completed two years of course work at the university level are only required to submit proof of completion. English translations  must accompany all documents.

4.  Official transcripts of all college/university previously attended or currently attending.  Certified True Copies may be acceptable, with prior approval.  English translations must accompany all documents.

5.  Course-by-Course Evaluation conducted by one of the pre-approved US-based credentials evaluators below:

NOTE:  Students must make sure to request the service which provides a detailed course-by-course evaluation.  This service will provide the name of the course, the credits earned, and the US grade equivalent.  Your application will not be considered complete until this evaluation has been received by the International Programs and Services Office.  The evaluation is required by all applicants who studied at the college or university level outside of the United States and Canada.  This evaluation is used to determine your admissibility only.  Students who desire transfer credits must follow the process outlined below.

Upon admission and prior to issuance of the form I-20, please submit the documents listed below:

1.  A completed Affidavit of Financial Support form.

2.  Bank statement demonstrating sufficient funds for at least one full year of studies. 

NOTE:  Both documents must be dated no earlier than 12 months before your intended start date. Applicants may scan and email the documents to us. Please make sure that your M#, given name and family name are included on each page.  

3.  Copy of passport information/photo page.

4.  Students currently in the US are also required to complete a transfer in form.

To receive your admissions documents through express and secured delivery, please utilize eShipGlobal.

International Transfer Credit

Applicants who would like to receive international transfer credit must provide a syllabus or course description, translated into English, for every course taken abroad.  The syllabus must contain the following:

                1.  Course name

                2.  Course number

                3.  Start and end date of each course

                4.  Description of the course, including each topic covered

                5.  Name of textbook(s) used including title, author, edition, and date of publication

Transfer credit is determined by the appropriate academic department for equivalent content. Michigan Tech reserves the right to award transfer credit following its own policies and procedures. Only courses that are comparable to Michigan Tech courses are eligible, and a minimum US equivalent grade of a "C" or higher must be earned. Courses listed on the official transcript with no grade or score, with grades of C- or below (D, F, below 1.0 on 4 point scale), Pass/Fail scores, Audit, or for 0 credit hours are not eligible for transfer credit. To ensure proper credit, students should submit all documents to the International Programs and Services office at least 4 months prior to your intended start date.   

Current Michigan Tech students who would like to receive international transfer credit while enrolled at Michigan Tech must first request preliminary approval from the International Programs and Services office by filling out the Department Pre-Approval for Transfer Credit Form. After receiving preliminary approval, students must submit the following documents upon course completion:

1. Course-by-Course Evaluation conducted by one of the pre-approved US-based credentials evaluators below:

2. Official transcript of completed courses translated into English

3. Syllabi or course descriptions of each course taken abroad translated into English

Transfer credit is awarded only after final evaluation of the Course-by-Course Evaluation, official transcript, and syllabi or course descriptions by the International Programs and Services office and the appropriate academic department and is not guaranteed.