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Michigan - Pursuing Our Dreams (M-POD)Are you thinking of transferring from WCC to U of M?
Many students choose to attend Washtenaw Community College for two years before transferring to the University of Michigan to complete their degree. If you're one of those students, this program will provide you with support services to make your transition as easy as possible.
At first, making the move to U-M seems difficult...
You have to research academic programs, find a knowledgeable counselor, become familiar with U-M collegiate life, apply for admission, find financial aid, locate affordable housing, and determine how your WCC credits will count towards a U-M Bachelor's degree.
...but, M-POD can make continuing your education at U-M easier than you think!
What does M-POD offer?
The M-POD program was developed jointly by Washtenaw Community College and the University of Michigan, with the purpose of helping academically and/or economically disadvantaged students attain their educational goals. Under the terms of the program, students who attend WCC for two years, and who meet specific requirements, will be considered for admission to one of eleven participating schools and colleges at the University of Michigan.
Many WCC students who thought that the University of Michigan was "out of reach" have made a successful transfer and graduated!
For example, Raleigh Woods, transferred from WCC to U-M and graduated with a B.A. degree in Psychology. Currently, Raleigh is working as a substitute teacher with the Ann Arbor Public Schools and is attending graduate school. Mercedes Santos transferred from WCC to U-M and graduated from U-M with a B.A. degree in Communications. Mercedes also intends to pursue graduate school.
Read more success stories in Student Voices
Who can participate?
Any student who is interested in transferring to the University of Michigan, and who would like individual advising, is eligible to take part in the program.
M-POD Program Brochure (file size: 1.2 Mb)
What are the requirements?
Under the terms of the transfer admission agreement, the University of Michigan's Office of Undergraduate Admissions in Ann Arbor will consider students for transfer admission to one of the eleven schools or colleges listed. It is recommended that students fulfill the following:
• Earn an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better while at given institution. In those colleges/schools where the number of applications exceed available places (e.g. The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts), admissions is highly competitive.
• Successfully complete all prerequisite courses established by the school or college in which they intend to enroll.
• Apply using the "Common Application", complete the U-M supplement to the Common Application, and submit any necessary supporting materials (such as official high school transcript and all official college transcripts) to the University of Michigan's Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the application deadline. Applications must be received while spaces are still available for the intended term of enrollment.
• If you took the ACT or SAT as a high school student, please submit those scores directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions -- rush scores are not accepted.
Further information may be obtained from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.Please Note: For tuition purposes U-M Residency Classification Guidelines are determined by the Residency Classification Office