BSI admissions

Our goal is to build a community of students who are diverse and multi-dimensional, self-starters who will contribute both in the classroom and in the field.

To that end, we seek students with

  • a strong academic record, successful completion of prerequisites, and academic persistence in current program;
  • engagement with community and/or campus organizations; and
  • demonstrated leadership capacity.

An application is required for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Information program. There are three ways that students can apply for the Bachelor of Science in Information program: as a high school student (preferred admissions), as a transfer student from another institution (external transfer), or as a currently enrolled U-M student (cross-campus transfer). The School of Information admits students for the Bachelor of Science in Information degree as juniors.

Currently enrolled U-M students – Cross-Campus Transfer

Current University of Michigan undergraduate students apply once they have sophomore standing and transfer to the School of Information as juniors. The Cross-Campus Transfer application is administered through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The application deadline is February 1 each year.

Students at other institutions  External Transfer

Current community college students and students from other four-year institutions may apply to transfer to the School of Information once they have a minimum of 54 transferable college level credits. The transfer application process is part of the Common Application and Coalition Application administered through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, but the School of Information reviews the applications and directly admits to the BSI program.  

High school students – Preferred Admissions

The School of Information admits students as juniors; however, we encourage students applying to the University as freshmen to indicate their interest in later transferring to the School of Information by choosing the Preferred Admissions program. The Preferred Admissions process is part of the Common Application administered through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.