Transfer to Finlandia University in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Finlandia University is a wonderful place to continue your education, especially if you like the individualized attention that can only be provided on a small campus like ours. While our campus and class sizes might be small, we offer incredible opportunity to our students. That includes immense financial aid opportunities (up to $7,500 in institutional aid for high-achieving students!), great degrees in a surprisingly wide variety of programs (health sciences, fine art and design, business, liberal arts and more!), some of the most beautiful surroundings in the world in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, NCAA Division III athletics and much, much more.

Schedule your visit, request information by clicking below or scroll down for more information about transferring in to Finlandia University.


Steps to Apply:

  1. Application for Admission: Apply online FREE
  2. Official College Transcript(s): Have your official college transcript(s) sent directly to the Admissions Office from the college(s) you attended.
  3. Official High School Transcript: Have your official high school transcript sent to the Admissions Office.

Applications for admission to Finlandia University are accepted at any time and acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis.


FinnU-ParadeofNationsFinlandia University is accredited with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and accepts credits from other accredited colleges and universities throughout the nation. Finlandia also accepts credits from options such as College in the Schools (CIS), Dual Enrollment courses, Early College programs, Postsecondary Education Options (PSEO), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).

Transfer credit is granted for applicable courses with a grade of C or better to Finlandia’s academic programs.

The Michigan Transfer Network allows students, advisers and the general public to view transfer course equivalencies from Michigan colleges and universities. Visit this site to view transfer equivalencies for Finlandia University.

Transfer credits for out-of-state colleges and universities will be evaluated by the Registrar’s Office when we receive your official transcripts.

For specific questions about transferring credits and academic requirements contact Finlandia’s transfer coordinator, Craig Kangas.

Financial Aid Opportunities

Transfer students have access to virtually the same array of financial aid as incoming first-year students, as well as scholarships just for transfer students. Learn more about Financial Aid opportunities at Finlandia University.


Craig KangasAssistant Director of Admissions and Transfer CoordinatorFinlandia Universitycraig.kangas@finlandia.edu906-487-7208
Kelly Dostaler
Kelly DostalerCoordinator of Admissions OperationsFinlandia Universitykelly.dostaler@finlandia.edu906-487-7263

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