Transfer Students

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


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Transfer Equivalencies

The Michigan Transfer Network allows students, advisers and the general public to view transfer course equivalencies between many Michigan colleges and universities.

Visit the Michigan Transfer Network for updated transfer equivalency updates. For specific questions about transferring credits in either contact Finlandia’s transfer student coordinator.

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regular admission

Regular admission is granted to transfer students who have achieved one of the following: 1) Students who earned at least 6 and no more than 24 credits and have maintained a GPA of 1.60 at another institution of higher education; 2) Students who have earned 25 or more credits with a 2.00 or higher GPA; or 3) Students who have earned no more than 24 credits AND have been out of school for at least two years. A satisfactory review of a transfer student’s academic history is required for regular admission. Transfer students must submit high school transcripts.


Admission on academic warning may be granted to transfer students with: 1) a cumulative GPA of less than 2.00 with more than 25 credits, or 2) less than a 2.00 cumulative GPA with 24 credits or less, pending an academic history review by the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee will review student files for acceptance or denial. Transfer students admitted on academic warning are required to take UNS 103, Fundamentals of Academic Effectiveness, and are limited to registering for 14 credits in the first semester of enrollment at Finlandia University.

Any student admitted on academic warning who fails to meet the required satisfactory academic standing will be placed on academic probation for the following semester of attendance and limited to 14 credits. All other Finlandia University academic standards will apply.


Finlandia University course equivalencies for many Michigan colleges and universities can be found on the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) website, in the Michigan Transfer Network section.

Finlandia also has articulation agreements with various Michigan colleges and universities; please contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

The Finlandia University policies for acceptance of academic credit from other colleges and universities, and from Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate Program (IB), Ontario Academic Credits (OAC), Institutional Challenge Examination (ICE), or Experiential Learning, are listed in the Academic Information in the Academic Catalog.

Transcript Request

We are more than happy to help get your academic transcripts from Finlandia University (formerly Suomi College) to where you need them.

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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
Travis HansonDirector of AdmissionsFinlandia Universitytravis.hanson@finlandia.edu906-487-7234


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