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. We take advantage of our small class sizes to offer incredible opportunities to our students. That includes great degrees in a surprisingly wide variety of disciplines (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.

All of that, plus a $10,000 scholarship for all transfer students!

FIVE Reasons to Transfer to FinnU

1. $10,000 Finnish Strong Transfer Scholarship

Transfer students come with certain benefits to our school: They’re usually extremely academically prepared, they’re motivated to make things happen, and they graduate at higher rates. Because of that, we’ve worked hard to remove as many barriers as we possibly can, and one of those is a $10,000 scholarship that the vast majority of our transfer students will be eligible for.

2. Priority Registration Puts You on Equal Footing

Priority registration for transfers means that you can become an enrolled student prior to new freshmen, and therefore will have greater flexibility in scheduling classes. This will make your life easier, allow you to plan more in advance, and ensure that you’re given every opportunity to succeed.

3. Uncommon Attention

At Finlandia, we pride ourselves in providing an experience you won’t find anywhere else. Our average class size during the 2017-18 academic year was 11 students, which allows for a more personalized educational experience, ensures no one gets left behind, and aids in the personal growth we see year after year in our students. We pride ourselves in providing a whole-person educational experience.

It’s not just in our classrooms either, most students at FinnU get to know the staff, enjoy a ping pong tournament with the President and because of our focus on service, they get to know the Copper Country community. Bottom line: At Finlandia, you’ll be more than a number, you’ll be a valuable member of our tight-knit campus community.

4. Great Academic Programs and Opportunities

Finlandia University has dozens of great degree options that will fit your interests, skills and personality. We have a page that showcases all of our academic programs, but what we’d highly suggest is reaching out to one of our admissions officers. They’ve met with representatives and faculty from each of our academic programs, and they can help you find your perfect fit. Plus, they’ll tell you all about our incredible study abroad opportunities.

5. We Make it Easy

Our goal is to make Finlandia University the friendliest school for transfer students. How are we looking to achieve that? Our application is free, online and simple. Our acceptance policy is straight forward and quickly enacted upon. Our gracious policy of accepting credits means the work you’ve done will be counted. In today’s world, we know students and families expect things to happen quickly, and we’ve modernized our process to do exactly that.

Steps to Become a student

  1. Application for Admission: Apply online FREE
  2. Submit All Information: This will likely include official college and high school transcript(s), but it will depend on your exact situation.
  3. Financial Aid: We suggest all students complete the FAFSA and work with our Financial Aid office to get a full understanding of their expected expenses and opportunities.
  4. Deposit: Pay a $200 non-refundable security deposit.
  5. Registration: Our admissions office will help you get registered for the next semester.
  6. Housing: Our admissions office will help you find a place at Finlandia Hall or off-campus.
  7. Student Accounts: You’ve been accepted. You’re registered. You know where you’re living. Now it’s time to start packing your bags, buying your books and pay your first semester’s tuition bill. Our Student Accounts office will help you with this.

Applications for admission to Finlandia University are accepted at any time and acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis. Learn more about our deadlines, and get started on your application TODAY!

TRANSFERRING CREDIT TO FINLANDIA UNIVERSITY

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 admission team.

Michigan Transfer Agreement

In 2012, the Michigan legislature included language in the community college appropriations bill that focused on improving the transferability of core college courses proposing and instituting the Michigan Transfer Agreement. In order to fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), students must successfully complete at least 30 credits, with at least a 2.0-grade point average in each course. Below you’ll find additional details about the MTA.

Michigan Transfer Pathways

The MiTransfer Pathways builds on the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). The MTA allows transfer students to select designated courses to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours fulfilling MTA distribution requirements. Students following MiTransfer Pathway agreements should complete the MTA in accordance with the sending institutions’ course designations and consider whether any recommended MiTransfer Pathways major-specific courses will “double count” to fulfill MTA distribution requirements in planning their transfer. More information about the MTA is available at www.mitransfer.org.

Criminal Justice – MiTransfer Pathway

The MTA Mathematics distribution area allows students to complete one of three math pathways (Calculus, Quantitative Reasoning, Statistics). The Criminal Justice MiTransfer Pathways faculty recommended that students can complete a course in any of the pathways.

Pathway CourseSubject/Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
Introduction to PsychologyPSY 101Introduction to Psychology3
Introduction to SociologySOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
Intro to Criminal JusticeCRJ 101Intro to Criminal Justice3
Intro to CorrectionsCRJ 240Contemporary Corrections3
TOTAL CREDITS12

Remaining Degree Requirements - Criminal Justice MITransfer Pathways

These are required, recommended, or optional courses that transfer students could complete at a community college to fulfill degree requirements at the university/ receiving institution.
General Education or Program RequirementSubject/Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
General EducationREL or FNSAny Religion or Finnish Studies Course3
Program RequirementPHL 212Ethics3
Program RequirementCRJ 205Criminal Law3
Program RequirementSOC 205Juvenile Delinquency3
Program RequirementSOC 290Criminology3
Program Requirement (optional)CRJ 202Policing3
TOTAL CREDITS18

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – MiTransfer Pathway

The MTA Mathematics distribution area allows students to complete one of three math pathways. The Psychology MiTransfer Pathways faculty recommended that students complete a course in the Statistics pathway.

MiTransfer Pathways Courses - Psychology

Pathway CourseSubject/Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
Introduction to PsychologyPSY 101Introduction to Psychology3
Abnormal PsychologyPSY 240Abnormal Psychology3
Developmental PsychologyPSY 265Developmental Psychology3
Social PsychologyPSY 210Social Psychology3
TOTAL CREDITS12
These courses are commonly agreed upon for transfer in this program around the state among participating institutions.
General Education or Program RequirementSubject/Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
General EducationREL or FNSAny Religion or Finnish Studies Course3
Program Requirement (optional)PSY 230Cognitive Psychology3
TOTAL CREDITS6

Bachelor of Arts in Biology – MiTransfer Pathway

The MTA Mathematics distribution area allows students to complete one of three math pathways. The Biology MiTransfer Pathways faculty recommended that students complete a course in the Calculus pathway.

Pathway CourseSubject/Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
Cell/Molecular BiologyBIO 111Biology: Essentials for Life4
Organismal BiologyBIOL 113Biology: Diversity of Life4
General Chemistry ICHM 115General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry IICHM 116General Chemistry II4
Organic Chemistry ICHM 215Organic Chemistry I4
Organic Chemistry IICHM 216Organic Chemistry II4
TOTAL CREDITS20

General Education or Program RequirementsSubject/Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
General EducationREL or FNSAny Religion or Finnish Studies Course3
Program RequirementBIO 171Anatomy & Physiology I4
Program RequirementBIO 172Anatomy & Physiology II4
TOTAL CREDITS11

Business – MiTransfer Pathway

The MTA Mathematics distribution area allows students to complete one of three math pathways. The Business MiTransfer Pathways faculty recommended that students complete a course in the Statistics pathway.

Pathway CourseSubject/Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
MicroeconomicsECN 231Microeconomics3
MacroeconomicsECN 232Macroeconomics3
Financial AccountingBUS 201Principles of Accounting I3
Managerial AccountingBUS 202Principles of Accounting II3
Business LawBUS 361Business Law3
TOTAL CREDITS15

General Education or Program RequirementSubject/Course NumberCourse TItleCredit Hours
Program RequirementBUS 122Business Computer Applications3
General EducationCOM 108Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
General EducationAny REL or FNS Course3
Program RequirementBUS 138Fundamentals of Business3
Program RequirementBUS 141Business Communication3
Program RequirementBUS 235Leadership and Team Skills3
Program RequirementBUS 245Principles of Marketing3
Program RequirementBUS 271Principles of Management3
Program RequirementCPT 202Digital Technologies for Life3
TOTAL CREDITS26

Scholarship Opportunities

Finlandia prides itself on making a private education in northern Michigan as accessible as possible, and part of that is helping our students find incredible scholarship and grant opportunities. Our Financial Aid office will work hand-in-hand with every student to make sure every potential financial aid possibility is examined for each student. That could mean federal funding, work-study aid, grants from the state of Michigan or applying for competitive scholarships. Learn more by visiting the Financial Aid section of the website, and while they’re sure to reach out to them and say hi!

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Amber DevlinEnrollment OfficerFinlandia Universityamber.devlin@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7350
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Anthony SchwassDean of EnrollmentFinlandia UniversityAnthony.Schwass@finlandia.edu906-487-7260
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Gina GelicheEnrollment OfficerFinlandia UniversityGina.Geliche@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7208
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