New Freshmen & Transfers

Placement Tests

  • New freshmen will take placement tests during Summer Orientation and Registration days (SOAR).
  • Transfer students are strongly encouraged to take placement tests.  Placement tests are given at the Learning Center (3rd floor of the library).
    Call UAS at 993-1143.
  • Placement tests are given for English, Math, Chemistry (for E & S students and other students intending to take chemistry), and Foreign Language (optional).  See http://www.udmercy.edu/apply/undergrad_students/placement-testing/index.htm for more info.
  • For the Math placement test, students with a high enough ACT/SAT score may take a course one higher than their placement. 
    Click here for the Math Placement Test Guide.
  • Modular Math option - students may take three one credit modules, rather than one 3 credit course.  This has been a very successful option for students.  Click here for the Modular Math Advising Guide.
  • For English, Chemistry and Foreign Language placements, the student may only register for the course they are placed into.
  • Students that feel that their placement does not appropriately reflect their experience may have one retake of each of the placement tests (by Aug. 15 for new freshmen).  There is a fee for the math placement test, but not for the others.

AP/IB Test Credits

The Transfer Team will post AP/IB test scores and corresponding course credits on the student's academic history once they are received by the university. Placement tests are given for English, Math, Chemistry (for E & S students and other students intending to take chemistry), and Foreign Language (optional).  See the Advanced Placement Guide (.pdf) or the IB credit guide for more information.

Transfer Credits

Transfer credits will be processed by the Transfer Team once they are received.  Run Degree Evaluation to see how transferred courses will fit into the students declared major or "what if" for other scenarios.

Students must complete their last 30 credit hours (roughly their Senior year) here at UDM.  This is referred to as the Senior Residency Rule.

After being admitted to UDM, students wishing to take classes at another institution must get permission from their advisor and Dean's office BEFORE taking classes at another institution.  If permission is granted, students should complete the Michigan Guest Student Application, have it signed by their Dean's office and then have it stamped/sealed by the registrar's office.  If the student is taking classes at one of the Detroit Area Catholic Higher Education Consortium Schools (Madonna University,  Marygrove College, and Sacred Heart Major Seminary), there is a separate authorization form for those schools.