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The Office of Undergraduate Admissions reviews applications for the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA) and the College of Engineering (COE). If you are interested in another school or college, it is best to contact their admissions team to learn more about transferring.
To successfully transfer to the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA), you will have to demonstrate that your course of study is balanced on a foundation of general education courses that fulfill basic requirements and provide grounding in prerequisites or required courses that enable you to focus on a particular major at Michigan. When evaluating applications, successful U-M transfer students to LSA will have completed a good distribution of coursework that aligns with the areas of distribution for LSA. Information on distribution in LSA can be found on the LSA website.
To successfully transfer into the College of Engineering (COE) at the University of Michigan, you will have to demonstrate that you have completed the required prerequisite courses set by the COE with a letter grade of a "C" or better, and a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 or better, prior to your intended term of enrollment. If you have specific questions related to credit that will transfer from US institutions to the College of Engineering, please utilize the Transfer Credit Equivalency database. For international institutions please utilize the College of Engineering course equivalency guide.
If you would like to transfer to another school/college at the University of Michigan, please refer to the requirements based on your interested school or college.
In order for your course work to be considered transferable to the University of Michigan, it must meet the following criteria:
- You have completed course work at an accredited college or university.
- The work that you have completed at your previous/current institution(s) is of similar rigor and content to the course offerings available at Michigan.
- You have earned a grade of C or better while completing it.
Upon evaluation of your academic credentials, you can expect to receive one of the following types of transfer credit.
- Equivalent Credit
Courses that you have completed at other colleges and universities that closely match courses taught at U-M will usually transfer as “equivalent credit”. These courses will appear on your University of Michigan transcript with a U-M courses number assigned. These courses can be used to satisfy distribution and major requirement for LSA.
- Departmental Credit
Courses at other colleges and universities whose descriptions don't closely match courses in the same department on our campus. Departmental credit is transferable, but it is usually applicable as elective credit. Therefore, departmental credit may not be used to satisfy admissions prerequisite requirements. Additionally, departmental credit cannot be used to satisfy distribution requirements or major/minor requirements without the permission of an academic or major advisor within the school/college.
- Interdepartmental Credit
Courses that cover a broad range of topics within a general area of study are considered “interdepartmental credit.” These are courses that, because of the scope of their subject material, cannot be assigned to any individual academic department. Like departmental credit, interdepartmental credit is usually applicable as elective credit. It also must be approved by an academic or concentration advisor if it is to be used toward distribution or concentration requirements.
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