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Transfer Credit

Department Transfer Credit Policy Statement

The Department of Communication Studies does allow students to take and transfer courses from other institutions to UM for prerequisite and major credit through the departmental approval process. The maximum number of transfer or study abroad credits that may be counted toward the Communication Studies major for any student is 10 credits.  Approval for credit of courses transferred from another institution toward the Communication Studies major requirements must go through the Department of Communication Studies Transfer Credit Evaluation Process.

Currently Enrolled UM Students


Check the Transfer Credit Equivalency (TCE) website to see if the class has already been approved for transfer.

  • If the class is listed on the TCE website as tranferring as equivalent credit then no additional steps are required
  • If the class is listed on the TCE website as transferring as departmental credit (i.e. Comm Dept.) make an appointment with a departmental advisor to have the course evaluated
  • If the class is not listed on the TCE website, submit an evaluation request using the UM Transfer Credit Equivalency Request From. If you are informed that the class transfers as departmental credit, make an appointment with Faith Sparr to have the course evaluated

Prospective Transfer Students

Check the Transfer Credit Equivalency (TCE) website to see if the class has already been approved for transfer.

  • If a class is not listed at all on the TCE this means that no student has ever submitted it for evaluation.
    • Submit the course to the Department of Communication Studies for evaluation via this form.

Questions and Advising

We would be happy to meet with you to discuss any questions about the major, department opportunities, or transfer credits. Please email commadvisor@umich.edu or schedule and advising appointment through the Advising Appointment Calendar.