The Judaic Studies Program allows students to take and transfer courses from other institutions to UM for prerequisite and major credit through the departmental approval process detailed below. Transfer courses may be applied toward the major, but at least 15 of the total 28 credits for the major must be completed in residence. For the minor, a minimum of 3 courses must be completed in residence. Transfer credits cannot be used to replace a core course for the major or minor. Approval for credit of courses transferred from another institution toward the Judaic Studies major and minor requirements must go through the Judaic Studies Program Transfer Credit Approval Process.
JUDAIC STUDIES TRANSFER CREDIT APPROVAL PROCESS
Currently Enrolled UM Students
In order for transfer credits to count toward a Judaic Studies major or minor, it must be approved for transfer credit by the University. Check the Transfer Credit Equivalency (TCE) website to see if the class has already been approved for transfer. If the class is not listed on the TCE website, submit an evaluation request using the UM Transfer Credit Equivalency Request Form.
The course level (200, 300, 400) and number of credits earned is determined by the LSA auditors, not by the Judaic Studies Program.
When transfer credits are accepted by the Credit Evaluators, they might appear as a Departmental Credits such as Judaic 201X. This does not guarantee it can count for Judaic Studies credit. Most classes will not transfer with a Judaic listing but instead with another department (History 201X, English 301X, MES 401X etc.), or Interdepartmental Credit (INTERSS 201X), or Study Abroad (STDABRD XXX). These classes may still be able to count toward a Judaic Studies degree.
All transfer credits need to be evaluated by the Judaic Studies Program. Use the Judaic Studies Transfer Credit Evaluation Form to submit a course description and detailed syllabus of the course you wish to have reviewed. The detailed syllabus should include the instructor’s name, term the class was offered, textbooks or reading list (if any), basis of grading (exams, quizzes, papers, etc.), a class by class schedule of topics covered during the course. The submission will be reviewed by the Judaic Studies Curriculum Committee to determine if the class can count toward a Judaic Studies degree. The Student Services Coordinator (SSC) will e-mail the student with the Curriculum Committee’s decision. If approved, an exception will be submitted by the SSC for the credit to count toward a Judaic Studies degree.
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. Once you have enrolled at Michigan, use the UM Transfer Credit Equivalency Request Form to have the course evaluated for transfer credit.
Prospective transfer students can use the Judaic Studies Transfer Credit Evaluation Form to determine if a course is approved by Judaic Studies to use toward the degree. The course will still need to be approved for transfer, and appear on the transcript as transfer credit, before it can be counted toward the degree.