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Transfer Policies

The English Department does allow students to take and transfer courses from other institutions to UM for prerequisite and major credit through the departmental approval process below. Transfer courses may be applied toward your major, but at least 18 of your total 30 credits must be completed in residence (through the UM English Department).  Approval for credit of courses transferred from another institution (or Department) toward the English major must go through the below English Department Transfer Credit Evaluation Process.

Note:

  • Students may transfer no more than twelve (12) credits from other departments and universities towards the English major.
  • Students may fulfill only one (1) English major requirement (pre-1642, pre-1830, pre-1900, American Literature, Identity/Difference, Poetry) with transfer credit.
  • Prospective majors should note that no more than two courses (including transfer courses) in expository or creative writing may be counted toward the minimum 30 credits required for the English major.
  • A maximum of six credits (including transfer credits) of coursework at the 200-level may be counted toward the 30 credits required for the English major.

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 transferring as equivalent credit (i.e. English 270) then no additional steps are required.
  • If the class is listed on the TCE website as transferring as departmental credit (i.e. English Dept.), please email undergraduate.english@umich.edu with the syllabus and/or course description for evaluation. You will receive a response within 3-5 business days.
  • If the class is not listed on the TCE website, submit an evaluation request using the UM Transfer Credit Equivalency Request Form. If you are informed that the class transfers as departmental credit, please email undergraduate.english@umich.edu with the syllabus and/or course description for evaluation.

Prospective Transfer 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 transferring as departmental credit (i.e. English Dept.), please email undergraduate.english@umich.edu with the syllabus and/or course description for evaluation. You will receive a response within 3-5 business days.
  • If a class is not listed at all on the TCE this means that no student has ever submitted it for evaluation.