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Transfer Credit Policy

PICS Transfer Credit Policy

The Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS) allows students to take and transfer courses from other institutions to the University of Michigan for prerequisite, major, and minor credit for International Studies through the approval process described below. Transfer courses must be approved by the Program if they are to count toward any International Studies prerequisite, major, or minor requirements. The Program does review coursework for potential transfer students to determine how coursework from another institution could be applied to the International Studies major or minor.

Note: The core courses: INTLSTD 301: Topics in International Studies and INTLSTD 401: International Studies Advanced Seminar required to complete the International Studies major or minor must be completed in residence.

PICS Transfer Credit Evaluation Process

Currently Enrolled U-M Students

  • Check the Transfer Credit Equivalency (TCE) website to see if the class has already been approved to transfer to UM.If the class is listed on the TCE website as transferring as equivalent credit (e.g., INTLSTD 101), then no additional steps are required.
  • If the class is listed on the TCE website as transferring as departmental credit (i.e., INTLSTD DEPT) submit the course syllabus to is-advising@umich.edu to have the course evaluated. If known, please indicate also the specific International Studies requirement for which you are seeking credit.
  • If the class is not listed on the TCE website, submit an evaluation request using the Transfer Credit Equivalency Request Form. If you are informed that the course transfers as departmental credit, submit the name of the institution and the course syllabus to is-advising@umich.edu to have it evaluated. If known, please indicate also the specific International Studies requirement for which you are seeking credit.

Prospective Transfer Students

  • Check the Transfer Credit Equivalency (TCE) website to see if the class has already been approved to transfer to U-M. If the class is not listed on the TCE, then it has not previously been evaluated for transfer. Submit the name of the institution and the course syllabus to the Program in International and Comparative Studies at is-advising@umich.edu for evaluation. If known, please indicate also the specific International Studies requirement for which you are seeking credit.