Process for Requesting Transfer Credit
Students should follow this process when requesting transfer of credit into a graduate program:
- Request an official transcript with the credit to be sent to the Office of Graduate Programs. (If you had taken the courses prior to applying to UM-Flint, this transcript should be with your admission file and you do not need to request another one unless requested.) We will forward this transcript to your graduate program department for review by faculty.
- Submit a completed request form (form for non-Rackham program or form for Rackham program) to your faculty advisor, program director, or program's staff assistant.
- Faculty will review the course(s) and determine if it can be transferred. They may ask for further documentation of the course (syllabus, papers, tests, etc.). If faculty approve, the department will submit the signed form to the Office of Graduate Programs.
- The Office of Graduate Programs will check to see that the transfer request meets the basic criteria of the appropriate policy. If it is acceptable, the credit will be posted to the transcript and you will be notified (along with the person who signed the form).
Official Transcript Policy
You must contact every college or university you have attended and request that an official transcript be sent to the Office of Graduate Programs, The University of Michigan-Flint, 251 Thompson Library, Flint, MI 48502-1950. An official transcript is one that is sent directly to UM-Flint from the issuing institution. It must bear the college seal, date, and signature of the registrar. Transcripts issued "to the student" are not official and cannot be accepted.
If you attended the University of Michigan-Flint, your UM-Flint transcript will automatically be sent from the Registrar to the Office of Graduate Programs; there is nothing further you need to do. If you previously attended UM-Flint and submitted official transcripts from other colleges and universities at the time you were admitted, they may still be on file with the Registrar, and we will attempt to obtain those transcripts on your behalf. If they are no longer on file, it will be your responsibility to request those transcripts directly from the issuing institutions.