About Transfer Credit
Students participating on external programs generally receive transfer credit for the courses taken. Advisors will assess course content of the overseas course content and determine course equivalencies and/or whether elective credit can be given – within majors, minors and/or general education requirements. Note that courses which are passed overseas with a “C” average or above may be awarded transfer credit, but the grade does not transfer in or impact the student’s GPA.
At minimum, students can receive Elective credit for courses taken through affiliated and other external providers. Often, students may want the course(s) taken abroad to count towards their Major and/or Minor requirements, or General Education requirements.
Specific Rules to Know
More than one course. Current university policy allows students to enroll for just one off-campus course. If a student wants to register for more than one course, they must petition the Academic Standards Committee of their school/college for permission to do so before leaving Flint.
30-hour rule. Students must complete 45 credits including the final 30 credits at UM-Flint. Therefore, UM-Flint students with 90 or more credits must petition the appropriate Academic Standards Committee for a possible exception to this policy.