The ongoing effects of COVID-19 on the teaching and learning environment at U-M and other universities require continued adjustments in our LSA transfer credit policy for courses taken at other institutions from the 2020-2021 academic year (Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021) and beyond. As we acknowledge the flexibility that is needed during this unusual time, beginning September 2020, the following transfer credit policies will apply to all courses taken and transferred into LSA:
- All courses previously evaluated and currently approved for transfer credit in the Transfer Credit Equivalency (TCE) will continue to be accepted even if the course was taken with a different delivery method (i.e. online) and without any additional verification process for students.
- All never evaluated courses will continue to be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department to ensure it includes key curricular content that is comparable (including the review of syllabi and exams), but no course should be summarily rejected solely because of the delivery method (i.e. online).
- For courses taken in the Winter/Spring/Summer 2020 only, in addition to the above policy updates, and "P" or "S" grade that is noted on a transcript as representing a C- letter grade or higher will be transferred in and accepted as an acceptable grade (subject to usual criteria for degree requirement credit).
- Any alternate grading (e.g. P or S) that cannot be confirmed to represent the approved letter grade for transfer credit will be awarded departmental credit (regardless if the TCE indicates a direct equivalency) and students will be directed to a particular department for additional review/consideration for direct equivalent credit.
All other LSA Transfer and Residency Policies will still apply.