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Transfer Credit

Transfer credits may be used to satisfy elective requirements for the Linguistics major or minor, provided that the courses are approved by the University and Linguistics Department. 

Transfer credit includes:

  • Credit for courses taken by transfer students before attending U-M

  • Transfer credit for courses taken elsewhere by U-M students, for example, remote learning courses taken when a comparable course is not available at U-M

  • Credit for non-CGIS (ie, non U-M) study abroad courses

  • Please note: although CGIS credits are considered in-residence by the University of Michigan, students must still petition CGIS courses for Linguistics Department credit. **For more information on the study abroad course petition process, please refer to this webpage:**

Please be sure to review the information in the drop down section “Linguistics Departmental Evaluation” before submitting.

Procedure and Evaluation

In order for a course to count towards a student’s Linguistics major or minor, the following criteria must be met:

  1. The course must be transferable to the University of Michigan (ie, the Registrar’s Office must accept the course) (read drop down section “Transferring Courses to University of Michigan")

  2. The course must be further approved by the Linguistics department for specific major/minor requirements (read drop down section “Linguistics Department Evaluation”)