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Transfer Credit

The Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan welcomes transfer students into our major and minors. We have found transfer students to be some of the most dedicated and successful students in our department, and we are here to assist during your time at the University of Michigan. We are also here to support current majors and minors interested in taking a summer transfer course at a local college or tranferring in credits from abroad. Here are initial transfer credit steps:

Transfer Credit Procedure

Check the Transfer Credit Equivalency website to determine if your coursework from another institution will transfer to Michigan and how the credits will post on your transcript:

  • Courses listed as transferring for direct credit (e.g. SOC 100) will appear as that course on your U-M transcript; if you transfer in SOC 100, you do not need to take a prerequisite course here to declare a Soc major or minor
  • Courses listed as "SOC DEPT" at the 200-level or higher (e.g. SOC 201X, SOC 301X) will count as elective credits in the major; we may need to enter exceptions for these courses to populate correctly on your audit

If you would like to request for "SOC DEPT" or STATS 201X courses to count as a Sociology pre-req, stats requirement, sub-major elective, or minor course, please submit a course petition form along with a current syllabus to

Full information on transfer credits can be found on the Transfer Guide page here.