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General Information, Policies, Procedures and Regulations

General Procedures and Regulations

Transfer Courses and Credits

Acceptance of courses and credits deemed suitable for transfer to Michigan State University is determined by faculty in the department, school, or college responsible for instruction in the subject area. Among factors influencing the determination of acceptability are accreditation status, comparable academic quality, and the relationship of the course to other course offerings in the primary administrative unit and other academic units at Michigan State University, and the basis for student performance evaluation in the course. For current course equivalencies, visit

Credit for summer and other non-degree programs offered on campuses of officially recognized international institutions may be subject to an additional review. A transcript demonstrating a completed course of study may be required to determine the transferability of credit.

For Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 semesters ONLY: - Transfer equivalency policy - Students wanting to transfer a course from another institution into MSU that did not offer S/NS grading or its equivalence during the Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 terms may be allowed to transfer that course if they received a 1.0 or higher as a satisfactory (S) grade as an exception to the 2.0 minimum grade requirement.

For additional information on transfer credit from 2-year institutions, please visit the Undergraduate Education section of the catalog..