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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
Students requesting transfer credit of course work from a higher-learning institution in China must have a China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) verification report of  the university transcript mailed directly to the MSU Office of Admissions. CDGDC verification does not guarantee the transfer of credit to MSU.

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 information on transfer credit beyond sophomore standing, visit