Course Transfer System

Course Transfer System

The Course Transfer System at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is a valuable resource for information. While it is not an official credit evaluation, this link can serve you in determining the transferability of courses from an accredited Michigan community college or a four-year school.  This information is always current.  Click on the link to the right to use the Course Transfer System.

This database reflects courses that potentially transfer to UM-Dearborn, but does not necessarily indicate if or how these courses will be used toward your particular degree program. Once you have been admitted, an academic advisor in your prospective school/college can provide more specific information about how your transfer coursework will be applied to your program requirements. The number of courses that apply to your particular program will determine the number of additional UM-Dearborn courses/credit hours necessary for degree completion.

Click here to access the Course Transfer System

Using the Course Transfer System

Prospective transfer students can search by individual course,  or by discipline (subject).

The Maize side will list the course(s) from a particular college/university. The Blue side will list how it corresponds to the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  Courses correspond in one of 7 ways:

Group Courses
If there is a number in the "group column," this indicates that two or more courses must be taken in order to receive credit for one course at UM-Dearborn.  Completing only one grouped course will not necessarily meet distribution requirements.  Therefore, it is important to locate all matching group numbers and complete all grouped courses to receive maximum credit.

Exact Equivalent
The course is equivalent to a UM-Dearborn course.  The UM-Dearborn course code and number will be noted.

Lower Distribution Credit
The course is not equivalent to a UM-Dearborn course, but, if taught here, would be offered at the lower (100 - 200 or 1000 - 2000) level.  The course, if appropriate, may be used to satisfy a distribution requirement.

Upper Level Credit
The course is typically from a four-year institution, is not equivalent to a UM-Dearborn course, but, if taught here, would be offered at the upper (300 - 400 or 3000 - 4000) level. The course will count toward the upper level hours required, and may, when appropriate, or when approved by petition, be used to satisfy a major, minor or cognate requirement.

General Credit
The course is not equivalent to a UM-Dearborn course, however, it is considered college level.  The course will transfer as general elective credit, but may not be used to satisfy any specific requirements.

No Credit
Course does not transfer

Course needs to be petitioned for credit.  This may occur when the evaluator is unable to determine, based on the information that appears on your transcript, what credit should be awarded.  It is also very likely to occur in the case of a topics or experiential (independent study, independent research, field work, or internship) course. (Any course that you may not have received credit for may be petitioned through your academic unit. You should speak with an academic advisor concerning the petitioning process at your earliest convenience upon enrollment.)

The University of Michigan-Dearborn Evaluator adds courses to the Course Transfer System as they are reviewed. If you do not see your course or institution listed, it does not mean that you will not receive credit. It simply means that your course or institution has not yet been reviewed.

 Especially for College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (CASL) students:

1.       All coursework (regardless of the UM-Dearborn course number assigned) transferred from a community college or two-year institution will be considered lower level or general credit. In other words, none will be counted toward the 48 hours of upper (300+) level credit required for graduation.

2.       A maximum of 12 credit hours of transfer coursework in applied art, applied music, and/or music theory can be counted toward the 120 credit hours required for graduation.

3.       Math 385, 386, and 387 (and equivalents from other institutions) will not be counted toward the 120 credit hours required for graduation.

For questions about the Course Transfer System, contact the Office of Admissions and Orientation at or 313-593-5100.