How does the transfer credit process work at the U of M?
Receiving U of M credit and meeting liberal education requirements: After admission, the Office of Admissions reviews a student's transfer coursework to determine transferability into the U of M for credit as well as to meet Liberal ("General") Education Requirements. Use the Transferology system to see how transfer courses from other schools may fulfill U of M Liberal Education requirements. The U of M Office of Admissions also has many liberal education transfer guides posted on their Website. If you have questions, call the Office of Admissions at 612-625-2008 or 1-800-752-1000. To learn more about how this transfer credit process works at the U of M click HERE.
Transfering courses to meet major requirements: For classes not listed in Transferology or on the regional transfer guides under "Related Links" on this page, admitted students can submit course materials to be reviewed by faculty for transferability into a CDes major. Note: It is rare that faculty approve courses to transfer into a CDes major but students are still encouraged to submit work for review. If you have been admitted and have questions about this process please contact a CDes transfer admissions counselor.
Note: If you submit work for review by faculty, the work will be reviewed only IF you submit a syllabus and fully representative coursework for each course you completed.
Pre-Apparel, Pre-Interior, Pre-Graphic Design: The major courses are strictly sequenced over four years regardless of how many or what types of major-related courses were completed prior to the term of admission. It is not common for a faculty to approve major-related transfer coursework for transferability from another school. Note: if you are admitted spring term the four year sequence begins the following fall term.
Landscape Design and Planning and Architecture BS: The major courses in the Landscape Design and Planning major is sequenced over three years, and the studio courses in the architecture BS program are sequenced over four years, regardless of how many or what types of major-related courses were completed prior to the term of admission. It is not common for a faculty to approve major-related transfer coursework for transferability from another school.
Retail Merchandising and Architecture BDA: The length of time it will take to complete these majors depends on what courses were completed prior to the term of admission. The courses in these majors are not as rigidly sequenced as the other College of Design majors.
Please contact a CDes Transfer Admissions Counselor for questions.