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Transfer Credit Hours Required and Accepted for the Ross BBA

Students are responsible for knowing if their coursework is accepted or not by the Ross School of Business.

1. A minimum of 27 transferable credit hours must be completed prior to BBA admission

  • UM-Ann Arbor freshmen must take a minimum of 27 transferable credits during their Fall and Winter semesters (Spring or summer course work after the winter term of application and AP/IB credits do not count toward the 27 minimum credits.)
  • Transfer students must take a minimum of 27 transferable credits during their first 2 semesters of college (Spring or summer course work after the winter term of application and AP/IB credits do not count toward the 27 minimum credits.)
  • International students must earn at least half of the required minimum 27 credits at an accredited college or University located in the United States. Any student who has completed his/her required minimum credits entirely at an international institution are not eligible for admission and should not apply.
  • The BBA program will transfer in a maximum of 45 transferable credits earned prior to start of BBA program, although a student may have earned more than this. See also #4.

2. General guidelines for all transfer credits

The below rules apply to coursework completed at UM-Ann Arbor before admittance to the BBA program and to coursework completed outside of UM-Ann Arbor before or during the BBA program.

  • Only courses with a grade of C or higher are transferable. Courses with a grade of C- or below do not transfer).
  • Courses elected on a Pass/Fail grading basis courses must be accompanied by official documentation of a C grade or better.
  • Computer courses are only accepted if from a math, computer or engineering department.
  • A Level Courses: only non-business course work transfers.
  • No business coursework is accepted for transfer, with the exception of courses taken at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
  • For coursework completed prior to Spring 2014: Students who have completed less than 60.0 earned college credits (including AP/IB credit) may transfer in credits from a community college up to the 60.0 limit. Once students have completed 60.0 credits toward the BBA degree, they cannot earn additional degree credit for courses elected at a two-year college.
  • For coursework completed in Spring 2014 or later: Students may transfer in coursework completed at a community college regardless of UM credits completed, as long as coursework meets all other guidelines. (Note: BBA students may transfer in a maximum of 9.0 credit hours of non-business coursework taken at other accredited US institutions after starting the BBA Program.)

3. Policies for UM-Ann Arbor coursework taken before and during the BBA program

  • No more than 30.0 non-graded credits may count toward the 120.0 credits needed for the degree. All courses elected on a Pass/Fail grading basis prior to admission to the BBA program must have a grade of C or higher in order to be eligible for transfer. 
  • No credit for Physical Education course work.
  • No credit for vocational course work.
  • Mathematics: Limit of 4.0 credits granted for pre-calculus course work (e.g. Math 103, Math 105, or Math 110). For details, see: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/students/academicsrequirements<.
  • Limit of 4.0 credits granted for writing practicum course work. For details, see: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/students/academicsrequirements. Limit of 4.0 credits granted for English Language Institute (ELI) course work (see http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eli).
  • Courses offered through the Officer Education Program at U-M only receive credit if the course is cross-listed in another academic department (e.g., UC, EECS, etc. Ross uses the guidelines established by LSA. For details, see: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/students/academicsrequirements.
  • School of Music, Theatre & Dance ensemble courses yield degree credit, but no honor points.
  • Experiential courses: A maximum 15.0 credits of experiential courses may count towards a degree. This limit includes credits earned both prior to and during the BBA program. A maximum 8.0 credits may be earned from any one LSA project. This includes credit for Residential College and Lloyd Hall Scholars Program experiential courses. Only one experiential project may be elected each term.
  • Independent Study/Experiential/Directed Reading Courses: No more than 30.0 credit total may be counted in the degree from these types of courses. Note: Within this 30.0 credit total, a maximum of 7.0 independent study credits may be counted in the degree. 
  • All School of Kinesiology courses (including UMOVE) are recorded as “not for credit” except for courses appearing below. Students may receive credit for the following approved courses, as of Winter 2014:
    • Athletic Training
      • Winter 2014 and later: (AT) 220/221
      • Prior to Winter 2014: (AT) 310
    • Health Fitness
      • Winter 2014 and later: (HF) 220/221, 240, 241, 331, 333, 434, 437
    • Kinesiology
      • Winter 2014 and later: (KINESLGY) 302, 421, 422, 424, 437, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 471, 505, 513, 533, and 542
      • Prior to Winter 2014: (KINESLGY) 302 (effective SU13), 421, 422, 424, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 471, 505, 513, 533 and 542
    • Movement Science
      • Winter 2014 and later: (MOVESCI) 110, 230, 231, 240, 241, 250, 280, 320, 330, 340, 421, 422, 424, 432, 433, 437, 441, 442, 443, 445, and 471
      • Prior to Winter 2014: (MOVESCI) 110, 230, 231 (effective Fall 2012), 240, 241, 250, 280, 320, 330, 340, , 421, 422, 424, 432, 433, 441, 442, 443, 445 and 471
    • Physical Education
      • Winter 2014 and later: (PHYSED) 444
      • Prior to Winter 2014: (PHYSED) 265, 310, 331 and 444 (effective Fall 2011)
    • Sport Management
      • Winter2014 and later: (SM) 101 (No credit for students with Junior or Senior standing), 111, 203, 217, 249, 332, 333, 342, 346, 421, 431, 434, 437, 446
      • Prior to Winter 2014: (SM) 101 (No credit for students with Junior or Senior standing), 111, 203 (effective Winter 2012), 217, 249 (effective Fall 2012), 332, 333, 342, 346, 421 (effective Winter 2013), 431, 434, 437 and 446
    • U-Move (UMOVE); other SUBJECTs in the School of Kinesiology: none 

4. Transfer of Summer Courses Taken at Other Institutions

  • Prospective BBA students who are planning to take Spring or Summer term courses at other institutions prior to anticipated enrollment in the BBA program should check in advance with their home school academic advisor regarding how these credits may transfer to University of Michigan. Note that Ross School of Business does not transfer any business credits from other schools. These pre-BBA credits are considered part of the total 45 credit limit of transferable credits entering the BBA program.
  • Current BBA students in good academic standing may request permission from Academic Services to transfer in up to 9.0 credit hours total of non-business coursework from other accredited US institutions taken after starting the BBA Program. This could be coursework taken after the Sophomore or Junior year, during summer sessions. Students may not enroll concurrently with another college or university while enrolled in a regular Fall or Winter term at U-M Ross School of Business. BBA students are expected to be registered only at U-M Ross School of Business during the Fall or Winter terms.
    • BBA students considering taking coursework at other institutions should first discuss their plans with their Academic Advisor and then will be required to submit a completed BBA Transfer Credit: Preliminary Evaluation form to Academic Services to confirm that the coursework will be accepted toward the BBA degree.
      • Permission will not be granted for business courses.
      • Grades earned in these courses must be C or better and are not averaged into the BBA cumulative grade point average.
      • Upon completion of the coursework, an official transcript must be sent directly to Academic Services, Room W3700, 701 Tappan, Ann Arbor MI, 48109-1234.