Dual Credit Guidelines

  • It is important to note that the courses must be taken from an accredited institution (US or abroad). 
  • Courses must be taken on a College/University or satellite campus in a regular class section. 
  • Transfer credit will not be granted when the course is a special section open only to high school students.  
  • Distance learning and internet-based courses will be evaluated to determine acceptability on a case by case basis. 
    Only the credit from courses will transfer; grades from courses do not transfer.  
  • Transfer Credit will not be granted for the following: Internship, co-op, practicum, life experience courses, Independent Study, pass/fail classes, courses receiving a grade of "C-" or below, physical education/personal wellness courses, welding, CAD, drafting, graphics, robotics, pre-engineering courses, computer operation courses such as Microsoft applications, precalculus courses below Calculus I such as trigonometry and geometry, and non-calculus based general/introductory Physics courses.  
  • Also, not transferable are any courses taken online in the subject areas of CHEM, ECON, EECS, MECHENG, MATH, PHYSICS, and SPANISH.  

Acceptance of courses and credits deemed suitable for transfer to the University of Michigan is determined by faculty responsible for instruction in the subject area.  Among factors influencing acceptance are:

  • accreditation status
  • comparable academic quality
  • the relationship of the course to other course offerings in the primary administrative unit and other academic units at the University of Michigan
  • the basis for student performance evaluation in the course.

For students admitted to Michigan Engineering after January 2015: 

As part of the dual enrollment approval process, a student is required to complete and submit the College of Engineering Dual Enrollment form (available for download at the link below).  

Dual Enrollment Application Form (pdf)

Note that filling out the form does not guarantee credit will be granted, as not all courses are considered transferable or directly equivalent depending on U-M and College of Engineering guidelines for transfer credit.

Along with sending the dual enrollment form, students must have an official college/university transcript sent to the College of Engineering Recruitment and Admissions office.  

For students admitted to Michigan Engineering after January 2013:

We do not need a dual enrollment form. However, the course must be taken at the college or university, with other college students. We do not accept courses taught at the high school, or with all high school students. The student should also have an official transcript directed from the college/university, to the address at the bottom of this page.

Find out more about Transfer Credit Approval Form guidelines.

Dual Enrollment Application Form (pdf)

For those admitted to Michigan Engineering before January 2013:

As part of the dual enrollment approval process, a student is required to have their high school counselor complete and submit the application form (available for download at the link below). The student should also have an official transcript directed from the college/university to the following address.

Dual Enrollment Application Form, pre-2013 (pdf)

Completed forms should be mailed to:

College of Engineering – Recruitment & Admission
153 Chrysler Center
2121 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109‐2092

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Transcripts

Official transcripts should be sent to:

U-M College of Engineering
Recruitment and Admissions
153 Chrysler Center
2121 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2092