Study Abroad & Transfer Credit

SAC student Caroline Schaper studied abroad in Grenoble, France. Read more about her experience here.

SAC '14 graduate Chelsea Golub studied abroad in London, UK, on an IES Study London Program during her junior year. Click on image to learn more.

SAC '14 graduate Mary Bridget Welch studied abroad in London. Read more about her experience here.

Credit in the SAC major is more likely to be granted as SAC elective credit rather than core courses.  A student is allowed a TOTAL of 9 transfer credits in the SAC major.

Screen Arts Students Planning to Study Abroad

Prior to going abroad, you must meet with the SAC Associate Chair for preliminary approval of how proposed courses may count in the major or minor.  Please provide course descriptions, syllabi, or other available material.  You should also contact an advisor in LS&A to be sure courses will transfer into the College.  NOTE: If the course(s) are taken through the Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS), they are considered University of Michigan courses and do not need assessment by an LSA transfer advisor. 

SAVE all of your materials – syllabi, reading lists, papers, exams, projects, etc. – from your course(s) taken while abroad.  When you return to UM, you will provide these course materials to the SAC Associate Chair for final transfer credit assessment in the SAC major or Global Media Studies minor.  Please schedule an advising appointment with the Associate Chair for a date and time at least one week following receipt of your materials. 

Students Transferring to SAC from Another Institution

Transferring Credit into LSA

If you wish to transfer credit from courses taken at another institution, transfer advisors in LS&A first make determination if credit will transfer into the College, and how many credits will be received.  You must meet with an advisor in LS&A for this determination.

Transferring Credit into SAC

The determination of transfer credit is based on assessment that the course work was equal to courses in the Screen Arts & Cultures in both nature and amount of material covered and comparative rigor of the experience.  In order to receive transfer credit, students must have comparable experience that prepares them to move to the more advanced courses in SAC sequences. 

After your courses have been assessed by an LSA transfer advisor, to determine HOW your courses taken at other institutions will count in the Screen Arts & Cultures major or Global Media Studies minor, you must meet with SAC Associate Chair. Prior to your meeting, you must provide course syllabi and work completed (including written papers, exams, or projects such as screenplays or video/film production work).  Please schedule an advising appointment with the SAC Associate Chair for a date and time at least one week following receipt of your materials.