Transfer students who have taken writing courses at another college or university may be able to use these courses to satisfy the First-Year Writing Requirement.
The Upper-Level Writing Requirement must be completed in-residence at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Transfer students should consult the list of approved courses from other colleges and universities, as well as the list of courses that are not approved, to see whether a course they completed elsewhere satisfies the First-Year Writing Requirement at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Advanced Placement (AP), Creative Writing, or Journalism courses do not fulfill the FYWR.
If a school or course is not listed on either the approved or not-approved list, students may complete a Petition for Transfer Course Credit Form. As part of their petition, students should provide a course description (from the school catalog), course guidelines, and a detailed course syllabus. All materials should be submitted to:
University of Michigan, Sweetland Center for Writing
1310 North Quad
105 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285
Contact the Sweetland Center for Writing with questions.