A: Acceptance of courses and credits deemed suitable for transfer to Michigan State University is determined by faculty in the department, school, or college
responsible for instruction in the subject area. For more information, please see the Transfer
Courses and Credits section of Academic Programs.
Students requesting transfer credit of coursework from a higher learning institution in China must have a China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development
Center (CDGDC) verification report of the university transcript mailed directly to the MSU Office of Admissions. There are numerous English-language based summer
programs in China which are administered by a third-party in collaboration with an institution hosting the program on a campus in China. If the program is not part
of a university degree program, it may not be recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education. This determination will be made by the CDGDC for all China programs.
CDGDC verification does not guarantee the transfer of credit to MSU.
MSU offers its own summer programs in China through study abroad, which award MSU credit.
Please note that, in general, the transfer of credit from a higher learning institution cannot be guaranteed. In particular, credit for summer and other non-degree programs
offered on the campuses of officially recognized international institutions may be subject to an additional review. In many cases, a transcript
demonstrating a completed course of study will need to be reviewed to determine the transferability of credit.