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Section 1.19.01: Transfer Credit Policy for Field Education

A student may transfer up to four (4) credits of advanced field education and two (2) credits of foundation field education to cover field education requirements. Additional field education credits may be eligible for transfer to the University of Michigan as elective credit.

Foundation field education credits transferred to the University of Michigan cannot exceed the credits earned at another institution for foundation field education. If a student has earned more than two (2) credit hours for foundation field education, no credit may be awarded toward advanced field education, regardless of the number of clock hours completed, if the transferred credit is identified as foundation field education.

Field education credits to be transferred to the University of Michigan as advanced field education must be designated as advanced field education by other institution to receive advanced field education credit. All students must complete a minimum of eight (8) credits of advanced field education at the University of Michigan.


Field credit will be eligible for possible transfer within the following guidelines regardless of the number of clock hours required of the specific program/school:

Social work programs that require two terms of foundation field education:
Two (2) credits of foundation field education and three (3) elective credits may be transferred.

For social work programs that require two terms of foundation field education but only one term is completed:
Two (2) credits of foundation field education may be transferred with no additional elective credit given.

For social work programs requiring one term of foundation field education:
Two (2) credits of foundation field education may be transferred with no additional elective credit.

A student with designated advanced field education credits, in addition to foundation field education credits, may receive two (2) foundation field education credits, advanced field education credit not to exceed four (4) advanced field education credits (per established policy), and possibly additional elective credit (if at least two terms of field were completed).


Students should request that transcripts of transfer credit be sent to the school at the time of admission or when the course to be transferred is completed. The transfer of credit request is located at
https://ssw.umich.edu/r/transfer-credit-request

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