I want to take Physics 2 somewhere else over the spring. I was looking into Oakland University, and I can’t find an equivalent for Physics 250. Is there a college that does have the equivalent, or a process to reevaluate the transfer credit equivalency as I am pretty sure it used to transfer for Physics 235.
I hope you are doing well!
I took a look and on the UMich LSA Transfer Credit Equivalency website and it appears that only MSU had a course equivalent to PHYSICS 235, but it expired in August 2021, and there are no equivalents to PHYSICS 250. Then, I checked the AP, IB, and Transfer Credit section on the UMich LSA Physics website and here they stated that “due to the unique focus of PHYSICS 135 and 150 as well as PHYSICS 235 and 250, there are not many equivalents”. So, I don’t think there are any equivalent courses as of right now.
However, at the same section of the UMich LSA Physics website, they offer a process for seeking “Pre-Approval” of a transfer course for a specific UMich course. One thing to try is seeing if they can renew the equivalency for that MSU course since it once had equivalency to PHYSICS 235 (which used to be PHYSICS 250). Or, if you find another college that has a physics course that appears to be similar to a “Physics of Life Sciences II” course, then I would schedule an appointment with a UMich Physics faculty advisor. At this appointment, you are going to want to bring supporting documentation, such as a detailed syllabus, that might be useful to the faculty member in determining equivalency.
If you are unable to find any transfer course that is equivalent to PHYSICS 250 and you really want to complete it over the spring, UMich is offering PHYSICS 250 in the Spring 2022 semester and it appears to have both a remote option and an in-person option.
I hope this helps! Feel free to stop by our advising hours (on Sunday – Wednesday from 6 – 10 PM) if you have any further questions!
Raheem, PMH Advisor