With more than 140 transfer agreements with Community Colleges — more than any other university in the state of Michigan — Eastern Michigan University has long been considered the most transfer-friendly school for community college students. The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) has reached an agreement to help students more easily transition from Michigan community colleges to participating four-year colleges and universities. The agreement provides for the transferability of up to 30 points per semester in order to satisfy many (in some cases all) of the educational requirements imposed on participating Michigan institutions. Some participating institutions express reservations with restrictions and exceptions that may be based on the student`s program of study. Students should inquire with NMC Counselors and admissions staff at the transfer institution to learn more about the degree of participation of an institution. For more information, see www.macrao.org/Publications/MACRAOAgreement.asp (new window). The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) was mandated in the fall of 2014 by the Michigan Legislature to replace the MACRAO agreement. The MTA allows you to transfer 30 credits of core general education courses from a Michigan Community College to a Michigan bachelor`s college or university. Students can complete the MTA as part of an associate degree or a stand-alone package. MTA courses are approved by the Community College. CMU participates in both the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO). Both agreements are intended to facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one institution to another. The following courses meet the requirements of the MACRAO agreement: Note: The MACRAO agreement has been revised to the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and new students are encouraged to take the MTA.
However, students who started at a Community College before the fall of 2014 have until the end of August 2019 to have their transcripts evaluated by a Community College for the MACRAO agreement. Students can conclude the MACRAO agreement until the summer of 2019, as long as they have started their studies at the NMC until the summer of 2014. In 2012, the Michigan Legislature added language to the Community College Endowments Act, which focused on improving the transferability of basic university courses, revising the current Michigan Association of College and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) agreement and renaming it the Michigan Transfer Agreement. All courses that meet the macrao requirements are listed in the NMC catalog as “Group 1 courses”. If students have met the macrao requirements, they must notify the NMC Records Office so that their transcripts are recorded under the title “MACRAO Agreement Satisfied”. The ASA`s financial statements meet the requirements of MACRAO. However, it is not necessary to follow the entire Degree associate to meet the MACRAO agreement or move to four-year schools. Students who move from a Michigan Public Community College to Grand Valley with the MTA/MACRAO approved Associate of Arts or Science Degree have completed the foundations of the General Education program and one (1) Skills Supplement (SWS). Transfer students with an MTA/MACRAO must continue to meet the following requirements: one (1) SWS course in their primary or academic field and the Capstone course in that core subject and, if applicable, the B.A. or BS requirements. In addition, transfer students with an MTA/MACRAO must also meet the following general requirements: the cultural requirements to two courses and two (2) exit courses. In addition, each course is assessed individually and can also be used to meet Major/Minor or Degree requirements.
Information on the transmission without approval of the MTA can be found in the EMU General Education Requirements and in the General Directives on Educational Transfers. For transfer students, the focus is on general educational requirements….