In 2012, the Michigan legislature included language in the community college appropriations bill calling for improvement in the transferability of college courses between Michigan colleges and universities by revising the MACRAO Agreement. The Michigan Transfer Agreement has been created in an effort to increase the transferability of lower level general education courses across all Michigan’s public institutions.
To fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement, students must successfully complete at least 30 credits, with at least a 2.0 in each course. These credits should be met according to the following distribution:
- 1 course in English Composition
- A second course in English Composition or 1 course in Communications
- 1 course in one of the following Mathematics Pathways: College Algebra, Statistics or Quantitative Reasoning or an upper level course in one of these subject areas
- 2 courses in Social Sciences (from two disciplines)
- 2 courses in Humanities and Fine Arts (from two disciplines and excluding studio and performance classes)
- 2 courses in Natural Sciences including one with laboratory experience (from two disciplines)
If these courses do not add up to 30 credit hours, the student must take an additional course from one of these groups. One of the above courses must be completed at Monroe County Community College.
Student Responsibilities: Many Michigan colleges and universities participate in the MTA, but it is the responsibility of the student to understand how the MTA fulfills general education requirements at their preferred transfer institution.
Some participating colleges and universities may require you to complete additional courses that cannot be satisfied with the courses listed within the categories of this agreement. To learn about a four-year institution’s requirements, you should contact your college counselor or academic advisor.