student studying with red fall leaves Finding out which college credits will transfer to Central Michigan University is an important step in becoming a transfer student. It's vital to finding the right school to continue your education. 

We provide several tools so you can determine exactly how the work you've already done will pay off at CMU. You'll not only know which credits will transfer, but also how close that you are to your chosen degree at CMU.

Need help? Ask a Transfer Coordinator  

The Transfer Simulation Tool allows you to create a possible transfer scenario to see how the courses you have taken at other institutions may apply to a specific degree at Central Michigan University.

Select your current college(s), add courses you have completed at the selected institution(s), and see which CMU courses you have already earned credit for. You can also see how close you are to earning a future CMU degree with the courses you have already taken.

The Transfer Equivalencies Tool is a database of courses that have previously been approved for transferring to CMU. Use the database to explore which of your courses will transfer to CMU.

Instructions:

  • Select your current or past institution. Choose from all 50 states and many foreign countries.
  • Select the academic subject of your course(s). To see all transferable courses at an institution, select “All Subjects.”
  • View the list of courses and their CMU equivalents. TIP: A course may transfer as specific course credit (i.e., ENG 101) or departmental credit (i.e., ENG CRED)

If you do not see your course listed:
It may still be transferable, but it has not been previously evaluated. Once you have been admitted to CMU, your courses will be evaluated to determine which ones are transferable. If you would like a course evaluated prior to your admission, you may submit the course’s full syllabus to wdavis@cmich.edu. Evaluations will be completed as time allows.

The Michigan Transfer Network allows you to view transfer equivalencies between many Michigan colleges and universities.
To see if your course will transfer to CMU:
  • Click “Search by Transferring (From) Institution.”
  • Select your current institution from the “Transferring Institution” dropdown menu
  • Select your course subject and title
  • Click the “Receiving Institution” dropdown menu to see if Central Michigan University is listed.
To find which courses you should take before transferring to CMU:
  • Visit the CMU Bulletin to determine which classes are required for your desired major/minor.
  • On the Michigan Transfer Network site, click “Search by Receiving (To) Institution.”
  • Select “Central Michigan University” from the “Receiving Institution” dropdown menu
  • Select the CMU course subject and title
  • Select your current institution from the “Transferring Institution” dropdown menu
  • If your institution or course is not listed, there is unfortunately no transfer equivalency available.

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) is effective for students starting at a community college during the Fall 2014 semester or later. If you have met the MTA and it is stamped on your official transcript, it will be applied to meet the following general education requirements at CMU:

  • University Program requirement (27 hours)
  • One or more of the following competency requirements:
    • Freshman Composition
    • Intermediate Composition
    • Oral English (speech)
    • Mathematics
    • Quantitative Reasoning
  • In addition, each course will be individually evaluated and could also be used to meet major/minor or degree requirements.

    The MTA requires you to complete the courses from the following areas as specified by your community college.

  • One course in English Composition - CMU recommends that you take the equivalent of our ENG 101 – Freshman Composition
  • A second course in English Composition or 1 course in Communications.
  • One course in Mathematics
  • Two courses in Social Sciences (from two disciplines)
  • Two courses in Humanities and Fine Arts (from two disciplines and excluding studio and performance classes)
  • Two courses in Natural Sciences including one with laboratory experience (from two disciplines)
  • If the total hours for these courses do not equal at least 30 semester credit hours, you must take an additional course from one of the areas.

The MACRAO Agreement is applicable to students who began at a community college prior to the Fall 2014 semester. If you are currently pursuing the MACRAO Agreement, all requirements must be satisfied by Summer 2019. You may instead choose to complete the MTA.

If you have met the MACRAO Agreement and it is stamped on your official transcript, it will be applied to meet the following general education requirements at CMU:

  • University Program requirement (30 hours)
  • In addition, each course will be individually evaluated and could also be used to meet competency, major/minor, or degree requirements.

    The MACRAO Agreement requires you to complete a minimum 30 semester hours of college-level credit in the following areas as specified by your community college:

  • English Composition (6 semester hours)
  • Natural Science (8 semester hours in more than one discipline, At least one science course must include a laboratory)
  • Social Science (8 semester hours in more than one discipline)
  • Humanities (8 semester hours in more than one discipline)
Need help? Ask a Transfer Coordinator