Warriner Hall at dusk CMU participates in both the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) Agreement. Both agreements are designed to facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one institution to another.

The 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)