Community College Transfer Agreements

 As a transfer student interested in attending Central Michigan University (CMU), we welcome you.  Central Michigan University honors both the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) Agreement.  Details on these agreements are as follows:

MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA)

 CMU is a participant in the Michigan Transfer Agreement.  The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) is the newest agreement and was 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 fall 2014 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)
  • 1 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 Michigan Transfer Agreement requires you to complete the courses from the following areas as specified by your community college.

  • 1 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.
  • 1 course in Mathematics
  • 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 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.

To view additional information for transfer students including a link to "What will transfer" please click here.

MACRAO AGREEMENT

 CMU has been a participant in the MACRAO Agreement since it originated back in the 1970’s.  The MACRAO Agreement was designed to facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one institution to another. 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)

Please note that this agreement is being replaced by the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) for students starting at a community college fall 2014 or later.   A student currently pursuing the MACRAO agreement may choose to instead complete the MTA. Please see the details for this agreement above.     

To view additional information for transfer students including a link to "What will transfer" please click here.