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Michigan Transfer Agreement effective Fall 2014 (MTA)

Welcome to the new Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)! In 2012, the Michigan legislature included boilerplate language in the community college appropriations bill that focused on improving the transferability of core college courses by revising the current Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (MACRAO) agreement. The language created a state committee that included 5 community college representatives, five individuals from the public universities, and four legislators (two from each chamber). As a result of lengthy negotiations, the MTA is ready for use beginning fall 2014.

The MTA will take effect for students who begin their studies in the fall 2014 semester.

Students who started prior to fall 2014 will be able to complete the existing MACRAO Agreement until the end of the summer 2019. Students may also choose to follow the MTA.

Guiding principles and recommendations for a revised "Michigan Transfer Agreement" (MTA)

  • Make the agreement simple and easy to understand
  • Keep the agreement student-focused
  • Treat transfer students the same as native students at the receiving institution
  • Acknowledge the distinction between the MTA and degree requirements
  • Promote transparency among institutions to ensure accurate transfer information for students
  • Require students to complete at least one credit-bearing course at the institution awarding the MTA

How the MTA Agreement Works

To fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement, students must successfully complete at least 30 credits with at least a 2.0 in each course: one course in English Composition; a second course in English Composition or 1 course in Communication; 1 course in Mathematics; 2 courses in Social Sciences (from two disciplines); 2 courses in Humanities and Fine Arts (from two disciplines excluding studio and performance courses); 2 courses in Natural Science including one with laboratory experience (from two disciplines).

Students must complete at least one credit-bearing course at this college for WCC to award the MTA.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) (2014 - 2015 Catalog)

The course numbers of MTA-approved courses are listed here. Course numbers in italics below include a laboratory component.

One course in English Composition
English (ENG) 111   226  
Second course in English Composition or One course in Communication
Communication (COM) 101   102   142   183   200   210   225  
English (ENG) 226  
One course in Mathematics
Mathematics (MTH) 125   148   160   170   176   178   180   181   191   192   197   293   295  
Two courses in Natural Sciences (from two disciplines; including one with laboratory experiences)
Astronomy (AST) 111  
Biology (BIO) 101   102   104   107   109   110   111   142   161   162   200   201   208   212   215   225   227   228   237  
Chemistry (CEM) 102   105   111   122   140   211   222  
Environmental Science (ENV) 101   105   201  
Geology (GLG) 100   103   104   114   202   276  
Physics (PHY) 100   105   111   122   211   222  
Two courses in Social Sciences (from two disciplines)
Anthropology (ANT) 201   202   205   265  
Economics (ECO) 110   211   222   280  
Geography (GEO) 101  
History (HST) 121   122   123   150   200   201   202   210   215   216   220   230   235   240   251   255   260   270  
Political Science (PLS) 112   150   211   220   250   260   290  
Psychology (PSY) 100   107   117   150   200   206   210   220   240   251   257   260  
Sociology (SOC) 100   155   202   205   207   220   225   230   250  
Two courses in Humanities and Fine Arts (from two disciplines; excluding studio and performance classes)

Note: A communication course can be used only in one area. If used for a second writing or communication course, it cannot be double counted here.

Arabic (ARB) 111   122  
Art (ART) 130   131   143   150  
Communication (COM) 101   102   130   142   183   200   210   225  
Dance (DAN) 180  
Drama (DRA) 180  
English (ENG) 140   160   170   181   200   211   212   213   214   222   223   224   240   242  
French (FRN) 111   122  
Graphic Design Technology (GDT) 101  
German (GRM) 111   122  
Humanities (HUM) 101   102   103   120   145   146   150   160   175   185   221  
Music (MUS) 140   142   180   185  
Philosophy (PHL) 101   123   200   205   240   244   245   250  
Photography (PHO) 103  
Spanish (SPN) 111   122   201   202   205   224  

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