The MACRAO agreement is being phased out over the next few years. Students who began their studies before fall 2014 semester can continue to follow MACRAO, but must complete the requirements and have their transcript certified as "MACRAO Agreement Satisfied" by the end of summer 2019.
Students who began their studies fall 2014 semester or later must follow the MTA agreement. The link to that agreement is here.
The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) has developed an agreement to facilitate transfer from Michigan community colleges to baccalaureate colleges and universities. The agreement provides for transfer of up to 30 semester credit hours to meet many (in some cases all) of the general education requirements at participating Michigan four-year colleges and universities. Students should check with the college to which they plan to transfer to determine if the MACRAO agreement is honored or if the college puts limitations or provisos on the agreement. Please see macrao.org for additional information.
How the MACRAO Agreement Works for Students who began their studies before fall 2014 semester.
The MACRAO Transfer Agreement stipulates that 30 semester credit hours of 100-level and above, compatible, college-level coursework completed at one Michigan college or university will transfer to another Michigan college or university, and be applied toward meeting the student's general education requirements at the "transferred to" institution. A complete listing of course and credit hour requirements is included here. The institution offering the courses (the college in which a student begins) determines the specific courses in each category.
In order to get the MACRAO certification from WCC, students need to have earned 25% of their total MACRAO credit hours at WCC (approximately 8 credit hours) and must have earned a minimum 2.0 GPA in each of the 4 areas: English Composition, Social Science, Science and Math, and Humanities. Once students have completed the course requirements for meeting MACRAO, they must request that their transcript be certified as "MACRAO Agreement Satisfied." This can be done in the Enrollment Services Office before a transcript is sent to a transfer college.
MACRAO Transfer Requirements (2018 - 2019 Catalog)
The course numbers of MACRAO-approved courses are listed here. Course numbers in bold do not meet WCC General Education Requirements. Course numbers in italics include a laboratory component. Items marked with an icon are available online.
English Composition (6 Credits)
|English (ENG)||ENG 111 ENG 226|
Social Science (8-9 Credits in more than one discipline)
|Anthropology (ANT)||ANT 201 ANT 202 ANT 205 ANT 265|
|Economics (ECO)||ECO 110 ECO 211 ECO 222 ECO 280|
|Geography (GEO)||GEO 101|
|History (HST)||HST 108 HST 109 HST 121 HST 122 HST 123 HST 150 HST 200 HST 201 HST 202 HST 210 HST 215 HST 216 HST 220 HST 225 HST 230 HST 235 HST 240 HST 251 HST 255 HST 260 HST 270|
|Political Science (PLS)||PLS 112 PLS 150 PLS 211 PLS 220 PLS 241 PLS 250 PLS 260 PLS 290|
|Psychology (PSY)||PSY 100 PSY 107 PSY 150 PSY 200 PSY 206 PSY 210 PSY 220 PSY 240 PSY 251 PSY 257 PSY 260 PSY 270|
|Sociology (SOC)||SOC 100 SOC 202 SOC 205 SOC 206 SOC 207 SOC 216 SOC 220 SOC 225 SOC 230 SOC 250|
Science and Math (8-9 Credits in more than one discipline; one course must be a laboratory course)
|Astronomy (AST)||AST 100 AST 111|
|Biology (BIO)||BIO 101 BIO 102 BIO 104 BIO 107 BIO 109 BIO 110 BIO 111 BIO 142 BIO 161 BIO 162 BIO 201 BIO 208 BIO 212 BIO 215 BIO 225 BIO 227 BIO 228 BIO 237|
|Chemistry (CEM)||CEM 101 CEM 102 CEM 105 CEM 111 CEM 122 CEM 140 CEM 211 CEM 222|
|Environmental Science (ENV)||ENV 101 ENV 105|
|Geology (GLG)||GLG 100 GLG 103 GLG 104 GLG 110 GLG 114 GLG 202 GLG 276|
|Mathematics (MTH)||MTH 125 MTH 149 MTH 160 MTH 169 MTH 176 MTH 178 MTH 180 MTH 181 MTH 191 MTH 192 MTH 197 MTH 293 MTH 295|
|Physics (PHY)||PHY 100 PHY 105 PHY 111 PHY 122 PHY 211 PHY 222|
Humanities (8-9 Credits in more than one discipline)
|Arabic (ARB)||ARB 111 ARB 122|
|Art (ART)||ART 101 ART 102 ART 108 ART 111 ART 112 ART 114 ART 120 ART 121 ART 121A ART 121B ART 122 ART 125 ART 127 ART 128 ART 129 ART 130 ART 131 ART 136 ART 143 ART 150|
|Chinese (CHN)||CHN 111 CHN 122 CHN 201|
|Communication (COM)||COM 101 COM 102 COM 130 COM 142 COM 183 COM 200 COM 210 COM 225|
|Dance (DAN)||DAN 180 DAN 200|
|Drama (DRA)||DRA 152 DRA 180 DRA 208 DRA 240 DRA 260|
|English (ENG)||ENG 140 ENG 160 ENG 170 ENG 181 ENG 200 ENG 211 ENG 212 ENG 213 ENG 214 ENG 222 ENG 223 ENG 224 ENG 240 ENG 242|
|French (FRN)||FRN 111 FRN 122|
|Graphic Design Technology (GDT)||GDT 101|
|German (GRM)||GRM 111 GRM 122|
|Humanities (HUM)||HUM 101 HUM 102 HUM 103 HUM 120 HUM 145 HUM 146 HUM 150 HUM 160 HUM 170 HUM 175 HUM 185 HUM 221|
|Music (MUS)||MUS 140 MUS 142 MUS 180|
|Philosophy (PHL)||PHL 101 PHL 123 PHL 200 PHL 205 PHL 240 PHL 244 PHL 245 PHL 250|
|Photography (PHO)||PHO 103|
|Spanish (SPN)||SPN 111 SPN 122 SPN 201 SPN 202 SPN 205 SPN 224|
Many WCC programs have articulation agreements with other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer courses to a bachelor's degree program without loss of credit. These programs are designed to meet MACRAO requirements and should be followed carefully so as not to lose the benefits of MACRAO. If a program meets MACRAO, it will be noted in the program description. Copies of articulation agreements can be obtained in the counseling office.
Four-Year Colleges and Universities that accept MACRAO
The institutions listed below accept the MACRAO Transfer Agreement. Those marked with an * have limitations, exceptions, or provisos. Check with a counselor or an admissions representative from the four-year college/university to learn about these exceptions before selecting courses for a program of study. The Colleges and Universities listed below accept the MACRAO transfer agreement. You can access home pages of many Michigan colleges at the MACRAO website.
- Adrian College*
- Albion College
- Baker College
- Calvin College*
- Central Michigan University
- Cleary University
- Concordia University*
- Davenport University
- Eastern Michigan University*
- Ferris State University*
- Finlandia University*
- Grand Valley State University*
- Lake Superior State University
- Lawrence Technological University*
- Madonna University*
- Marygrove College
- Michigan Technological University*
- Northern Michigan University*
- Northwood University
- Oakland University*
- Olivet College
- Rochester College
- Saginaw Valley State University*
- Sienna Heights University*
- Spring Arbor University
- St. Mary's College
- Western Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University has the following requirements in addition to the basic MACRAO requirements:
- An advanced writing or speaking course or a foreign language composition course (only required for students starting prior to Fall 2007).
- A Quantitative Reasoning course (unless waived by ACT scores).
- A computer literacy course (only required for students starting prior to Fall 2007).
- A cross-cultural/international studies course (only required for students starting prior to Fall 2007).
- One course on Global Awareness or U.S. Diversity (only required for students starting Fall 2007 or later).
Students can check Eastern Michigan University transfer guides or articulation agreements for their program of interest and/or speak to a WCC counselor or advisor to find which courses meet these four requirements.