Transfer from MCC
Students planning to transfer to another institution should be aware that each institution evaluates, accepts and applies transfer courses differently. In order to achieve the most efficient transfer of courses, students are encouraged to consult an MCC counselor or academic advisor as well as contact the transfer advisor at the receiving institution as soon as possible after enrolling at MCC. Each institution may vary in regard to the minimum grade required for a course to transfer and in the number of credits that may transfer.
It is recommended that students follow the transfer curriculum guide designed specifically for the major and institution in which they plan to transfer, if available. Curricular guides for many degree programs at Michigan colleges and universities are available via the home college or university website, MCC’s advising office in the Student Success Center, or on the individual program pages at http://www.montcalm.edu/sub-header/academics/degrees/.
Students who are uncertain about the college or university to which they intend to transfer are encouraged to initially follow the guidelines for earning the MACRAO endorsement and/ or to follow the requirements for earning an associate degree in Arts, Science, Liberal Studies, or the Liberal Studies certificate. Students who transfer credit to MCC are encouraged to meet with a counselor or academic advisor to plan any subsequent transfer. Note: Not all Michigan colleges and universities participate in the MACRAO Agreement.
Students planning to transfer to another community college or an out-of-state institution should contact an admissions representative at that institution to plan their coursework at MCC.
Preparing to Transfer
Students should apply early for admission to the institution they have selected. An application fee may be required. Many institutions have application deadlines and a limit on the number of new students to be admitted to a specific program. Criteria for admission may include one or all of the following: the community college grade point average (GPA), high school GPA, and SAT/ACT scores. Presentation of a portfolio, an audition or interview may be a factor for acceptance into certain degree programs. Additional admission or program requirements may exist for specific programs, degrees or majors.
Students must submit a written request for an official copy of their MCC transcript to the Enrollment Services Office. Official transcripts must be sent directly from MCC to the receiving institution. Upon admission, the receiving institution will perform a credit evaluation of the transcripts.
Transfer students need to be aware of all deadlines for payment of tuition and fees, residence hall reservations, financial aid and scholarships, placement testing, etc. Academic scholarships awarded by senior institutions may be available to students transferring from MCC. Contact the Student Services Office for information on availability and application deadlines.
Before transferring, students are encouraged to visit the institution to which they plan to transfer. Campus tours are often available if arranged ahead of the visit. Students are encouraged to meet with an admissions representative, advisor, faculty or academic counselor at the transfer institution well in advance of their planned transfer.
Macrao Statewide College and University Articulation Agreement
In 1973, the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) Transfer Agreement was established to improve transfer student articulation between two-year and four-year colleges in Michigan. MCC is a participant in the agreement. This agreement stipulates that 30 semester hours of 100-level and above, compatible, general coursework will be granted smooth transfer to participating colleges and universities and these credits will be applied toward a student’s general education requirements at participating Michigan institutions. Not all Michigan colleges and universities participate in this agreement and some institutions have provisos to acceptance of the MACRAO endorsement.
Students completing the 30-credit-hour program must request their transcript show “MACRAO Agreement Satisfied.” Students who feel they have met the requirements for this agreement should complete a MACRAO Agreement Application, available in Enrollment Services, upon completion. Courses that meet the MACRAO requirements can be found under the Liberal Studies Certificate .
Students completing the Liberal Studies certificate or an associate degree should contact an advisor or counselor to determine which courses meet specific degree requirements of the college or university to which he or she intends to transfer.
This information cannot be considered an agreement or contract between the individual student and MCC or its staff.
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