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 the transfer advisor at the receiving institution, as soon as possible after enrolling at MCC. Policies for minimum grade requirements and the number of credits that may transfer may vary by institution.
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 on the receiving institutions’ websites, MCC’s advising office in the Student Success Center, or on the individual program pages at www.montcalm.edu/associate-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 Michigan Transfer Network (MTN) agreement, and/ or to follow the requirements for earning an associate degree in Science and Arts 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.
Students planning to transfer to another community college or an out-of-state institution should contact an admissions representative at the receiving 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: a particular community college grade point average (GPA), high school GPA, and SAT/ACT scores; presentation of a portfolio; and 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 written requests for official copies of their MCC transcripts to the Enrollment Services Office. Official transcripts must be sent directly from MCC to 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 at the transfer university or college for information on availability and application deadlines.
Students are encouraged to visit the institution to which they plan to transfer. This should occur prior to transferring. 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.
Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)
The MTA will allow students to complete general education requirements at one college or university, then transfer those courses to meet general education requirements at another college or university, without any special exceptions. This agreement replaces the MACRAO agreement.
The MTA agreement requires that students complete 30 credit hours as follows:
- 2 courses in communications
- 2 courses in humanities
- 2 courses in natural science
- 1 course in math
- 2 courses in social sciences
(Please see the MTA Application for specific course options.)
Upon fulfilling the MTA requirements, students must submit the MTA Application.
Transfer Course Expirations
Many institutions have time limits for transfer courses. The limits are designed to assure the most up-to-date knowledge and skills. Visit MCC Transfer Course Expirations for guidelines regarding transfer to MCC.
Courses may transfer in to MCC in several ways. Click here to view the options.