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The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) takes the place of the MACRAO agreement and will take effect for students entering school beginning fall 2014 semester.  Students who attended school before fall 2014 will be able to complete the existing MACRAO agreement until the end of summer 2019.

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) was formulated specifically to streamline the transfer of general education requirements between higher education institutions.  One of the guiding principles of the agreement is to promote transparency among institutions and ensure accurate transfer information for students.

A student is required to complete at least 30 credits, with at least a 2.0 in each course, to fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Credits from students who have attended different institutions will be evaluated and recorded as having met ‘MTA’ transfer requirements or North Central Michigan College’s general education requirements, as long their home institutions agree that those courses satisfy general education requirements as referenced in the Michigan Transfer Agreement.  The individual is required to complete one credit-bearing course at North Central Michigan College in order to earn the satisfactory MTA indication on their transcript.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) Requirements

  • 1 Course in English Composition
  • An additional course in English Composition or 1 course in Communications
  • 1 Course in Mathematics
  • 2 Courses in Social Sciences (from two separate disciplines)
  • 2 Courses in Humanities and Fine Arts (from two different disciplines, not including studio and performance classes)
  • 2 Courses in Sciences including one with laboratory experience (from two different disciplines)
  • Additional areas of prior learning are not applicable to the MTA at this time (e.g., International Baccalaureate-IB, College-Level Examination Program-CLEP, DANTES Subject Standardized Test-SST, etc.)


Approved courses that will fulfill the MTA category prerequisites.

Students earning an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at North Central Michigan College will automatically have “MTA Satisfied” posted to their transcript, given that they meet the minimum requirement of grades. All students not earning an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at NCMC will be required to submit a formal request to evaluate their transcript to receive the “MTA Satisfied” indication.

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