North Central Michigan College and Northwood University have reaffirmed a partnership that promotes seamless transfer between the two institutions. The “3+1” transfer articulation agreement ensures that students who study at North Central for three years can transfer to Northwood to complete a bachelor’s degree in one year on the following tracks: accounting, management, and marketing.

“This agreement strengthens our partnership with Northwood University and our shared commitment to helping students reach their academic and career goals,” said Michele Andrews, dean of business, education, and adjunct faculty.

Originally signed in 2017, North Central’s agreement with Northwood minimizes credit loss and prevents the duplication of coursework for transferring students who meet the requirements outlined.  

“This transfer articulation agreement streamlines the path for North Central Michigan College students to earn bachelor’s degrees in business at Northwood University,” said Kristin Stehouwer, academics vice president and provost at Northwood. “NCMC students can complete their Northwood degrees online or at our campus in Midland. This agreement removes barriers and strengthens the relationship between NCMC and Northwood University, but most importantly, it helps us serve the collective needs of our students.”

North Central also has articulation agreements with Ferris State University, Great Lakes Boat Building School, Lake Superior State University, Northern Michigan University, Northwestern Michigan College, and University of Michigan – Flint.

In addition to its individual articulation agreements with partner institutions, North Central participates in the MiTransfer Pathways agreements. Signed in 2020, MiTransfer Pathways are multi-institutional articulation agreements that allow students to complete associate and bachelor's degrees at participating institutions across the state. North Central offers 10 transfer pathways in the following concentrations: art, biology, business, communication, criminal justice, exercise science, mechanical engineering, psychology, public health, and social work.