Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University


Articulation Agreements

The purpose of an articulation agreement is to allow students to complete an associate degree program and transfer to a related bachelor’s degree program with a minimum loss of credit and duplication of coursework. Many Eastern Michigan University programs have articulation agreements with community college programs. Most of them use the MACRAO agreement to meet general education requirements at EMU. Every articulation agreement includes an articulation agreement guide, which lays out the specific courses to take in order to complete both the associate degree and bachelor's degree programs. The guide also lists other types of requirements and provides information about who to contact at EMU and the Community College. Students should meet with a program advisor early in their studies.

Transfer Guides

Transfer guides list the EMU courses and equivalent community college courses that meet EMU’s general education requirements for specific majors or programs at EMU. There is no relationship to community college programs or requirements. Students who want to complete an associate degree will need to consult their community college catalog for community college program requirements.

MACRAO Transfer Guides

MACRAO Transfer Guides list community college courses and the equivalent EMU courses that can be used to satisfy the MACRAO Agreement. Students should obtain the program requirements for their intended major before selecting courses from the guide, since some courses may be used to meet both a general education requirement and a program/major requirement. Students should meet with a program advisor before selecting courses.

MACRAO Agreement

Eastern Michigan University is a signatory of the (Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) MACRAO agreement. This agreement facilitates the transfer of general education credit from Michigan community colleges to baccalaureate colleges and universities. The MACRAO agreement applies only to general education and does not exempt students from meeting the specific requirements of their program major.