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The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Eastern Michigan University is a participant in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). This agreement allows community college students to complete the 30 credit hour Michigan Transfer Agreement and transfer it as a block to satisfy EMU's General Education Core Requirements.

Effective Fall 2014 and Later:

A student whose community college transcript is endorsed as "MTA satisfied" has satisfied EMU's General Education Core Requirements listed below:

  • Effective Communication;
  • Quantitative Reasoning;
  • Knowledge of the Disciplines (Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences)

With the "MTA satisfied" endorsement, students will only be required to satisfy the three General Education Application Requirements below:

  • One approved Perspectives on a Diverse World course (may be transferred from another college);
  • One approved Learning beyond the Classroom (LBC) course or experience completed at EMU;
  • One Writing Intensive course in the student's major.

For more information about EMU's General Education Requirements see the General Education Curriculum Categories.

The MTA applies only to the general education program and does not exempt students from meeting requirements of their major, minor, or program. To determine if any requirements of your intended major or program might also satisfy the MTA, refer to EMU's Undergraduate Catalog.

How the Michigan Transfer Agreement Works

The Michigan Transfer Agreement stipulates that a minimum of 30 semester hours, from the specified categories below, will transfer as a block from a Michigan community college to a Michigan college or university and be applied toward meeting the general education core requirements at the receiving institution. Students must have their transcripts evaluated and endorsed as "MTA Satisfied" by a community college. Check with your community college registrar's office or counseling office to find out how to request an MTA transcript evaluation.

 

Minimum Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours in courses selected from the following categories:

  • One course in English Composition
  • A second course in English Composition or Communication
  • One course in Mathematics
  • Two courses in Social Sciences from different disciplines
  • Two courses in Humanities and Fine Arts from different disciplines
  • Two courses in Natural Sciences (one lab science required) from two disciplines
  • Additional courses in any category above to satisfy the minimum of 30 credits

A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for each course. Students may use courses from more than one college to satisfy the MTA, including courses completed at EMU. Refer to your community college website for a listing of approved courses for completing the MTA.

For more information about the Michigan Transfer Agreement, visit the MACRAO website at http://www.macrao.org/.


Prior to Fall 2014:
Students who started at a community college prior to Fall 2014 will have until the end of August 2019 to have their transcripts evaluated by a community college for the MACRAO agreement. Eastern Michigan University will continue to accept the MACRAO agreement with the following provisos:
  • One approved quantitative reasoning course (unless waived by an ACT math sub-score of 28 or SAT math subscore of 670);
  • One approved Perspectives on a Diverse World course (may be transferred from another college);
  • One approved Learning beyond the Classroom (LBC) course or experience completed at EMU.

Click Here to go to the MACRAO Organization Website.