Michigan College and University Partnership (MICUP) is a program funded through the KCP InitiativKCP Logoe that aims to prepare transfer students for attendance at a four-year institution.  Specifically, this program focuses its efforts on supporting academically, economically and socially disadvantaged students who otherwise might not have access to the same resources and support. 

The Martin Luther King, Jr. - César Chávez - Rosa Parks (KCP) Initiative is dedicated to supporting under-served students as they transition from community college into a four-year institution by providing critical services like mentoring, academic preparation, financial education and scholarships.

The MICUP Program provides State of Michigan funding to Michigan's four-year public and independent colleges and universities to increase the number of admitted academically- or economically-disadvantaged students who transfer from community colleges into baccalaureate degree programs at four-year institutions.

From the KCP Initiative Website

Achieve your fullest potential and join MICUP-BEAT if you:

  • Consider yourself a transfer student.
  • Seek to complete a bachelor's degree.
  • Have successfully completed 45+ credit hours.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA upon transferring.


In addition to the University resources, participants of the MICUP-BEAT program will have the advantage of the following personalized services:

  • Financial aid guidance.
  • Scholarship consideration based upon eligibility, need, and merit.
  • Academic coaching to help guide students' persistence in academia.
  • Workshops providing tools to assist work-life obligations, manage pressure and navigate campus-wide resources.

The goals of the program are:

  • To engage students in active learning.
  • To assist students in achieving their goals.
  • To encourage students' educational pursuits.
  • To instill students' tenacity to become independent contributors to our community.

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For more information about MICUP-BEAT, refer to our About Us page.

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