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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.


Michigan College and University Partnership (MICUP) is a program funded by the King-Chávez-Parks (KCP) Initiative that aims to prepare transfer students for attendance at a four-year institution, specifically those transferring from Henry Ford College and Wayne County Community College District. MICUP focuses on serving academically, economically and socially disadvantaged students who otherwise might not have access to the same resources and support.

EMU students may be eligible for MICUP when they:

  • Are a transfer student
  • Reside in Michigan
  • Seek to complete a bachelor's degree
  • Have successfully completed 45+ credit hours
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative EMU GPA upon transferring


Students at community colleges may join MICUP if they:

  • Plan to transfer to a four-year institution
  • Have completed 45+ community college credits


  • Services MICUP Offers

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    • 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
    • Canvas virtual learning community for online support
    • Online space in which to establish community and receive support.
  • Goals of the Program

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    • 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
  • MICUP Scholarship

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    Michigan College and University Partnership (MICUP) grant helped Eastern Michigan University establish a program focused on development and support of transfer students. 

    Through surveying our transfer students, MICUP staff has found that affordability is often key to success. We also found that our transfer students are hard workers deserving of a Bachelor’s degree. To support transfer students’ hard work and dedication, and increase the affordability of their time at EMU, MICUP is offering a one-time, three-credit tuition waiver for qualifying students. To get more information please visit our resource page to learn more.

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