In 2012, Michigan`s legislature passed the language in the Community College`s endowments act, which focused on improving the portability of basic education, revising the current agreement of the Michigan Association of Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) and renaming it the Michigan Transfer Agreement. With more than 140 transfer contracts with community colleges – more than any university in the state of Michigan – Eastern Michigan University has long been considered the most transfer-friendly school for students in the community. The ad hoc committee MTA 2.0 was created to address issues that could not be discussed and/or resolved during the first development and implementation of the agreement. Based on the committee`s work, the following updates or clarifications were made to the MTA agreement. The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) was mandated in the fall of 2014 by the Michigan Legislature to replace the MACRAO agreement. The MTA allows the transfer of 30 credits of basic general courses in Michigan to a Michigan bachelor`s college or university. Students can complete the MTA as part of an associate degree or as a stand-alone package. MTA courses are approved by Community College. Note: The same course cannot be counted twice in two areas of the MTA agreement. The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) will replace the MACRAO agreement and will take effect in the fall of 2014.
Students who attended school before the fall of 2014 can enter into the existing MACRAO contract until the end of the summer of 2019. Your transcript of the two-year institution must be the name « MTA Satisfied » in order for the agreement to be respected by MSU. The courses will be evaluated and the credit will be awarded on the basis of our TransferMSU website. The university`s requirements are met by the degree audit system (currently Degree Navigator) on the basis of the aforementioned agreement. The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) was specifically designed to streamline general education transfers between higher education institutions.