About the Initiative

Northern Michigan University is pleased to be an active participant in all pathways within the MiTransfer Pathway Initiative. The objective of the MiTransfer Pathway Initiative is to make the overall transfer experience more efficient, easier to understand and simpler to navigate.

Faculty from across the state have identified courses students may complete at a community college during their first and second year which will transfer smoothly to the corresponding bachelor degree program at all participating universities. It is also recommended that students participate in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) Program at their community college to complete their General Education requirements at NMU. 

MTA Program

In Fall 2014, Michigan community colleges and universities adopted the Michigan Transfer Agreement. This agreement allows students to transfer 30 hours of general education credits to the university.

Students who transfer to Northern Michigan University from a Michigan community college who have Michigan Transfer Agreement Satisfied posted on their transcript will be considered to have met the requirements of NMU’s General Education program. Students will still be expected to complete all other degree requirements, including graduation requirements (world cultures, mathematics competency, written competency and lab) and any courses listed as “Other Required Courses” that may also be General Education courses. Transfer students who do not complete the entire block of courses required by the MTA will receive credit for the courses they do complete on the basis of individual evaluation and established transfer equivalencies.