What will be displayed on a TCE?
Click the explainer handout at the top of this page for a full sample view of the TCE. The TCE will display evaluations by NMU's Registrar for all college credits you have earned a grade or test score for within the NMU Transfer Credit Policy. This includes classes taught while in high school (i.e. dual enrollment), college or university classes after high school, AP, IB, CLEP, and military credit.
Only regionally accredited colleges and universities will be evaluated automatically for transfer credit. If you attended a college or university that was not regionally accredited, please read the Advanced Placement Policy in the NMU Bulletin.
How many credit hours can I transfer to NMU?
Students may transfer up to 90 semester credit hours from a 2-year college and an unlimited amount from a 4-year college. However, please be aware of financial aid policies regarding satisfactory academic progress regarding approaching or exceeding the credit hours needed to complete your degree.
I have questions about my TCE - who should I ask?
Your academic adviser is the best person to ask a question regarding your TCE.
Was my course evaluated properly? What can I do if I am unsure of an evaluation on my TCE?
The NMU Registrar makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of your TCE evaluations. If you are unsure of an evaluation, please contact your academic adviser for more information and if there is any required additional documentation (i.e. syllabus) needed to request a re-evaluation.
What are these general education codes on my TCE? How many general education classes do I need?
Understand how your credits fit into our General Education Program:
- Component - Scientific Inquiry (SCII)
- Component - Effective Communication (EFFC)
- Component - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis (QUAR)
- Component - Social Responsibility in a Diverse World (SOCR)
- Component - Integrative Thinking (INTT)
- Component - Human Expression (HUME)
- Component - Perspectives on Society (PERS)
To successfully complete the General Education Program, students must complete ten (10) courses from the components listed above. Students must achieve a grade point average of "C" (2.0) or better across all ten courses to count toward the General Education Program requirements.
There are four baccalaureate graduation requirements that students must complete. They are:
While the baccalaureate graduation requirements are not, strictly speaking, part of the general education program, they often can be fulfilled by courses that meet the various general education components.