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NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Grand Valley State University - Main Campus

Program: Social Work (Grand Rapids Campus)

Admission Requirements

All social work majors formally apply to the School of Social Work at the end of their sophomore year. Application materials must be completed and submitted by September 30th for winter admission

To be eligible for consideration of candidacy, students must have:

  1. Completed all freshman and sophomore course requirements in the B.S.W curriculum.
  2. Complete the application and process for candidacy for the B.S.W. degree.
  3. A minimum grade point average of 2.0. Earned grade of 2.7 in selected courses below as indicated with an *. (Since GVSU requires a 2.7 and NMC does not grant a 2.7 grades, it is necessary to achieve a 3.0 to transfer these courses)
  4. Effective Fall 2010: grades earned at another institution in the courses listed with an * will be considered for admission into the School of Social Work and must meet the grade and repeat criteria: earn a minimum grade of 3.0 at NMC and have not repeated the courses more than once.

Basic Requirements

The following courses will complete requirements for an Associate in Arts degree, and most of the general education requirements from GVSU. Students are strongly encouraged to stay in contact with a GVSU advisor for any program updates.

NOTE: Both a Global Perspective and a U.S. Diversity course are required to receive a bachelor's degree from GVSU. NMC courses that transfer as Global Perspective or US Diversity can be chosen from Humanities or Social Science and will double count. For example, ANT 113 will count as both a Social Science and a Global Perspective class. Refer to GVSU's general education guide:

Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED."

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111 English Composition


ENG 112 English Composition




GVSU Global Perspective requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ART 111, ART 112, ENG 241, ENG 263, ENG 271, FRN 202, GRM 202, HST 228, HST 235, HUM 116, PHL 121, PHL 122, SPN 202.

Select additional courses if needed from Humanities area totaling 6 credits from more than one department »


Natural Science


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Natural Science list including one LECTURE/LAB »


Social Science


ECO 201 or ECO 202 Macroeconomics or Microeconomics


PLS 101* Intro to American Politics


PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology


PSY 223* Intro to Social Psychology


PSY 250* Abnormal Psychology


SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology


SOC 201* Modern Social Problems (also meets GVSU U.S. Diversity requirement)


GVSU Global Perspective requirement (select one course here or one course under Humanities): ANT 113, GEO 109, PLS 132, PLS 211.



MTH 131 Introduction to Probability and Statistics


Major and Additional Requirements

Required Classes



MTH 111 Intermediate Algebra


SWK 121* Introduction to Social Work (SWK 170 is co-requisite at NMC)

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Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Spring 2018

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