NMC transfer guide

To: Michigan State University - Main Campus

Program: General Education without mta or Macrao

This guide is prepared to help students who desire a transfer to MSU but do not plan to complete the MTA or MACRAO Agreement. This guide will help students select courses to apply toward MSU's BASIC UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS.

MSU General Admission Criteria

  1. Jr. Status - Students with Jr. Status (56 credits) must declare a specific major at MSU
  2. Transferable Grades - Courses with grades above a 2.0 will transfer to MSU.
  3. Transfer Credits - MSU will accept a maximum of 60 credits from a community college

Basic Requirements

The following courses are listed to facilitate transfer and fulfill University requirements at MSU. These courses may not fulfill requirements for the Associate of Science and Arts degree at NMC. If your goal is to complete an Associate's degree before transferring, see an advisor for assistance.

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111, 112

English Composition I & II




HST 111 or 112

US History to or from 1865


Select 4 additional Credits from the Humanities Area »




Select 1 Biological Science and 1 Physical Science from the Natural Science Area »


Social Science


Four credits from the Social Science Area » (an additional 300-level social science course must be completed at MSU)



Options to complete the MSU math requirement at NMC:


1: MTH 121, 122

College Algebra and Trigonometry


2: MTH 121, 131

College Algebra and Intro to Probability and Statistics


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 2016