NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Northern Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Pre-Medical

Pre-Med is a direction, not a major. Students are best prepared for medical school by completing a regular academic program involving a major and minor, with the addition of the biology, chemistry, math, and physics courses listed in this guide. Most successful pre-medical students elect majors in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or psychology because these majors provide the kind of academic background that medical schools require.

Basic Requirements

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA):  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 Liberal Studies/General Education program.  Students will still be expected to complete all other degree requirements, including graduation requirements (world cultures, health promotions, and lab) and any courses listed as “Other Required Courses” that may also be Liberal Studies/General Education courses. Transfer students who do not complete the entire block of courses required by the MTA will receive credit for courses they do complete on the basis of individual evaluation and established transfer equivalencies. 

If you do not fulfill the MTA agreement, you will need to use 2 transfer guides to fulfill NMU's Division requirements: this guide and General Education Without MTA. For more information the MTA, please contact an advisor at NMC or NMU Representative Cary Vajda at 906-250-3679.

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



ENG 111, 112

English Composition


ENG 220

Technical Writing may be chosen in place of ENG 112 for NMU, but if chosen MTA
stamp and ASA will not be earned at NMC.



Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Humanities list »

You may choose HST 211 Native American History, HUM 116 World Cultures, or PHL 122 Eastern Religions to fulfill both the World Cultures and 1 Humanities choice. Or, if you fulfill World Cultures with a social science choice, GEO 109 World Regional Geography or ANT 113 Cultural Anthropology, select a Humanities class from the link above.

Natural Science


BIO 115

Cell, Plant and Ecosystem Biology


BIO 116

Cell and Animal Biology


CHM 150/L/R

General Chemistry I


CHM 151/L/R

General Chemistry II


Choose one Physics sequence and required math below:

PHY 121/L & 122/L or

General Physics I & II or


PHY 221/L/R & 222

Problems & Principles of Physics


Social Science

Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Social Science list »

You may choose GEO 109 World Regional Geography or ANT 113 Cultural Anthropology to fulfill World Cultures.


If you fulfill World Cultures with one of the Humanities choices: HST 211 Native American History, HUM 116 World Cultures, or PHL 122 Eastern Religions select an additional Social Science from the link above.)



Choose math required for physics choice above:

MTH 122 or



MTH 141

Calculus I


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 2017

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