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Northwestern Michigan College

Degree: Associate in science and arts with macrao - NMC Student prior to Fall 2014

The Associate in Science & Arts enables students to design a program of study designed to transfer to a four year college or university. It is highly recommended that students who know where they are transferring and what major they are pursuing also utilize a transfer guide for that particular program when selecting courses for this degree.


The following courses will meet the MACRAO agreement. Request the MACRAO stamp be placed on your transcripts in NMC's records office.



ENG 111, 112

English Composition



Click here to see the Group 1 Humanities Division requirements


Click here to see the Group 1 Science/Math Division requirements

Social Sciences

Click here to see Group 1 Social Science Division requirements


  • Math Competency: Fulfilled through competency testing, completion of MTH 111 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of 2.0 or better, or a higher math course.
  • Reading Competency: See Counselor/Advisor for Reading and Writing Placement Guidelines.
  • 32 credits from Group 1 or 2. (MTH 111 is a Group 2 course and would be included in this category)
    Group 2 is any course in the curriculum not considered Group 1 at above links.
  • A Maximum of two physical education credits and a maximum of two professional development seminar courses may be used toward a degree.
  • Basic skill courses (numbers under 100) may not count toward graduation, even though they may be needed as a prerequisite to required courses.
  • Course completion is a grade of 1.0 or higher. However, students should be aware that simply completing a course is not always sufficient to meet degree requirements or to satisfy prerequisite requirements for other courses or transfer.
  • Students must complete at least 64 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

See academic advisor for additional information on transfer requirements.

Northwestern Michigan College strongly recommends that you use a transfer guide for the institution where you wish to transfer, and visit that institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

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