NMC Transfer Guide - MACRAO

To: Spring Arbor University - University Center

Program: Family Life Education

"Family Life Education is an applied interdisciplinary approach to the study of family dynamics and the relationships between families and the larger society. It prepares students for careers in education, the ministry, and social service agencies. Those who complete the program are eligible to become certified Family Life Educators as designated by the National Council on Family Relations." This curriculum offers a flexible education experience which may be applied in a variety of fields.


The Bachelor of Arts in Family Life Education is a 124-credit degree. A minimum of 58 transferable credits are required in order to enter SAU’s bachelor degree completion programs. Transferable credits are defined as completed courses at the 100 level or higher receiving a grade of at least 2.0. As part of the 58 to 60 transferable credits, it would be beneficial for a transferring student to complete the MACRAO agreement at NMC. A student could use classes at Spring Arbor to complete their Associate degree at NMC if necessary. The uniqueness of SAU is that you have a variety of options for completing credits. Up to 30 college credits can be earned based on life learning experience (licenses, seminars, etc.), through CLEP tests, through life learning papers, online courses, or credit earned from other colleges, including NMC. Since every student’s coursework profile is different, students are urged to speak with a Spring Arbor University advisor to better design a personalized plan for completing this degree.

Contact Person:
(231) 995–1761


  1. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA
  2. A minimum of 58 transfer credits (including MACRAO Stamp or completion of Spring Arbor's general education requirements)
  3. Submit transcripts and Spring Arbor Application
  4. Submit an autobiographical outline
  5. Submit a writing sample




ENG 111 English Composition I


ENG 112 English Composition II




Choose 8 Group I Humanities credits from more than one department »




Choose 8 Group I Science/Math credits from more than one department including one lab science »


Social Science


Choose 8 Group I Social Science credits from more than one department »



Core courses in the major will be provided by Spring Arbor or their designate. Please meet with a representative from Spring Arbor as early in your academic career as possible. The advisor will assist with course selection to meet the above requirements.

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 2015

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