NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: Communications

Undergraduate students study the structure, processes and effects of human communication. Students prepare to become communication specialists in marketing, management, sales, government or secondary education. Communication also provides training for graduate programs.

Admission Criteria

  1. GPA – 3.3 + strong high school record if transferring as a sophomore. 3.0 if transferring as a junior (55+ credits).
  2. U of M accepts a maximum of 60 semester credits, 62 credits if Associate degree complete. Students must earn at least 60 credits at U of M. Students are encouraged not to accumulate a large number of credits before transferring. In fact, it might be a disadvantage.
  3. 2.0 or better grades required for transfer consideration.
  4. Feb. 1 is the deadline for admission consideration for fall.
  5. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5+: consult with NMC counselor regarding transfer scholarships and GT Alumni Club scholarship possibilities.

The following courses are listed to facilitate transfer and fulfill distribution requirements at U of M. These courses may not fulfill requirements for the Associate of Arts or Science degree at NMC. If your goal is to complete an associate degree before transferring, see a counselor for assistance. Students are not required to have all the courses listed prior to admission to U of M.

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, 112

English Composition


Natural Sciences

Choose 8 credits from the Natural Science list

Social Science

Choose 9 credits from the Social Science list


Choose 9 credits from the Humanities list

Foreign Language

Two years of 1 language. This requirement may be fulfilled in one of 3 ways:

  1. Completing the 2nd year of a college level foreign language;
  2. Passing the foreign language proficiency test given to entering U of M students during Orientation; or
  3. Scoring 600 or higher on the College Entrance Exam Achievement Test.

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 2023