NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: Computer Science

This is NOT the same as Computer Science-Engineering. That is a different major in the School of Engineering.

Computer science is a program within the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. Computer scientists understand, innovate, and direct to solve problems through computation and can, but do not necessarily, write the code. A computer scientist combines technical talent with creativity, design, social finesse, appreciation of other cultures, and business sense. As a student of U of M's computer science program, students learn to solve problems effectively, efficiently and accurately.

Admission Criteria

  1. GPA – 3.3 plus strong high school record if transferring after 1 yr. 3.0 if transferring as a junior (55+ semester credits).
  2. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained Junior standing.
  3. Credit Accepted – U of M will accept a maximum of 60 semester credits from NMC.
  4. 2.0 or better grades required for transfer consideration.
  5. Scholarships – Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5+ should consult with an NMC advisor to discuss scholarship possibilities at U of M.
  6. U of M Computer Science Department
  7. NEW! Transfer Bridges to UofM LSA - Mentorship and more!

Basic Requirements

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 an advisor for assistance. Students are not required to have all of 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 English Composition


ENG 112 English Composition




Select 7 credits representing 2 departments from Humanities Area


Natural Science


Select 7 credits representing 2 departments from Natural Science Area including one LECTURE/LAB



Social Science


Select 7 credits representing 2 departments from Social Science Area




MTH 116 Intro to Computer Science (Equivalent to Engr 101 at UofM but is missing C++ and Matlab. Students will still be responsible for C++ and Matlab.)


MTH 141 Calculus I


MTH 142 Calculus II


Due to the changing nature of computer science course content, its recommended to take additional computer science courses at U of M

Additional Requirements

Choose 9 additional credits from at least 3 areas in the Distribution List, and electives as needed

Foreign Language

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

  1. Completing the 2nd year of 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