NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: English

Career opportunities for English majors are varied. Communication and speaking skills combined with clear writing skills are always in demand in business and industry as well as in the teaching field. Editors, writers, public relations specialists, lobbyists, journalists, reporters and playwrights frequently come from an English background. English is a great springboard for graduate degrees. Medical school students as well as law students frequently have a Bachelor's degree in English.

Admission Criteria

  1. GPA – 3.3 with strong high school record if transferring as a sophomore (25–54 credits). 3.0 if transferring as a junior
  2. Junior Status – preference will be given to applicants who have attained junior standing (54 credits)
  3. Transferable Grades – 2.0 or better grades required for transfer consideration
  4. Students are NOT required to have all courses listed below completed prior to transferring to U of M. However we would recommend transferring U of M credits back to NMC to complete an Associate Degree.
  5. U of M English Department | Undergraduate Program Page
  6. 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.

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


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


Select 7 credits representing 2 departments from Group 1 Humanities Area, not ENG as ENG would be part of the major


MTH 131 Intro to Probability and Statistics

Foreign Language

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

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

Area Distribution

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

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