NMC Transfer Guide

To: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Program: General Education without MTA

This guide is prepared for students who wish to transfer to the University of Michigan, but have not yet chosen a specific major and have not completed the MTA.

Admission criteria

A successful UM transfer student to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts:

  • Is in good academic and social standing at NMC.
  • Has at least a 3.0 GPA, with our most competitive applicants have a 3.5 or higher.
  • Is taking courses across different disciplines like Quantitative Reasoning, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities/English, and Foreign Language.
  • Has earned sophomore or junior standing (preferably) with transferable credit.
  • Contact information for U of M Undergraduate Admissions
  • NEW! Transfer Bridges to U of M LSA – Mentorship and more!

Distribution requirements

The following courses are listed to facilitate transfer and fulfill distribution requirements at U of M. Links to a printable list and U of M's interactive site are provided below. 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 do not need to complete all the classes listed before transferring to U of M.

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111

English Composition (prerequisite for ENG 112)


ENG 112

English Composition (required by U of M)


U of M Distribution List:

Link to Distribution List

Foreign Language

Two years of 1 language required. Fulfill in one of 3 ways:

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

Additional Electives

If needed, select additional courses from the U of M Distribution list above.

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