NMC Transfer Guide

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: General Education without macrao or 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 competed MACRAO or MTA..

Admission criteria

  1. GPA - 2.8 or above if transferring as a Junior (55+ credits). 3.0 or above plus strong high school grades if transferring with 54 or fewer credits.
  2. 2.0 or above grades will be considered for transfer credit.
  3. Transfer scholarship possibilities - For students with a cumulative average of 3.5+, talk with your NMC counselor about potential scholarship opportunities.

Distribution requirements

The following courses are listed to facilitate transfer and fulfill distribution requirements at UofM. 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 UofM.



ENG 111, 112

English Composition


Natural Sciences

View Natural Science distribution requirements »

Social Science

View Social Science distribution requirements »


View Humanities distribution requirements »

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 UofM students during Orientation.
  3. Score 600 or higher on the College Entrance Exam Achievement Test.

Area Distribution and Additional Electives

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

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: Fall 2012

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