NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: History

History majors are trained for careers in teaching, archival work or research. History studies also prepare students for a wide variety of pre-professional jobs such as journalism, law, architecture, and social work.

Admission Criteria

  1. GPA — 3.3 plus strong High School record if transferring as a sophomore (25–54 credits). 3.0 if transferring as a junior (55+credits).
  2. Transferable Courses — U of M will accept a maximum of 60 credits (62 credits with an Associate Degree).
  3. Credit Accepted — U of M will accept a maximum of 60 semester credits from NMC
  4. Minimum grade required for transfer — 2.0 or above
  5. Students are not required to have all the courses listed on this guide prior to admission to U of M. However we would recommend transferring the U of M credits back to NMC to complete an Associate Degree.
  6. NMC courses transfer as 100-level department credit. Students who hope to count classes toward their concentration or minor need to bring in paperwork about the course (syllabus, essays, quizzes, exams, etc). A faculty advisor will evaluate whether the demands of the class are similar to a 200-level course at U of M.
  7. U of M History Department
  8. NEW! Transfer Bridges to U of M 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's 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


Social Science

Select 7 credits representing 2 departments from Group 1 Social Science Area


Choose ONE of the following History sequences:

HST 101 & 102

Western Civilization I and II


HST 111 & 112

U.S. History I and II


Select 7 additional credits representing 2 departments - not HIS - from Group 1 Humanities Area

Natural Science

Select 7 credits representing 2 departments from Group 1 Natural Science Area including one LECTURE/LAB


MTH 131 Probability and Statistics to meet MTA and Quantitative Reasoning at U of M

OR take Quantitative Reasoning at U of M

Foreign Language


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

Additional Credits

Students need 54 credits if transferring as a junior.
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