NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: Mathematics

Career opportunities for math majors are varied. Careers in medicine, law, politics, and business utilize math skills. For students interested in actual science or teaching at the high school or elementary levels, special programs are available.

Admission Criteria

  1. GPA - 3.3 plus strong high school record if transferring as a sophomore. 3.0 if transferring as a junior.
  2. 2.0 or better grades required for transfer consideration.
  3. Credit Accepted — U of M will accept a maximum of 60 semester credits from NMC.
  4. Students are not required to have all the courses listed on this guide completed 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.
  5. U of M Mathematics Department | Undergraduate Program Page
  6. 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. 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


PHY 221

Problems & Principles of Physics


PHY 222

Problems and Principles of Physics II


Choose one science, not PHY, from this list for MTA


Select 7 credits representing at least 2 departments from Group 1 Humanities Area

Social Science

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



MTH 141

Calculus I


MTH 142

Calculus II


MTH 241

Calculus III


MTH 251

Differential Equations


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; or
  3. Score 600 or higher on the College Entrance Exam Achievement Test

Additional Distribution Electives

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