NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: Pre-Medical

Pre-Med is NOT a major in itself. U of M's College of Literature, Science and the Arts helps prepare for medical school and other help professions with the help of health professional advisors. The majority of candidates accepted into Medical School have a Bachelors Degree. Pre-med students are free to choose their own academic programs in the humanities, sciences, or the social sciences. A majority choose concentrations in either Biology or Chemistry, but an increasing number in recent years have selected majors in Psychology, English, and other areas.

For students who choose to complete a degree in the college of Literature, Science, and Arts, a foreign language proficiency is required as indicated below. This guide outlines the basic course distribution requirements for the College of LSA.

Admission Criteria

  1. GPA – 3.3+ strong High School record if transferring after one year 3.0 if transferring as a Junior (54 credits).
  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.
  5. Testing required for Medical School – The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is generally taken in the Spring of the Junior year. Scores from this test are very important to Admission consideration.
  6. Medical School admission requires more than high grades and MCAT scores. Schools expect students to volunteer, job shadow, have informal interviews and keep a journal of all their experiences in health care.
  7. Interview – The last step in the Medical school application process is an interview. Generally takes place early in the Senior year.
  8. U of M's Understanding Degree Options
  9. 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

BIO 115

Cell, Plant & Ecosystem Biology


BIO 116

Genetic, Evolution, Animal Biology


CHM 150

General Chemistry I


CHM 151

General Chemistry II


CHM 250

Organic Chemistry I


CHM 251

Organic Chemistry II


Choose one PHYSICS sequence:

PHY 121 & PHY 122

General Physics I and II (MTH 122 Pre-req)


PHY 221 & PHY 222

Problems & Principles of Physics I & II (MTH 141 Pre-req)



Choose 7 credits representing 2 departments from Humanities Area.

Social Science

Choose 7 credits representing 2 departments from Social Science Area.



No specific requirement except as a pre-requisite for Chemistry and Physics or whatever is needed for your undergrad major.

MTH 122 does not transfer to UofM but is a pre-requisite for PHY 121 and 122; MTH 141 is pre-requisite for PHY 221 and 222.

Additional Requirements

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

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.

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 2017