NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Western Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: General Education With MTA

NMC recommends students complete the MTA Agreement at NMC before transferring to WMU, by taking the following NMC courses listed in BASIC Requirements.

Basic Requirements

Completion of the BASIC requirements as listed at NMC will fulfill most of the general requirements at WMU. WMU requires two additional General Education courses at the 3000–4000 level to be taken at WMU plus an upper level writing requirement (Proficiency #2 at WMU. Upon request at the NMC Records Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED"

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111, 112

English Composition



Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Humanities list


Natural Science


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Natural Science list including one LECTURE/LAB


Social Science


PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology


Choose 1 course from the Group 1 Social Science list, not PSY



Select 1 course (MTH 120 or above) from the Group 1 Math list

Quantification Intellectual Skills Requirement

Students completing MTA will fulfill this requirement.

Additional Requirements For Liberal Education Curriculum (Lec) Only

Required Classes



CIS 100

Intro to Computers in Business (Some programs have this built in. Check with your program.)


WMU's LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT (for the College of Arts & Sciences ONLY)

Starting Fall of 2017, can be met in one of two ways:

  1. One year of college level study of any one Foreign Language.
  2. Attain an appropriate score on WMU's Foreign Language proficiency test.

Note: If you attended NMC prior to Fall of 2017 you could also meet WMU's World Language requirement if you completed:

* Two years of High School level study of any one Foreign Language with a 3.0 (B-) or better in the second semester of second year.

To have this apply to your application, contact the Director of Academic Advising at WMU, Kevin Knutson at (269) 387-4369 or k.knutson@wmich.edu.

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: Summer 2023