NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Western Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Psychology

Students majoring in Psychology should plan to continue their education through at least the Masters level if they want to work in the field. Increased licensing requirements are only given after Masters or Doctoral work.

Admission Criteria

  1. Minimum GPA of 2.0
  2. See the WMU Psychology Transfer Guide as well
  3. Completion of the following with a 2.0 or better:
    1. PSY 101 – Intro to Psychology
    2. PSY 211 – Developmental Psychology
      Students without the above courses may be admitted into a pre-psychology program.

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 300-400 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 Group 1 Natural Science list, including one lecture/lab


Please Note: ENV 270 may be used to complete MTA but the credits will not transfer to WMU.

Social Science


PSY 101

Intro to Psychology


PSY 211

Developmental Psychology


Select 1 course - not PSY - from the Group 1 Social Science list




MTH 131

Introduction to Probability and Statistics (recommended by WMU PSY dept)


(prerequisite of MTH 111 or placement into MTH 121)


Quantification Intellectual Skills Requirement

Students completing MTA will fulfill this requirement.

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

Completion of at least 64 credits, including those listed above, fulfills the requirements of NMC's Associate degree.

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