MACRAO Agreement

The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) has adopted an agreement to help students transfer more easily from Michigan community colleges to participating four-year colleges and universities. The agreement provides for transferability of up to 30 semester credits to meet many (in some cases all) of the General Education Requirements at participating Michigan institutions. Some participating institutions includes provisos with limitations and exceptions, which may be based on the student's program of study. Students should check with NMC Counselors and Admissions personnel at the transfer institution to learn about an institution's level of participation. Information may also be found at www.macrao.org/Publications/MACRAOAgreement.asp (new window).

Students will be able to complete the MACRAO agreement through Summer 2019 as long as they began academic classes at NMC by Summer 2014 and as long they have taken at least one class per year through Summer 2019.

The following courses satisfy the MACRAO agreement requirements:

  1. English Composition: MACRAO specifies minimum of 6 credit hours, which can be fulfilled through completion of NMC’s ENG 111 and 112 English Composition.
  2. Humanities: 8 credits from Group 1 Courses must be taken in more than one department.
  3. Natural Science: 8 credits from Group 1 Natural Sciences (with at least one lecture/laboratory course). Mathematics may be included in this category. Courses must be taken in more than one department.
  4. Social Sciences: 8 credits from Group 1 Courses must be taken in more than one department.

All courses which meet MACRAO requirements are listed as "Group 1 Courses" in the NMC Catalog. When students have completed the MACRAO requirements, they should notify the NMC Records Office so that their transcripts will be noted "MACRAO Agreement Satisfied." Completion of the ASA degree will fulfill the MACRAO requirements. However, it is not necessary to complete the entire associate degree to satisfy the MACRAO agreement or to transfer to four-year schools.

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