Michigan Transfer Agreement

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) was developed to simplify the transferability of core college courses from Michigan community colleges to Michigan universities. Students who successfully complete the 30 credit hour MTA at a Michigan community college may transfer all 30 credits to satisfy a portion of the general education requirements at Michigan Technological University.

Minimum Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours according to the following distribution:

  • 1 course in English Composition

  • A second course in English Composition or 1 course in Communications

  • 1 course in Mathematics from one of three pathways: College Algebra, Statistics or Quantitative Reasoning

  • 2 courses in Social Sciences (from two disciplines)

  • 2 courses in Humanities and Fine Arts (from two disciplines excluding studio and performance classes)

  • 2 courses in Natural Sciences including one with laboratory experience (from two disciplines)

If the total credit hours for these courses do not equal at least 30 semester credit hours, you must take an additional course from one of the areas.

A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for each course. Students may use courses transferred from more than one college to satisfy the MTA, including courses completed at MTU and transferred back to the community college. Refer to your community college website for a listing of approved courses for completing the MTA.

Students must have their transcripts evaluated and endorsed as "MTA Satisfied" by a community college. Check with your community college registrar's office or advising office to find out how to request a MTA transcript evaluation.  

During the planning and course selection process at the community college, students should also check Michigan Tech's Transfer Guides to determine which MTA courses are the best fit for their intended program of study at the University.

How the MTA courses apply at Michigan Tech

Students who transfer to Michigan Tech with the MTA endorsement from their community college will have the MTA credits applied to the general education requirements for a bachelor's degree in the following manner:

General Education and the MTA

Students who transfer to Michigan Tech having completed the MTA are expected to complete the remaining general education and degree requirements as required for the completion of their program.

Students who do not complete the entire block of courses required for the MTA will receive credit for the courses they do complete on the basis of individual course evaluation and established transfer equivalencies.

Approved MTA courses by institution