Transfer of Credit To & From Other Colleges/Universities
Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)
(Effective Fall Semester 2014)
The Michigan Transfer Agreement replaces the MACRAO Transfer Agreement and takes effect for students entering Fall 2014 or later. Students starting prior to Fall 2014 will be able to complete the existing MACRAO Transfer Agreement through Summer 2019, or they may complete the MTA requirements.
The Michigan Transfer Agreement is designed to facilitate transfer from one institution to another. One of the guiding principles of the agreement is to promote transparency among institutions and ensure accurate transfer information for students. The thirty credit hours of lower-level general education from the sending institution will be accepted as a block of 30 credit hours by the receiving institution. Students may complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement as part of an associate degree or as a stand-alone package.
To fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement, students must successfully complete at least 30 credits, with at least a 2.0 in each course. These credits, which will be certified by a Michigan community college, should be met according to the following distributions (see the MTA Articulation Handbook for more details):
- 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)
For further information on the MTA, visit: www.macrao.org/Publications/MTA.asp
Please see the MTA/MACRAO Crosswalk table later in this section to see how courses at Glen Oaks meet the requirements for both agreements.
Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)
The Michigan Transfer Agreement insures that a student who completes an Associate of Arts, an Associate of Business, or an Associate of Science degree at Glen Oaks Community College will have satisfied the basic two-year requirements of the four-year college.
Basic two-year requirements which must be included in the Associate of Arts, the Associate of Business, and the Associate of Science degrees are as follows:
- One course in English Composition
- A second Course in English Composition or one course in Communications
- Two courses in Social Sciences (from two disciplines)
- Two courses in Natural Sciences including one with laboratory experience (from two disciplines)
- Two courses in Humanities/Fine Arts (from two disciplines excluding studio and performance classes)
- One math course in College Algebra, Statistics or Quantitative Reasoning, or an advanced level course in any of these areas will also be accepted
Adopted by Board of Trustees 1/13/93, reviewed 9/14/05, 9/17/14.
NOTE: The student is ultimately responsible for making sure that all preparatory work is completed to make transfer successful.
Please refer to the following table to see how Glen Oaks courses fit into the requirements for both MTA and MACRAO agreements.
|New Prefix||#||TITLE||CR||MTA||MACRAO||Old Prefix|
|ALH||250||MEDICAL LAW & BIOETHICS||3||Humanities||Humanities|
|ANTH||201||INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY||4||Social Science||Social Sciences or
Humanities and Fine Arts
|ART||100||ART APPRECIATION||4||Humanities||Humanities and Fine Art||HUA 100|
|ART||220||HISTORY OF ART I||4||Humanities||Humanities and Fine Art||ART 220|
|ART||221||HISTORY OF ART II||4||Humanities||Humanities and Fine Art||ART 221|
|BIO||101||HUMAN BIOLOGY||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSA 101|
|BIO||110||BIOLOGICAL FORM AND FUNCTION||3||Natural Science||Natural Sciences|
|BIO||120||BIOLOGY||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSB 120|
|BIO||121||GENERAL BIOLOGY I||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSB 121|
|BIO||122||GENERAL BIOLOGY II||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSB 122|
|BIO||125||ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY (non-lab)||3||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSE 101|
|BIO||201||ECOLOGY||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSE 201|
|BIO||210||HUMAN ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY I||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSA 210|
|BIO||211||HUMAN ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY II||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSA 211|
|BIO||212||PATHOPHYSIOLOGY||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSA 212|
|BIO||220||GENERAL GENETICS||3||Natural Science||Natural Sciences|
|BIO||230||MICROBIOLOGY||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSB 230|
|BIO||275||BIOLOGY RESEARCH PROJECT||2||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSB 275|
|BIO||990||BIOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES||2||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSB 990|
|CHEM||130||CHEMISTRY||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSC 130|
|CHEM||133||GEN CHEMISTRY I||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSC 133|
|CHEM||134||GEN CHEMISTRY II||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSC 134|
|CHEM||210||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSC 210|
|COM||110||INTERPERSONAL COMM||3||Communications||COM 110|
|COM||140||GEN COMM: SPEECH||3||Communications||COM 140|
|COM||150||PUBLIC SPEAKING||3||Communications||COM 150|
|ECON||203||PRIN ECON-MICRO||4||Social Science||Social Sciences||BAE 203|
|ECON||204||PRIN ECON-MACRO||4||Social Science||Social Sciences||BAE 204|
|ENG||121||ENGLISH COMP I||3||Communications||Communications||COM 121|
|ENG||122||ENGLISH COMP II||3||Communications||Communications||COM 122|
|ENG||126||CREATIVE WRITING I||3||Communications||COM 126|
|ENG||201||WOMEN & LITERATURE||4||Humanities||Humanities and Fine Art||HUL 201|
|ENG||226||CREATIVE WRITING II||3||Communications||COM 226|
|ENG||233||CHILDREN’S LITERATURE||4||Humanities||Humanities and Fine Art||HUL 233|
|GEOG||142||PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSG 142|
|GEOL||145||PHYSICAL GEOLOGY||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSG 145|
|HIST||101||WESTERN CIV I: ANCIENT WORLD TO 1715||4||Social Science or Humanities||Social Sciences or Humanities and Fine Arts||SSH 101|
|HIST||102||WESTERN CIV II: EUROPE 1700 TO PRESENT||4||Social Science or Humanities||Social Sciences or Humanities and Fine Arts||SSH 102|
|HIST||201||US HISTORY I: EUROPEAN COLONIZATION TO 1877||4||Social Science||Social Sciences||SSH 201|
|HIST||202||US HISTORY II: RECONSTRUCTION TO PRESENT||4||Social Science||Social Sciences||SSH 202|
|HIST||204||HISTORY OF MICHIGAN||4||Social Science||Social Sciences||SSH 204|
|HUM||101||MODERN CULTURE & THE ARTS||4||Humanities||Humanities and Fine Art||HUH 101|
|HUM||234||WORLD MYTHOLOGIES||4||Humanities||Humanities and Fine Art||HUL 234|
|LNG||161||SPANISH I||4||Humanities||Humanities and Fine Art||HUF 161|
|LNG||162||SPANISH II||4||Humanities||Humanities and Fine Art||HUF 162|
|LNG||163||SPANISH III||4||Humanities||Humanities and Fine Art||HUF 163|
|LNG||261||SPANISH IV||4||Humanities||Humanities and Fine Art||HUF 261|
|MATH||104||INTERMED ALGEBRA||4||Natural Science||NSM 104|
|MATH||117||FINITE MATHEMATICS||4||Natural Science||Mathematics||NSM 117|
|MATH||151||COLLEGE ALGEBRA||4||Natural Science||Mathematics||NSM 151|
|MATH||161||CALCULUS I & ANALYTIC GEOMETRY||4||Natural Science||Mathematics||NSM 161|
|MATH||162||CALCULUS II & ANALYTIC GEOMETRY||4||Natural Science||Mathematics||NSM 162|
|MATH||201||INTRO TO STATISTICS||3||Natural Science||Mathematics||NSM 201|
|MUS||150||MUSIC APPRECIATION||4||Humanities||Humanities and Fine Art||HUM 150|
|PHIL||210||ETHICS||4||Humanities||Humanities and Fine Art||HUP 210|
|PHIL||230||PHILOSOPHY||3||Humanities||Humanities and Fine Art||HUP 230|
|PHYS||144||ASTRONOMY||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSS 144|
|PHYS||251||PHYSICS I||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSP 251|
|PHYS||252||PHYSICS I LAB||1||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSP 252|
|PHYS||253||PHYSICS II||4||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSP 253|
|PHYS||254||PHYSICS II LAB||1||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSP 254|
|PHYS||275||PHYSICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH PROJECT||2||Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NSP 275|
|PSI||110||AMER GOV’T & POLI SCI||4||Social Science||Social Sciences||SSG 110|
|PSI||111||STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT||3||Social Science||Social Sciences||SSG 111|
|PSY||101||PSYCHOLOGY||4||Social Science||Social Sciences||SSP 101|
|PSY||201||PSYCHOLOGY & PERSONALITY||3||Social Science||Social Sciences||SSP 201|
|PSY||210||HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT||4||Social Science||Social Sciences||SSP 210|
|PSY||220||ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY||4||Social Science||Social Sciences||SSP 220|
|PSY||250||HUMAN SEXUALITY||4||Social Science||Social Sciences||SSP 250|
|PSY||260||SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY||4||Social Science||Social Sciences||SSP 260|
|REL||231||COMPARATIVE RELIGION||4||Humanities||Humanities and Fine Art||HUR 231|
|REL||232||OLD TESTAMENT||4||Humanities||Humanities and Fine Art||HUR 232|
|REL||233||NEW TESTAMENT||4||Humanities||Humanities and Fine Art||HUR 233|
|SOC||120||PRIN OF SOCIOLOGY||4||Social Science||Social Sciences||SSS 120|
|SOC||121||MODERN SOCIAL PROBLEMS||4||Social Science||Social Sciences||SSS 121|
|SOC||220||MARRIAGE & FAMILY||4||Social Science||Social Sciences||SSS 220|
|* Denotes new course number|
Note: MACRAO and MTA requirements are subject to change.
Transfer Of Credits From Other Institutions
A student may request the transfer of credits earned at other institutions by requesting the Registrar to evaluate the official transcript of credits. An official transcript is one that has been received directly from the issuing institution. It must bear the college seal, date, and an appropriate signature or appropriate electronic-transfer. These credits will be evaluated and transferred only after the student has officially submitted an application for admission to Glen Oaks Community College. A maximum of forty-seven (47) credits may be transferred per student.
Grades and honor points are not transferable and will not be used in computing grade point averages at Glen Oaks. Only classes with a grade of 2.0 or higher may be transferred.
Credits over 10 years old may not be accepted. The Registrar may request the student to take course placement evaluation exam to find how much knowledge the student has retained.
The student has the responsibility to have an official copy of his/her transcript sent directly to the Office of the Registrar, accompanied by a copy of the catalog (or course descriptions) sent by the college(s) the student is seeking transfer credit for, covering the period of study.
Glen Oaks will consider transfer of credits from institutions currently recognized by the American Council on Education in the directory called Accredited Institutions of Post-Secondary Education. The College reserves the right to deny credit to the student. The student must submit an Application for Admission to Glen Oaks Community College before transcripts will be evaluated.
- Departments may waive prerequisite requirements allowing for credit.
- Only elective credit may be given for academic foundation course.
- All transcripts must be in English or from an acceptable translation service.
- No hand carried transcripts will be evaluated.
- Students are encouraged to see the Registrar about any questions or problems concerning the evaluation. A student shall have 15 days to bring problems to the Registrar’s attention.
When courses transfer from other institutions to Glen Oaks, there is not always an exact equivalent at Glen Oaks. When there is no course equivalent, the general discipline of the course will be used. For example, Natural Science without lab, Humanities, Social Science, Business, Technology, Math or Elective credit.
Adopted by Board of Trustees July 1992, 1/13/93, revised 9/14/05, 9/17/14.
Transfer Of Credits / Evaluating Transcripts From Other Institutions
The transferability of credits earned at other institutions may be determined by requesting that the Registrar evaluate official transcripts of credit. An official transcript is one received directly from the issuing institution bearing the college seal, date, and an appropriate signature or appropriate electronic-transfer. These credits will be evaluated and transferred only after the student has officially submitted an Application of Application for Admission to Glen Oaks Community College. A maximum of 47 credits may be transferred per student.
If the credits are over 10 years old, the student will be asked to do a placement evaluation to determine course transfer.
Grades and honor points are not transferable and will not be used in computing grade point averages at Glen Oaks. Only classes with a 2.0 (C) or higher may be transferred to Glen Oaks.
It is the student’s responsibility to have an official copy of his or her transcript sent directly to the Office of the Registrar, accompanied by a copy of the catalog from the college(s) the student attended (or course descriptions) covering the period of study.
Glen Oaks will transfer credits from institutions currently recognized by the American Council on Education in the directory called Accredited Institutions of Post-Secondary Education. Students with international transcripts will be asked to obtain evaluation of credits from an evaluation service to determine possible transfer of credits.
When students transfer from other institutions to Glen Oaks, there is not always an exact equivalent at Glen Oaks. When there is no course equivalent, the general discipline of the course will be used. For example, a Natural Science with or without lab, Humanities, Social Science, Business, Technology, Math or Elective credit.
Students are encouraged to see the Registrar about any questions concerning the evaluation.
July 1992, revised 9/14/05, 9/17/14.
Transferring Credit for Armed Forces Educational Experiences
Veterans may be awarded college credit for the service schools they attended while in the U.S. military. If the course complements the degree or course of study, the college may award credit based on recommendations provided by the American Council on Education and Glen Oaks instructor/department review.
If you are considering continuing your college work and are still in the Armed Forces, fill out a DD-295 Application for the Evaluation of Learning Experiences During Military Service and have it forwarded to Glen Oaks Community College Registrar’s Office.
Students should contact the Joint Services Transcript website at https://jst.doded.mil and request their military transcript be sent to Glen Oaks.
Students must complete a Transcript Request Form available from the Registration/Records Office and on the Glen Oaks website. The first three official transcripts will be free. Each additional official transcript will be $3 (effective 2013). Official transcripts are sent directly to the receiving institution or organization and are not normally issued to the student. An official transcript issued to the student will have an indication on the transcript that it was issued to the student. A transcript will not be issued when the student is delinquent in payment or has failed to return borrowed materials that are the property of the college. Some examples include library fines, balances due the Cashier or The Oaks Store, parking tickets and athletic uniforms. Student copies of transcripts are available without charge.
[Adopted by Board of Trustees 1/13/93, revised 9/14/05, revised 5/8/13, reviewed 9/17/14]
Reverse Transfer (Credit When It’s Due)
Reverse Transfer is a process where academic credits for course work completed at a four-year university are transferred back to your community college to satisfy associate degree requirements.
Some students transfer prior to completing an associate degree at a community college, with a percentage of this group gaining a bachelor’s degree eventually through a combination of credits from both institutions.
Through Reverse Transfer, a student’s academic achievements are recognized with an associate degree after they have transferred to a four-year school and have accumulated credits needed to fulfill the two-year degree program requirements.
Glen Oaks Community College currently has Reverse Transfer Agreements with:
Contact the Registration and Records Office at Glen Oaks to learn more. (888-994-7818)