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.

MTA Requirements
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)

Policy 3.36

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
SSA 201
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.

Revised 3/15/2016

Glossary of Academic Terms

For course descriptions, degrees and certificates that follow:

Catalog in Effect – Requirements for all Glen Oaks degrees will be evaluated from this catalog or the catalog in effect when you first enrolled, provided the entry catalog is no more than four years earlier, and there are no extended interruptions (one academic year or three sequential semesters) in completing the degree.

Contact Hours – A contact hour is equal to the time instructors spend in classroom, the basis of calculating tuition and fees.

Course Prefix – The three letters preceding the course number (i.e.: for ENG 121 English Composition, the course prefix would be COM).

Credits, Semester Hour, or Credit Hours – One semester hour is equal to approximately one hour/week in class over a 15-week semester.

Curriculum Guide – A detailed checklist of course requirements for either a degree or certificate.

Degree Requirements – Courses from each of five curricular areas, plus electives, are required for each associate degree (Communications, Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, and Physical Education).

Electives – Courses that can be chosen to meet requirements.

Prerequisite – Class or classes needed before taking course.

Target College – College to which a student plans to transfer.

Transfer Guide – A detailed listing of Glen Oaks courses which will transfer to a specific college in a particular major. Transfer Guides may be customized for special colleges or majors.

 

Transfer Of Credits From Other Institutions

Policy 3.05

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.

  1. Departments may waive prerequisite requirements allowing for credit.
  2. Only elective credit may be given for academic foundation course.
  3. All transcripts must be in English or from an acceptable translation service.
  4. No hand carried transcripts will be evaluated.
  5. 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.

Transcript Requests

Policy 3.35
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)