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Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

The Michigan Transfer Agreement replaces the MACRAO Transfer Agreement and will take effect for students entering Fall 2014 or later.  Students who started prior to Fall 2014 will be able to complete the existing MACRAO Transfer Agreement through Summer 2019, or they may complete the MTA requirements.

Effective Fall Semester 2014

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.  Completion of the Michigan Transfer Agreement does not necessarily mean that a student has completed the requirement for a specific Lansing Community College associate degree.   At least one credit-bearing course must be earned in attendance at Lansing Community College.  The credit-bearing course is not required to be from the areas represented in the MTA, but must be a college level class.

When the coursework and residency requirements for meeting the Michigan Transfer Agreement have been completed, it is the student's responsibility to request that the statement "Michigan Transfer Agreement Satisfied" be posted on their LCC transcript by completing an MTA-CORE AUDIT request in the Academic Advising Center. The completed form will be submitted to and processed by the Registrar's Office.

Effective Fall 2014, the following establishes the approved list of LCC courses under the six category requirements for the Michigan Transfer Agreement.  Only courses in which at least a 2.0 is received may be applied to this agreement.

A course that is transferred to LCC from another college or university and is not equivalent to a specific LCC course may be used to satisfy MTA if it is a general education course, fits into one of the MTA areas, and meets LCC's MTA Guidelines.  To have such a course considered for MTA, a student must obtain documentation about the course from the school where it was completed, and submit the documentation to the Registrar's Office. 

View the LCC General Education Core Area/MTA Crosswalk to see a list of LCC Core courses that meet the 2014-15 MTA category requirements.

The basic two-year (30 semester credits) are:

  1. English Composition
    Select one course
    WRIT 121 or WRIT 131

    Students placing beyond WRIT 121 or 131 due to testing have the option to complete this English Composition requirement with one 200-level course in ENGL or WRIT, instead of taking WRIT 121 or WRIT 131.  The 200-level ENGL or WRIT course may not be cross-counted in the English Composition (second course) or Communications category, or the Humanities and Fine Arts category.

  2. English Composition (second course) or Communications
    Select one course
    ENGL 122, 132
    SPCH 110, 120, 130
    WRIT 122, 124, 127, 132, 260, 264, 270, 276, 278, 279

  3. Humanities and Fine Arts
    Select 2 courses, each from a different discipline (alpha course code).
    ARTS 102, 130, 211, 212
    CHIN 121, 122
    ENGL 201, 202, 203, 208, 211, 212, 220, 240, 245, 255, 256, 260, 266, 267, 270, 290
    FASH 230
    FREN 121, 122, 201, 202
    GRMN 121, 122, 201, 202
    HIST 150, 211, 212, 214, 220, 230, 235, 240, 250, 260, 271
    HUMS 125, 140, 160, 213, 214, 215
    JAPN 121, 122, 201, 202
    MUSC 199, 240, 241
    PHIL 151, 152, 153, 211, 212
    RELG 150, 211, 212, 241, 242, 250
    SIGN 160
    SPAN 121, 122, 201, 202
    THEA 110, 210

  4. Mathematics
    Select one course from Quantitative Reasoning, College Algebra or Statistics
    Quantitative Reasoning:
    MATH 119
    College Algebra:
    MATH 120, 121, 122, 126, 130, 141, 151, 152, 161, 162, 202, 253, 254, 260
    Statistics:
    STAT 170, 215

  5. Natural Sciences
    Select a total of 2 courses, each from a different discipline (alpha course code).  One of those courses must be a lab course. 
    Lab Courses:
    ASTR 201
    BIOL 120, 121, 125, 127, 128, 145, 201, 202, 204, 210, 229, 260, 265
    CHEM 135, 161, 162, 192, 262, 272
    GEOG 121, 220
    GEOL 221, 222, 230
    ISCI 121, 122, 131
    METM 190
    PHYS 120, 200, 221, 222, 251, 252
    Non-Lab Courses:
    BIOL 203, 270
    CHEM 125, 151, 152, 182, 251, 252
    PFHW 123

  6. Social Science
    Select a total of 2 courses, each from a different discipline (alpha course code).
    ANTH 270, 271, 275, 276
    CHDV 101
    CJUS 101, 102, 106, 255
    ECON 120, 201, 202, 213, 260
    EDUC 204, 220
    GEOG 120, 200, 202
    GERO 100
    MGMT 234
    POLS 120, 121, 201, 260, 270
    PSYC 200, 202, 203, 205, 221, 222, 250
    SOCL 120, 254, 255, 260
    SOWK 101
    SPCH 280

NOTE:  Students seeking an LCC associate degree must fulfill specific graduation requirements. See the LCC Catalog for additional details.

For further information and advising, contact an LCC academic advisor with the Academic Advising Center located in the Gannon Building Room 200 or by calling (517) 483-1904.

The following institutions are signatory to the Michigan Transfer Agreement:  All students are strongly encouraged to contact a representative at these institutions for more detailed information before transferring.

  • Alpena Community College

  • Bay de Noc Community College

  • Bay Mills Community College

  • Central Michigan University

  • Cleary University

  • College for Creative Studies

  • Davenport University

  • Delta College

  • Eastern Michigan University

  • Ferris State University

  • Glen Oaks Community College

  • Gogebic Community College

  • Grand Rapids Community College

  • Grand Valley State University

  • Henry Ford College

  • Jackson College

  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College

  • Kellogg Community College

  • Kirtland Community College

  • Lake Michigan College

  • Lake Superior State University

  • Lansing Community College

  • Macomb Community College

  • Michigan State University

  • Michigan Technological University

  • Mid Michigan Community College

  • Monroe County Community College

  • Montcalm Community College

  • Mott Community College

  • Muskegon Community College

  • North Central Michigan College

  • Northern Michigan University

  • Northwestern Michigan College

  • Oakland Community College

  • Oakland University

  • Sacred Heart Major Seminary

  • Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College

  • Saginaw Valley State University

  • Schoolcraft College

  • Siena Heights University

  • Southwestern Michigan College

  • St. Clair County Community College

  • University of Michigan

  • University of Michigan - Dearborn

  • University of Michigan - Flint

  • Washtenaw Community College

  • Wayne County Community College

  • Wayne State University

  • Western Michigan University

  • West Shore Community College

Transfer Opportunities at Lansing Community College

Academic Advising Center
Gannon Bldg, Room 212
Phone: (517) 483-1904
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