WHAT is the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)?
The MTA provides transferability of up to 30 semester credits to meet many of the General Education Requirements at participating Michigan four-year colleges and universities. Students may complete the requirements as part of the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees at GRCC or as a stand-alone package. Once the MTA requirements are met, the courses will transfer and be applied toward meeting the general education requirements at the four year college or university.
WHO is the MTA available for?
The MTA is available for students who started taking classes at GRCC in fall 2014 and forward. Students who were attending GRCC prior to fall 2014 should continue to work on fulfilling the MACRAO requirements included in the catalog of the year they started taking courses at GRCC.
*Students who started at GRCC prior to fall 2014 can change over to the MTA but will need guidance to find out if this is the best option for them.
HOW do I complete the MTA requirements?
MTA requirements are in the GRCC catalog and students should follow the requirements outlined in the catalog year that they started taking courses at GRCC.
HOW do I let the four year college or university know I completed the MTA requirements?
Four-year institutions will know that a student has met the MTA when it appears on their GRCC Official Transcript. In order to make sure that the MTA endorsement appears on your transcript, you need to submit this request to the Registrar's Office using the Graduation Application.
When a student has completed the MTA requirements as part of an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at GRCC, they should indicate that they are applying to graduate with both the appropriate Associates Degree and with the MTA on the Graduation Application. When students are completing the MTA as a stand along package, they should indicate MTA only.
WHERE do I go for more information or for help?
For more information about the MTA you can visit the Michigan Association for Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) webpage.
If you need assistance with course selection or deciding if the MTA is right for you, please schedule an appointment with the Academic Advising & Transfer Center by calling their office at (616) 234-3900.