Guides and agreements with Michigan and Non-Michigan institutions can be found below.
If you are considering transferring course work from another college or university,
you can review our transfer guides to prepare for a smooth transfer. Listed for your
review are the career path, admission requirements, application deadlines, and transfer
plan for many FSU majors. See how college courses from your institution transfer to
Ferris State's programs and majors by selecting your institution below.
All of the guides and agreements with Ferris, except for the College of Pharmacy and
Optometry, can be accessed below.
Transfer Guides and Agreements with Michigan Institutions
Transfer Guides and Agreements with Non-Michigan Institutions
Institutional Partnership Agreement
The Institutional Partnership Agreement builds upon and furthers the cooperation between
our community college partners and Ferris State University. The agreement was developed
as a collaborative effort between the two institutions and establishes guiding principles
for the community college and Ferris partnership and emphasizes our willingness to
work together to prepare students for successful careers, responsible citizenship,
and lifelong learning.
Programmatic Articulation Agreement
An Articulation Agreement is a formal cooperative signed document between two postsecondary
institutions. The articulation agreement outlines specific guidelines for a seamless
transfer from one institution to the other. The agreement also states specific criteria
that a student must complete in order to transfer courses from one institution to
the other. Students use articulation agreements to assure that the courses they
complete will not have to be repeated at the institution to which they are transferring.
Reverse Transfer Agreement
A reverse transfer agreement allows students to earn their associate degree from a
two-year college while beginning their bachelor's degree at Ferris State University.
Reverse transfer is a degree-completion opportunity for students who have started
their education at a community college and transfer to Ferris State University prior
to the completion of their associate degree. A reverse transfer agreement may allow
a student to reduce his/her time to degree and student debt.
FAX/Electronic Transcript Agreement
The Fax/Electronic Transcript Agreement allows the community college to send official
college transcripts to Ferris State University by e-mail, fax or possible other electronic
means. Official transcripts may also be sent to Ferris via postal mail. The agreement
allows Ferris State University to send official transcripts to the community college
by fax or postal mail. This agreement creates a streamlined and more efficient process
for sharing official transcripts between Ferris State University and community college
partners. Additionally, when applicable, this partnership will help both institutions
to identify and encourage applicable transfer students to earn an associate degree
from their transfer community college through the Reverse Transfer Agreement.