Ferris State University participates in the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (MACRAO) Transfer Agreement.
The MACRAO Transfer Agreement is designed to facilitate transfer from community colleges
to baccalaureate colleges and universities. It provides for transferability of up
to 30 semester credits to meet many (and in some cases all) of the General Education
Requirements at participating Michigan four-year colleges and universities. Students
may complete the MACRAO Transfer Agreement as part of an associate degree or as a
Once the specified set of courses is completed, the courses will transfer and be applied toward meeting the general education requirements at the 4-year college or university.
A minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework must be taken at one of Michigan’s participating community colleges. The courses needed to satisfy the MACRAO requirements are as follows:
When coursework requirements for meeting the MACRAO Transfer Agreement have been completed, the student may request that their transcript be posted "MACRAO Transfer Agreement Satisfied."
Prior to enrolling in courses, it is HIGHLY recommended that students:
In 2012 the Michigan legislature included boilerplate language in the community college appropriations bill that focused on improving the transferability of core college courses by revising the current Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (MACRAO) agreement.
Students who started college prior to fall 2014 will be able to complete the existing MACRAO Agreement until the end of the Summer 2019. Irrespective of time, if a student has a “MACRAO Satisfied” endorsement previously placed on their transcript, Ferris will still honor it in the best interest of the student.
College of Arts & Sciences 231-591-3660
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College of Optometry 231-591-3703
Kendall College of Art & Design 800-676-2787
Information was retrieved from http://www.macrao.org/Publications/MACRAOAgreement.asp on 5/18/14.