Transferring Credits

Our University is an ideal institution for students who want to complete or further their education. Ferris partners with many community colleges to offer programs that allow students to take both Ferris and community college courses to complete a degree.

In general…

  • If you are transferring with an associate or higher-level degree from a regionally accredited college, your combined cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 grading scale) to be eligible for general admissions.
  • If you are transferring with 48 or more college semester credit hours completed, your combined cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 grading scale) to be eligible for general admission to the University.
  • If you are transferring with 12 to 47 college semester hours completed, your combined cumulative college GPA must be 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 grading scale) to be eligible for general admission to the University.
  • If you are transferring with fewer than 12 college semester hours completed, your admission to the University will be based on your high school academic record.

The number of credits completed and GPA for admission to a specific degree program may differ from the above.

General Education MACRAO Stamp

The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) has developed a process for transferring general education credits from state community colleges. Transcripts that have this stamp show that lower-division general education requirements have been met. What this means is that if you have the MACRAO stamp, an associate degree, or both, you need only complete the upper-level general education coursework. Your advisor will review your transcripts and guide you in selecting your courses so that you will not have to retake courses that you already completed.

Ferris' full policy on transferring general education credits can be found here.