Ferris State University - Statewide & Online: New Student Information Pad - page 7

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Which one are you… a consortium student or a transfer student?
If you aren’t sure or are confused about how your community college credits transfer,
talk to your academic advisor.
TRANSFER STUDENTS
are students who apply for entrance into degree programs at Ferris State
University and whose course work from other institutions is subject to institutional and/or program
transfer guidelines. Transfer of credits requires a minimum of C grade to receive institutional and/or
program transfer credit.
CONSORTIUM STUDENTS
are students who are obtaining a Ferris degree by earning a portion of
their credits from a community college. A Consortium Agreement exists between the community
college and with Ferris State University. Once students are admitted to an approved off-campus
program for which Ferris State University has a consortium agreement, they become Ferris State
University Consortium students. Consortium Students receive Ferris State University advising, benefit
from taking approved/articulated Ferris State University courses, have Ferris State University as
their financial aid provider, yet pay tuition to the local community college at the community college
rate. The completion of the Consortium Form is the way students communicate to the Financial Aid
Office, on a semester basis, that they are taking community college courses which apply to their
Ferris degree. All grades for advisor approved/articulated consortium courses and for which students
may receive financial aid from Ferris State University will be accepted by and reported to Ferris State
University. University and academic program grade requirements supersede whether or not approved
courses fulfill academic requirements.
If you’re a consortium student, there is a new policy that applies to you:
Ferris Consortium Transfer Policy
Once admitted into a statewide or online aid-eligible off-campus/consortium program and each
semester an approved consortium form is on file, transfer credits will be processed under the transfer
consortium policy as long as Ferris is the financial aid provider or the student is not receiving any
financial aid. The consortium transfer policy states that FSU-approved, articulated courses at a
community college be subject to the same set of academic and reporting standards as on-campus
students. All FSU-approved courses taken by consortium students will be accepted by the University,
regardless of grade, and will be used for federal financial aid reporting and potential fulfillment
of academic degree requirements. Whether or not the approved courses fulfill academic program
requirements is dependent on University and academic program standards.
For more information, go to:
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