Michigan Transfer Agreements

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) (updated 4.2.2018) is a contract signed between all public four year institutions and community colleges within the state of Michigan that guarantees students up to 30 credits of transferable credits, primarily toward their general education requirements.

What is General Education?

“Why do I have to take these classes that don’t apply to my major?” is often the question students ask.

Where major requirements are intended to provide a student with a depth of knowledge in a specified field of study, general education requirements are intended to provide students with a breadth of knowledge. General education is crucial to developing students’ soft skills such as communication, writing, critical thinking and having a global understanding of the world around them.

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