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Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Ferris State University participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and is both a sending and receiving institution. This agreement facilitates the transfer of general education requirements from one Michigan institution to another. Students may complete the MTA as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone package. The MTA consists of a minimum of 30 general education credit hours as identified by the college or university. Students should meet with their advisor to ensure that they are selecting classes that meet MTA and program requirements.

Students who have earned the MTA will have met a 30-hour block of lower-level general education courses. The MTA does not exempt students from completing program specific prerequisites or higher-level general education course requirements. Students should contact their advisor regarding classes that meet the MTA and program requirements.

Students should meet with their Ferris advisor to determine how the MTA impacts their degree. Students eligible for reverse transfer who have met the MTA guidelines may request the MTA satisfied notation from their prior institution.

Ferris students pursuing the MTA at Ferris should complete the MTA Certification Request MTA Certification Request Form and email it to the Registrar’s Office to request an MTA audit. Transcripts for Ferris students that meet the MTA will be updated to include the “MTA Satisfied” notation.

Details about general education requirements met through the MTA may be found on our Transfer Procedures page.

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