Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Michigan Transfer Agreement

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

The Michigan Transfer Agreement is designed to facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from community colleges to public four-year colleges and universities within Michigan. Upon successful completion of the 30 required general education credits, a community college student is assured these 30 credits will be accepted by the four-year institution toward completion of the general education credits for their designated program.

Michigan Transfer Agreement FAQs

MTA Frequently Asked Questions for Students
Provided by the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (MACRAO)

Michigan Transfer Agreement Approved Courses

The following approved Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) courses have been identified as meeting the minimum requirements of the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). To fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement requirements students must successfully complete at a minimum 30 credits as delineated in each category, with at least a grade of 2.0 in each course.

Students can complete the MTA as part of an associate degree or to meet lower level general education requirements for transfer from one institution to another. Completion of the MTA does not mean a KVCC student has completed the requirements for a specific KVCC associate degree.

If a student transfers to KVCC, at least one college level credit-bearing course must be successfully completed at KVCC to meet residency requirements of the MTA. MTA satisfied will be posted to a student’s transcript only when the minimum MTA requirements have been met and as requested.

Minimum Requirements for Michigan Transfer Agreement

A total of thirty (30) credits as distributed from the categories listed must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or greater in each course. If a course is listed in more than one category it can only be used once.

One Course in English Composition (select one)Credit Hours
ENG 110 - College Writing 13
ENG 160 - College Writing and Research4
A Second Course in English Composition or Communications (select one)Credit Hours
ENG 111 - College Writing II: Literature3
COM 113 - Interpersonal Communication3
Two Courses in Social Sciences (select from two disciplines)Credit Hours
ECO 110 - Eco/Contemporary Social Issues3
ECO 201 - Macroeconomics3
ECO 202 - Microeconomics3
ECO 240 - International Economics3
GEO 102 - World Geography - Maps & Media3
HRY 102 - American History to 18773
HRY 103 - American History since 18653
HRY 104 - American History 1945 to present3
HRY 207 - History of Russia3
HRY 212 - History/American Civil War3
HRY 220 - History of Michigan3
PSI 100 - Introduction to Political Science3
PSI 101 - American Government3
PSI 102 - State and Local Government3
PSI 201 - International Relations3
PSI 202 - Comparative Government3
PSY 150 - Introductory Psychology3
PSY 160 - Human Growth and Development3
PSY 170 - Human Sexuality3
PSY 190 - Child Psychology3
PSY 240 - Applied Behavior Analysis4
PSY 250 - Abnormal Psychology3
SOC 102 - Principles of Sociology3
SOC 103 - Contemporary Social Problems3
SOC 170 - Introduction to Archaeology3
SOC 202 - Urban Sociology3
SOC 261 - Cultures of Latin America3
Two Courses in Humanities & Fine ArtsCredit Hours
(select from two disciplines excluding studio & performance classes)
ART 170 - Film Communication4
ART 220 - Art History I3
ART 221 - Art History II3
ENG 111 - College Writing II: Literature3
ENG 201 - English Literature I4
ENG 202 - English Literature II4
ENG 203 - American Lit: Beginnings/18654
ENG 204 - American Lit II: Civil War - Present4
ENG 205 - World Literature4
ENG 206 - Shakespeare4
ENG 207 - African American Literature4
ENG 208 - Queer Literature and Theory4
ENG 209 - Studies of the Novel4
ENG 210 - Studies in Poetry4
ENG 214 - Literary Interpretation4
ENG 216 - Detective Fiction4
ENG 217 - Science Fiction4
ENG 218 - American Voices4
ENG 219 - Short Stories4
ENG 220 - Creative Writing3
ENG 223 - Creative Non-Fiction4
ENG 230 - Women in Literature4
ENG 242 - Children's Literature4
ENG 244 - Literature for Adolescents4
FRL 101 - Elementary French I4
FRL 102 - Elementary French II4
FRL 103 - Elementary German I4
FRL 104 - Elementary German II4
FRL 105 - Elementary Spanish I4
FRL 106 - Elementary Spanish II4
FRL 107 - Elementary Russian I4
FRL 108 - Elementary Russian II4
FRL 160 - American Sign Language I4
FRL 161 - American Sign Language II4
FRL 201 - Intermediate French I4
FRL 203 - Intermediate German I4
FRL 205 - Intermediate Spanish I4
FRL 206 - Intermediate Spanish II4
HRY 100 - Early Western Civilization3
HRY 101 - Modern Western Civilization3
HRY 210 - History of the Far East3
HRY 251 - World History to 15003
HRY 252 - World History since 15003
HRY 260 - History of the Middle East3
HUM 101 - Modern Culture and the Arts4
HUM 120 - Honors Seminar: Writing/Cities3
HUM 130 - Language and Culture4
HUM 150 - Popular Culture Studies3
HUM 200 - Making Connections3
HUM 203 - A Study of Love3
HUM 205 - Mythology3
HUM 207 - Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Studies3
HUM 208 - New Testament Studies3
HUM 210 - China: Culture and History3
HUM 225 - The Arts in the Community3
MUS 101 - Music Appreciation3
MUS 102 - The History of Rock 'n' Roll3
PHI 100 - Great Ideas: In Search/Human3
PHI 106 - Critical Thinking3
PHI 201 - Introduction to Philosophy3
PHI 203 - Introduction to Logic3
PHI 204 - Symbolic Logic3
PHI 205 - Ethics3
PHI 209 - Comparative Religions3
PHI 210 - History of Christianity3
PHI 211 - Religion in America3
SOC 201 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
SOC 207 - Southern Africa/ Region Studies3
Two Course in Natural Sciences Including 1 with Laboratory ExperienceCredit Hours
(select from two disciplines)
BIO 100 - Fundamentals of Biology4
BIO 101 - Cellular Biology4
BIO 104 - Organismal Biology4
BIO 105 - Environmental Issues4
BIO 110 - Anatomy and Physiology4
BIO 120 - Ecology and Field Biology4
BIO 121 - Field Studies/ Environmental Biology4
BIO 130 - Microbiology4
CHM 100 - Fundamentals of Chemistry4
CHM 120 - General Chemistry I4
CHM 150 - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry4
GEO 110 - Physical Geology4
GEO 120 - Physical Geography4
PHY 100 - Fundamentals of Physics4
PHY 111 - College Physics I4
PHY 120 - Astronomy3
PHY 124 - Astronomy of the Solar System4
PHY 221 - Engineering Physics I5
One Course in Mathematics that Should Be Satisfied by an Entry LevelCredit Hours
College Course (select one)
Quantitative Reasoning
MATH 114 - Mathematical Ideas3
MATH 120 - Finite Math3
College Algebra
MATH 150 - College Algebra4
MATH 152 - Trigonometry3
MATH 156 - Precalculus/Trigonometry5
MATH 158 - Applied Calculus4
MATH 160 - Calculus 1 & Analytic Geometry5
MATH 162 - Calculus 2 & Analytic Geometry5
MATH 260 - Calculus 3 & Analytic Geometry5
MATH 264 - Differential Equations/Linear Algebra4
Statistics
MATH 220 - Probability and Statistics4