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LMC MACRAO Course Information

Many students come to Lake Michigan College to earn the first two years of their bachelor’s degree and plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.

By working with your Lake Michigan College academic advisor, you can plan an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or an Associate in Business Administration degree that will meet the general requirements for most four-year colleges and universities. Because courses in communications, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences are similar in colleges across the country, you can easily transfer these courses to in-state and out-ofstate schools.

MACRAO Transfer Agreement
Lake Michigan College is a participating member of the MACRAO Transfer Agreement. Many Michigan four-year colleges and universities have agreed to a statewide transfer agreement proposed by the Michigan Association for Collegiate Registrar and Admissions Officers (MACRAO).

The MACRAO Transfer Agreement was created to simplify your transfer from one institution to another. The agreement stipulates that 30-semesters credit hours of 100-level-and-above, compatible, general course work will be granted smooth transferability to participating universities; these credits will be applied toward your general education requirements.

The MACRAO agreement only addresses general studies requirements. Any major and minor requirements and proficiency required of you are determined by each individual four-year school.

MACRAO Agreement Satisfied Notation
When you graduate from Lake Michigan College with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in Business Administration degree, or MACRAO certificate, your transcript will have the notation “MACRAO Agreement Satisfied.”

If you have not received one of these associate’s degrees but have completed the MACRAO agreement, you can have this notation placed on your transcript but you must contact the Records Office.

A. English 101 and English 102 or 103 - 6 credits

B. Natural Science - 8 credits

  • Biology 101, 108, 111, 112, 204, 205, 206, 210, 212
  • Chemistry 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 111, 112, 203, 204
  • Physical Science 101, 104
  • Physics 101, 102, 104, 201, 202
  • Mathematics 122, 128, 130, 135, 151, 201 202, 216, 252, or BUSA 216A
  • At least one course must be a laboratory course. Courses must be taken in more than one academic discipline.

C. Social Science - 8-9 credits

  • Business Administration (Economics) 203, 204
  • Geography 100, 101, 102
  • History 101, 102, 201, 202, 204, 207, 208, 209, 210
  • Political Science 101, 102, 202, 203, 204, 250, 260
  • Psychology 201, 203, 204, 205 206, 231, 250
  • Sociology 101, 201, 202, 204, 205, 210, 250
    Courses must be taken in more than one academic discipline

D. Humanities - 8-9 credits

  • Art 101, 102, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204
  • English 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 208, 209, 211, 214, 215, 216, 217, 220
  • Foreign Language* 101-202, 211, 212, 221, 222, 251 (not FORL 123, or 124)
  • Humanities 105, 201, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 221, 294
  • Music 109, 187, 213, 214
  • Philosophy 101, 102, 215, 250
  • Communication 101
  • Drama 201
    * Foreign Language requirements for individual baccalaureate degree programs will be the prerogative of the four-year college. Courses must be taken in more than one discipline.
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