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You won't just save money by spending your first two years at Lake Michigan College. Community college students are well-prepared for college life, and do very well academically compared to their peers who start out at four-year institutions. 

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) facilitates the transfer of students from community colleges to four-year colleges and universities in Michigan. By carefully choosing courses, students may obtain an associate degree from LMC and complete the MTA; however, students do not need to obtain a degree in order to earn the MTA designation. Students who would like to request the "Michigan Transfer Agreement Satisfied" statement on their transcript should contact the Records Office for an MTA evaluation.

NOTE: students who completed MACRAO eligible coursework prior to fall 2019 may still receive the MACRAO endorsement.  Check with your transfer school to be sure they will accept the MACRAO endorsement.

Course Requirements

To fulfill the MTA requirements, students must complete at least 30 credits, with at least a "C" (2.00) grade in each course. At least one college-level course must be completed at LMC. All credits will be certified by the LMC Records Office according to the following distribution:

English/Communications

Must take at least two (2) courses

  • English 101 or Honors 250 and any one of the following courses: English 102; Honors 251; or Communications 101, 102, 215

Mathematics

Must take at least one (1) course:

  • Mathematics 123, 128, 129, 130, 135, 151, 201, 202, 216, 252; Business Administration 216; Honors 150

Natural Sciences

Must take at least two (2) courses from at least two (2) academic disciplines (all Natural Science courses offered at LMC have the required laboratory component):

  • Agriculture 110
  • Biology 101, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112,120, 204, 205, 206, 210, 212; Honors 101, 111, 112
  • Chemistry 101, 102, 104, 111, 112, 203, 204
  • Physical Science 101, 104, 205
  • Physics 101, 102, 104, 201, 202 

Social Sciences

Must take at least two (2) courses from at least two (2) academic disciplines:

  • Business Administration (Economics) 200, 203, 204
  • Geography  100,101, 102
  • History 101, 102, 201, 202, 204, 205, 207, 209, 210; Honors 214, 215
  • Political Science 101, 102, 202, 203, 204, 250, 260; Honors 141, 143
  • Psychology 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 230, 231, 250; Honors 121, 203, 231
  • Sociology 101, 201, 202, 204, 205, 210, 250; Honors 130, 209

Humanities/Fine Arts

Must take at least two (2) courses from at least two (2) academic disciplines (Studio or performances courses do not fulfill MTA requirements and are not listed below.):

  • Art 101, 102, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204
  • English 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 208, 209, 210, 211, 214, 215, 216, 217, 220; Honors 204, 208, 256, 258
  • Foreign Language 101-202 (excluding FORL 123, 124), 211, 212, 221, 222, 251; Honors 122, 195, 196
  • Humanities 105, 201, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 221,294
  • Music 109, 187, 213, 214
  • Philosophy 101, 102, 215, 250; Honors 171, 175
  • Drama 201

Lake Michigan College has the following transfer articulation agreements in place with the universities listed below.

Siena Heights University

 

LMC's Academic Advisors can help you make sure that all your hard work here will get you credit at your new college or university. Make an appointment and go over your plan with an advisor.

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