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MACRAO Transfer Agreement

The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers [MACRAO] Transfer Agreement is designed to facilitate transfer from community colleges to baccalaureate colleges and universities.

MACRAO satisfies Grand Valley's General Education Foundations, Writing 150 and one Supplemental Writing Skills course. Students transferring with a MACRAO are still required to demonstrate proficiency in mathematics (MTH 110), fulfill the junior-level writing requirement (a satisfactory score on the junior-level assesment essay or a grade of C or better in WRT 305), and complete one SWS course in the major or division as part of Grand Valley`s Basic Skills requirements. In addition, they must also fulfill the two-course Cultural Emphasis requirement, and one three-course Theme within the General Education Program.

Students should complete a MACRAO Audit at community college in order to get the MACRAO STAMP on the official transcript. Students are responsible for ordering official transcripts after completing courses at community college.


The following schools participate in the MACRAO Transfer Agreement:

Community Colleges    Senior Institutions        
Alpena CC
Bay de Noc CC
Bay Mills CC
Delta College
Glen Oaks CC
Gogebic CC
Grand Rapids CC
Henry Ford CC
Jackson CC
Kellogg CC
Kirtland CC
Lake Michigan College
Lansing CC
Macomb CC
Mid Michigan CC
Monroe County CC
Montcalm CC
Mott CC
Muskegon CC
North Central MC
Northwestern MC
Oakland CC
St. Clair County CC
Schoolcraft College
Southwestern MC
Washtenaw CC
Wayne County CC
West Shore
Adrian College*
Albion College
Baker College
Calvin College*
Central Michigan University
Cleary University
Concordia University*
Davenport University
Eastern Michigan University*
Ferris State University*
Finlandia University*
Grand Valley State University*
Lake Superior State University
Lawrence Tech. University*
Madonna University*
Marygrove College
Michigan State University*
Michigan Tech. University*
Northern Michigan University*
Northwood University
Oakland University*
Olivet College
Rochester College
Saginaw Valley State University*
Saint Mary’s College
Siena Heights University*
Spring Arbor University
Western Michigan University

*Senior institutions with limitations or exceptions to the MACRAO Transfer Agreement. Check with your Community College advisor/counselor and an admissions representative from the senior institution to learn more about these limitations or exceptions before you transfer.
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