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Michigan Transfer Agreement
(Effective Fall 2014: New Students without Previous Credits Earned at Delta College)

Note: Students will wish to consult with a Counselor/Advisor if they have been attending Delta College prior to Fall 2014 as you may still wish to follow the MACRAO Agreement. The MACRAO Agreement will be available for students currently following this agreement until summer 2019.


Students who complete the MACRAO agreement and have it noted on their official transcripts. It is expected that the receiving institution will honor the MACRAO if it is in the best interest of the student. It is advisable to consult with an admissions representative at your prospective transfer institution to ensure timely and efficient transfer and acceptance of all transfer credits.

What is the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)?

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) was designed to facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one institution to another. Students may complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement as part of an associate’s degree or as a stand-alone package at a Michigan community college.

How many courses must a student complete in order to earn the MTA at Delta College?

Students are required to complete at least one credit-bearing course at Delta College to be eligible. You may use transfer credits to complete the remainder of your MTA requirements. All courses used to satisfy the MTA must be completed with a minimum grade “C” (2.0). Delta College reserves the right to determine which courses will be evaluated for transfer and used to satisfy MTA requirements.

Are students required to complete an associate’s degree in order to satisfy the MTA?

No, students are not required to complete a degree in order to earn the MTA. Students who have earned an associate’s degree may later complete the MTA if desired.

Do students need to be enrolled at Delta College in order to earn the MTA?

No, students do not have to be currently enrolled to request an MTA evaluation. If all requirements are met after the evaluation, the MTA will be issued.

Minimum Requirements Needed to Fulfill the MTA

Students must successfully complete a minimum of thirty (30) credits from course work in six defined areas (see below) with at least a grade of “C” 2.0 in each course.


Distribution Areas:

  • One Course in English Composition (ENG) (Please consult with Counselor/Advisor or College Catalog pg. 332 for approved course options).
  • A Second Course in English Composition (ENG) OR one Course in Communications (COM) (Please consult with Counselor/Advisor or College Catalog pg. 332 for approved course options).
  • Two courses in Social Sciences; two disciplines (Please consult with Counselor/Advisor or College Catalog pg. 332 for approved course options).
  • Two courses in Humanities and Fine Arts from two disciplines excluding studio and performance classes (Please consult with Counselor/Advisor or College Catalog pg. 332 for approved course options).
  • Two Courses in Natural Science including one course with laboratory experience; two disciplines (Please consult with Counselor/Advisor or College Catalog pg. 332 for approved course options).
  • One course in Mathematics (Please consult with Counselor/Advisor or College Catalog pg. 332 for approved course options).

*Additional coursework may be required to satisfy the minimum thirty (30) credit hour requirement.
**For list of participating institutions and policy related to the MTA, please visit: Articulation Office or MACRAO.org.


Course Distribution Requirements


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