This agreement will be replaced by the new Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), which will take effect for students entering Fall 2014 or later.  Students who started prior to Fall 2014 will be able to complete the existing MACRAO Transfer Agreement through Summer 2019, or they may complete the MTA requirements.


Effective Fall Semester 2013 through Summer 2019

The MACRAO Transfer Agreement is designed to facilitate transfer from community colleges to baccalaureate colleges and universities.  It provides for transferability of up to 30 semester credits to meet many (in some cases all) of the General Education Requirements at participating Michigan four year colleges and universities.  Students may complete the MACRAO Transfer Agreement as part of an associate degree or as a stand-alone package. Completion of the MACRAO Transfer Agreement does not necessarily mean that a student has completed the requirement for a specific Lansing Community College associate degree.   At least one credit-bearing course must be earned in attendance at Lansing Community College.

When the coursework and residency requirements for meeting the MACRAO Transfer Agreement have been completed, it is the student's responsibility to request that the statement 'MACRAO Agreement Satisfied' be posted on their LCC transcript by completing a MACRAO-CORE AUDIT request in the Academic Advising Center. The completed form will be submitted to and processed by Enrollment Services.

Effective Fall 2013 through Summer 2019, the following establishes the approved list of LCC courses under the four major distribution requirements for the MACRAO Transfer Agreement. A course can be used to satisfy only one category even though it may appear in more than one category. Only courses in which at least a 2.0 is received may be applied to this agreement.

A course that is transferred to LCC from another college or university and is not equivalent to a specific LCC course may be used to satisfy MACRAO if it is a general education course, fits into one of the MACRAO areas, and meets LCC's MACRAO Guidelines.  To have such a course considered for MACRAO, a student must obtain documentation about the course from the school where it was completed, and submit the documentation to the Enrollment Services Office.

The basic two-year requirements are:
  • English Composition

    English Composition (minimum of 6 semester credit hours)
    Select one (1) course from each group:

    1. 1. WRIT 121 or WRIT 131
    2. 2. WRIT 122 or ENGL 122 or WRIT 132 or ENGL 132

    A student with a waiver for WRIT 121 indicated on their record must complete a second course from the 200-level offerings in WRIT or ENGL. Waiver of WRIT 121 should be printed on the student's transcript.

    NOTE: Areas below contain 2, 3, 4 and 5 semester credit hours, which may necessitate taking more than two courses to reach the 8 semester credit hour minimum.

    NOTES

    Not all Michigan colleges and universities participate in the MACRAO Transfer Agreement; some participate fully and others participate with various limitations and/or provisions (provisos).  Students are advised to review specific transfer guides when available and meet with an advisor.

    Students seeking an LCC associate degree must fulfill specific graduation requirements. See Graduation Requirements, Certificates and Degrees for additional details.

    For further information and advising, contact an LCC academic advisor with
    the Academic Advising Center located in the StarZone in the Gannon Building or by calling 517-483-1904.

  • Science and Mathematics

    Science and Mathematics (minimum of 8 semester credit hours) Choose courses in at least two (2) subject areas, with a minimum of one laboratory science course. If lab CHEM 161 or BIOL 204 is used to fulfill this area, then an additional Science course, other than CHEM 161 or BIOL 204, must be taken.

    Non-Lab Courses:
    • BIOL 203
    • CHEM 120,125,151
    • MATH 112,118,119,120,121,122,126,130,141,151,152,161,162,201,202
    • PFHW 123
    • STAT 170,215
    Lab Courses:
    • ASTR 201
    • BIOL 120,121,125,127,128,145,201,202,204,210,229,260,265
    • CHEM 135,161
    • GEOG 121,220
    • GEOL 221,222,230
    • ISCI 121,122,131
    • METM 190
    • PHYS 120,221,251
    NOTES

    Not all Michigan colleges and universities participate in the MACRAO Transfer Agreement; some participate fully and others participate with various limitations and/or provisions (provisos).  Students are advised to review specific transfer guides when available and meet with an advisor.

    Students seeking an LCC associate degree must fulfill specific graduation requirements. See Graduation Requirements, Certificates and Degrees for additional details.

    For further information and advising, contact an LCC academic advisor with
    the Academic Advising Center located in the StarZone in the Gannon Building or by calling 517-483-1904.

  • Social Science

    Social Science (minimum of 8 semester credit hours)
    Choose courses in at least two (2) subject areas.
    * ECON 213 may be used to satisfy either Social Science or Humanities.

    • ANTH 270
    • CHDV 101
    • CJUS 101,102,106,255
    • ECON 120,201,202,213*,260
    • EDUC 204
    • GEOG 120,200,202
    • GERO 100
    • MGMT 234
    • POLS 120,121,201,260,270
    • PSYC 200,202,203,205,221,250
    • SOCL 120,254,255,260
    • SOWK 101
    • SPCH 280
    NOTES

    Not all Michigan colleges and universities participate in the MACRAO Transfer Agreement; some participate fully and others participate with various limitations and/or provisions (provisos).  Students are advised to review specific transfer guides when available and meet with an advisor.

    Students seeking an LCC associate degree must fulfill specific graduation requirements. See Graduation Requirements, Certificates and Degrees for additional details.

    For further information and advising, contact an LCC academic advisor with
    the Academic Advising Center located in the StarZone in the Gannon Building or by calling 517-483-1904.

  • Humanities

    Humanities (minimum of 8 semester credit hours)
    Take one (1) of the following combinations:

    • ARTS 211 & 212; ENGL 211 & 212; HIST 211 & 212 or 214;
      HUMS 213 & 214; PHIL 211 & 212; RELG 211 & 212

    - OR -

    Take courses in at least two (2) of the following areas:
    * ECON 213 may be used to satisfy either Social Science or Humanities.

    • ARTS 102,103,130,131,132,211,212
    • CHIN 121,122
    • ECON 213*
    • ENGL 201,202,203,208,211,212,255,256,260,266,267,270,290
    • FREN 121,122,201,202
    • GRMN 121,122,201,202
    • HIST 150,211,212,214,220,230,240,250,260
    • HUMS 125,140,160,213,214,215
    • JAPN 121,122,201
    • MUSC 199,240,241
    • PHIL 151,152,153,211,212
    • RELG 150,211,212,241,242,250
    • SPAN 121,122,201,202
    • SPCH 130
    • THEA 110,210
    NOTES

    Not all Michigan colleges and universities participate in the MACRAO Transfer Agreement; some participate fully and others participate with various limitations and/or provisions (provisos).  Students are advised to review specific transfer guides when available and meet with an advisor.

    Students seeking an LCC associate degree must fulfill specific graduation requirements. See Graduation Requirements, Certificates and Degrees for additional details.

    For further information and advising, contact an LCC academic advisor with
    the Academic Advising Center located in the StarZone in the Gannon Building or by calling 517-483-1904.

 

The following 4-year institutions are signatory to the MACRAO Transfer Agreement: All students are strongly encouraged to contact a representative at these institutions for more detailed information before transferring.

Adrian College
* Albion College
* Aquinas 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

* Madonna University
* Marygrove College
* Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
* Northern Michigan University
* Northwood University
* Oakland University
Olivet College
* Rochester College
* Sacred Heart Major Seminary
* Saginaw Valley State University
* Siena Heights University
* Spring Arbor University
* Wayne State University
Western Michigan University

 

* Some limitations may apply. For current MACRAO Transfer Agreement information including individual provisions, limitations, and exceptions to the Transfer Agreement, visit the MACRAO website annually.