Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) Completion
You've completed your courses for the Michigan Transfer Agreement or are taking your final courses this semester? Great! To have this designation added to your transcript you need to apply.
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.
- One course in English Composition (ENG) (Please consult with Counselor/Advisor for approved course options).
- A second course in English Composition (ENG) OR one course in Communications (COM) (Please consult with Counselor/Advisor for approved course options).
- Two courses in Social Sciences (from two disciplines) (Please consult with Counselor/Advisor for approved course options).
- Two courses in Humanities and Fine Arts (from two disciplines excluding studio and performance classes) (Please consult with Counselor/Advisor for approved course options).
- Two courses in Natural Science including one course with laboratory experience (from two disciplines) (Please consult with Counselor/Advisor for approved course options).
- One course in Mathematics** (Please consult with Counselor/Advisor for approved course options).
*Additional coursework may be necessary to satisfy the minimum thirty (30) credit
**A mathematics course should be treated as an entry-level college course.
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can submit the MTA Request form during your last semester of MTA courses or after you've completed all of your required courses. Please note applying for graduation and applying for MTA are separate actions.
The Michigan Transfer Agreement replaced the MACRAO Agreement effective Fall 2014. For students who completed courses at Delta College prior to the Fall 2014 term, MACRAO can be noted on the student transcript if all requirements were completed prior to the FAll 2019 term.
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.