Transfer Agreement



    SC4 is a member of the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), which simplifies the transfer of credit for SC4 students between community colleges, four-year public colleges, and some private colleges in Michigan. The agreement stipulates that 30 semester credit hours of 100-level and above, compatible, general course work will be granted smooth transferability to other participating Michigan colleges and universities. Credits will be awarded towards a student's general education requirements.

    Students who have attended other institutions who wish to have their credits transferred to SC4 can have their transcripts evaluated and recorded as meeting MTA requirements for SC4's associate of arts or science degrees, as long as their previous institution considered those courses to satisfy MTA at that school. In any case, the 30 credit hours of lower-level general education from the sending institution will be accepted as a block of 30 credit hours by SC4. Please note that not all 30 credits may meet program requirements for associate of applied arts and science (occupational) programs.

    For a list of colleges and universities that have signed the Michigan Transfer Agreement, click here.

    Students completing the following MTA requirements must request from the SC4 Enrollment Services office to have their transcript marked as "MTA Satisfied". This request can be made by emailing

    Upon meeting MTA criteria, the following notation will be posted to a student’s transcript (located at the end of the semester course detail in which MTA criteria was met):

    *****MTA Satisfied

      Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) Checklist


    Required Courses
    ENG 101 - English Composition I
    ENG 102 - English Composition II or SPC 101 - Speech Communication
    2 courses in Social Science from two disciplines
    2 courses in Humanities from two disciplines
    2 courses in Science, including one with laboratory experience, from two disciplines
    1 course from appropriate Mathematics pathway
    Range Total Credit Hours/Range Total Contact Hours = 30/30+ 

    Note: Students must earn a minimum 2.000 GPA in all MTA courses. Students whose completed MTA coursework meets the above criteria, but does not add up to 30 credits, must take additional MTA-approved coursework to meet the 30 credit minimum. If not already MTA-approved from a previous institution, students must complete one college credit at SC4 in order to have their transcript evaluated for MTA qualification.


    English/Communications - choose one course from each line below:

    • English 101 or 101H (Honors)
    • English 102 or 102H (Honors) or Speech 101 or 101H (Honors)

    Social Science - choose two courses (must be from two disciplines):

    • Anthropology (ANT)
    • Economics (BUS 221 or 222)
    • Geography (GEO 102, 233 only)
    • History (HIS 149, 150, 175, 190 only)
    • Political Science (PS)
    • Psychology (PSY)
    • Sociology (SOC)

    Humanities - choose two courses (must be from two disciplines):

    • Art (ART 120, 121, 122)
    • History (HIS 101, 102 only)
    • Literature (ENG 202 or higher)
    • Modern Language (FR, SP, GR)
    • Music (MUS 106, 110, 120, 123) 
    • Philosophy (PHL)
    • Theatre (THA 101, 105)

    Sciences - choose two courses from the science categories below; courses must be from two disciplines, and one must contain a laboratory:

        Biological Science

    • Biology (BIO)

        Physical Science

    • Astronomy (AST)
    • Chemistry (CHM)
    • Earth Science (GEO 101)
    • Geology (GLG)
    • Global Energy Resources (GEO 137)
    • Global Sustainability (GEO 175)
    • Meteorology (GEO 105)
    • Natural Resources (NTR 100)
    • Physical Science (PHS 101)
    • Physics (PHY)

    Mathematics - choose a mathematics course for your appropriate pathway:

    • Associate of Arts (AA) = MTH 104, MTH 120 or MTH 113 or higher
    • Associate of Science (AS) = MTH 113 or higher

    For assistance in choosing courses to fulfill MTA requirements for your planned program of study, schedule an appointment to meet with an academic advisor at (810) 989-5520.