Transferring credits to WSU

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Transfer credit evaluation

While we will accept an unlimited number of transfer credits from four-year colleges, a maximum of 90 semester credits can be applied toward your Wayne State degree. We also accept credits from two-year colleges and will apply up to 64 semester credits toward your Wayne State degree. Some academic programs have additional restrictions; contact them individually for details.

Two to three weeks after you have been admitted to WSU, your official transfer credit evaluation will be complete. It can take more time if you have out-of-state or international transcripts. You can view your evaluation on Pipeline under the Student tab through STARS.

Transfer plans

MTA and MACRAO Agreements

Beginning in fall 2014, Wayne State’s participation in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) allows students to complete a specific 30-hour block of credits during community college that will satisfy WSU’s general education requirements.

Once you have the MTA endorsement on your Michigan community college transcript, you will be required to satisfy just one remaining general education course at WSU: a communications course or a second English composition course. Having all remaining general education requirements satisfied can save you considerable time and money. 

Meet with your community college advisor to review the MTA requirements, which include getting at least a 2.0 in each class in the block. Students who entered community college prior to fall 2014 will transfer credits under the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) agreement. You have until the end of August 2019 to complete MACRAO transcript evaluation at your community college. 

Under both programs, you must satisfy any school or college requirements that are specific to your program. For complete guidelines for both MTA and MACRAO, visit the Transfer Credit site.

AP, CLEP and IB credits

A maximum of 32 credit hours may be granted for any combination of AP, CLEP and IB tests.

AP – Advanced Placement
A complete brochure outlining available tests, scores and equivalencies

CLEP – College Level Examination Program
Available tests and equivalencies for each CLEP test

IB – International Baccalaureate