Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

General education courses are classes in addition to those within your major that are required to ensure fundamental skills and a well-rounded education. Completing as many of these courses as possible before transferring to Wayne State University is an important part of planning your educational journey.

The Michigan Transfer Agreement was designed to facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one institution to another. You may complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement as part of an associate degree or as a stand-alone package at a Michigan college; there is no limit to the amount of classes you may transfer to Wayne State. We strongly recommend that you fulfill your general education requirements through the Michigan Transfer Agreement before transferring in order to save time and money toward graduation.

Michigan Transfer Agreement requirements

To fulfill Michigan Transfer Agreement requirements, you must successfully complete at least 30 credits at a Michigan college or university in six defined areas with a grade of 2.0 (or C) or higher in each course. These areas are:

  • One course in English composition
  • A second course in English composition or one course in communication
  • One course in mathematics
  • Two courses in social sciences from different disciplines
  • Two courses in humanities and fine arts from different disciplines
  • Two courses in natural sciences (one lab science required) from two disciplines

All college, program, major and minor requirements must also be completed (at least 120 credits) in order to fulfill Michigan Transfer Agreement requirements.

Your college will provide detailed information, including approved courses, for completing the Michigan Transfer Agreement. We recommend that you review Wayne State University's transfer plans, consult with your current school's advisor about fulfilling Michigan Transfer Agreement requirements and request that your institution review your record to add the endorsement to your transcript.