Wayne Advantage-Macomb

Be a Wayne State and Macomb Community College student at the same time

Wayne Advantage-Macomb allows you to take classes at both Macomb Community College (MCC) and Wayne State University (WSU), preparing you to pursue a bachelor's at WSU while completing your associate degree at Macomb. As a Wayne Advantage-Macomb student, you are admitted to Wayne State, which means you can take courses at MCC, WSU or both institutions in the same semester. You must meet Wayne State and Macomb Community College admissions requirements to enter the program. You must opt into WA-Macomb. Please follow the steps below to opt in.

Note: Before enrolling in courses at Macomb Community College, Wayne State students must confirm that they are part of the Wayne Advantage-Macomb program. If you do not opt in prior to the term deadline, Wayne State cannot process any financial aid for Macomb courses. This includes the scholarship proration policy. Email wayneadvantage@wayne.edu to confirm you are part of this program. Opt In Here!

What's the Wayne Advantage?

You'll enjoy all the benefits that come with being admitted to Wayne State and attending a major urban research university, including:

  • Access to Wayne State's libraries.
  • A multipurpose WSU OneCard.
  • Access to the Academic Success Center and Career Services.
  • Comprehensive academic advising.
  • WSU events and student organizations.
  • Study abroad opportunities.

How to apply

  • Apply to Wayne State.
  • Apply to Macomb Community College
  • After you are admitted, login to your appstatus page and select the Wayne Advantage program. Enter your Macomb ID and indicate you want to be in the Wayne Advantage-Macomb program.
  • You must register at either WSU or Macomb before the final day of registration for the full-term semester to retain your place in the program. 

How to Opt-In?

If you are already taking classes or admitted to WSU, you can join the program by logging in with your Access ID and password. Opt-in now!

The deadline for opting-in/out is:

  • Spring/Summer - May 5, 2022
  • Fall - August 27, 2022
  • Winter - January 8, 2023

Macomb courses

How to Register at Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College - Class Offerings & Catalogs

Finding transferrable courses

Transfer plans - Transfer Credit - Wayne State University

Rules and Regulations: 

  • When can I participate in Wayne Advantage-Macomb?
    The program is open to any student who meets Wayne State's admission requirements, remains in good standing and wants to take classes at both WSU and Macomb at some point during their college career.  You can apply up to one month before the start of a Wayne State semester.
    Has it been a while since you opted in or enrolled at Macomb? Please confirm you are still in WA-Macomb by emailing wayneadvantage@wayne.edu.
  • Do I have to take classes at both schools every term?
    No. You can take classes at either school at any time.  You must be enrolled at either WSU or MCC or both on the first day of the semester, otherwise, you will be opted out of the Wayne Advantage-Macomb program. This does not apply to the Spring/Summer semester. 
    Has it been awhile since you opted in or enrolled at Macomb? Please confirm you are still in WA-Macomb by emailing wayneadvantage@wayne.edu
  • Am I a Wayne State student or a Macomb student?
    You are both and can use the resources on both campuses.
  • Can I receive a scholarship?
    You may apply for scholarships offered by WSU and MCC. Scholarships awarded by one institution may only be applied to tuition, fees and other expenses at the institution that made the award. Freshmen students awarded a scholarship at Wayne State must be full-time at Wayne State in their first semester to receive the scholarship. After your first semester, you may receive an award proportional to your enrollment at WSU. If you are admitted as a transfer student, you may receive an award proportional to your enrollment at WSU.  To retain your scholarship, you must complete the required number of credit hours. More information about both freshman and transfer scholarships is available on our Scholarships page.
  • Is there an application fee?
    Yes. There is a $25 fee for all students applying to Wayne State.
  • How do I apply for financial aid if I take classes at both institutions?
    When you enroll in WA-Macomb Your financial aid will be processed, awarded and distributed by Wayne State. This occurs regardless of where you enroll. For students who are enrolled at both Macomb and WSU in a given term, financial aid will be calculated based on your combined credit hours. Non-transferrable courses will not be considered for financial aid. Questions regarding financial aid can be directed to the Wayne State Financial Aid Office at 313-577-2100.

    **Wayne State no longer requires you to complete the Wayne Advantage request form. 

    IMPORTANT: For students that receive the Wayne Access Grant, it is not recommended to enroll in Wayne Advantage-Macomb.

    • Will financial aid cover all my classes?
      Your financial aid at WSU may reimburse you for courses taken at Macomb that count toward your degree program at WSU.  Financial Aid will be disbursed to Wayne State courses FIRST and on the Wayne State schedule.  If you have an overage, you may receive a refund.  Classes outside of your degree requirements and those that do not transfer to WSU will not be considered when aid eligibility is calculated.  You must be opted into Wayne Advantage-Macomb for the term you are trying to receive financial aid in.  Please see opt-in/opt-out deadlines.  For scholarship questions, please read the "Can I receive a scholarship?" FAQ. 
    • If I participate in Wayne Advantage-Macomb, will all of my courses transfer?
      Only those courses deemed transferable by Wayne State will transfer. View the transfer equivalency table and transfer plans for Macomb Community College to find out which credits will transfer. If you need more information or answers to specific questions, contact Doug Peacock at 313-577-3143 or doug.peacock@wayne.edu.
    • How many credits will transfer?

      All college-level classes from regionally accredited colleges with a grade of 2.0 (C) or above will transfer. There are no specific limits to the number of transfer credits. However, each academic program has specific requirements that must be satisfied which help determine the best number of credits to transfer. See academic advisor or transfer advisor for more information.

    • Are there any students who are not eligible for Wayne Advantage-Macomb?
      Yes, if you fall in any of these categories, you are ineligible for the program: 
      • International students on F-1 or J-1 visas
      • Some club sport participants, if the governing body prohibits concurrent enrollment participation (check with your club to determine your status)
      • TIP Phase I students
      • Graduate and Post-Bachelor's students. When you graduate you will be opted out.
    • Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)
      Wayne State accepts the Michigan Transfer Agreement to fulfill the general education core. If you are eligible, you must submit the MTA endorsement on official Macomb transcripts. Please fill out the MTA request form and send to Macomb Community College.

      MTA Designation Request
      Send transcript with the MTA endorsement to: 

      Wayne State University Transfer Credit Evaluation P.O. Box 02759 Detroit, MI 48202-0759

    • What about placement tests?
      Students are required to take appropriate placement tests at Macomb and Wayne State. Placement tests do not transfer to either institution. If you are transferring to Wayne State, make sure that we receive all of your updated transcripts. Transfer credits may waive some placement tests. Please review Wayne State Placement Testing policies for students with transfer credits. 

      It is recommended that Wayne State students who want to attend Macomb meet with a Macomb advisor. Email askanadvisor@macomb.edu for more details, and expect to provide a copy of your Wayne State transcripts to determine if/what placement tests are required at Macomb.

      Macomb Placement test requirements
    • Orientation
      Wayne State recommends registering for Orientation prior to the term you take your first Wayne State course. Visit orientation.wayne.edu for more details. All new Macomb students are required to attend Macomb Orientation.

Contact us

Have more questions? Please contact Doug Peacock, Wayne Advantage coordinator,

Doug Peacock, Wayne Advantage coordinator
313-577-3143 | wayneadvantage@wayne.edu
Virtual Appointment

University Advising Center
1600 Undergraduate Library
5155 Gullen Mall