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MACRAO Agreement

One main area of focus for transfer students is General Education Requirements. These are classes in addition to courses within your major that are required to ensure fundamental skills and a well-rounded education. The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (MACRAO) Transfer Agreement was designed to facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one institution to another. 

Note: The MACRAO agreement has been revised to the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and new students are encouraged to follow MTA. However, students who started at a community college before the fall of 2014 will have until the end of August 2019 to have their transcripts evaluated by a community college for the MACRAO agreement. 

MACRAO Transfer Agreement Requirements

Students must complete at least 30 credits of the following general education requirement distributions with a minimum of 2.0 in each course:

  • English Composition (6 credit hours)
  • Science and Math (8 credit hours) - Courses must be taken from a minimum of two subject areas and at least one science course must include a laboratory.
  • Social Science (8 credit hours) - Courses must be taken from a minimum of two subject areas.
  • Humanities (8 credit hours) - Courses must be taken from a minimum of two subject areas.

Students who earn one of the following Michigan associate's degrees will fulfill the MACRAO Transfer Agreement requirements at WSU:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Baccalaureate Studies
  • Associate of Liberal Arts

All college, program, major and minor requirements must also be completed (at least 120 credits) for students who are MACRAO satisfied.