Sep 15, 2019  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 

The Undergraduate Experience - Transfer Information

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Transfer Student Information

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Community College Relations

Pat Cygnar, Director

Trish Molloy

Address: 229 Rackham Building
Phone: 734.487.6577
Web site:

The Office of Community College Relations works collaboratively with the faculty and staff of EMU and  community colleges to enhance the educational transition process for community college students. Our purpose is to promote a seamless transfer process that minimizes the loss of academic credit and time in obtaining a bachelor’s degree. Many EMU academic programs have signed program articulation agreements with community colleges, that ensure the transfer of credit from an associate degree program to a bachelor’s degree program. Students who use an articulation agreement may receive credit for courses or blocks of courses that do not transfer outside of the agreement. The agreement also provides a curriculum guide that, makes it easier to select courses that satisfy the program and institutional requirements at both schools. Community college students should check with their counselor or program adviser about the availability of articulation agreements, or visit the CCR web site (

CCR activities include:

  • Facilitating the development of program articulation agreements;

  • Facilitating collaborative arrangements with community colleges (such as faculty meetings and professional workshops, joint promotion of articulated programs and joint sponsorship of student activities);

  • Maintaining and updating articulation agreements;

  • Maintaining a web site with articulation curriculum guides and information on the status of articulation agreements;

  • Providing support to community college faculty and staff regarding transfer student issues including articulation and transfer equivalency;

  • Working with the EMU Transfer Services to facilitate course credit equivalency for transfer students;

  • Providing articulation information to the EMU Advising Centers;

  • Collaborating with the Admissions Office in sponsoring Community College transfers events and activities;

Please also refer to the transfer website for more details on transferring to EMU.

The MACRAO Agreement

Eastern Michigan University is a signer of the MACRAO (Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) agreement. The purpose of this agreement is to ensure that students who complete a specified distribution of general education courses at a Michigan community college will have satisfied all or most of the general education requirements at signatory four-year colleges. Eastern Michigan University accepts the MACRAO agreement with the following provision:

Students who have been certified by a signatory community college as having satisfied the general education requirements of the MACRAO agreement will be required to fulfill only the three additional requirements now a part of Eastern Michigan University’s general education requirements: a quantitative reasoning course (unless waived by ACT or SAT scores), a U.S. diversity or global awareness course, and a learning beyond the classroom experience or course. This agreement applies only to general education and does not exempt community college students from meeting all curriculum and graduation requirements.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements between Eastern Michigan University and certain two-year colleges allow students to complete an associate degree and transfer into a related bachelor’s degree program with minimum duplication of coursework and loss of credit. Articulation agreements list the courses that will transfer to Eastern Michigan University and show how they fulfill requirements toward completion of the bachelor’s degree program. Articulation Agreement Guides are available online at

To see a complete list of current colleges with program articulation agreements with EMU, please click here.

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