Reorganization of Guides and agreements
We are in the process of reorganizing the Transfer guides and agreements. Our goal
is to have all of the guides and agreements for each Community College or other agreeing
institution on the page for that organization. While this is in progress finding what
you are looking for may take a little persistence. Currently the guides for the College
of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education & Human Services, and Health Professions are
completely moved. Pick the Community College and all of the agreements/guides that
have been moved will be displayed. When we are done Guides, Articulations, and other
Agreements for a particular Institution will be on their page.
All of the Institutions with agreements that have been moved are listed below.
Thank You for Your Patience.
The degrees and programs that have not been moved are here
College of Engineering Technology
College of Pharmacy
Michigan College of Optometry
If you are considering transferring course work from another college or university,
you can review our transfer guides to prepare for a smooth transfer. Listed for your
review are the career path, admission requirements, application deadlines, and transfer
plan for each FSU major. See how college courses at your institution transfer to Ferris
State's programs and majors.
Transfer Guides Michigan Institutions
Guides and Agreements with Non-Michigan Institutions
Institutional Partnership Agreement
The Institutional Partnership Agreement builds upon and furthers the cooperation between
our community college partners and Ferris State University. The agreement was developed
as a collaborative effort between the two institutions and establishes guiding principles
for the community college and Ferris partnership and emphasizes our willingness to
work together to prepare students for successful careers, responsible citizenship,
and lifelong learning.
Programmatic Articulation Agreement
An Articulation Agreement is a formal cooperative signed document between two postsecondary
institutions. The articulation agreement outlines specific guidelines for a seamless
transfer from one institution to the other. The agreement also states specific criteria
that a student must complete in order to transfer courses from one institution to
the other. Students use articulation agreements to assure that the courses they
complete will not have to be repeated at the institution to which they are transferring.
Reverse Transfer Agreement
A reverse transfer agreement allows students to earn their associate degree from a
two-year college while beginning their bachelor's degree at Ferris State University.
Reverse transfer is a degree-completion opportunity for students who have started
their education at a community college and transfer to Ferris State University prior
to the completion of their associate degree. A reverse transfer agreement may allow
a student to reduce his/her time to degree and student debt.
FAX/Electronic Transcript Agreement
The Fax/Electronic Transcript Agreement allows the community college to send official
college transcripts to Ferris State University by e-mail, fax or possible other electronic
means. Official transcripts may also be sent to Ferris via postal mail. The agreement
allows Ferris State University to send official transcripts to the community college
by fax or postal mail. This agreement creates a streamlined and more efficient process
for sharing official transcripts between Ferris State University and community college
partners. Additionally, when applicable, this partnership will help both institutions
to identify and encourage applicable transfer students to earn an associate degree
from their transfer community college through the Reverse Transfer Agreement.