Community College Transfer Students

Ferris State UniversityThe Transfer Services Center provides many resources to university and community college students who wish to transfer to Ferris State University. Please click on the links to the left for more information or read below to learn more about our services.

Transfer Guides
Through collaborative partnerships with community colleges, Ferris State University has established program transfer guides to help students transfer smoothly from their community colleges to FSU. Students utilize a transfer guide when they plan on transferring from one institution to another. Students follow the transfer guide to take specific classes that will fulfill degree requirements at both of the postsecondary institutions.

Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (MACRAO) Transfer Agreement
Ferris State is a member of the MACRAO Michigan College Transfer Network and adheres to the MACRAO Transfer Agreement. The MACRAO Transfer Agreement is designed to facilitate transfer from community colleges to baccalaureate colleges and universities. It provides transferability of up to 30 semester credits to meet many (and in some cases all) of the General Education requirements at participating Michigan four-year colleges and universities. Students may complete the MACRAO Transfer Agreement as part of an associate degree or as a stand-alone package.

When the coursework requirements for meeting the MACRAO Transfer Agreement have been completed, the student may request that his/her transcript be "MACRAO Transfer Agreement Satisfied." Students wishing to have the MACRAO stamp placed on their transcripts should consult with the registrar's office at their community college.

Click here for more information about the MACRAO Transfer Agreement.

Reverse Transfer
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.