Transferring Credits

Our University is an ideal institution for students who want to complete or further their education. Ferris partners with many community colleges to offer programs that allow students to take both Ferris and community college courses to complete a degree.

If you are transferring with an associates or higher level degree from a regionally accredited college - Your combined cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 grading scale) to be eligible for general admissions. You must submit the following documents:

  • Official college transcript from each post secondary institution attended.


If you are transferring with between 12 completed college semester hours up to an associates degree
- Your combined cumulative college GPA must be 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 grading scale) to be eligible for general admission to the University. You will be required to submit the following documents:

  • Official college transcripts from each post secondary institution attended.
  • Official high school transcript (or GED)
  • ACT/SAT scores will also be required if you have not completed college-level English and algebra.


If you are transferring with less than 12 college semester hours completed
- Your admission to the University will be based on your high school academic record. A high school final GPA of 2.5 or higher and an ACT composite score of 17 or higher are required for general admission. (Beginning Fall Semester 2006, high school entry requirements will be changed. Please contact Admissions to learn more.) You will be required to submit the following documents:

  • Official high school transcript (or GED).
  • Official college transcripts from each post secondary institution attended.
  • ACT/SAT scores will also be required if you have not completed college-level English and algebra.


Check out the Ferris catalog for specific admissions requirements to the major of your choice

General Education MACRAO Stamp

The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) has developed a process for transferring general education credits from state community colleges. Transcripts that have this stamp show that lower-division general education requirements have been met. What this means is that if you have the MACRAO stamp, an associate degree, or both, you need only complete the upper-level general education coursework. Your advisor will review your transcripts and guide you in selecting your courses so that you will not have to retake courses that you already completed.

Ferris' full policy on transferring general education credits can be found here.