Secondary articulation provides high school students with an opportunity to earn college credit for work completed in their high school or career and technical education programs. The articulation agreement outlines specific guidelines for a seamless transfer from one institution to the other. Students use articulation agreements to ensure that the courses they complete in high school will not have to be repeated at Ferris State University.

  • What is articulated credit?

    Secondary articulation provides high school students with an opportunity to earn college credit for work completed in their high school or career and technical education programs. The articulation agreement outlines specific guidelines for a seamless transfer from one institution to the other. Students use articulation agreements to ensure that the courses they complete in high school will not have to be repeated at Ferris State University.

    Through articulated agreements between Ferris, the Michigan Department of Education and high schools and career centers, students are able to apply for college credit after completing approved career technical education programs. As a result, students are eligible to begin their studies at Ferris State beyond entry-level coursework.

    What are the benefits of articulated credit?

    • Save money on tuition, fees, and books
    • Reduce the time it takes to earn a degree
    • Reduce student debt
    • Accelerate academic progress
    • Reduce duplication of courses at the college level
    • Create the opportunity for expanded program content
    • Improve job readiness skills
    • Improve job placement potential
    • Earn college credits

     

  • Am I eligible for articulated credit?

    Your high school or career and technical center program may fall under one of Ferris State's statewide articulation agreements.  Your career technical education/high school teacher or counselor can assist you with the application process.

    What are the requirements to earn articulated credit?

    You should know the requirements to earn articulated credit before applying. Requirements to earn credit are included on every statewide articulation agreement.

    Student Status

    You must be accepted to Ferris State as a full-time college student before articulated credit can be added to your transcript.

    Grade

    You must complete the articulated career technical center and/or high school program at the letter grade indicated on the articulation agreement. 

    Additional Assessments

    Some articulation agreements require assessments such as a portfolio review or a competency exam. Refer to the "General Conditions & Requirements" section  on the agreement for full details.

    Portfolios, assessment results, certifications, and any other required materials must be submitted to the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships with the Articulated Credit Application Form.

    Instructor Recommendation

    You must have an instructor recommendation from the program that they are requesting articulated credit. Instructors are required to sign the articulated credit application.

    Is there a deadline for applying for articulated credit?

    You must apply for articulated credit within a specified time frame following your high school graduation. Consult the statewide articulation agreement to see if you should apply within one or two years.

    Who will review my application?

    After your application is received by the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships, it will be reviewed by Ferris faculty

  • How do I apply for articulated credit?

     1. Review the requirements for articulated credit.

     

    2. Complete any required assessment(s) or certification(s) for articulated credits.

    • Not all statewide articulation agreements require assessments or certifications.
    • If an assessment is required, it will be listed under the  "General Conditions & Requirements" section on the statewide articulation agreement.

     

    3. Submit the free online application to attend Ferris State.

    • You must be accepted to Ferris State as a full-time college student before articulated credit can be added to your transcript.

     

    4. Download and complete the Articulated Credit Application.

    5. Ask your your career center teacher, counselor, and/or director sign your application.

    6. Ask your your career center teacher, counselor, and/or director to submit your articulated credit application to the Ferris State Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships.

    • Test scores and certifications should be submitted with the application if an assessment is required.

     

    6. Check your Ferris email.

    • The Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships will send an email to your Ferris email account to let you know if you have been granted articulated credit.