Considering transferring course work from another college or university into a Ferris program? Prepare for a smooth transfer process by reviewing program transfer guides.  These guides show you which courses at the community college can be directly applied to a Ferris bachelor's degree.

What Information do Transfer Guides Include?
Included in each transfer guide are career path information, general admission and transfer requirements, location options, application deadlines, and program specific contact information. 

About 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. 

Types of Agreements

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.

Transfer Articulation Agreement: 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. The original signed agreement is on file in the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships. 

Pre-Professional Programs
The Colleges of Pharmacy and Optometry maintain information specific to these programs on their website.  Follow the links below to learn more about transfer into these programs.

Have Questions?
We are committed to helping you answer your questions and get this information you need. For general questions, or if you are not sure which office you need to call, please contact our main office at (231) 591-5983 or email [email protected] and we will point you in the right direction.