Our transfer guides will help you make a smooth transition to Ferris State University.
Transfer guides are specific to each community college and academic program, and include
admission and transfer requirements, application deadlines, career path info, and
contact information for the Ferris program.
Find your community college, tribal college, or other institution to start exploring
For questions related to transfer guides and articulation agreements, please email
In addition to institutions in Michigan, Ferris also maintains close partnerships
with institutions in other U.S. states and Canada. Head to our out-of-state and international
transfer guides page to learn more.
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.
You can find details on the agreements Ferris has with each institution by visiting
their transfer guide page.
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.
The Colleges of Pharmacy and Optometry maintain information specific to these programs
on their web pages.