Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships

The Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships serves as a hub for collaborations between high schools, career and technical education centers, early/middle college programs, postsecondary institutions and Ferris State University. The Office promotes access to higher education and degree attainment by facilitating transfer partnerships and supporting transfer students through the Transfer Services Center and creates and manages high school partnerships and provides opportunities for high school students to earn college credit while still in high school through the FerrisNow Program.

The Transfer Services Center coordinates academic transfer processes, assessment of prior learning, academic credit opportunities for veteran students, transfer guides, articulation agreements, reverse transfer and serves as a resource for transfer and non-traditional students. The FerrisNow program oversees dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, early/middle college and articulation agreements.

 Individuals wishing to contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships about any of our programs or services can email us at [email protected]

 The Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships:

  • Coordinates academic transfer processes for the University.
  • Oversees the course equivalency process.
  • Coordinates academic credit opportunities for veteran students.
  • Coordinates and manages Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) portfolios to support the awarding of credit for learning that occurs outside of the traditional classroom.
  • Supports opportunities for learning through the American Council on Education (ACE).
  • Promotes access to higher education and degree attainment by facilitating successful transfer of college and articulated credits.
  • Serves as the central source for information and communication related to college transfers including earned college credit and articulated credits.
  • Promotes transfer opportunities to all stakeholders and serves as the source for transfer research, best practices and policy.
  • Serves as the hub for collaborations between high schools, career and technical education centers, early/middle college high schools, postsecondary institutions and Ferris State University.
  • Facilitates relationships and partnerships between K-12 and postsecondary partners and the faculty and staff at Ferris.
  • Coordinates the FerrisNow program, which provides opportunities for high school students to earn college credit while still in high school, including dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, early/middle college and articulation.

Programs and Services

The purpose of the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships is to promote, support, and complement the academic mission of the institution by working collaboratively with local schools, career and technical education centers, community colleges, universities, students, faculty, and staff. The links below provide more information about our programs and services for college transfer and high school students.

Transfer Articulation Process Committee Charter

The Transfer Articulation Process Committee (TAPC) is a joint standing cross-divisional committee that promotes collaboration and facilitates the implementation of transfer process and initiatives resulting in increased effectiveness and consistency throughout the University.

Postsecondary/Community College Transfer Students

FerrisNow Programs for High School Students

Institutional Research & Testing

The Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships works collaboratively with the Testing Center which is located in the Institutional Research & Testing. The office of Institutional Research & Testing is responsible for coordination of the following: