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Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships

College Transfer

We're here to make your transfer to Ferris as simple and smooth as possible. Discover all of the resources we have to offer students transferring to Ferris from another college or university, including transfer guides, scholarships, reverse transfer, the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and more.

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Dual & Concurrent Enrollment

Get a jump-start on college with our Ferris Now dual and concurrent enrollment programs. FerrisNow provides the opportunity to earn college credit while you're still in high school.

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Prior Learning Assessment

Your experience matters, including learning experiences that happen outside of the classroom. Our online Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) will help you find, sort, and present learning experiences in a way that can help you earn college credit.

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Ready for Life Program

The Ready For Life Academy provides postsecondary educational experiences at Ferris' Big Rapids, Michigan campus for college-aged individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. The program provides individuals with the support systems they need to succeed in a university environment.

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Veteran Transfer Resources

Ferris is a Gold-Level Veteran Friendly School for a reason. We're committed to helping veterans succeed and have develop resources specifically for the unique skill sets today's service members bring to the classroom, including academic credit for more than 1,500 military courses and occupations and our online assessment of prior learning.

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About the Office of 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.

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: