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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, the Transfer Tool, our course equivalency page, reverse transfer, Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and more.

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FerrisNow: Earning College Credit While Still in High School

At Ferris, we have programs to help high school students get a jump-start on college through our FerrisNow Program. Learn how students can begin their college transcript while still in high school and high schools and career and technical education centers can support these opportunities. Let’s get started!.

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Assessment of Prior Learning (APL)

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. Military connected students, adults returning to the college, transfer students and others may find this process useful in their educational journey.

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Ready For Life Program

The Ready For Life Academy at Ferris State University ([email protected]) provides postsecondary educational experiences at Ferris' Big Rapids, Michigan campus for college-aged individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. The program provides students with the support systems they need to succeed in a university environment while learning independent living skills..

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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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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: