Articulation Information

Western Michigan University partners with the following institutions to make articulation information available as transfer guides and articulation agreements.

Transfer guides

A transfer guide is a listing of community college courses that meet specific course requirements of a program at the University. Guides of courses that meet WMU's general education requirements and transfer guides for popular WMU majors are available from the Transfer Credit page. 

Articulation agreements

Articulation agreements are formal, written documents agreed upon by two or more institutions. In comparison to traditional transfer program guides, articulation agreements may include: a value-added component that allows additional transfer credits; an enhanced number of quality learning options; and unique student-centered options (e.g., waiver of certain requirements, added student support services, etc.). Information about the following agreements is available from the colleges listed below, the WMU Office of Admissions (domestic), or the Haenicke Institute (international).

If you are interested in creating a new articulation agreement, please complete our articulation intent form. You may also contact Colin Scott at 269-387-3532 or by email at and he will assist.



  • MACRAO Transfer Agreement -- general education

    Students who began their community college studies prior to fall 2014 are able to complete the existing MACRAO Agreement at participating colleges until the end of summer 2019. Irrespective of time, Western Michigan University will continue to honor the MACRAO Agreement whenever a student’s transcript shows that the MACRAO Agreement was previously satisfied. Institutions participating in the MACRAO agreement are: Alpena Community College, Bay de Noc Community College, Delta College, Glen Oaks Community College, Gogebic Community College, Grand Rapids Community College, Henry Ford College, Jackson College, Kellogg Community College, Kirtland Community College, Lake Michigan College, Lansing Community College, Macomb Community College, Mid Michigan Community College, Monroe County Community College, Montcalm Community College, Mott Community College, Muskegon Community College, North Central Michigan College, Northwestern Michigan College, Oakland Community College, St Clair County Community College, Schoolcraft College, Southwestern Michigan College, Washtenaw Community College, Wayne County Community College District, and West Shore Community College. 

  • International articulation agreements

    General Education

    • American College of Dubai (Dubai, U.A.E.)

    • Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

    • Universidad Iberoamericana (Dominican Republic) 

    • Christ University (India)

    •  Rajagiri Business School (India) 

    • Dong A University (South Korea)

    • Hubei University (China) 

    • Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University (China) 

    • National Chung Cheng University (Taiwan) 

    • HELP University (Malaysia) 

    • KDU University College (Malaysia) 

    • INTI Universal Holdings (Malaysia) 

    • Jakarta International College (Indonesia)