Articulation Information

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


A transfer guide is a listing of community college courses that meet specific course requirements of a program at the University. Community college guides are available for information regarding courses that meet WMU's general education requirements and popular program requirements. 


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 which 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).

Aquinas College

  • Engineering (2017)

Albion College

    Masters of Arts 

  • Political Science 4 + 1 (2020)

    Masters of Science 
  • Comparative Religion 4 + 1 (2020)

College of DuPage

  • Interdisciplinary Health Services (2016)

Grand Rapids Community College

  • Institutional Agreement (2015)
  • Business Administration (2015)
  • Child and Family Development (2015)
  • Dietetics (2016)
  • Elementary Education (2016)
  • Exercise Science Professional Program - Applied Track ( 2016)
  • Exercise Science Professional Program - Clinical Track (2016)
  • Music and Music Therapy (2013)
  • Sport Management (2016)

Ivy Tech Community College

  • Aviation Flight Science (2014)

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

  • Business Administration (2015)
  • Food Service Administration (2016)
  • RN-BSN Completion Program (2016)

Kellogg Community College

  • Elementary Education and Early Childhood (2013)
  • Joint Admission Engineering Program (2010)
  • Joint Admission Aviation Program (2010)

Lake Michigan College

  • Early Childhood Elementary Education (2016)
  • Elementary Education (2016)
  • Manufacturing Engineering (2007)
  • Special Education and Elementary Education (2017)

Lansing Community College

  • Aviation Maintenance Technology (2010)
  • Child Development (2010)
  • Elementary Education (2015)

MIAT College of Technology

  • Aviation Maintenance Technology (2013)

Muskegon Community College

  • Joint Admission Engineering Program (2010)
  • Joint Admission Engineering Program (2010)

Northern Michigan University

  • Aviation Maintenance Technology (2017)

Northwestern Michigan College

  • Freshwater Science and Sustainability (2014)

Parkland College (Illinois)

  • Aviation Management and Operations (2017)

School of Missionary Aviation Technology

  • Aviation Maintenance Technology (2013)

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)—general education

Students who began their community college studies during the fall 2014 semester or later are able to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). WMU honors this agreement, which meets the lower-level general education requirements at WMU, for all of the Michigan community colleges. 

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 the 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 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

Aviation Maintenance Technology

  • Red River College (Winnipeg, Canada)

General Education

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