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Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

The Michigan Transfer Agreement replaces the MACRAO Transfer Agreement and became effective for students entering LCC Fall 2014 or later.  Students who started prior to Fall 2014 will be able to complete the existing MACRAO Transfer Agreement through Summer 2019, or they may complete the MTA requirements.

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) is designed to facilitate transfer from one institution to another.  The thirty credit hours of lower-level general education from the sending institution will be accepted as a block of 30 credit hours by the receiving institution.  Students may complete the MTA as part of an associate degree or as a stand-alone package.

For the MTA, students need to take courses from the following categories:

  • English Composition
  • English Composition (second course) or Communications
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

If you are completing MTA as a requirement for an associate's degree or certificate, please be aware that the selection of courses available to satisfy the MTA category is based on your curriculum guide.  For example, if you are following a 2015 curriculum guide, you must select courses that were available to meet MTA as of Fall 2015 (see the 2015-16 document below).  You cannot follow either a curriculum guide or a version of MTA that predates your first attendance at LCC.

MTA requirements for:

Students should meet with an academic advisor at least once a semester to stay on track for completion of their certificate or degree.

The Center for Academic and Career Pathways is your one-stop shop for academic advising, career exploration and advising, and academic success guidance. The Center is located in the Star Zone in the Gannon Building and students can check-in at the Advising desk.

Regular Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Center offers drop-in academic and career advising, chat advising, and e-advising for students on-the-go.  If you have any questions, please visit, email, or call (517) 483-1999.

In addition, students who are planning to transfer should contact the receiving institution, before transferring, for more detailed information regarding their requirements.

For a complete list of colleges and universities that are signatory to the Michigan Transfer Agreement (sending and receiving MTA transfer credits), click this link:

Transfer Opportunities at Lansing Community College

Academic Advising Center
Gannon Bldg, Room 212
Phone: (517) 483-1904
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