MiTransfer Pathways

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Transfer to colleges and universities across Michigan

MiTransfer Pathways is a statewide initiative that provides general guidance about transferring courses in specific academic programs to participating colleges and universities in Michigan. MiTransfer Pathways will allow GRCC students in specific areas of study (Biology, Business, Criminal Justice and Psychology) the opportunity to become aware of and complete commonly required courses for their area of study that could contribute toward their bachelor’s degree.

MiTransfer Pathway Courses

Faculty from across Michigan in each of the MiTransfer Pathways identified courses that commonly meet requirements of the bachelor’s degree programs at participating 4-year institutions—and that a student could take at a community college then transfer to a participating four-year institution. These are called “MiTransfer Pathway Courses.”

The MiTransfer Pathway Courses for each MiTransfer Pathway are listed below under each MiTransfer Pathway heading.

Participating Institutions and Exceptions

Participating 4-year institutions are those institutions that have signed on to a MiTransfer Pathway Agreement, agreeing to award equivalent credit for the MiTransfer Pathways Courses identified [if grade requirements for that institution are met], and apply the courses to the specific bachelor’s degree requirements associated with the MiTransfer Pathway—unless otherwise noted by an exception in the specific MiTransfer Pathway Agreement.

There are different participating institutions for each of the MiTransfer Pathways based on area of study. Institutions may be part of one MiTransfer Pathway, but not another. 

See each MiTransfer Pathway noted below for participating institutions, the agreement, and any course exceptions.

The MiTransfer Pathways and Courses provide general guidance for participating institutions—however, students should always research, and contact, the 4-year institution they plan to attend to obtain detailed information about transfer requirements, if the institution they plan to attend participates in the MiTransfer Pathway they are interested in following, and how the MiTransfer Pathway Courses are accepted and applied. 

GRCC Degree Completion & Graduation

Students may take MiTransfer Pathway Courses as part of the GRCC Pre-Major associated with the given area of study. Please see the Academic Programs in the GRCC Catalog for the various GRCC Pre-Majors and their requirements. Graduates of GRCC Pre-Major Programs earn an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC, and may be eligible to earn the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement.

There may be additional GRCC courses students could take at GRCC that transfer and meet requirements depending on the institution to which they are transferring. 

GRCC advisors are available to help students navigate transfer resources and create an individualized transfer plan, including selection of courses, which meets all GRCC and transfer institution requirements.

MiTransfer Pathway Course

GRCC Subject/ Course Number

GRCC Course Title

Credit Hrs

Cell/Molecular Biology

BI 151

Introduction to Cells, Molecules, and Genes

4

Organismal Biology

BI 152

Biological Diversity

4

General Chemistry I

CHM 130

General Chemistry I

4

General Chemistry I

CHM 131

General Chemistry I Lab

1

General Chemistry II

CHM 140

General Chemistry II

4

General Chemistry II

CHM 141

General Chemistry II Lab

1

Organic Chemistry I

CHM 260

Organic Chemistry I

4

Organic Chemistry I

CHM 261

Organic Chemistry I Lab

1

Organic Chemistry II

CHM 270

Organic Chemistry II

4

Organic Chemistry II

(See exceptions)

CHM 271

Organic Chemistry II Lab

1
  • GRCC’s MiTransfer Pathway Courses for Biology may be taken as part of GRCC’s Pre-Biology, A.A. (General Transfer) Academic Program. Please see the GRCC Catalog for additional requirements for earning this GRCC degree.
  • Participating Institutions, the Full Agreement and its terms, and Course Exceptions for the Biology MiTransfer Pathway can be found on the MiTransfer.org web page about MiTransfer Pathways.

MiTransfer Pathway Course

GRCC Subject/ Course Number

GRCC Course Title

Credit Hrs

Microeconomics

EC 252

Principles of Microeconomics

3

Macroeconomics

EC 251

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Financial Accounting

BA 256

Principles of Accounting I

4

Managerial Accounting

BA 257

Principles of Accounting II

4

Business Law

(See exceptions)

BA 207

Business Law I

3

  • GRCC’s MiTransfer Pathway Courses for Business may be taken as part of GRCC’s Pre-Business, A.A. (General Transfer) Academic Program. Please see the GRCC Catalog for additional requirements for earning this GRCC degree.
  • Participating Institutions, the Full Agreement and its terms, and Course Exceptions for the Business MiTransfer Pathway can be found on the MiTransfer.org web page about MiTransfer Pathways.

MiTransfer Pathway Course

GRCC Subject/ Course Number

GRCC Course Title

Credit Hrs

Introduction to Psychology

PY 201

General Psychology

3

Introduction to Sociology

SO 251

Principles of Sociology

3

Intro to Criminal Justice

CJ 110

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

Intro to Corrections

(See exceptions)

CJ 105

Introduction to Corrections

3

  • GRCC’s MiTransfer Pathway Courses for Criminal Justice may be taken as part of GRCC’s Pre-Criminal Justice, A.A. (General Transfer) Academic Program. Please see the GRCC Catalog for additional requirements for earning this GRCC degree.
  • Participating Institutions, the Full Agreement and its terms, and Course Exceptions for the Criminal Justice MiTransfer Pathway can be found on the MiTransfer.org web page about MiTransfer Pathways.

MiTransfer Pathway Course

GRCC Subject/ Course Number

GRCC Course Title

Credit Hrs

Introduction to Psychology

PY 201

General Psychology

3

Abnormal Psychology

PY 231

Abnormal Psychology

3

Developmental Psychology

(See exceptions)

PY 232

Developmental Psychology

3

Social Psychology

(See exceptions)

PY 260

Social Psychology

3

  • GRCC’s MiTransfer Pathway Courses for Psychology may be taken as part of GRCC’s Pre-Psychology, A.A. (General Transfer) Academic Program. Please see the GRCC Catalog for additional requirements for earning this GRCC degree.
  • Participating Institutions, the Full Agreement and its terms, and Course Exceptions for the Psychology MiTransfer Pathway can be found on the MiTransfer.org web page about MiTransfer Pathways.