If you are planning to transfer to or from MACC, use this site to take the next steps to achieve your college education goals. Here you will find course equivalencies, exam equivalencies, transfer agreements, and transfer guides.
Transfer Credit to MACC
MACC’s transfer policy is in place to allow for smooth transfer of credits. Transfer students must submit official transcripts to the Registrar for evaluation. Transfer credit from any postsecondary institution is considered if regional, national, professional and/or specialized accreditation has been awarded and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Each course is evaluated by the Registrar and the Dean of Academic Affairs or the Dean of Workforce Development and Technical Education to determine whether it is one of the following:
- Equivalent to a specific MACC course,
- Not equivalent to an MACC course but transferable as an elective, or
- Unusable in the student’s specified MACC degree/certificate program.
When a transfer course is fewer credit hours than a similar course offered by MACC, MACC will accept the transfer course as a direct equivalent under the following conditions:
- The majority of course content is the same,
- Student learning outcomes are significantly similar, and
- The course from the originating institution is within 75% of the credit ours of the MACC course.
The appropriate dean will review the transfer course for equivalency. A student must earn the minimum amount of credit hours required for the degree. Although a transfer course with fewer credit hours may meet the requirement of an MACC course, the actual credit hours awarded at MACC remains the same as those assigned by the originating (transfer) institution. Additionally, the student should meet the minimum distribution requirements within the degree. In special cases, the dean may waive the minimum distribution requirement.
Transfer credit for any course is only granted for passing grades. Some programs may require a higher grade for credit to be awarded in certain classes (Please see the specific program page for more information (MACC Degrees and Certificates). Grades earned in courses taken at other institutions that have been approved for transfer credit are included in students’ MACC cumulative grade point averages. Students may be requested to provide additional information (e.g., course syllabus) to the Registrar for review by the appropriate dean. After transcripts have been evaluated, the MACC Registrar’s Office sends electronic communication to notify individual students stating transfer evaluations are complete. Students may view transfer work decisions by accessing their advising worksheet in myMACC. Students may appeal transfer decisions to the Registrar for consideration by the appropriate dean.
Transfer Credit to Other Institutions
Educational requirements vary from one institution to another. For this reason, it is extremely important that students who plan to transfer to another institution work closely with an MACC Advisor in planning their course schedule. In addition, the information below can help guide you as you prepare for the transfer process.
What are the Advantages of Graduating from MACC Before You Transfer?
Transferring to another institution after you complete your degree is much more seamless than transferring without your degree. MACC has articulation (transfer) agreements with many institutions which allow you to transfer all credits completed, enter the transfer institution as a junior, and complete your bachelor’s degree on time.
Students who complete their degree before transferring typically do better academically after transferring to a four-year college or university.
Transfer students who have completed their two-year degree are often eligible for transfer scholarships that may amount to thousands of dollars.
Earning a two-year degree may afford you the opportunity to earn more. Many employers prefer potential employees who have earned a degree and will often make salary adjustments based on having completed a degree.
Completing a degree demonstrates commitment, dedication, and follow-through. All of these attributes are important to potential employers and transfer institutions.