Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should be aware that universities and colleges differ widely in the courses they accept for transfer, and they must assume responsibility for planning these courses. In order to achieve maximum transferability of course work, students should consult with ACC advisors who are available to assist them in this process. It is also the students’ responsibility when transferring from ACC to be aware of the transfer institution’s policies and course and program requirements. This information can be obtained from the transfer school’s web site and by contacting the transfer school.
Transferring to a college/university involves thorough academic advising, research, and planning. This Transfer Timeline can assist you in the transfer process, but it is only a general “suggested” guide. As the transfer process is unique to each transfer college/university, it is the student’s responsibility to know the transfer college’s requirements and adapt this “suggested” timeline accordingly.
Alpena Community College students are assigned an academic advisor who instructs in their field of study or in a related area. These advisors assist students in selecting courses based on their program of study and the college to which they intend to transfer. It is highly recommended that students consult with their academic advisor prior to registering for classes.
Transfer Equivalency Information
Visit the Michigan Transfer Network to determine how your courses transfer to four-year colleges. This is also a link to Michigan college home pages, admissions applications, and telephone contacts.
To be eligible for the Michigan Transfer Agreement at Alpena Community College, a minimum of 1 college-level course must be taken at Alpena Community College. Transcripts of ACC graduates who meet the MTA requirements will automatically be certified for MTA when degrees are posted to academic records. Students who transfer prior to the completion of a degree program but have completed the MTA requirements may also be certified upon request. Requests should be made to the Registrar.
Alpena Community College has developed Cooperative Programs (articulation agreements) with various colleges and universities to expand opportunities for students interested in specialized programs not available in their entirety at ACC. These programs are intended to facilitate the transition of a student from one educational institution to another and should be completed in consultation with your academic advisor and the transfer college/university.
Transfer guides provide students with a list of ACC courses that meet specific course requirements at the transfer college/university. Students are encouraged to check with their academic advisor and the transfer college/university to determine if there is a guide available for their transfer program.
College/University Visits to ACC’s Campus
Representatives from the major colleges/universities visit ACC each year during the fall and spring semesters. These representatives meet with students to answer questions regarding transferable credits, entrance requirements, program availability, financial aid and other areas of interest. The visits are advertised throughout the campus.
Learn About Other Colleges
CollegeSource® Online gives you the tools to locate the college of your choice and provides access to the following:
- Over 25,000 college catalogs, including 2-year, 4-year, graduate and professional schools
- International colleges online
- Links to college home pages
- Search for colleges by criteria including program major, tuition, and geographic location
- Course descriptions
- Local maps to each institution
Alpena Community College offers different options to release your ACC transcript to another college/university or other destination. These options include:
- Transcript Request form
- Make a request through your Self-Service Account
- Make a request through Parchment e-Transcript
If you are a guest student at ACC and would like to transfer credits back to your home college, complete the Online Application for Admission.