Thinking of transferring to a different college?
Maybe your current school no longer meets your needs. Or perhaps you’re just ready to make the leap from a community college to a four-year institution.
Whatever the case, the question of affordability is sure to be one of the biggest issues weighing on your mind. Fortunately, there are a lot of colleges that offer transfer scholarships so that you can keep your college plans—and your college budget—on track.
Read on to learn more about the many transfer scholarship opportunities that are available for students like you.
Transfer Scholarships Available in Michigan
Scholarship awards are one of the best ways to offset college costs. Scholarship dollars come with no strings attached, which means you can use them to cover your tuition without having to worry about paying the money back after graduation.
A lot of people think scholarships are only available for first-time-in-college students, but that’s simply not true! Many colleges and universities offer scholarship opportunities that anyone can take advantage of, even transfer students.
In fact, Baker College has special scholarships worth up to $9,000 per year that are reserved just for transfer students.
Transfer Credits Help You Save
Nobody wants to retake a class they’ve already taken and passed, let alone pay for the experience a second time around.
Transfer scholarships can make a big dent in tuition, but getting credit for the coursework you’ve completed to date can make earning your degree even more affordable.
But how does transferring credits work? Read on to find out.
Transferring Colleges in Michigan.
Completing college credits at one school and transferring them to another is a solid strategy that will allow you to graduate in less time, with significantly less expense.
And luckily, here in Michigan, the whole process is pretty straightforward thanks to the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). The MTA makes it easy for students to transfer general education courses between participating schools like Baker College.
To fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement, you will need to successfully complete at least 30 semester hours of college-level credit, all with a grade of 2.0 or higher. These credits must include:
- One course in English composition.
- A second course in English composition OR one course in communication.
- One mathematics course in college algebra, statistics, or quantitative reasoning.
- Two courses in social science, each from a different discipline.
- Two courses in humanities and fine arts, each from a different discipline (excluding studio and performance classes).
- Two courses in natural sciences, each from a different discipline; at least one course must include laboratory experience.
- Any additional coursework necessary to satisfy the 30-credit-hour requirement.
Will Your Credits Transfer?
Even if you’ve attended school outside of Michigan, there’s still a good chance that your credits can be applied toward a degree at Baker College.
We accept coursework from more than 450 different colleges and universities throughout the United States. Wondering how many of your credits will transfer? Our course equivalency tool can help you get the answers you’re looking for.
If you’ve already earned an associate degree, you’re in even better shape. Our Bridge to Bachelor’s program makes it possible for you to transfer your full associate degree into a bachelor degree program at Baker College. This allows you to automatically start as a Junior with 60+ transfer credits towards your bachelor degree.
That means your college degree is a lot closer—and a lot more affordable—than you think!
MiTransfer Pathways Information
MiTransfer Pathways are another great option for transfer students in Michigan.
This statewide program makes it easy to understand exactly which classes you should take while you’re working on your associate degree so that you can make a seamless transition to a bachelor’s program at a four-year school once your associate-level studies are complete.
Baker College offers pathways for the following bachelor’s degree programs:
- Business Administration.
- Criminology and Criminal Justice.
With so many tools at your disposal, transferring schools has never been simpler! Check out our transfer student page to learn how Baker College can help you keep your education moving forward.
Admin (2020). MiTransfer Pathways for Faculty and Staff. Michigan Transfer Network. https://www.mitransfer.org/mitransfer-pathways