Start Anywhere. Finish at Baker College
Completing your education is essential to obtaining a rewarding career. At Baker College, we’re focused on helping you to move forward and transform your future. Our transfer process is quick, easy to navigate and completely worry-free.
Whether you have just a few credits, an associate degree or are already in your junior year, we can help you plan a clear path to the degree you want. You’ll receive the maximum credit possible for the undergraduate coursework you’ve completed.
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Why transfer to Baker College?
Save on tuition and financial aid.
We’re proud to have one of the lowest tuition rates in Michigan. We also offer several generous scholarships just for transfer students.
- Up to $4,500 per year
- Requirements: 30 transfer credits, GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Renewable for 3 years
Trustees Transfer Scholarship
- Up to $9,000 per year
- Requirements: 60 transfer credits or an associate degree, GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Renewable for 3 years
Get personalized help from our enrollment specialists.
Our team is eager to help you connect with as many financial aid opportunities as possible. Drop us a line to learn more about the options available to you.
Office of Admissions
Enjoy the Freedom of Free Housing
New students enrolling at our Cadillac, Owosso, or Port Huron campuses can take advantage of the BC Housing Scholarship, which covers 100% of housing costs for the 2024-25 academic year and offers significant discounts in the second year.
Explore your transfer options.
MTA Transfer Guides
Discover how credits earned at nearly any Michigan college or university can be applied toward a degree at Baker College.
Get a transfer game plan together that will help you build on the general ed credits you’ve earned through the MTA and earn your associate degree.
Making the transition to a Baker College is simple and seamless, thanks to our partnerships with local community colleges.
Frequently asked questions.
Baker College will accept up to 90 credits earned at any regionally-accredited college or university toward a bachelor’s degree and up to 45 toward an associate degree. The exact number of credits accepted may vary depending on your specific transfer circumstances.
Experiential credit is available for students who have proven skills gained through employment, volunteer, community service, professional organizations, training, or military experiences that directly correlate to the skills taught through traditional Baker College courses. Not all courses are eligible for experiential credit.
Baker College has an accessible admissions process. Transfer students who have earned a high school diploma (or its equivalent) and have completed credit in math or English from another institution are accepted. We do not require the ACT or SAT as a condition of admission.
Yes! Transfer students seeking to enter a limited enrollment program at Baker College are subject to program-specific competitive admission criteria and must complete an online limited enrollment application. Please contact an enrollment specialist for additional information regarding limited enrollment programs.
We work hard to ensure you can begin classes on the next available start date. Baker College offers multiple options for starting each semester. For a complete list of dates for the current and upcoming semesters, please visit our academic calendar .
Yes! Baker College conducts one on-ground session and two online sessions during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Transfer students may begin classes at Baker College during any of these sessions. For a complete list of dates for the current and upcoming semesters, please visit our academic calendar .
Our goal is for you to finish your degree without needing to retake the courses you’ve already completed. Additionally, our Bridge to Bachelor’s program allows eligible transfer students with an associate’s degree (or equivalent 60 credits) from any regionally-accredited institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in no more than 60 additional credit hours.
The actual time required to complete your degree may vary based on your specific transfer circumstances.
Baker College is one of the most affordable four-year institutions in the state. Additionally, our transfer and other scholarships help to reduce the cost of your education even further. To view tuition and fees for the current academic year, please visit our tuition page.
Your Baker College enrollment specialist will work with you to ensure you receive any federal student aid for which you qualify. Be sure to update your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to include Baker College (school code: 004673).
We recommend that you submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form as soon as possible after October 1. Your FAFSA® must be submitted no later than June 30, 2021, to be considered for federal student aid for the 2020-2021 award year.
For more information on our generous transfer and other scholarships, please visit our Scholarships page.
Ready to transfer to Baker College?
Make the transition to Baker College in two easy steps: