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We welcome you, your credits, and your goals.

Our focus is your career success.

Every college and university has different rules and guidelines about transferring credits. The accepting institution decides what credits they will accept, based on:

  • Relevance to their program.
  • Grade point average achieved at former institution.

If you are planning to transfer into Baker College, please contact us to discuss any credits you would like to transfer.

Your admissions advisor will carefully evaluate your credits and work with you to map out a detailed, step-by-step academic plan. You’ll know exactly what credits Baker can accept and what courses you still need to take in order to complete your educational and career goals.

If you plan to transfer from Baker to another college or university, you should contact that institution to discuss credit transfer.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?
    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?
    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

     

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:

    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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Transfer Credits

We welcome you, your credits, and your goals.

Our focus is your career success.

Every college and university has different rules and guidelines about transferring credits. The accepting institution decides what credits they will accept, based on:

  • Relevance to their program.
  • Grade point average achieved at former institution.

If you are planning to transfer into Baker College, please contact us to discuss any credits you would like to transfer.

Your admissions advisor will carefully evaluate your credits and work with you to map out a detailed, step-by-step academic plan. You’ll know exactly what credits Baker can accept and what courses you still need to take in order to complete your educational and career goals.

If you plan to transfer from Baker to another college or university, you should contact that institution to discuss credit transfer.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) is designed to facilitate the transfer of general education requirements. Students can view a list of participating institutions online at www.macrao.org.

The MTA requirements should fulfill all or the majority of the student’s lower level general education requirements dependent on the requirements of their major. A transfer student must be admissible to areceiving institution in order to benefit from the MTA. Students may meet the requirements of the MTA as a stand-alone package.

To fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement, students must successfully complete at least 30 semester credits (46 for quarter credit hours) with at least a 2.0 in each course. These credits, which will be certified by a Michigan college, should be met according to the following distributions (see the MTA Articulation Handbook for more details).

Semester Credit Requirements

  • 1 course in English Composition
  • A second course in English Composition OR 1 course in Communications
  • 1 course in Mathematics from one of three pathways: College Algebra, Statistics, or Quantitative Reasoning
  • 2 courses in Social Sciences (from two disciplines)
  • 2 courses in Humanities and Fine Arts (from two disciplines excluding studio and performance classes)
  • 2 courses in Natural Sciences including one with laboratory experience (from two disciplines)

Semester to Quarter Credit Conversion at Baker College

Choose 4 Credits From The Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ENG 101
Composition I 4
Choose 8 Credits From The Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ENG 102
Composition II 4
SPK 201
Oral Communication 4
Choose 8 Credits From The Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MTH 108
College Mathematics I: Reasoning and Application 4
MTH 109
College Mathematics II 4
MTH 112A
College Algebra 4
Choose 8 Credits From The Following

Choose only one ECN course

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
PSY 111
General Psychology 4
SOC 201
Sociology 4
ECN 201
Principles of Macroeconomics 4
ECN 202
Principles of Microeconomics 4
Choose 8 Credits From The Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
HUM 353
Art Appreciation 2
HUM 357
Music Appreciation 2
HUM 401A
Philosophy of Ethics 4
HUM 101B
Art and Architecture I (Antiquity to Renaissance) 4
HUM 102B
Art and Architecture II (Baroque to Modern) 4
Choose 10 Credits From The Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
SCI 111
Biology 5
SCI 220A
Microbiology 5
SCI 361
Zoology 5
SCI 371
Genetics 5
SCI 246
Chemistry I 4
Total Quarter Hours to Meet 30 Semester Hour Requirement 46

FAQ's

  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?
    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?
    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

     

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:

    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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