Statewide Website Launches for Transfer Students

Upgrades to Michigan Transfer Network will ease the transition for transfer students

June 5, 2019 - LANSING, Mich.− The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) applauds and Michigan Transfer Network upgrades for increasing services and resources available for students who want to transfer their college credits from one institution to another. Fresh upgrades to the Michigan Transfer Network were unveiled statewide, following nearly two years of development carried out by Michigan’s community colleges, public universities, and independent colleges and universities.

The new site,, allows students to search for courses, view information about the Michigan Transfer Agreement, and link to more information about transferring to institutions throughout Michigan. The upgraded site will help make the transfer process easier and better outline the pathways to college completion for all students. High school students taking advantage of Michigan’s dual enrollment option can also use this site to verify how courses transfer.

The project was funded through the state’s FY 2018 state budget, which included a one‐time appropriation to support this statewide initiative under the collaborative leadership of the Michigan Community College Association, the Michigan Association of State Universities and the Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities, all based in Lansing. All three organizations are members of the Michigan Higher Education Attainment Roundtable (MIHEART), convened by MCAN. Furthermore, the creation of this website was a recommendation in the 2015 Reaching for Opportunity report published by MCAN.

The new site, developed after extensive user input and stakeholder feedback, now offers expanded information about course‐to‐course equivalency and how to complete Michigan’s general education transfer package, known as the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).

“This major website enhancement demonstrates Michigan’s commitment to supporting all students as they continue their postsecondary educational pursuits and earn credentials,” said Ryan Fewins‐Bliss, interim executive director of MCAN. “ represents a new transparency in information and an improved system to better support students. Access to all of our colleges and universities are increased because of this statewide tool. We are thrilled to showcase this site as a ‘best‐in‐class,’ one‐stop‐shop for students.”

About Michigan College Access Network
As the leader in the state’s college access movement, MCAN’s mission is to increase Michigan’s college readiness, participation and completion rates, particularly among low‐income students, first‐generation college-going students, and students of color. For the eighth year in a row, Michigan’s postsecondary educational attainment rate has increased — from 35.7 percent of 25‐to‐64‐year‐olds possessing at least an associate degreein 2008, to 41 percent in 2018. Additionally, it is estimated another 4 percent of Michiganders have a high‐quality certificate, bringing Michigan’s official attainment rate to 45 percent as of 2019. It is MCAN’s goal to increase Michigan’s postsecondary educational attainment rate to 60 percent by the year 2025. For more information, visit

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