November 29, 2012
I am pleased to announce that Wayne State University recently signed an agreement that will make it easier and more attractive for Michigan community college students to transfer here. By becoming a signatory to the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) agreement, WSU acknowledges that community college transfers who have a select associate’s degree or a MACRAO-stamped transcript from their college will have met our general education requirements, thus expediting these students’ path to graduation. This recognition will begin for students transferring to WSU in fall 2013.
Community college transfers will still need to satisfy mathematics competency and any requirements specific to school/college or academic programs (e.g., economics for School of Business Administration majors or biology/chemistry for science programs). More information is online at http://www.macrao.org/Publications/MACRAOAgreement.asp.
The MACRAO agreement is the most recent example of Wayne State’s growing collaboration with area community colleges. In August, we signed reverse transfer agreements with Henry Ford, Macomb and Oakland community colleges. As a result of these and other programs, we continue to see an increase in transfer students. Please join me in celebrating the good news, and we look forward to your help in building our 2013 transfer class!
Ronald T. Brown
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs