Transfer Tool Unveiled
NMU is participating in the Michigan Transfer Network (MTN), a Web-based resource that enables students to determine course equivalencies before they change universities or enroll in a class while at home during the summer.
The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers unveiled the network at its annual meeting in Grand Rapids. It partnered with Michigan State University to create and operate the system in response to the Cherry Commission’s recommendation for a centralized system that will improve the efficiency of transfers between state colleges and universities.
“MTN is another tool to assist students in the process, but Northern offers more extensive information on our Admissions Web site,” said Cary Vajda (Admissions), who is based in Midland. “By working with the registrar’s office and academic departments, we've compiled a substantial database of course equivalencies. We’ve used that to create more than 1,800 transfer guides for students considering NMU – not just from Michigan, but from all over the country. They enter their state and the institution they’re transferring from and a comprehensive listing appears that shows all NMU course equivalents in their chosen majors.”
Vajda says MTN will be most valuable for enrolled NMU students who plan to earn additional credits while home for the summer.
“They can type in an NMU course they will need – chemistry, for example – and find out related courses throughout the state that would transfer to NMU. From there, they can look for schools in their local area.”
To see the Web-based transfer resources NMU has created, visit Transfer Guides.