Articulation and Reverse Transfer Agreements

Northern Michigan University values its partnerships with other colleges and universities.  Agreements with our college partners fall into one of two categories: Articulation Agreements and "Reverse Transfer" Agreements

For general transfer information, transfer guides, and course equivalencies visit our Transfer Credit page

Articulation Agreements

These are formal agreements/partnerships between NMU and at least one other college or university to provide a clearly documented path from a specific academic program or degree at another college to a specific academic program or degree at NMU.  In some cases, the agreements are general in order to guarantee a transfer of credits or to fulfill some requirement at NMU. 

If you were following an agreement that you do not see on this list, please contact us immediately at

Bay de Noc Community College

A.A.S. to NMU's B.S., Applied Workplace Leadership (NMU Global Campus only)

A.A., Network Administration to NMU’s B.S., Mobile and Web Application Development

Bay College to NMU to MSU-CHM (Early Assurance Program) agreement

Delta College

A.A.A., Electronic Media Broadcasting to NMU's B.S., Media Production and New Technology

Fox Valley Technical College

A.A.S., Construction Management Technolgy to NMU's B.S., Construction Management

A.A.S., Criminal Justice to NMU's B.S., Criminal Justice

A.A.S, Culinary Arts to NMU's B.S., Hospitality and Tourism Management (Food Service and Culinary Management Track)

A.A.S. Hospitality Management to NMU's B.S., Hospitality and Tourism Management

A.A.S. to NMU's B.S., Applied Workplace Leadership (NMU Global Campus only)

A.A.S. Security and Asset Protection to NMU's B.S., Loss Prevention Management (Minor in Criminal Justice)

Fox Valley to NMU's B.S., Psychology 

Gogebic Community College

A.A.S., Ski Area Management to NMU’s B.S., Ski Area Business Management

Lansing Community College

A.A.S., Digital Media: Transfer to NMU's Media Production and New Technology

Macomb Community College

A.A.S., Speech Communication or Intercultural/Interpersonal Communication to NMU’s B.S., Communication Studies

Nicolet College (WI)

A.A.S., Culinary Arts to NMU's B.S., Hospitality and Tourism Management (Food Service and Culinary Management Track)

North Central Michigan College

A.A., Environmental and Sustainability Studies to NMU's B.S., Environmental Studies and Sustainability

Northcentral Technical College

A.A.S. to NMU's B.S., Applied Workplace Leadership

A.A.S., Electromechanical Technology to NMU's B.S., Electrical Engineering Technology

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

A.A.S. to NMU's B.S., Applied Workplace Leadership

Oakton Community College

A.G.S., Degree with Cannabis Dispensary and Patient Care Certificate to NMU's B.S., Medicinal Plant Chemistry (Entrepreneurial Track)

“Reverse Transfer” Agreements

These formal agreements guarantee the acceptance of NMU credits to be transferred back to the other party of the agreement.  This provides students an option to potentially complete an associate’s degree (or Michigan Transfer Agreement) at their previous institution while continuing their studies at NMU (i.e., after the student transfers).

These can be complicated to understand, and we recommend working with an NMU admissions counselor and a counselor at the other institution if you are considering this path.

We currently have “reverse transfer” agreements with the following institutions:

Bay de Noc Community College

Delta College

Gogebic Community College

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Lake Michigan College

Macomb Community College

North Central Michigan College

Northwestern Michigan College