Transfer Equivalencies

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University of Detroit Mercy participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  In many cases, this allows students transferring from a community college to make the most of their general education classes, saving time and money.

You'll find more details on the MTA below, as well as program specific transfer guides are available for the schools listed below.

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    Learn more about the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

    University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit Mercy) participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement, which began Fall 2014. In many cases, this allows students transferring from a community college to make the most of their general education classes, saving time and money.

    The MTA affects remaining requirements needed to complete Detroit Mercy's Core Curriculum.  A new Core Curriculum begins Fall 2017.

    Transfer students beginning at Detroit Mercy from Fall 2017 through Summer 2021 will have the option to select the Old Core or the New Core.   This choice will be made after consultation with a Detroit Mercy advisor.

    Students who select the New Core and have a transcript endorsed with “MTA Satisfied,” will have their Core Knowledge Areas met.  Core Integrating Themes need to be taken.  In some cases, Integrating Themes are met with specific program requirements.

    Students who select the Old Core and have a transcript endorsed with the "MTA Satisfied," need to complete only the remaining Core requirements below either as part of the MTA, beyond the MTA at another institution, or at Detroit Mercy:
        ENL 1310 (OB1) - if second English Composition class is not taken for the MTA
        CST 1010 (OB1) - if Communications class is not taken for the MTA
        PHL 1000 (OB4A)
        Religious Studies course (OB4B)
        Ethics course (OB6A)
        Contemporary Social Problems course (OB6B)   often fulfilled with a program specific course
        A minimum of three OB5 courses must be completed.  

    You will also need to satisfy any other program or degree requirements.  To determine if any courses in your intended program may also be met with an MTA requirement, see the specific Transfer Guide below and/or use the Undergraduate Catalog.  Note: Transfer Guides outlining New Core requirements are under construction.

    It is important to work closely with your community college advisor to meet the MTA requirements and to select the best classes for your intended program or degree at Detroit Mercy.  

    Minimum Requirements to satisfy the MTA:

    Students must complete at least 30 semester hours in courses selected from the following categories: 

    • One course in English Composition  (ENL 1300 or equivalent recommended)
    • A second course in English Composition  or one course in Communications (ENL 1310/CST 1010 or equivalent recommended)
    • One course in Mathematics (MTH 1010 (or higher level) or equivalent recommended)
    • Two courses in Social Sciences (from different disciplines)
    • Two courses in Humanities and Fine Arts  (from different disciplines excluding studio and performance classes)
    • Two courses in Natural Sciences including one with a lab experience (from different disciplines)

    A minimum grade of 2.0 is required in each course.

    Consult your community college website or community college advisor for a list of approved courses and the procedure for completing the MTA.

    Students starting at University of Detroit prior to Fall 2017 must follow the Old Core.

    Freshmen starting at University of Detroit Mercy beginning Fall 2017 and beyond must follow the New Core.

    For additional information, contact Detroit Mercy’s Transfer Credit Team at 313-993-1940 or


    Learn more about MiTransfer Pathways

    University of Detroit Mercy has joined the MiTransfer Pathways project to ensure that the transfer process is seamless.  MiTransfer Pathways optimize transfer credit and guide students smoothly from an associate degree to a bachelor's degree. Visit our MiTransfer Pathways webpage to see the details about this option.

    Learn more about the programs available to Veterans and active military members

    Detroit Mercy is committed to providing services and support to Veterans, as well as those currently serving in the military. We understand that transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging. We are here to guide you through the admission process and to keep you informed of the resources and benefits available to you.

    Whether you have completed your service and are enrolling for the first time, or transferring to Detroit Mercy to complete your degree, we are here to help you navigate through the process. 

    For more information on Detroit Mercy's participation in various programs, please visit our veterans page. or contact the Office of the Registrar at 313-993-3313 or The Registrar’s Office is located in Room 80, Fisher Administration building, McNichols campus. 

Want to know more about how your credits will transfer?

Please refer to the following guides for additional information regarding transfer credit.

If you do not see your school or program listed, or if you have additional questions, contact the Detroit Mercy Transfer Team in the Office of the Registrar at or 313-993-1940 to determine if specific courses will transfer.

Program specific Transfer Guides are available for the schools listed below.

Additional institutions and transfer credit information can be found in the Transfer Credit System.

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