Transferring into West Shore
Whether you have been out of school for some time or have decided to change directions, thank you for choosing to continue your education with West Shore. West Shore may transfer courses that you have already taken toward a degree or certificate if
- The coursework was completed at a regionally accredited institution
- You earned a C (2.0) or better for the course
If you have attended another college in the state of Michigan, you can check the Michigan Transfer Network to see how your courses will transfer to West Shore. Follow these steps to transfer to West Shore with a minimum disruption to your academic and career pursuits. We’ll assist you every step of the way. Apply for Admission Visit the Get Started page for specific application instructions. Send Transcripts Have official transcripts from any institutions you have attended sent directly to: West Shore Community College Registrar’s Office 3000 North Stiles Rd. Scottville, MI 49454 You will receive a letter from the Registrar once your transcript has been evaluated. If you do not apply for admission prior to sending your transcripts, they will not be evaluated. Submit Test Scores If you have not taken college-level English or Math, you will need to either submit ACT scores or take the COMPASS assessment in the Learning and Testing Center. Meet with an Advisor It is highly recommended, but not required, you meet with an advisor. An advisor will walk you through the registration system and provide you with important information you will need to know to be a successful West Shore student.
Transferring from West Shore
West Shore Community College is the perfect place to begin your academic career. If you plan on transferring to a four-year college or university, the work you complete here will put you well on your way to earning your Bachelor’s degree. West Shore also has various Articulation Agreements with partnering institutions that can ease your transition into a Bachelor's Degree. If you think a college transfer is in your future, we encourage you to follow these important steps: Meet regularly with a West Shore advisor An advisor will assist you to make sure you are on the right track and will:
- Check progress toward associate degree requirements
- Check progress toward MACRAO/MTA requirements (if you are transferring somewhere in Michigan, see below)
- Assist with identifying existing Articulation Agreements
- Assist with evaluating colleges/programs of study
- Check transfer equivalencies. You must earn a ‘C’ or better in a course for it to transfer.
- Make sure you are following a transfer agreement if one is in place for your program of study.
Request Official Transcripts
You may request your official transcripts by clicking here and then clicking National Student Clearinghouse.
Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) Effective Fall Semester 2014 The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) replaces the MACRAO Agreement for new students enrolled for the first time in or after the Fall semester 2014. Students who attended prior to Fall 2014 can still complete the MACRAO agreement until the end of Summer 2019 or can opt into MTA. The MTA is designed to facilitate the transfer of general education requirements between participating Michigan institutions with 30 credits of lower-level general education from the sending institution being accepted as a block by the receiving institution.By completing an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree, students will have earned MTA. Students can also meet the requirements of MTA by completing the specified courses. Click here to see a complete list of courses that meet MTA. Evaluate Colleges It is important to know all of the requirements at the college you wish to attend. WSCC advisors can assist you with:
- Investigate entrance and degree requirements
- Visit with representatives at the Transfer Day in October
- Contact the college and request admissions and financial aid information and any related applications. www.macrao.org has access to all Michigan college website, many with online applications.
Visit the Transfer Institutions
- Getting a feel for the campus environment is important in determining if a school is right for you.
- Call and schedule a visit with the university transfer coordinator.
- Visit early in your West Shore career so you can make the decision well in advance of transferring.
Communicate Once you’ve made a decision on where you want to go, communicate early and often.
- Contact the transfer admissions coordinator
- Know application deadlines and requirements
- Apply for admissions and submit WSCC transcripts
- Apply for Financial Aid
- If you will be moving to the campus area, look for housing.
- Set up meetings with an academic advisor at the transfer college.
- Request your final WSCC Transcript is sent to the Registrar’s office.