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The MACRAO Agreement

MACRAO (Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) refers to an agreement among two- and four-year Michigan colleges to ensure that a student who completes basic general education requirements at Jackson Community College, will have satisfied the same basic general education requirements at other participating Michigan schools. After you complete the coursework for MACRAO, and when you request your official transcript be sent to a college or university, also ask that your transcript be stamped: "MACRAO AGREEMENT SATISFIED." We do not automatically check all transcripts to see if the student met The MACRAO Agreement. You do not need to earn a degree to satisfy The MACRAO Agreement. JCC offers courses in The MACRAO Agreement

Colleges and Universities who accept The MACRAO Agreement

Most with provisos* or additional requirements.

Adrian College Central Michigan U Hope College Northern Michigan U
Albion College Cleary College Kettering (GMI) Oakland University
Alma College Davenport College Lake Superior State U Olivet College
Andrews College Eastern Michigan U Lawrence Technological Saginaw Valley State U
Aquinas College Ferris State University Madonna College Spring Arbor University
Baker College Grand Valley State U Marygrove College Western Michigan U

Michigan State University, Siena Heights University, University of Michigan and
Wayne State University do NOT participate in MACRAO.

Many colleges and universities require that you demonstrate proficiency or show competency in certain areas. The most common competency areas are mathematics (MTH), oral communication (SPH), and computer literacy (ITE). competency requirements of the colleges and universities JCC students are most likely to transfer to.