Saginaw Valley State University is a proud participant in the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) agreement. Under the MACRAO agreement, transfer students who’ve earned MACRAO-stamped transcripts from participating Michigan public community colleges will have partially or fully met SVSU’s General Education requirements.
Transfer students who have fulfilled the 30 credit General Education requirement specified in the MACRAO Agreement will have to take no more than two categories to satisfy SVSU’s ten category General Education requirement. SVSU’s Registrar, or his designee, will evaluate the MACRAO-stamped transfer transcript to determine what SVSU General Education categories have been completed. If the evaluation leaves more than two categories unfilled, waivers (not transfer credits) will be given until two categories remain unfilled. Students are also required to complete at least two Communication Intensive (CI) courses at SVSU.
Transfer students are responsible for the completion of any additional requirements specified by SVSU.
These rates are based on survey responses of less than 25% of each graduating class (SVSU Office of Institutional Research).
Many of the Michigan public universities do not routinely and systematically survey all their graduating seniors to gather data for a reliable response to this metric. At present there is no common core set of questions and no consistent date for survey administration. Depending on the institution and the timing, response rates may be low and also biased towards students who have been successful in either entering the workforce or a graduate program. While institutions are making an effort to report the data that is available to them, care should be taken in interpreting the results.