New Northwood University-Macomb Community College Transfer Agreement

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Northwood University has announced a new Transfer Articulation Partnership Agreement with Macomb Community College.

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University has announced a new Transfer Articulation Partnership Agreement with Macomb Community College. A ceremony to announce the new agreement was held on Tuesday, April 5, at Macomb Community College.

As Northwood University transitions into a semester school year from trimesters, a revised agreement between Northwood University and Macomb Community College has been implemented. The new agreement, which includes a reworking of Macomb Community College and Northwood's "3 + 1" in Management, allows students who plan to earn their bachelor of business administration degree to study at Macomb Community College for three years before transferring to Northwood University in their fourth year. This articulation agreement will allow Macomb Community College students to transfer to Northwood University with greater ease. This program is available to take online, through Northwood University's Adult Degree Program Centers located in Troy or at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base, or on the Michigan Campus in Midland.

"With Northwood University moving to a semester-based system this fall, the new Transfer Articulation Guide format and Transfer Articulation Partnership Agreement are a great opportunity for both institutions to continue to build on and strengthen our relationship," said Wynn McDonald, assistant director and transfer coordinator at Northwood. Wynn further observed that, "Northwood University and Macomb Community College will also be working together on creating new "2 + 2" articulation agreements for the bachelor of business administration degree in Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management as well as the bachelor of business administration degree in Hotel, Restaurant & Resort Management. These "2+2" articulation agreements will allow Macomb Community College students to complete their associate degree and then transfer to Northwood University. The "2+2" transfer students can earn up to $8,000 per year in academic merit transfer scholarships and transfer club scholarships, which are automatically renewable for a second year if these students maintain satisfactory academic progress. Unfortunately, these transfer scholarships are not available to "3+1" students. Once finalized, the Transfer Articulation Guides will be posted on Northwood University's website."

Donald Ritzenhein, vice president, university affairs/dean university center at Macomb Community College, said, "Macomb Community College and Northwood University have been working together for the benefit of students for years. This agreement reinforces our commitment to making the transfer process seamless and creating educational paths that lead to great careers."


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills and personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers full-time, evening and industry specific master's degree programs for entrepreneurs and executives in Michigan, Texas and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise on the Midland, Michigan, Campus specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through terms abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bahrain. Northwood University also operates the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Maine.