Articulation is a term used to describe the various methods by which a student can:

  1. Receive credit for competencies mastered outside the college classroom
  2. Begin college study in courses higher then entry level
Advantages of Articulation
  • Earn college credit
  • Save money on tuition, fees, and books
  • Accelerate progress
  • Reduce duplication of instruction
  • Improve job readiness skills
  • Improve job placement potential
  • Motivation to continue education
How to Apply

1. To receive articulated credit, the student should apply through his or her school’s counseling office.  The student should list the course(s) he or she would like to articulate on the Articulation Application form. A link for the Articulation Application is located at the bottom of the page.

2. The Competency Record Check List for Articulation form for each course must be completed and signed by the instructor from which the high school course(s) were taken.

3. The Records Office at MCC needs to receive the Articulation Application form, Competency Record Checklist forms, and a copy of the student’s high school transcripts.

4. The student must be enrolled at MCC, if not the Application for Admission form is below.

5. Upon successful completion of six college credit hours at MCC, the student must notify the Records Office requesting credit for the articulated course(s).  It is the responsibility of the student to follow through with this process.

Note:  The articulated course will appear on the student’s transcript as “AC” (articulated credit)

Application Form:  Articulated Credit Application


Articulation Partners/Courses

Coopersville High School
Hamilton High School
Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
Newaygo Career Tech Center
Ottawa County Careerline Tech Center
West Shore Educational Service District
Whitehall High School

Please contact Cheryl Flannery, 231-777-0308, for further information on Partners/Courses.