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Transferring to Cleary University is Easy!

Whether you’re making the transfer from a community college or another four-year program, Cleary University has dedicated admissions team members to help you get the most transfer college credits (up to 90), review your potential work-life credits, and connect you with financial aid, and provide the guidance and support you need every step of the way.

We know that transferring to a new college can feel intimidating at first. But don’t worry. Cleary welcomes and supports you. 

Explore this page for answers to your transfer student questions. If you still have questions, reach out to our transfer admissions team at admissions@cleary.edu or 800.686.1883

Transferring to Cleary is as easy as 1…2…3…4!


Start Your Journey Today

Regardless of where you’ve been before, Cleary University welcomes you as the next chapter in your educational journey.



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Submit Prior Academic Records



Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)



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Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Cleary University participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) to facilitate transfer from Michigan community colleges. A minimum of 30 credits must be completed at the community college level to satisfy the MTA, including: 

  • 1 course in English Composition and a second English Composition or Communications course
  • 1 course in Mathematics from one of three pathways: College Algebra, Statistics, or Quantitative Reasoning
  • 2 courses in Social Sciences (from two disciplines)
  • 2 courses in Humanities and Fine Arts (from two disciplines, excluding studio and performance)
  • 2 courses in Natural Sciences including one with laboratory experience (from two disciplines) 

Upon completion of the MTA, Cleary University recognizes the Core Courses component of graduation requirements. A student’s official transcript from the two-year institution must indicate that the MTA has been satisfied.


Transfer student loves instant connection at Cleary

“This is not a traditional school,” she points out. “I like the smallness of the classes, I like the residence hall atmosphere, I like the athletic facilities, I like the career opportunities Cleary offers, and I felt at home almost the second I arrived,” Tara reports enthusiastically.

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Cleary honors our Veterans.

Credit for Military Service

Cleary University honors the work experience of our veterans! We will accept up to 60 credits of military credit toward a bachelor degree. To request your official JST transcript be sent to Cleary please, visit https://jst.doded.mil/official.html

If you are planning to transfer to Cleary University, please contact admissions@cleary.edu or call 800.686.1883. We will connect you with an enrollment specialist who can help with the transfer process, answer questions, and discuss specific program transfer guides and articulation agreements.