Bay College, UW-Green Bay Agreement Eases Student Transfer Process

Good things are inevitable when you bring together two colleges by the bay. Bay College in Escanaba, Michigan and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay have entered into a joint agreement to seamlessly transfer 30 general education credits for any qualified Bay College student.

The agreement makes official between the two colleges an arrangement to transfer general education credits one for one and is a benefit for college students looking to build on their two-year degrees with a reputable university close to home.

“UW-Green Bay’s acceptance of our credits as a block transfer is significant,” says Laura Coleman, President of Bay College. “This will open new doors for our students and allows them to build on the great foundation they’ve already established at Bay College.”

Beginning in 2014, all Michigan public colleges and universities implemented a new model for general education, allowing students who complete 30 credits of general education coursework to transfer those courses as a block of completed general education credits. Under the new agreement, UW-Green Bay has agreed to accept all 30 credits brought in from Bay College graduates who complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement, becoming the first Wisconsin four-year college to do so.

A helpful online transfer guide specific to the Bay College/UW-Green Bay agreement has also been created to guide students interested in transferring. It can be found at

“This agreement is an exciting opportunity for Bay College students and our university,” said Jen Jones, Director of Admissions at UW-Green Bay. “Making the transition smooth and seamless means we can work with students immediately to develop their graduation plan and get them to graduation faster.”

Bay College is a public two-year institution in Upper Michigan.  Annually, Bay College awards degrees and certificates to more than 500 students. For more information, visit

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,000 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit
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