Eastern Michigan University and Henry Ford College launch new program to provide guaranteed transfer for qualified students

Collaboration to be celebrated March 19 at Eastern Michigan University

HFC and EMU logos

YPSILANTI –  Embarking on a higher education journey from Henry Ford College (HFC) to Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is now more streamlined thanks to the Learn4ward to Eastern Michigan University guaranteed transfer program. This initiative offers HFC students a seamless transfer experience that paves the way for attaining both an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree within four to six years. 

Leaders from both institutions will celebrate this partnership at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at Eastern Michigan’s Welch Hall, room 205. 

Learn4ward to Eastern Michigan University provides a guaranteed transfer pathway to a bachelor's degree. It offers a three-year tuition freeze at HFC and resources at both institutions designed to support student success. 

"Henry Ford College has been a longstanding and important partner to Eastern Michigan University for many years,” said Eastern Michigan University President James Smith. “We understand that for many students, navigating the transfer experience can seem challenging. This collaboration with HFC provides students with comprehensive guidance and resources from the start of their college journey, ensuring they are well-equipped for academic success."

The program allows EMU to offer guaranteed admission to any HFC student with at least a 2.0 GPA, 60 credit hours, and an associate degree in arts, business, science, applied science, or general studies. 

“Eastern Michigan University warmly welcomes Henry Ford College students and provides them with pathways to high-quality bachelor's degrees,” said HFC President Russ Kavalhuna. “This is why we are pleased to partner with EMU on the new Learn4ward guaranteed transfer program. This allows us to remove any barriers to transfer and encourage more students to earn degrees that will lead to rewarding, high-paying careers, while also retaining talent in Michigan.”

In addition to the transfer process, Learn4ward to Eastern Michigan University offers many advantages, such as enhanced career advising, EMU scholarship opportunities, access to academic resources and athletic events, and degree-tracking resources.

For more information about Learn4ward to Eastern Michigan University, visit the Henry Ford College website at hfcc.edu/learn4ward.


About Henry Ford College
Henry Ford College (HFC) in Dearborn, Mich., is a comprehensive, accredited public college serving 12,000 enrolled students. HFC has been successfully preparing students for a rapidly changing world since 1938, and today offers more than 150 high-quality associate degree, career, certificate, and university transfer programs. The College also offers a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies, as well as 3+1 programs with university partners. HFC provides customized workforce development training for business and industry. Visit hfcc.edu for more details or look for us on social media.

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 13,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.

March 13, 2024

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