If you are thinking about transferring from M State to a four-year college or university, stop in and visit with an academic advisor to make sure you are on track to transfer to your college or university of choice.
Transfer Guideline - When and what you should be doing:
0-24 Credits: Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your transfer plan. Browse college websites and explore major options.
24-30 Credits: Visit prospective colleges and look into transfer scholarships.
30-45 Credits: Review degree audit (DARS) and see your academic advisor.
45+ Credits or no later than your final semester:
Check out the transfer planning timeline worksheet below which details what you should be doing each semester.
The most important thing you should know is that the receiving college or university decides which credits transfer and whether those credits meet its degree requirements.
Since all colleges and universities are unique and differ in how they accept courses and other types of college credits (CLEP, AP, IB, international credits, etc.), it is important to talk to an M State academic advisor, consult college catalogs and websites, and talk to advisors at the four-year institution.
To ensure a smooth transfer from M State to a four-year college or university, it is important to understand the types of degrees offered at M State:
For students who are undecided about their major and who are interested in a four-year degree, the AA degree is a good program to follow until deciding.
MnTransfer.org is a resource for students, academic advisors, and educators to locate information to guide in transfer planning - including transfer policies and procedures, articulation agreements, student services and transfer contact information. Most information is specific to the University of Minnesota and the MnSCU system.
Transferology is a multi-state Web-based database of course equivalency and transfer information that provides program information, course descriptions and equivalencies, and links to schools' student services websites. It also offers a degree planning option to view how your courses transfer to other participating schools and universities.
Yes, but we encourage students to complete their M State degree as this may result in a smoother transfer process. Students can actually transfer back credits from another college or university to finish their M State degree. The following steps will help to ensure a smooth experience in completing the degree requirements:
Check out the Transfer Credits Back to Complete Degree checklist, located below, which details the steps you should take.
Last modified: June 4th, 2015 at 12:24pm