215 - Course Credit Transfer
Legal Reference: Minnesota State Board Policy No. 3.21, Procedure 3.21.1, Policy 3.37, Procedure 3.37.1 and Minnesota State Board Policy 3.39.
It is the policy of the College to provide students the ability to transfer credits to and from other regionally and non-regionally accredited institutions to meet program major requirements. The transfer of credit shall be accomplished in accordance with the policies of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
The College has several formal transfer agreements in place with in-state and out-of-state institutions.
Refer to the procedures below for specifics on how to transfer credits from another institution.
Transfer Credits From/To Another Institution Procedures
- Application for admission is always the first step in transferring. The application should be completed and sent, along with the application fee, as early as possible prior to the deadline. (See admissions procedure).
- The student should request every institution attended to submit an official transcript to MSC Southeast Registrar's office. If the student is transferring from a Minnesota State college or university an electronic transcript will be received at MSC Southeast.
- MSC Southeast considers credit from all regionally and non-regionally accredited institutions.
- After notification of acceptance for admission, transcript credits will be evaluated for transfer. Transfer credits will be entered into the student's Degree Audit Report (DARS). Transfer of technical credits will only be granted for courses completed within the past five years. Some programs may have different technical credit requirements. There is no transfer time limit for Liberal Arts & Sciences or technical elective courses.
Transfer credits being considered must have a grade of "A", "B", "C", "D", "M" (Mastery), "P" (Pass), or "S" (Satisfactory), and the coursework completed must match at least 75% of the content goals of the College's course syllabus for which the student is seeking transfer credit. The nursing and allied health departments require a minimum grade of "B" for nursing and allied health courses. A "C" is acceptable if documentation is received from the sending college that a "C" is at least 85 percentage points out of 100 (85%).
Approved transfer credits shall appear on the Degree Audit Report and transcript and will not be included when calculating the student's GPA.
To be eligible for a certificate, degree or diploma, a student must earn one-third of the program major graduation requirements at MSC Southeast. Credits earned by examination (test out) do not fulfill residency requirements.
Students with questions about the evaluation should contact the Registrar's office. Students can appeal decisions by completing a Transfer of Credit Appeal Form and submit with supporting documents. The Department and Dean of Academic Affairs will review the provided information within ten (10) days from receipt of this form. A copy of the form will be sent to the student with the decision. A student who is not satisfied with the decision made by MSC Southeast has the right to appeal to the Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic & Student Affairs at the Minnesota State College & Universities, Wells Fargo Place, 30 7th Street East, Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55101-7804.
Approved: March 12, 1997
Reviewed: February 7, 2011
Revised: February 15, 2000; June 30, 2004; October 8, 2008; December 28, 2010; October 23, 2013