Transfer Information

Minnesota State institutions work together to make transferring as easy as possible.

The colleges and universities of Minnesota State offer all or part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). The MnTC is a 40-credit package of general education courses accepted for transfer to other state colleges and universities, the University of Minnesota, and many private colleges and universities. 

Tribal college students: the seven universities of Minnesota State have formed a partnership with the four tribal colleges in Minnesota for seamless transfer between institutions. Learn more about this transfer opportunity.

It's important to plan early and ask questions to make sure your courses fulfill the requirements of your new degree program. Find your college or university advising page.

Use the Veterans Education Transfer System to find out how your military training and experience transfers into academic programs at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Click here if you attended a private college that has recently closed or will be closing and want more information about transferring to Minnesota State.
Reverse Transfer is a process by which university coursework is transferred back to a previously attended community college for the purpose of awarding an Associate of Arts (AA) degree.
A system level transfer appeal form must be submitted to the Academic and Student Affairs transfer unit at the system office to initiate a system level transfer appeal. If you have not already appealed through all levels at your college or university, you must complete that process prior to initiating a system level appeal. The contact information for the system office is located in the form above.

Formal transfer agreements (formerly known as Articulation Agreements) between two or more colleges and universities allow a "receiving" school to accept transfer credits from another school toward a specific academic program. 

Minnesota State offers Transfer Pathways that allow you to complete a specific associate degree and transfer to any of the seven Minnesota State Universities. If you complete a Transfer Pathway degree at a Minnesota State college and are admitted to a state university, you will be guaranteed junior status and given assurance that all 60 college credits will count toward the related bachelor’s degree.
  • Associate of Arts (AA) – Designed to transfer into most liberal arts four-year majors; however, some baccalaureate majors may require specific pre-major courses as part of the degree program.
  • Associate of Science (AS) – Two-year program designed for transfer into a specific four-year major and will likely require completing additional general education courses at a university.
  • Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) – Two-year program designed for transfer into a specific four-year major and will likely require completing additional general education courses at a university.
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Two-year program for a specific occupation. While some courses may transfer, the degree is not designed for transfer.

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After you import your courses, learn how to find transfer matches and how to apply your courses to a program

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Minnesota State and the four tribal colleges of Minnesota have developed a partnership that paves the way for seamless transfer between the 2-year tribal colleges and any of the seven Minnesota State universities. Learn more about transferring from a Tribal College to a Minnesota State university.

For Minnesota State Staff, Faculty, and Administration, access Transfer information through ASA Connect. Not sure how to log in to ASA Connect? View instructions.