Transfer Admission Requirements

  • Are you ready to be a Dragon? We’re ready for you to join us! This is the place to get started on your admission to MSU Moorhead. Our automatic admission requirements are pretty straightforward, but if you have any questions, please call or email the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    High school graduation or completion of the GED and the following qualifications are necessary for admission to MSUM:

    1. Completion of a minimum of 24 academic semester credit hours or 36 academic quarter credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university.
      1. If you have completed fewer than 24 academic semester credit hours, you must provide both your college and high school official transcripts to determine admission eligibility. You must meet our freshman admission requirements to be eligible for admission.
    2. A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA in post-secondary credits earned or attempted.
      1. All grades of F, NC (No Credit), or Incomplete will be treated as Fs in computing your GPA.

    If you are transferring to MSUM, please be aware that:

    • MSU Moorhead recognizes and upholds academic suspensions from other post-secondary institutions. If you are under suspension from another institution, you will not be considered for admission until two academic terms have passed since the suspension. Summer session does not count as a term.
    • You may apply for admission to MSU Moorhead before you complete your studies at another college. You will, however, need to forward a final transcript before enrollment. We reserve the right to revoke admission to students who, after final grades are received, do not meet the minimum 2.0 GPA.
    • A higher GPA may be required for entry into some academic departments.

    For help with your transfer questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    How to Apply?

  • Don’t Meet Automatic Admission Requirements?

    If you don’t meet these automatic requirements, we strongly encourage you to apply anyway. We recognize life circumstances may have impacted your previous college experience, so your admission will be considered under our individual review process. We will evaluate the strength of your academic record and may request additional information before an admission decision is made.

  • Students Denied Admission

    Maybe your first try at college didn’t turn out exactly as you hoped. If that’s the case and you are denied admission, we encourage to appeal the decision to help us put your life circumstances in perspective. Please complete the Admission Appeal Form.