Transfer of Credit Policies

  • MSU Moorhead’s credit transfer policies depend on the type of institution previously attended or program in which you were enrolled. All credits earned at any regionally accredited college or university will be reviewed for application toward the selected degree program. MSUM reserves the right to determine whether previous course work provides a suitable base for advanced study. All students have the right to appeal credit transfer decisions. Learn more about MSUM's transfer of credit policy.

    Transferrable credits are accepted from regionally accredited institutions only. Credit earned at a non-regionally accredited institution may be evaluated if courses contain similar content to courses offered at MSU Moorhead. Courses considered developmental and/or remedial (typically numbered less than 100/1000) will not transfer. Technical college credits will transfer up to a block of 16 credits unless part of an articulated program; additional credits may then be granted.

    MnSCU Transfer Policies

    MSU Moorhead complies with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system guidelines, including Undergraduate Course Credit Transfer Policy (3.21) and Procedure (3.21.1); Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (3.37.1); Transfer Action Plan; and Transfer Rights and Responsibilities (3.39).

    Military Credits

    Courses taken through the military will be evaluated using American Council on Education recommendations. Military credit transfer for veterans and service members (VETS). A copy of your SMART, AARTS, or CCAF transcript is required for the evaluation. Visit the Office of Veterans Affairs website for additional information on veteran’s services.

    Credit Options

    Credit options include College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests- Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DSST) and International Baccalaureate (IB). Find out if other types of credit apply toward your transfer using Transferology and MnTransfer.

    Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

    Completion of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum fulfills the general education requirement for any degree at MSU Moorhead. Completion of any of the goal areas within the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum will be accepted as completion of that same goal area at MSUM. Individual competencies will be evaluated and transferred on a course-by-course basis. Learn about the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.

    Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and Dual Enrollment

    Most students will need to apply to another community or technical college to complete their MnTC and additional program requirements. Contact Jim Anderson, Assistant Director of Admissions - Transfer Specialist, anderjim@mnstate.edu, 218.477.2563 to discuss your options.

    Transfer Articulation Agreements

    Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between MSU Moorhead and other colleges and universities to accept transfer courses for specific programs. Learn more about Articulation Agreements.