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Prospective Transfer Students

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Apply as a transfer student if: 

  • An applicant has taken college credit during or after the fall term following high school graduation. 
  • An applicant who graduates from high school in the spring and takes college course during the summer before enrolling at UMC in the fall will be considered freshman, since they are entering in the same year as their high school graduation.
  • In addition if you are not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or refugee, and you are on a temporary visa or require a visa to study in the United States, you are considered an international student.

U of M Crookston Articulation Agreements

Wisconsin International University Ukraine transfer students, learn more about our collaborative partnership.

U of M System Transfer Process

If you are transferring from one of the University of Minnesota system campuses - Duluth, Morris, Rochester or Twin Cities - you will need to complete the Change of CollegePDF File Icon form. You will not need to submit a regular admissions application. All classes completed within the University of Minnesota system appear on the student’s official University of Minnesota transcript. The Crookston campus is able to pull transcripts from any of the U of M system schools, so students do not need to request and pay for them. However, if you attended schools outside of the U of M system, you will still need to request transcripts from those schools. If you have any questions, please call our office before starting the process.

How to Apply

  • Complete an Application for Admission (paper PDF File Icon or online)
  • Submit official college transcripts for all college credits attempted or earned*
    • If you have taken any Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credits, please request transcripts from College Board to be sent directly to the UMC Registrar Office.  If you have taken International Baccalaureate (IB) credits please request those transcripts from

*Transcripts are considered official if they arrive in a sealed and signed envelope from the credit granting institution. The transcript must bear the original signature of the registrar, seal of the institution, college certified, or printed on security paper. Transcripts must have been issued within the last year. Please have transcripts mailed to the Office of Admissions.

What's Next?

After we have received your complete application, you can expect an admission decision within two weeks. Please view the Admission Timeline for further information.

Review Factors

  • College coursework
  • Grade Point Average (minimum 2.0 recommended)
  • Other indicators of academic potential

Transfer Guidelines

  • Previous coursework will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine transfer credits.
  • Students with a completed Associate degree will work with a academic department chairperson to determine additional courses required to complete a baccalaureate degree in a similar program.
  • Transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 semester credits (including the last 20 credits) and all major field requirements of the desired program at UMC.
  • Only courses with a grade of D or better earned will be considered to fulfill requirements in general education. Within the academic major courses, students are allowed to have a maximum of two D's or D+'s.
  • All courses not used to fulfill general education or major field requirements will be considered electives.
  • A transfer student's GPA will be calculated using only courses completed at UMC.

How will my courses transfer?

To find out how your courses will transfer, use U.Select a web-based course transfer system at U.Select is a free, a multi-state online tool for students and advisors for determining course equivalencies, program requirements and how your courses will transfer and apply to a degree program at the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Minnesota's public colleges and universities are working to make transferring easier. Plan ahead, ask questions, and use pathways created by transfer agreements. Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Homepage for more information ( 

Articulation Agreements

An articulation agreement is a formal arrangement to transfer a defined set of academic credits between an academic program of one institution, most often a two-year post-secondary institution, to a program within a college or campus of the University of Minnesota system to fulfill general education or program requirements.

Benefits of an articulation agreement:

  • Cost savings on tuition, fees, room and board
  • Reduce chances of retaking the same coursework
  • Move quickly from an Associate's degree to a Bachelor's degree at UMC

U of M Crookston Articulation Agreements

For more information on transfer guidelines or articulation agreements, contact at (218)-281-8569.

Course Equivalencies

View a list of course equivalencies.

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