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Future Transfer Students

We understand that transfer students already know a lot about attending college. We also understand students have many different reasons as to why they transfer colleges. That’s why our dedicated transfer admissions staff is here to get you through the admissions process quickly and easily so you can concentrate on life at UMN Crookston. Our university prides ourselves in being transfer-friendly. Whether it's our upperclassmen apartments located right on campus or transferring your college credits, we make transferring easy.

On Campus Degrees   Online Degrees

Want to know how your credits will transfer below you even apply? Request an evaluation of your transfer credits.

Transfer Evaluation Request

Admission Process

Admission Process

A transfer student is an applicant who graduated from high school and has previously enrolled at another post-secondary institution.

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Transfer Application Materials:

  • 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 IBO.org.

*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 we consider for a transfer student:

  • All College transcripts
  • Life experiences, responsibilities, commitments and engagement in activities
  • Answer to your application question
    • Why did you select your major/program and how will this help you meet your personal goals?
    • Optional: If you would like to add additional information about yourself or your academic record, please explain here.
  • Optional: Letter of recommendation
    • You choose if you wish to submit a letter of recommendation. We recommend that letters of recommendation from your employer, colleague, or a transfer advisor that can speak to your abilities, accomplishments, and potential. 

How will my credits transfer?

How will my credits transfer?

Evaluation of Credits

Request an unofficial evaluation of your credits to learn how your credits will transfer, what you will have left to take, and how long it will take you to graduate before you even apply!

Transfer Evaluation Request


You can also use the an instant 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. Visit www.transferology.com

Official Credit Evaluation

Upon admission your official transcripts will be evaluated and updated to your APAS. Your APAS (Academic Progress Audit System) report lists your degree requirements, summarizes your progress, and explains what you will need to do to complete your declared degree program.

Student Life

Student Life

Residence Halls

Even though you are transferring and may feel like meeting friends will be impossible, it's not! Living on campus is the perfect way to meet people and truly experience UMN Crookston to the fullest. We have two on campus apartments available for upper classmen. 

Check out the Apartments


Golden Eagles shake things up on the court, in the field and on the sidelines. The U of M Crookston campus competes at the NCAA Division II level in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) as well as the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and offers a full range of men's and women's athletic programs.

Men's athletics: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, and Trap (Competitive Club).

Women's athletics: Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, and Trap (Competitive Club).


Clubs and Organizations

Each of our student organizations is tailored to the interests of our students. Not only does UMC have approximately 40 groups for you to join, but every academic area has a correlating organization, making it easy to meet other students with your same interest while adding to your education.

Clubs and Organizations

Visit UMN Crookston

Visit UMN Crookston

There are a lot of ways to experience life as a Golden Eagle. Learn more through the options below:

Virtual Visit

Sign up for a Virtual Campus Experience from the comfort of your own home! While there is no real substitute for being on campus and we wish we could all be in the same room, this is the next best thing!

Register Here

Major Exploration Days

Our Major Exploration Days are a great way to experience campus within your academic areas of interest. Stay for the night and take part in a full day of hands on lab activities with faculty and students in the program. Dates coming soon!

Find More Info Here

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

We want to make college affordable – no matter who you are or what degree you’re pursuing. Learn all you need to know about our costs, scholarships and the other financial aid available to you.

Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Before each year of college, apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. This is what is used to determine your federal aid eligibility. The application opens October 1st every year.

Make sure you use the UMN Crookston School Code: 004069

Fill out the FAFSA

Cost of Attendance

The University prepares cost of attendance (COA) figures in order to calculate financial aid eligibility for students. If you do not receive financial aid, you may use the following figures to estimate enrollment costs. Actual costs may differ depending on your academic program, coursework, and personal spending choices.

The total amount of financial aid offered to a student, including all scholarships and grants, cannot exceed the cost of attendance at the University of Minnesota Crookston for that aid year. Financial aid offers (e.g., loans, work study, scholarships, or grants) may be reduced for students whose total aid exceeds the cost of attendance.

Find out the specific costs for: 

View the Total Cost of Attendance

Cost Planning Calculator

Our Cost Planning Calculator will help you determine what you may be eligible for financial aid and an estimated total cost of attendance. This includes loans, scholarships, grants, and more!

Cost Planning Calculator

Transfer Agreements with Two-Year Schools

Transfer Agreements with Two-Year Schools

An transfer 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 a transfer 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 Transfer Agreements

Online Degrees & Certificates

Online Degrees & Certificates

Our students have the option to take classes on campus or online. Interested in pursuing an online degree?

Check it out

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Who's considered a transfer student?
A transfer student is someone who has attempted college credit after high school graduation.

What if I am looking to re-enroll at UMN Crookston?
If you were a previous University of Minnesota Crookston student you will fill out a readmission form.

What if I am transferring from another University of Minnesota campus?
Students transferring from another University of Minnesota campus will fill out our Golden Eagle application. Select that you are transferring from a University of Minnesota campus. You will not be required to submit an application fee.

What does UMN Crookston look for in a transfer applicant?
Check our Holistic Review page to see what we consider for a transfer applicant.

When is the application deadline?
To see all dates and deadlines check out our apply now page!

Do I need to submit ACT/SAT scores?
No, ACT/SAT scores are not required for admission.

Am I required to send transcripts from all of the colleges/universities I have attended?
Yes. All transcripts from institutions in which credit was attempted and/or earned need to be sent to the Office of Admissions, no matter how long ago it was from. This includes transcripts from regionally accredited institutions, non regionally accredited institutions, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Exam Preparation (CLEP), etc. Even if you don't believe the credits will transfer in, it is our university policy to obtain all official transcripts for accreditation purposes.

Do I need to submit my transcript if the college I previously attended was not regionally accredited?
Yes, you must submit all official transcripts for colleges/universities in which you have attempted credit.

Do I need to submit my transcript from a college I enrolled in but did not end up attending?
If you have an academic record at an institution, you must submit an official transcript.

Do I need to send my high school transcript (or equivalent)?
If you have less than 12 completed college credits you must submit your high school transcript. If you have more than 12 complete college credits you do not need to submit your high school transcript.

How do my credits transfer into UMN Crookston?
UMC is very transfer friendly and accepts credits from schools that are/were accredited by Regional Accrediting Associations at the time of attendance. To find out what credits will transfer in to our programs before you even apply, request an unofficial evaluation of your credits. Email a copy of your unofficial transcripts to umcinfo@umn.edu. Include your major of interest and when you would like to start.

What does regional accreditation mean?
A regionally accredited institution of higher education means a community college, college, or university which is a candidate for accreditation or is accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies. There are six regional accrediting organizations: Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Commissio of Higher Education (NECHE), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

What scholarship opportunities do I have?


Achievement scholarships, will be awarded to all incoming Fall 2021 first-year and transfer on-campus UMN Crookston students who indicated academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, demonstrated leadership, and commitment to their communities in their admission application. Your application is all that is required to determine if you qualify for a scholarship. No additional information is required. The award ranges from $1,000 to $5,000. You must maintain a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA to continue to receive your scholarship.


Specialty scholarships are also available to admitted students. The scholarships are awarded to students based on a specific set of criteria that may include only one or several of the following: academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement, leadership, service, financial need and legacy. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2020. 

What if I want to take summer classes at UMN Crookston?
Summer classes are available online.

I've been admitted. What steps do I need to complete to enroll at UMN Crookston?
Your next step to becoming a Golden Eagle is to submit your Confirmation Orientation/Registration Deposit (CORD). For additional details contact Brooke Novak at novak303@crk.umn.edu.

If you are admitted as an online student please see the online FAQ for additional details.

Future Transfer Students

University of Minnesota Crookston

Office of Admissions, Suite-A Owen Hall

2900 University Ave

Crookston, MN 56716

PHONE: 218-281-8569