Orientation fee

A $75 fee for orientation activities will be applied to each incoming undergraduate student’s bill at the beginning of their first semester to help optimize Huskies Advising and Registration and Huskies First Four.

Transfer Students

Welcome to St. Cloud State University!

We are excited to have you join us for your Huskies Advising and Registration. Transfer students are required to attend an on-campus Transfer Advising Day or to complete the Online Transfer Advising Program prior to registering for classes. 

You will receive a confirmation packet in early May, which will contain your Huskies Advising and Registration Day schedule, placement testing guidelines, parking information and what to bring to your day.

Advising Day Agenda

10 a.m. - Campus Tour (optional), departs from Atwood Memorial Center Theatre Lounge

10:30-11:15 a.m. - Check-in & Husky Expo Resource Fair, Atwood Memorial Center Theatre Lounge

11:15 a.m. - Academic Presentation, Atwood Memorial Center Theatre

12:15 p.m. - Lunch, Garvey Commons

1 p.m. - Academic Advising, various department locations

1:30-3:30 p.m. - Course Registration, assistance in computer lab (location TBA)

Student Guide

Within this resource guide you will find valuable information regarding the advising process, as well as important campus resources.

Transferring Credits

Understanding Transfer Credits

  • The receiving college or university decides what credits to accept and whether those credits meet degree requirements.
  • Credits count in three categories: liberal education (MnTC), major or minor courses, and university electives.
  • The liberal education program will be considered complete if you have completed an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), or a Baccalaureate degree.
  • Students transferring technical credits from a technical college generally will transfer in a maximum of 16 credits. If a student is transferring from a MnSCU Technical College, the MnTC courses will be accepted for full credit in addition to the 16 technical credits.
  • Transfer of additional credits will be based on a case-by-case evaluation. All credits that are accepted must be college level and a grade of “C“ or higher, unless part of a completed A.A. degree or MnTC.

Transcript Evaluation

  • Your Degree Audit Report shows how your credits have been accepted at St. Cloud State University. Instructions on how to print your Degree Audit Report are mailed with your acceptance letter. Please bring your Degree Audit Report with you when you meet with an advisor.
  • At your Advising Day, advisors will explain how to interpret your Degree Audit Report.
  • Transfer evaluators from the Records and Registration Office, who prepare Degree Audit Reports, are also available to answer questions. In some cases, further evaluation of your courses may be required by faculty in the corresponding department. It is recommended that you save the course materials from your classes, especially the syllabus, which will aid in the evaluation the course(s).
  • If you have reviewed your Degree Audit Report and feel that a course is missing or your total number of credits transferred does not seem correct, you can contact the Records and Registration Office at 320-308-2111 and ask to speak to a Transfer Evaluator.

Questions About Transfer Credits?

  • If you have questions about whether St. Cloud State University has received your transcript(s), please contact the Office Records and Registration at 320-308-5112.
  • Keep in mind if you have not had your most up-to-date transcript sent to SCSU then we will not have all of your classes. It is recommended to bring a copy of your current schedule or listing of all courses not yet transferred to SCSU (an official final transcript will need to be sent once the courses are complete). This will help the advisors give you the best advice possible in choosing your classes.



We encourage you to register for your classes as soon as you are eligible. The registration schedule is set up based on the number of credits a student has earned.

You must attend a Transfer Advising Day or complete the Online Transfer Program before you can register for classes. If you would like to receive advising from your major department prior to registration to ensure you choose the appropriate major courses, please feel free to contact the department directly. At this point you are not assigned an advisor and can work with any available advisor in the department of your intended major. Students who are still deciding on a major are advised by the Advising Center until they select an intended major.

For a list of suggested questions to ask your advisor, please see the Advising and Registration section of the New Student Resource Guide (pdf).

Contacting Your Major Department

For recommendations on course scheduling prior to your registration day, we recommend that you contact the department of your intended major.

For a  list of major departments with contact information please see the list of undergraduate programs.

Placement Testing

Placement testing consists of Accuplacer (for English and math placement) and tests determined by a student’s intended major. Not all students will have to take placement tests on their Advising Day as ACT scores will suffice for many. Check with an advisor as to what placement tests you may need to take. The following link provides information about placement testing at SCSU:

Placement Testing at SCSU

Still have questions about placement testing? Please call (320) 308-8378.


When you reserve your date for an Advising and Registration Day you will receive information on where to park.

Parking is also available in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp. You will have to pay the hourly rate of $0.75 per half hour if you park in the ramp.

If you choose to park elsewhere on campus, please follow the parking regulations to avoid a parking ticket.