Huskies Advising and Registration

Transfer Students

Prior to registering for classes, transfer students are required to attend an on-campus Transfer Advising Day or complete the Online Transfer Advising Program.

Agenda for May and June 2017 Advising Days

8-10 a.m. Check In
  • Continental breakfast
  • Placement testing
  • Husky Expo
  • Cyber Cafe
  • River walk
8:30-9:15 a.m.

Financing Your Education

  • Loans
  • Grants and scholarships
  • Employment
  • Paying tuition and fees
10 a.m. Welcome session
10:45 a.m. Academic presentation
Noon Lunch
1 p.m. Course registration
1:15 p.m.

Partners in Education presentation

2-2:45 p.m.

Visit offices and organizations

2:45 p.m.

Residential Life presentation and tour

Student Guide

In this resource guide you'll find information about the advising process and 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 Minnesota State 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. Instructions on how to print your Degree Audit Report (PDF) 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 St. Cloud State receiving your transcript(s), contact the Office Records and Registration at 320-308-5112.
  • If you have not had your most up-to-date transcript sent to St. Cloud State, then we will not have all your classes. Bring a copy of your current schedule or list of courses not yet transferred to St. Cloud State. This will help the advisors give you the best advice possible in choosing your classes. (An official transcript is required once courses are complete.)



For best results, register for 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 adviser in the department of your intended major. Students who are still deciding on a major are advised by Advising and Student Transitions until they select an intended major.

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

Contacting Your Major Department

For course recommendations prior to your registration day, contact the department of your intended major.

See our undergraduate programs web page for information on majors and departments.

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 adviser as to what placement tests you should take. 

Questions about placement testing? 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 at $1.50 per hour.

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