Huskies Advising and Registration

Transfer Students

Welcome to St. Cloud State.

Prior to registering for classes, transfer students must complete the Advising and Registration Days Program. You can attend an on-campus Transfer Advising and Registration Day or complete the Online Transfer Advising and Registration Program.

Huskies Advising and Registration Day Agendas for 2018

April 10 Agenda

9-9:45 a.m. Check-in and Husky Expo Resource Fair
9:45-10:45 a.m. Academics at St. Cloud State presentation
10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Academic Advising and Course Registration (students only)
11 a.m. Partners in Education presentation (parents and guests)


April 19 Agenda

Noon-12:30 p.m. Campus tour departs from Atwood Memorial Center, Theater Lounge
12:30-1:15 p.m. Check-in and Husky Expo Resource Fair
1:15-2:15 p.m.  Academics at St. Cloud State presentation
2:15-4 p.m. Academic Advising and Course Registration (students only)
2:30 p.m. Partners in Education presentation (parents and guests)

Course Selection and Registration

You should plan to register for classes as soon as your registration window opens. The registration schedule is based on the number of credits a student has earned. Contact Advising and Student Transitions if you need assistance identifying when you are eligible to register. 

You must complete the Huskies Advising and Registration Program before you can register for classes. After completing the online or on-campus program, you have a variety of resources on campus to assist you with class selection and course registration.

Based on the number of credits you transfer to St. Cloud State, you will likely be assigned to work with a faculty advisor in your major department. To receive advising from your major department prior to registration, contact the department directly.

At this point you are not assigned an advisor and can work with any advisor in the department of your major. Students who are still deciding on a major are advised by Advising and Student Transitions until they select a major.

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

New Student Resource Guide

The resource guide has 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 320-308-2111Call symbol 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 320-308-5112Call symbol.
  • 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.)


Placement Testing

Some students will need to complete an Accuplacer placement test to determine eligibility to sign up for a math or English class. The placement test you take will be based on the major that you provided us at the time of application. Not all students will have to take placement tests; we can use ACT scores and previous transfer coursework to help determine eligibility for course enrollment. 

St. Cloud State University will contact you prior to your Huskies Advising and Registration Day experience if you need to complete placement testing. You can schedule an appointment to take your placement test on our campus or at any campus in the Minnesota State system. Our Placement Testing Office will work with you to schedule your placement test. 

Questions about placement testing? Call (320) 308-8378Call symbol.


When you register for your Huskies Advising and Registration Day you will receive information on where to park on campus.

Parking is also available at the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp at the rate of $1.50 per hour.

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