Transfer Admissions

Admission Process

If you currently are enrolled in a college or university:

  1. Call or visit St. Cloud State
    Visiting the St. Cloud State campus is the best way to find out if we are the right place for you. We encourage you to sign up for a visit to learn more about the university. A campus visit includes an overview of the admissions process, a meeting with admissions team members and current students.
  2. Discuss your plans with a member of our Transfer Team
    Office of Admissions
    720 Fourth Ave. S.,
    St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
    Phone: 320-308-2244
  3. After you have reviewed these materials, make an appointment to talk with an adviser in the college or program you want to enter. Admission to a major is a separate process; requirements vary. Higher grade point averages and/or specific course requirements may apply. To inquire about your specific major requirements, please go online to the undergraduate bulletin.

    Incoming Transfer students should be aware that to be eligible for graduation under a four-year curriculum a student must have been in residence at St. Cloud State University at least 2 semesters and must have earned at least 30 semester credits in residence. Some departments may require more than 30 semester credits in residence.

Transfer Steps

To be considered for admission, transfer students should complete these steps.

  1. Complete an admission application.
    Apply at 
    Applications are also available from:
    Office of Admissions, AS 115
    St. Cloud State University
    720 4th Ave. S.
    St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
    877-654-SCSU or 320-308-2244
  2. Return the completed application with a non-refundable $20 application fee to:
    Office of Records and Registration, AS 118
    St. Cloud State University
    720 4th Ave. S.
    St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
  3. Contact each college/university you have attended and instruct each to send an official transcript directly to the Office of Records and Registration address noted above.

Note: Transcripts from institutions within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System may be retrieved electronically by St. Cloud State. Transcripts are considered official when mailed directly from the sending institution and printed on their official transcript forms. Transcripts delivered or mailed by the student cannot be used for admission. Faxed transcripts are not considered official and will not be accepted.

Students who have been suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons from any post-secondary institution may be denied admission to a Minnesota State college or university. Board Policy 3.4

Dates and Deadlines

Sept. 15 Applications open for review
March 15 Preferred admission deadline & Transfer Scholarship application deadline
Mid-April Registration by earned-credit priority begins
May 1 To be considered for fall semester admission, a complete application must be submitted by May 1. Applications received after that date will be considered for admission only if space is available.
Continuous Applications open for review
Oct. 15 Preferred admissions deadline. Registration by earned-credit priority begins.
Nov. 15 Applications may be accepted after this date. Applicants may be placed on a waiting list. Availability of courses, campus housing and financial aid may be affected by late application.

Transfer Admissions Appeal

Students denied admission may request that the application, together with his/her written appeal for reconsideration, be forwarded to the Transfer Review Committee. If admitted with less than a C average, a transfer student will be subject to the probation/suspension policy.

Admission into a Major Program

Admission to St. Cloud State is separate from admission into a major program. Contact academic departments directly for further information.

Many departments have minimum grade point requirements. Some programs require completion of specific course sequences, minimum grades in certain prerequisite courses, or an assessment test. Transfer students should check all major department requirements before registering for classes.