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Transfer Admissions

Transferring Credits

What Transfers to SCSU?

St. Cloud State will review all credits/courses for content, level at which the course was taught and similarity to classes offered by SCSU.

Minnesota State Colleges or University

Credits from Minnesota State Colleges or University

  1. All credits earned from a course with a grade of C- or higher

Non-Minnesota State College or University

Credits from Non-Minnesota State Colleges or University

  1. All credits earned from a course with a grade of C- or higher

Previous Bachelor’s degree or AA degree

If a student hold a bachelor’s degree or AA degree

  1. All credits earned with a grade of C- or higher
  2. All credits earned with a grade of D or higher as part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
  3. SCSU’ Liberal Education Requirement will be considered complete



Institution outside the US or Canada

If a student has credits from an institution outside the US or Canada

  1. A NACES-affiliated (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) evaluation is preferred
  2. The Course-by-Course Evaluation (with GPA and course-levels) should be used
  3. The following list are approved evaluation companies
    1. ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators)
    2. Educational Perspectives 
    3. WES (World Education Services)(You MUST select St. Cloud State University from the drop down box in order for SCSU to receive a copy of the WES evaluation.)
    4. A2Z Evaluations

Students with Military or Technical credits

If a student has military or technical credits

  1. SCSU will accept a maximum of 16 technical credits
  2. For programs that are more technical-based, there is potential for more than 16 technical credits to transfer with departmental review

*Credit will not be granted for non-college level courses

Once reviewed by the registrar’s office an official transfer evaluation can be viewed on your Interactive Degree Audit Report (DARS). Your DARS will show how your credits/classes have transferred to SCSU and how those classes are used to satisfy you degree requirements.



Transferology is a free tool that can help you determine the transferability and applicability of your credits

With Transferology you can:

  1. Determine how your individual classes will transfer to SCSU
  2. Run a program plan to see how your classes will apply toward your degree
  3. Plan for a smoother transfer

*Please note: If your school or class is not listed this does not mean your credits will not transfer. Contact the Transfer Admission Team at (320) 308-2244 or with questions.


Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)

  1. If a Goal Area is completed at another Minnesota State institution it will be considered complete at SCSU
  2. If a Goal Area is partially completed at another Minnesota State institution the student will need to complete the Goal Area meeting SCSU’s requirements
  3. If the entire MnTC is completed at another Minnesota State Institution the Liberal Education Program will be considered completed at SCSU


Minnesota Transfer Pathways

The 27 Minnesota State Transfer Pathways are designed so you can complete a specific associate degree at a Minnesota State college and transfer to St. Cloud State University to earn a bachelor’s degree without losing credits or taking extra courses

If you complete a Transfer Pathway degree program at a Minnesota State college and are admitted to SCSU, you will be guaranteed junior status and given assurance that all 60 college credits will count toward the related bachelor’s degree.

If the pathway degree is not completed prior to your start at SCSU, then the Minnesota Transfer Pathway agreement does not apply.

To view the complete list of approved MN Transfer Pathways click here: 


Transfer Agreements

St. Cloud State has articulation agreements with two-year colleges in Minnesota and elsewhere.

These agreements provide for transition from two-year college programs into bachelor's degree programs at St. Cloud State.


Transcript Evaluation

Upon admission to St. Cloud State, an official transcript evaluation will be completed, and will be accessible on your Degree Audit Report (DARS). Your DARs is located under the ‘Grades and Transcripts’ tab on your eServices account. Your DARS will show you:

  1. How your classes/credits have transferred to SCSU
  2. How those classes/credits count toward your Liberal Education, major pre-requisites, major requirements
  3. What you still need to complete in order to satisfy SCSU’s graduation requirements

To have a course further reviewed by an academic department please submit the Transfer Course Review form to the proper academic department


Transferring From SCSU

Students should contact the institution they are transferring to for assistance.