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If you've attended another institution and attempted at least 16 college-level semester credits of transferrable (non-developmental) post-secondary course work, you will apply as a transfer student.

The admission requirements for transfer students are:

  • Minimum of 16 transferable college-level semester credits attempted with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0. Some programs may require a higher GPA.
  • If you have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or less, your application will require additional time for consideration.
  • Transfer applicants must supply official transcripts for all post-secondary institutions where you were previously enrolled (even if no credit or clock hours were earned) and official transcripts for all post-secondary credits (including military, CLEP, and advanced placement). During the pandemic, we recommend requesting electronic copies whenever possible. Please understand that processing times will be longer if non-electronic options are utilized.
  • If you are transferring from another Minnesota State institution, Metropolitan State will retrieve your transcripts for you via e-Transcript. However, if there are holds on your record from the institution, you must first resolve those holds before your transcripts can be retrieved.

Application Deadlines:
*If deadline falls on a weekend, it is extended to the next business day.
• Fall – August 1
• Spring – December 15
• Summer – April 22

Most of our students started their education at another college or university. See how the credits you've earned will transfer to Metropolitan State with Transferology. View our Transfer Pathways page to see a sample curriculum plan after completing a Minnesota State Transfer Pathway degree.

You can apply anytime! We have rolling admissions and all materials must be received 2 weeks prior to any given semester to be considered for admission for that semester. You are encouraged to complete your application early in order to allow for receipt of an official transfer credit evaluation (DARS) and completion of New Student Orientation, any required assessments, and financial aid packaging.

Notification of a positive admission decision will list conditions that you must satisfy before you can register for coursework, such as assessments and the required completion of New Student Orientation.

You can check the status of your application through eServices applicant portal to ensure that we have received your application, and transcripts. Important Note: Incomplete applicants will be reviewed for the following semester.