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Second bachelor’s degree

If you have already earned a degree at Metropolitan State or another institution, you will apply as a second degree seeking student.

  • You must complete 30 residency semester credits and any other requirement determined by the college granting the degree.
  • You 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).
  • If you received your first degree 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.

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.

You can apply anytime! We have rolling admissions and all materials must be received 3 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.

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It only takes about 20 minutes and rolling admissions means you can apply any time of year. Metro State must receive all your application materials at least three weeks before the first day of the semester you want to start.

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