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

There are three ways to attend Metro State as a transfer student:

  • Automatic Admission—A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 with 16 transferable college-level semester credits attempted will result in automatic admission to the university. A higher GPA may be required for admission into some programs.
  • Conditional Admission—If you have a cumulative GPA of between 1.5 and 2.0, you will be conditionally admitted to the university. You will receive additional academic support to ensure your success while meeting a few requirements prior to and during your first semester.
  • Community College Transfer Pathway—If you have a cumulative GPA of below 1.5, you will need to attend a community college to improve your GPA before re-applying. We have transfer pathways at community colleges within the Minnesota State system that will allow a seamless transfer of your credits to Metro State University.

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). We recommend requesting electronic copies whenever possible. Transcripts often take 7–10 business days to be received from when they are requested and must be received by the deadline so we encourage you to apply early.

Final application deadline:

  • Fall – August 1

Priority application deadlines:

  • Spring – October 1
  • Summer – March 1

*If deadline falls on a weekend, it is extended to the next business day.

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

You are encouraged to complete your application early in order to allow for receipt of an official transfer credit evaluation (DARS), the best selection of courses, and financial aid packaging, as well as time to plan for New Student Orientation and any required assessments.

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.