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Transfer students

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. As a result, your transcripts will need to be received at least one month prior to the priority application deadline.
  • 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).
  • 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. 

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.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. By applying by the Priority deadline students will be given priority to allow completion of New Student Orientation, receipt of transfer credit evaluation (DARS), and completion of financial aid packaging in a timely manner.

You can check the status of your application through E-Services to ensure that we have received your application, and transcripts. Incomplete applications that do not include ALL of the required items will not be considered. Notification of a positive admissions decision may list certain conditions that you must satisfy before you can register for coursework, such as submitting a final undergraduate transcript, assessments or other credentials.

Important: Students must have a complete application on file 3 weeks prior to any given semester to be considered for admissions for that semester. Incomplete applicants will be reviewed for the following semester.

  • Priority application deadlines
  • Fall semester

    June 30

  • Spring semester

    November 15

  • Summer semester

    March 30

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