Transfer Credit for Current Students
Current students planning to transfer courses from another University of Minnesota college through the Multi-University registration program or at another college should submit their proposed courses for transfer approval in advance.
Use the Course Evaluation Form to obtain prior approval.
Credit for coursework taken at other institutions will be transferred subject to the following considerations:
- The instructional institution is regionally accredited, and the mission includes providing courses that are intended for transfer to baccalaureate programs.
- The transfer coursework compares in nature, content, and level to courses offered by the UMN Morris curriculum.
- The transfer coursework is appropriate and applicable to the degree at UMN Morris.
Regional accreditation usually serves as the primary criterion for determining the transferability of course work from another institution. Credits from Minnesota technical colleges may be considered for transfer when appropriate to a student’s degree program. Credit is not normally transferred from specialized or proprietary institutions, military schools, or industry-based education programs.
It is the responsibility of the transfer specialist at UMN Morris to identify those institutions from which credit can be transferred and to determine whether coursework is college level. If questions arise with regard to transfer of specific courses, the transfer specialist will confer with the appropriate discipline faculty.
UMN Morris accepts the validity of an accredited transfer institution’s decisions regarding credit value, grades, content as described, and level of instruction (introductory or advanced) of its courses and transfers those courses accordingly.
UMN Morris accepts transfer coursework from foreign institutions of higher education that is applicable to the student’s degree program. The transfer specialist has the responsibility of determining the level, credit value, and grading to be recorded on the Morris transcript from material provided by the foreign institution describing the coursework.
If there are questions about the transfer evaluation, students may contact the transfer specialist. If questions persist, the executive committee of the Scholastic Committee will review the transfer decisions. If necessary, a final appeal may be presented to the full Scholastic Committee.
Study Abroad Courses
UMN Morris students who plan to study abroad should work through the Academic Center for Enrichment(ACE) and the Study Abroad Office to choose from the many study abroad opportunities available. If you plan to use study abroad courses for general education requirements and/or major/minor requirements, contact the transfer evaluation coordinator to evaluate the courses prior to your study abroad experience.
Having a prior approval evaluation form completed and on file facilitates the transfer of credits to UMN Morris for approved courses when the transcript arrives from the study abroad institution. When the Morris campus receives your study abroad transcripts, the transfer evaluation coordinator will record courses based on the prior approval form.
Students may transfer approved online course credits to UMN Morris from other institutions. Please download the Transfer Evaluation form or pick one up at the Office of the Registrar. Having a prior approval form completed and on file facilitates the transfer of credits to UMN Morris for approved courses when the transcript arrives from the institution offering the online course.
UMN Morris students may attend another UMN campus during the summer and/or through a consortium agreement that exists among the five campuses. It is critical that students understand their association with each campus at which they enroll.
Morris is the “home campus,” and the other campus of your choice is the “visiting campus.” Learn more about these opportunities.
If you plan to use other UMN courses for general education requirements and/or major/minor requirements, contact the transfer evaluation coordinator to evaluate the courses prior to enrolling at another UMN campus.
Courses from Another College
UMN Morris students who plan to study at another college during the summer or as an online student should seek prior approval for the courses to ensure that the credits will transfer to UMN Morris. If you plan to use courses from another college for general education requirements and/or major/minor requirements, contact the transfer evaluation coordinator to evaluate the courses prior to your course at another college. Having a prior Transfer Evaluation form completed and on file facilitates the transfer of credits to UMN Morris for approved courses when the transcript arrives from the institution at which you studied.
Visit Transferology to see how your courses will transfer to UMN from another college or university. This web database provides transfer course equivalency information that can be reviewed before making decisions about summer or online courses.