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Transfer Checklist

A transfer student is an applicant who graduated from high school and has previously enrolled at another post-secondary institution.

Apply to UMD. Students who apply by the priority deadline will be eligible for transfer scholarship consideration.

Submit your official high school or GED transcript and transcripts from each college you have enrolled at (except University of Minnesota campuses). Transcripts can be mailed or emailed directly from the schools to UMD. Students with fewer than 26 completed college credits must also submit ACT/SAT scores. Students who possess a bachelor’s degree only need to submit the transcript from the degree awarding institution.

Confirm your enrollment to UMD by signing up for Orientation. Students cannot register for courses until Orientation.

Transfer Credit

Students can use Transferology to determine course equivalencies to UMD. Courses listed as "Maybes" can be emailed to the Office of Admissions for assistance with a preliminary evaluation. Additional information regarding transfer credit can be found on our One Stop website. UMD requires at minimum a letter grade of "D" or higher for a course to transfer to UMD. However, some majors require a letter grade of "C-" or higher for prerequisite/major-related courses.

Students who have completed the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), an Associate of Arts, or a Bachelor of Arts are exempt from UMD's Liberal Education Requirements.

Visit Campus

Call (218) 726-7171 or email our office to set up an individual and personalized transfer meeting with our Transfer Counselor. Topics of discussion typically include major options, the application process, how courses transfer, and more.

Transfer visit programs include a presentation from our Transfer Counselor outlining transfer specific information about UMD and a general campus tour. Also, students can consult with transfer staff after the campus tour to address individual questions.

Transfer Visit Dates:

Transfer Scholarships

UMD ScholarshipUp to $2,000 over 2 years3.6 transfer GPA from previous post-secondary institution(s).
Dependent upon RaiseMe portfolio3.5 transfer GPA from Community/Technical College(s) and a completed RaiseMe portfolio.
Alumni ScholarshipUp to $6,000 annuallyAwarded to non-resident, non-reciprocity, non MSEP students who have a parent or a grandparent who graduated from UMD

Students must have an application for admission submitted by October 15 for Spring consideration, and June 15 for Fall consideration. For students with less than 26 transfer credits, award criteria requires a 3.6 high school GPA and a 26+ ACT score in addition to the 3.6 transfer GPA. The RaiseMe Scholarship requires 26 transfer credits.

Scholarships are only valid for the term they are awarded. Students who hold a Bachelor's degree are not eligible for admission scholarships. For a list of scholarships across campus, visit the One Stop Scholarships page.

RaiseMe is a micro-scholarship platform that rewards transfer students from 2-year schools for their achievements. UMD assigns a micro-scholarship for every achievement, based on the factors and habits we know will make students more successful. For example, when a student earns an A in a 100-level course, they'll earn $10; if they take a full course load (12 credits) in a semester, they'll earn $50; and if they visit campus, they'll earn $100. RaiseMe also benefits students by awarding scholarships based on a transfer GPA at a minimum of a 3.5.

To be eligible, students must apply for admission and have a complete RaiseMe profile (by June 15 for Fall semester and October 15 for spring semester). Eligibility is contingent on a student's acceptance and enrollment to UMD.

Renewal of admissions merit/alumni scholarships are contingent upon maintenance of a 3.0 University of Minnesota cumulative GPA, and maintenance of full-time undergraduate status.