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Transfer credit

Learn how to transfer your credits to the University of Minnesota Morris.

If you are a current UMN Morris student planning to take a course at another institution, it's a good idea to check and see if that course will transfer back to Morris when completed. You can use Transferology to search for courses that fulfill your degree requirements. Learn more about using Transferology to find a replacement course or determining how your completed or in-progress coursework will transfer to the University of Minnesota Morris.

Note: If this is your first time using Transferology, you will need to create a free account.

Submitting a course for review

If your course has not been reviewed in Transferology, you may submit a course for review by submitting the Transfer Evaluation form.

Criteria for credit acceptance

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 Evaluation Coordinator 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 Evaluation Coordinator 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 Evaluation Coordinator 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.

Online courses

You 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.

Study abroad courses

If you plan to study abroad, you 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.

International coursework is not currently displayed in Transferology. Contact the Transfer Evaluation Coordinator to determine how international coursework will transfer.

Transferring courses from another U of M campus

If you are planning to transfer courses from another University of Minnesota college through the Multi-institutional registration program or at another college, you should submit your proposed courses for transfer approval in advance.

Use the Transfer Evaluation form to obtain prior approval.

Courses from another college

If you plan to study at another college during the summer or as an online student, you 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 registering for 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.

Appeal Process

If you have questions about the transfer evaluation, you may contact the Transfer Evaluation Coordinator. If you still have questions after contacting the Transfer Evaluation Coordinator, the executive committee of the Scholastic Committee will review the transfer decisions. If necessary, you may present a final appeal to the full Scholastic Committee.

Important Dates

Academics

Fri, Dec 13, 2019 Last day of instruction for full and 2nd-half semester classes
Tue, Dec 17, 2019 Final examinations
Wed, Dec 18, 2019 Final examinations