If you are a current UMN Morris student planning to take a course at another institution, it's a good idea to check if that course will transfer back to Morris when completed. You can use Transferology to search for courses from other institutions to determine if they will fulfill your degree requirements. You can also use Transferology to find a replacement course or determine how your completed or in-progress coursework will transfer to UMN Morris. You will need to create a free account the first time you use Transferology.
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.
You may transfer approved online course credits to UMN Morris from other institutions. If you are planning to transfer online courses from another institutions, you should submit a completed Transfer Evaluation form for transfer approval in advance. Having an approved evaluation form on file in advance 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, submit a completed Transfer Evaluation form to have the courses evaluated prior to your study abroad experience.
Having an approved evaluation form on file in advance 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 transfer approved courses based on the evaluation 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 campus through the Multi-institutional enrollment program, you should submit a completed Transfer Evaluation form for transfer approval in advance.
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, submit a completed Transfer Evaluation form to have the courses evaluated prior to registering for your course at another college. Having an approved evaluation form on file in advance facilitates the transfer of credits to UMN Morris for approved courses when the transcript arrives from the institution at which you studied.
If you have questions about a 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.