Transfer Students

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Transfer Checklist

Requirements

To be considered a transfer student, an applicant must have graduated from high school and then enrolled at another post-secondary institution.

Application

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

Transcripts

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 who possess a bachelor’s degree only need to submit the transcript from the degree awarding institution.

Students transferring from Minnesota State institutions must request those transcripts. UMD does not have access to those transcripts.

Enroll

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

Transfer Credit

Course Equivalencies

Students can use Transferology to determine course equivalencies to UMD. Courses listed as "Maybes" can submitted to the Office of Admissions for review by clicking the "Request Information" button. 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.

Liberal Education Requirements

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

Individual Appointments

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 Events

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 Scholarships

Name Award Criteria
UMD Scholarship Up to $2,000 over 2 years 3.6 transfer GPA from previous post-secondary institution(s).
UMD Scholarship (RaiseMe) Dependent upon RaiseMe portfolio 3.5 transfer GPA from community/technical college(s) and a completed RaiseMe portfolio.
Alumni Scholarship Up to $6,000 annually Awarded to non-resident, non-reciprocity, non MSEP students who have a parent or a grandparent who graduated from UMD.

Award Criteria

Students must have an application for admission submitted by October 15 for spring semester, and June 15 for fall semester. 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 Scholarship

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. 

To be eligible, students must have a 3.5 transfer GPA from a community/technical college, and apply for admission and have a complete RaiseMe profile (by October 15 for spring semester and June 15 for fall semester). Eligibility is contingent on a student's acceptance and enrollment to UMD.

Renewal Criteria

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.