Transfer Students

To apply as a transfer student you will have earned at least 24 credits from a regionally-accredited school and have a 2.0 GPA. Our tuition is extremely affordable for all students, and our valued degrees allow our students to leave with less debt, yet with great employment options. Minot State ranks as the 3rd most affordable public university in the United States. Students are looking for cost-effective routes to a college degree. We offer in-state tuition to all students to make earning a college degree from Minot State a great decision.

How to apply:

  1. Complete the application for admission. ( www.askmsu.com/apply)
  2. Pay the $35 non-refundable application fee.
  3. Submit official academic records from your previous institutions.

Important Notice Regarding Transcripts Between North Dakota Public Colleges and Universities (NDUS)
If you are requesting your Minot State University transcript to be sent to any of the following institutions for admission as a student:

  • Bismarck State College
  • Dakota College at Bottineau
  • Dickinson State University
  • Lake Region State College
  • Mayville State University
  • North Dakota State College of Science
  • North Dakota State University
  • University of North Dakota
  • Valley City State University
  • Williston State College

It is not necessary to request transcripts. Instead, Minot State will be able to retrieve your academic transcript from your previous NDUS institution at no charge to you. You will, however, be notified if you have any holds on your academic transcripts for outstanding debt owed to a NDUS college or university. No refunds will be granted for individuals who inadvertently request transcripts to be exchanged between NDUS colleges and universities.

Minot State accepts and transcribes all credits from regionally accredited institutions. All credit hours from institutions will be transcribed as semester hours on the Minot State transcript.

Courses are accepted in transfer in a combination of ways.

  • Equal to a specific course at Minot State
  • Given general education credit
  • Given diversity credit (for students who transferred prior to fall 2014)
  • Fulfills a requirement towards major, minor or concentration
  • As elective credit

Unofficial Transcript Evaluations

Students considering transferring to Minot State University may request an unofficial transfer review of students' general education Required Core and Foundation Content coursework. For a program or major transfer evaluation, please indicate the program/major on the form and the Registrar's Office will submit the request to the correct department for review. Please allow 3-5 business days to process. To make a request, please call the Registrar's Office at 800-777-0750, 701-858-3345 or email the form to celeste.hauser@minotstateu.edu.

Students may also check to see if their courses have existing equivalencies established through the Transfer Evaluation System. The information contained in the evaluation system is provided as a guide. There is no guarantee that a particular course will be accepted for transfer credit. An official evaluation will be done when your transcript(s) are posted.

Your general education requirements will be considered met if you meet one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited degree grading institution
  • Successful completion of Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree from a school within the North Dakota University System (NDUS Policy Section 403.7)
  • Successful completion of general education requirements at any North Dakota University System school to fulfill the North Dakota General Education Transfer Agreement (GERTA)
  • Successful completion of general education requirements under a Minot State agreement
  1. Are Minot State University’s admissions requirements different for students transferring from outside North Dakota?
    1. Admission requirements are the same for all students, regardless of their state of residence.
  2. If my college grades are excellent, by my high school record was just average, could that effect my admission to Minot State?
    1. If you complete at least 24 transferrable college credits, our decision focuses on your college record.
  3. What if I did not graduate high school?
    1. Submit your GED results or equivalent certificate.
  4. Will it be difficult to transfer to Minot State’s semester schedule if I’m at a quarter-system school?
    1. Quarter-system schools are usually compatible with Minot State’s fall and spring-semester start dates. To determine their semester equivalent, divide quarter unites earned by 0.67 (for example, 45 quarter units equals 30.15 semester units).
  5. Can you evaluate my credits before I apply to Minot State?
    1. Official credit evaluations are initiated for admitted students only. However, an unofficial transcript review of your general education Required Core and Foundation Content coursework may be requested. For a program or major transfer evaluation, please indicate the program/major on the request form and the Registrar’s Office will submit the request to the correct department for review.
    2. Students may also check to see if their courses have existing equivalencies established through the Transfer Evaluation System.  The evaluation system is provided as a guide and there is no guarantee that a particular course will be accepted for transfer credit.
  6. How can I be sure of the exact requirements of my major?
    1. The Minot State Undergraduate Catalog provides official lists of degree programs and their requirements.
  7. May I apply for spring semester?
    1. Minot State offers an application for Fall, Spring, and Summer admittance.
  8. How many credits do I need from Minot State Univesity to earn a degree after I transfer?
    1. You must have 60 credits from a 4-year institution with a minimum of 30 credits from Minot State.
 
Extras
 

Transfer Guide (pdf)

   
4 Seasons Slideshow
   
Virtual Campus Tour
Recorded April 25, 2019