The University of Minnesota accepts transfer coursework from other schools that are regionally accredited. Learn more about the process and follow the instructions below to transfer your credits.
For more information view the transfer credit policy.
Step 1: Send official transcripts to University of Minnesota Duluth.
- Mail to UMD Admissions Processing, 123 DAdB, 1049 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812-3011
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: Transfer courses will be reviewed by UMD faculty.
Step 3: A Transfer Course Evaluation report will be available via Academic Program Audit System (APAS). To view the report and make an academic plan:
Log into APAS.
Click “Run a What-if APAS”
Allow your Duluth college to remain the default “College”.
Select the program: Academic Credit Report
Click “Run a What-if APAS”
How to guide for viewing your What-if APAS: Step-by-step instructions.
Step 4: If you need help, contact One Stop.
Use the Transferology tool to see how courses may transfer to UMD, and how nationally-recognized examinations may earn credit. You can find information on course equivalencies and program requirements. You can also request a campus visit, or get more information about advising, admissions, financial aid, and veterans services.
Prospective students are encouraged to utilize Transferology to see how coursework may transfer to UMD. Transferology’s “Request Information" feature allows you to connect with UMD to initiate a review of any coursework that has not yet been evaluated for transfer to UMD.
The University follows a semester calendar. If you have quarter credits from another US school, they will be converted to semester credits. We multiply the number of incoming quarter credits by ⅔ (.6667). For example, 30 quarter credits are equal to 20 semester credits.
Read more about UMD’s transfer policies.
Associate of arts degree
If you are transferring to UMD with an associate of arts (AA) degree, you have fulfilled the U of M’s liberal education requirement. However, individual courses from your transfer institution used to complete the AA are not always directly transferred as equivalent UMD courses.
When transferring with an AA degree, the completion of that degree must be noted on your official transcript from the degree-awarding school.
Awards of academic credit are based on the test curriculum, as of the examination date. Refer to the decisions archives for credit awards for previous examination years.
- Advanced Placement (AP)
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- DANTES (DSST)
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
Read the policies about using tests for credit.
Military transfer credit
If you have served in the military, you may submit official transcripts detailing military coursework and occupations for potential transfer toward the award of University of Minnesota academic credit. Experiential based knowledge may need additional portfolio documentation. Students may have to earn credit through the UMD Credit by Examination process or the Credit for Prior Learning process. At the time of application, request your transcript(s) be sent to UMD Admissions.
- Air Force - Official document requirements:
- Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard - Official document requirements: Joint Services transcript (formerly known as the SMART transcript)
- Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Presidio of Monterey, California - Official document requirements: DLI transcript
To request credit award for life experiences, work experiences, or portfolio work, please complete the Credit for Prior Learning Request with your advisor.
Read the policies about credit for prior learning.
MN Transfer Curriculum
If you transfer to UMD from another Minnesota state college or university, and have completed the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), you have fulfilled the U of M’s liberal education requirements. However, know that individual courses from your transfer institution used to complete the MnTC are not always directly transferred as equivalent UMD courses.
The MnTC can also be completed at UMD and posted to your U of M transcript. (Note that the McTC competencies differ from the UMD liberal education categories.) If you completed the MnTC at a different U of M campus, you do not need to transfer your credits.
If you are a prospective student needing coursework reviewed for transfer to UMD, please connect with UMD through Transferology’s “Request Information” feature or through contacting UMD Admissions.
If you are already attending UMD and need coursework reviewed for transfer, or you disagree with the way that a course currently is transferring, please utilize the UMD Transfer Course Evaluation form. A syllabus will be needed to further review of your coursework; obtain this document before submitting your request.
MnTC is a cooperative program between all public colleges and universities in Minnesota.
Transferring to UMD
If you have completed the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), you have fulfilled the U of M’s liberal education requirements. However, know that individual courses from your transfer institution used to complete the MnTC are not always directly transferred as equivalent UMD courses.
Completion of the MnTC must be noted on the official transcript from your college or university. In order to receive credit, contact the Registrar's office where you may have completed the MnTC and request the notation be added to your transcript.
If you completed the MnTC at a UM campus you do not need to send a transcript.
Completing the MnTC at UMD
The MnTC can be completed at UMD and posted to your U of M transcript. MnTC competencies differ from the UMD liberal education categories. Completing UMD's liberal education program does not necessarily mean that the MnTC competencies are also complete.
Confirm your academic record reflects the completion of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum:
- Log into your APAS Report.
- Select the college "Duluth - College of Liberal" Arts.
- Select the program: Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Effective Fall 2012.
- Click "Run a What-if APAS."
Satisfy the ten specified competencies and complete at least 40 MnTC credits. All competencies must be complete at the time a student transfers out of UMD, unless the student is transferring to another University of Minnesota campus. In this case, one competency may be completed at the other campus.
Request that an official copy of your transcript be sent to your destination school.
Graduate students, please view the Application of Credits for Students Earning Graduate Degrees policy and contact the UMD Graduate School Office or your program office with any questions about transferring credit to a graduate program.
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