How to transfer colleges
Admission counselors understand that sometimes the first school you choose isn’t the best fit, or you complete general requirements at one school and want to transfer to finish your degree. Because one-quarter of students at Minnesota private colleges have transferred, many of our schools have night, weekend or other programs that allow students to continue working and caring for families while going to school; others cater to the “traditional” undergraduate experience.
To help make the transfer process as smooth as possible and to help you finish your degree on time, here are some tips:
- Look up the transfer requirements online for the school you may want to transfer to and work to fulfill their requirements. This can save time and money. Find links here to transfer admissions pages at our colleges.
- Have an early conversation with a transfer adviser at the school you plan to transfer to — they may have suggestions that help you stay on track.
- Most transfer applications require an essay about why you want to transfer to that institution. Keep that in mind so you know what to write when the time comes.
- Have course syllabi available for each class you've taken so the college can determine which credits will transfer.
Find out about Transfer Days at community colleges around the state.