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Transfer Admission Policies

A transfer student is an applicant who graduated from high school and has previously enrolled at another post-secondary institution. There are two types of transfer students: Standard Transfers (less than 26 completed college credits) and Advanced Standing Transfers (26 or more completed college credits).

Standard Transfers (less than 26 completed college credits) primary admission factors:

  • College academic performance (based upon college transcript(s))
  • High school academic performance (based upon high school transcript)
  • ACT/SAT scores

Advanced Standing Transfers (26 or more completed college credits) primary admission factors:

  • College academic performance (based upon college transcript(s))

All transfer students must meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.0 (Some majors have higher requirements)
  • Successful completion of at least 75% of all attempted college coursework
  • Three years of high school mathematics (algebra, intermediate algebra, and geometry) or the completion of college algebra or higher level math course
  • Two years (if taken in high school) or two semesters (if taken in college) of a single second language

Applicants to the online psychology major must have completed an associate of arts degree or the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). 

Transfer Admission Notes:

Applicants who have completed an associate of arts degree, a baccalaureate degree at another accredited college or university, or the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are exempt from UMD's liberal education requirements.

C or better grades must be achieved in courses to transfer and satisfy UMD requirements.

Applicants who graduated from high school before 1987 are exempt from the high school mathematics and language requirements.