How to Apply

We want your transfer to BSU to be as seamless and simple as possible. Our online application system makes it easy to begin the process.



Admission Criteria

You must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 and a minimum of 24 completed post-secondary credits completed after High School graduation. If you have fewer than 24 post-secondary credits, all of the following materials are required:

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended. Note: If you have attended a MnSCU institution, your official transcripts can be obtained electronically by BSU. Contact admissions@bemidjistate.edu for assistance. 

What if I don’t meet these requirements?

Students who do not meet admission criteria may be accepted conditionally upon recommendation of the Admissions Review Committee. No applicant is refused admission to the university on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability.

Every applicant to BSU is reviewed on an individual basis. Admission is granted to applicants who will, in the judgment of the Admissions Review Committee, make positive contributions to the community life of the university and be able to progress satisfactorily toward the completion of all degree requirements. The committee evaluates secondary school achievement, recommendations from counselors, test scores and personal achievement.

In evaluating applications, the Admissions Review Committee also considers any special circumstances which may have affected the applicant’s prior academic achievement.

Application Instructions

  1. Complete and submit the online application and any additional requirements.
  2. Pay the non-refundable $20 application fee.
  3. Have your official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions sent directly from the issuing institution to the Admissions Office.
  4. You will receive a letter from the Admissions Office regarding the status of your online application.