Transfer Admissions

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We are transfer friendly! Here are some of our best transfer partners in the state.

About 50% of new BSU students each year are TRANSFERS!

Why? Because BSU is transfer friendly, and we offer great degree-completion programs both on-campus and online. We know that students take many paths to reach BSU, and we honor the journey you’ve been on. Our goal is to provide you the best possible transfer credit outcome. Please see our Transfer Credits page for more information.

How long does it take to graduate?

Most bachelor’s degree-completion programs can be done in two years at a full-time pace, and depending on how many credits you’re transferring. Most programs can be started in any semester, including summer. Check the course catalog for more details on your major.

How much will it cost?

All BSU students, regardless of your state of residence, pay the same low in-state tuition rate. Enroll full time and gain the benefit of our banded tuition (no change in tuition between 12-18 credits), or take classes part time and continue to work, raise your family, and take care of business. Learn more about financial aid for transfer students.

Spring classes begin January 9, 2023. Get transfer-specific advising right here.

If you are a new transfer student (on-campus or online) this coming spring semester, please connect with a transfer advisor to schedule a personalized advising and/or registration appointment.

If you are planning to attend starting Fall 2023, secure your spot at a New Student Registration event.

Bemidji State University Admissions Policies & Procedures (PDF)

Bemidji State University Undergraduate Transfer Credit Acceptance Policy (PDF)