After you have been admitted to BSU, we will evaluate your transfer credits within 2-3 weeks. Your transfer degree audit report (DAR) will show how your credits/courses transfer into your BSU degree program.
When reviewing your transfer DAR, you may find that certain transfer courses do not have BSU equivalencies, and have fallen into general or technical electives. If you feel that you’ve taken equivalent courses elsewhere and want to use them in your major, you should complete and submit a Transfer Equivalency Form to the BSU Records office, with the help of your faculty program advisor. Transfer Advisor Chelsey Crotty can also assist with this process. Contact her at Chelsey.Crotty@bemidjistate.edu with questions.
Visit Transferology to find the classes that fall within the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and possibly into your major.
Types of Transferable Credit
BSU accepts all credits from regionally-accredited colleges and universities, as well as from the following sources:
- Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level Exam Program (CLEP)
- Military credits evaluated using American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations. Find your Joint Services Transcript (JST) here.
- Passing DSST/DANTES exam scores
- Credit for Prior Learning
- Technical/skill-based credits from technical colleges. BSU degree programs can include up to 16 transferred technical credits. Some programs apply more than 16 technical credits toward degree requirements, such as RN-BS Nursing, Applied Management, and Applied Engineering.
- Credits from non-regionally accredited schools may be reviewed by major department faculty for inclusion or substitution into a major upon request.
Developmental and/or remedial credits (typically numbered lower than 100/1000) do not transfer. There is no maximum credit transfer, but there are minimum required credits for all BSU degree programs. Please see the BSU catalog for more information.
Types of degrees you may already have to transfer:
- Associate of Arts (AA) – Designed to transfer into most bachelor’s degree programs. Includes Transfer Pathway AA.
- Associate of Science (AS) – Designed for transfer into a specific four-year major and will likely require completing additional liberal education courses at BSU. Includes Transfer Pathway AS.
- Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) – Designed for transfer into a specific four-year major and may require completing additional liberal education courses at BSU.
- Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Designed for training in a specific occupation. While some courses may transfer, the degree is not designed for transfer. Our Bachelor of Applied Science programs accept 30 or more credits from most technical AAS degrees.
Don’t have a degree to transfer?
No problem. If you have earned at least 24 credits from a regionally-accredited school and have a 2.0 cumulative GPA, you are likely eligible for admission to most of our BS, BA, or BAS degree-completion programs.