Transfer Students

Transferring from a university or college outside of the United States

  • You will need to have your academic transcript evaluated by ECE: Foreign Evaluation Reports.  
  • According to the ECE website, “A credential evaluation compares academic and professional degrees earned in one country to academic and professional degrees earned in another. Colleges, universities, employers, and governments use credential evaluations to evaluate foreign education as part of admission…”
  • Should you have questions, please contact the MSU Transfer Evaluation Department by filling out the One-Stop Form.   
  • Sometimes students transferring from universities and colleges abroad may be surprised to find that they feel like first-year students at first. This is because, like all other international students, you may experience differences in the education system, food, climate, culture and more. Be patient and give yourself time to adjust and feel at home. 

Transfer students, undergraduate or graduate, who are coming from a university or college abroad must attend all of Orientation Week. You will also be required to complete the online orientation (NOTE: In the drop-down menu be sure to click the orientation option for international students (not New Students and Family Programs).

You will be assessed a $90 orientation fee.

Transferring credits from a school within the U.S

  • Print out your DARS report (Degree Audit Reporting System) from e-services whenever it is ready and consult with your academic advisor. If you do not see your DARS report, the Transfer Department inside the Registrar’s Office (132 Wigley Administration Center) can assist you.   
  • To help your academic advisor know the specific courses you have already studied at your previous school, please bring copies of syllabuses for the courses you have taken at your previous school.  
  • MSU faculty members and departments make the final decision about whether courses you have taken elsewhere will transfer credits to MSU. 

While we understand that in-country transfer students have already experienced studying in the U.S., you will still be unfamiliar with Minnesota State, Mankato practices, policies and resources. We require transfer students to attend the in-person international orientation check in and various presentations, as well as the online orientation (NOTE: In the drop-down menu be sure to click the orientation option for international students (not New Students and Family Programs).

You will be assessed a $90 orientation fee.