Transfer of Credit

How will my credits transfer?

In order to have previous college credits evaluated at Minnesota State Mankato, you must first be accepted to the University.

After you receive your acceptance letter you will receive your Degree Audit Report (DARS) from the Registrar’s Office within 10 business days.

DARS Report

Your DARS report explains how your credits have been accepted and applied to Minnesota State Mankato’s general education requirements.

Individual academic departments determine how your credits transfer to meet the requirements of your major.

Estimate Your Transfer Credits

  1. Create an account and sign in as a registered user at
  2. Once signed in, select Minnesota State University, Mankato from the list of colleges and universities to see how courses will transfer.

If you have further questions please contact our transfer staff in the Admissions Office at 507-389-1822.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between Minnesota State University, Mankato and other colleges and universities to accept transfer courses for specific programs.

Please visit the Minnesota Transfer website to learn more.

Non-U.S. Colleges and Universities

We require all students who are hoping to transfer courses from a university outside of the U.S. to have their coursework evaluated by a professional credit evaluation agency. There are several agencies in the U.S., but we use Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). For more information go to the Educational Credential Evaluators website.

The rates for all of the agencies are about the same.

ECE provides an online application for credit evaluation. Which ECE evaluation you provide to us depends on what major you will be studying here:

  • Computer science, other sciences, engineering and math majors should request the "subject analysis".
  • All other majors should request the "course-by-course" evaluation.

Since the purpose of the ECE evaluation is potential transfer of credit, it does not need to be submitted as part of the application review process. It can be submitted later. However, any post-secondary work you successfully completed at a non-U.S. college or university will be considered by Minnesota State Mankato only upon receipt of the official ECE evaluation.

Transfer Action Plan

The Transfer Action Plan will help you navigate the resources available to students as they work through the transfer process. Transfer Action Plan 3.39 is the Minnesota State board policy which details the Transfer Rights and Responsibilities for students, Minnesota State Mankato, and the Minnesota State System.3.39