How to Prepare

A first step in preparing for transfer is to meet with an advisor or counselor. Students can arrange an appointment by calling 952-358-8261.

Students who plan to complete a degree or the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) before they transfer to another institution must submit an application for certification/graduation in order to have the award recorded on their transcript. Applications are available in the Mahendra Nath Career and Academic Planning Center, the Advising and Counseling Department and the Records Office. The application must be submitted prior to or during the semester the student completes all degree or certification requirements.

Students should call or visit their intended transfer college to obtain the following materials and information:

  • College catalog
  • Transfer brochure
  • Application process
  • Financial aid application deadlines and procedures
  • Admissions criteria


  • Some majors have limited enrollments, prerequisite coursework, or their own special requirements, such as a specific grade point average.
  • Some institutions may require a grade of C or higher in courses used to satisfy general education and/or major requirements.

After reviewing these materials, students should make an appointment to talk with an admissions counselor at their intended transfer college. The admissions counselor can provide information about course transfer and specific admission criteria.

Students who are undecided about where they would like to transfer should meet with a Normandale advisor or counselor to work through the decision-making process and begin planning for transfer.