Transfer In

What is a transfer student?

Transfer students have taken courses at other colleges or universities and are planning on receiving credit for those courses at Normandale.

Steps to apply as a transfer student

  1. Apply online. Applications are also available by calling the Office of Admissions at (952) 358-8201. The online application fee must be paid by Visa or MasterCard. Paper applications must include a check or money order payable to Normandale Community College. Acceptance is pending until the application fee is received.

  2. Submit official transcripts from previous colleges attended.
    Submitting official transcripts of previous college coursework at the time of application may provide waivers from placement testing. Your transcripts could also include Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. Official transcripts must be prepared and sealed by the issuing institution in an envelope bearing the issuing institution's letterhead.

  3. Submit copies of score reports from any previous ACT, SAT or course placement testing you have completed.
    Previous score reports may provide you waivers from Normandale's placement testing requirements.

Steps for enrollment as a transfer student

  1. Apply and be accepted for admission to Normandale Community College per the directions provided above.

  2. Schedule and complete any required placement testing.
    When your completed application for admission, application fee and required transcripts have been submitted, the Normandale Office of Admissions will send, within five business days, a letter verifying an admissions decision. If you are accepted for admission, you should immediately arrange to take any required placement tests in reading, writing and mathematics by making reservations as directed in your acceptance letter.

  3. Schedule and attend an Advising and Registration session.
    When your placement testing requirements have been satisfied, you should immediately reserve space at the earliest available Advising and Registration session by making reservations as directed in your acceptance letter or at your placement testing session.  Transfer students who have completed 12 or more credits at their previous institution and who have earned a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA have the option of attending an on-campus Advising and Registration session or a Live Webinar Advising session.  Click here for a detailed overview of both options.

Transfer Students from Accredited Colleges or Universities

Students transferring from accredited colleges and universities are required to submit official transcripts from all colleges they have attended. Normandale will review the transcripts and grant a placement test waiver in the associated academic skill area if the student has completed the coursework at a regionally accredited college or university and has:

  • Earned a grade of C or higher in a college-level English composition course (if not, the English and reading tests are required).
  • Earned at least 12 transferable semester credits with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher  or completed an equivalent to ENGC 1101 (if not, the reading test is required).
  • Earned a grade of C or higher in a college mathematics course during the last two years (if not, the mathematics test is required if the student is planning to register for math class; is registering for a course with a math prerequisite; or is applying to a program with a math requirement).

Note: All students are responsible for the prerequisites and placement test scores required for classes. If a student registers for a course for which prerequisites have not been met, the College may drop the student from that class without a refund.

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