Transfer Guides & Tools

Resources for transferring out of Normandale to a college or university to complete your bachelor's degree. 

Transfer Guides

Transfer guides help students choose courses that will meet requirements for majors and degrees at their planned college or university. 

Minnesota State Universities

Transferring from Normandale to a Minnesota State University is designed to be seamless! The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum makes it easy to transfer liberal arts requirements, the transfer pathways allow for a smooth transition into major programs, and course equivalencies are all found in Transferology

Bemidji State University

Metropolitan State University

Minnesota State University - Mankato

Minesota State University - Moorhead

St. Cloud State University

Southwest Minnesota State University

Winona State University

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

The Minnesota Cooperative Admissions Program (MnCAP) is a collaboration between the U of M - Twin Cities and seven community colleges to guarantee transfer admission to participating U of M majors when students meet specific conditions. The program is exclusively for transfer students - so, Normandale students who are enrolled in PSEO are not eligible. Visit the MnCAP site for information about particpating majors and requirements. 

General Information

College Transfer Guides & Admission Information

University of Minnesota - Crookston

University of Minnesota - Duluth

University of Minnesota - Morris

University of Minnesota - Rochester

Minnesota Private Colleges and Universities

Augsburg University

Bethel University

Carleton College

College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University

College of St Scholastica

Concordia College, Moorhead

Concordia University, St. Paul

Gustavus Adolphus College

Hamline University

Macalester College

Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)

Northwestern Health Sciences University

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

St. Catherine University

St. Olaf College

University of Northwester St. Paul

University of St. Thomas

Out-of-State Institutions

Transfer Tools

There are many tools available to help you plan for a seamless transfer from Normandale to your chosen college or university. 

Academic Advising

The Advising, Counseling & Career Center will help you explore transfer options, assist with long-term planning, and connect you with valuable resources. For transfer planning, it's best to schedule a 30-minute appointment. 



Transferology is a free site that allows students to create an account to see how courses transfer between colleges and universities in the Minnesota State System and across the country.  You can also see how standardized tests (such as AP or CLEP) and military credits transfer. This site is a must-use tool for anyone planning to transfer!


Articulation Agreements

The College has many formal agreements, or articulation agreements, with other colleges and universities in the region. These agreements facilitate the transfer of your Normandale coursework to a specific academic program to which you intend to transfer. A list of our agreements is available on the articulation page at, which also has many other transfer resources provided by the Minnesota State System.  Students are encouraged to declare they are following an articulation agreement upon transfer to a university.

Minnesota Transfer Pathways

Check out the great programs and majors that are offered in the Minnesota State system, including the transfer pathways options! Normandale has over 20 transfer pathways programs, which are Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees that are designed to easily transfer into bachelor's degree programs at a Minnesota State university, including: Bemidji State University, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University - Mankato, Minnesota State University - Moorhead, St. Cloud State University, Southwest State University, and Winona State University. 


On Campus Bachelor's Degrees

Did you know you can complete your bachelor's degree on the Normandale campus? Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University, Mankato, and Southwest State University all offer degree completion programs on campus, with most of the courses taught in the Partnership Center. Learn more. 

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is a set of ten goal areas of general education coursework adopted by the public higher education institutions in Minnesota. Students may transfer their completed general education work at one public college or university to meet lower division general or liberal education requirements at any public college or university in Minnesota.

Once a public Minnesota college or university determines that a student has met the requirements of the MnTC, it will be accepted as complete at all other Minnesota State institutions. If a Minnesota State institution determines a student has satisfied a goal area, it will be accepted as complete at all other Minnesota State institutions. Similarly, if a Minnesota State institution applies one of its courses, or a course accepted in transfer from a regionally accredited institution, toward an MnTC goal, all other Minnesota State institutions will apply that course toward that same goal area. Click here to visit the AA and MnTC page, which provides links to our MnTC Program Guides/Worksheets.


Transfer Admissions Counselors

It's important to use the tools and resources at the institution you want to transfer to! Colleges and universities will have transfer guides, degree plans, and catalogs posted online to help plan. You should also be connecting with the transfer admissions counselor or advisor at the institution you plan to attend. They will give you specific information about requirements, applications, and deadlines, and also be able to answer questions you may have about transfer equivalencies and majors. 


College Scorecard

College Scorecard allows you to compare programs, costs, results and more for colleges and universities across the country.