Process & Appeals
Normandale will grant equivalent credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities, and additional credit for non-collegiate and non-regionally accredited college coursework in accordance with College and Minnesota State policy.
At the time of application, transfer students must submit an official transcript of coursework completed at all institutions that are not a part of the Minnesota State system (the College can obtain Minnesota State transcripts electronically on the student's behalf).
Students who have attended more than one college must request official transcripts from each college they attended. The Records Office evaluates the transcript to determine the number of credits that will be accepted in transfer and applies it to the student's record. Advisors may further evaluate the transcript for degree planning purposes and to determine how transfer coursework satisfies Normandale degree requirements.
The most current transfer course equivalency information is found in Transferology. Students should also review Transfer Guides and Tools for additional transfer equivalency resources under Transfer Guides and Tools.
Transfer Credit Appeals
Appeals of the transcript evaluation are done by completing an Academic Petition. The academic petition will be reviewed by an academic dean and, if appropriate, the academic department.
Notification of the outcome will be emailed to the student's my.normandale.edu account within three weeks of the date the petition was received. If a student is not satisfied with the college's transfer appeal decision, the student may submit a request to the Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs for a System level appeal of the college's transfer appeal decision.
The Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs shall make a final determination regarding disposition of the appeal. The decision of the Senior Vice Chancellor shall be binding on all system college and university parties.
If you are an icoming transfer student, many of your questions can be answered during the new student orientation and advising process. If you have additional questions about how your credits have transferred, or need help with degree planning, you can schedule an appointment with Advising and Counseling.