Transfer Student Checklist

  • Start Early
  • Ask Questions/Request Information
  • Decide what program of study or major you want to pursue
  • Verify the classes you are currently taking will transfer
  • Fully research the college/university; check their website, make phone calls, etc.
  • VISIT!
  • APPLY EARLY! Pay attention to application and priority dates and deadlines!
  • Submit OFFICIAL transcripts
  • Confirm all requested materials have been submitted and received
  • Complete the financial aid process
  • Review the Class Schedule and Catalog
  • Check for specific foreign language & Math requirements
  • Get enrolled in classes

Visiting a Campus

  • Dress appropriately: Be comfortable.
  • Ask Questions: What are deadlines? Do I meet admission requirements? Will my credits transfer?
  • Try it out: Sit in on a class, eat in the cafeteria, and attend an event.
  • Relax: Enjoy your visit!
  • Check out the Surroundings: Make sure you feel safe on campus and in the city.
  • Reflect: Write down your thoughts.

How to Choose a College or University

  • Do they offer the degree program you are seeking?
  • What is the size of the school?
  • Do you meet their admission requirements?
  • What is the tuition cost?
  • Do they offer scholarships for transfer students?
  • Is it a good fit for you and your needs?
  • Is it fully accredited?
  • Does it have a good reputation?

What to Possibly Expect at a 4-Year College/University

  • Longer Lines
  • More Buildings
  • Higher Expenses
  • Upper Level Classes
  • Larger Class Sizes
  • Parking Issues
  • Larger Crowds
  • Culture Shock

Plan ahead

Talk to a Transfer Specialist at the college you're transferring to

The college or university you are transferring into determines HOW and IF your courses and/or credits transfer. It’s important to contact them early.  It’s possible to customize your Associate of Arts (AA) degree toward the requirements of the 4-year degree you intend to pursue.

To get an idea how your LSC courses will transfer to other institutions, use Transferology. You’ll be able to see how other institutions have evaluated your courses.

Transfer Specialist Visits to LSC

On-campus visits to LSC

Each semester, LSC hosts transfer visits from area schools such as the College of St Scholastica, University of Minnesota-Duluth and University of Wisconsin-Superior. A transfer visit schedule will be made available on this website as visits are scheduled. We advise students who are interested in transferring to work as early as possible with that school to help facilitate the transfer process.

Find other Minnesota State Transfer Specialists

Transfer Specialists at other Minnesota State schools (includes those schools mentioned above and more).

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)

The MnTC is a collaborative effort by all of the two- and four-year public colleges and universities in Minnesota to help students transfer their “generals” to four-year colleges. Learn more about Minnesota Transfer