Transferring Coursework to WSU
Here’s a quick guide to help you understand how credits transfer to WSU:
• WSU will determine what credits transfer and whether they meet degree requirements. WSU accepts D grades for transfer.
• WSU will review credits from courses and programs and look for equivalencies to course goals, content and level of instruction.
• Not everything that transfers counts towards graduation requirements. Degree programs usually count credits in three categories: general education, prerequisites, major/minor courses and electives.
• Changing major or career goals may mean that you cannot complete all degree requirements within the usual number of graduation credits.
• WSU credit transfer policies depend on the type of institution previously attended or program in which students are enrolled. WSU also has articulation agreements in place with selected colleges.
Transfer credits meet WSU general education requirements if you have earned an AA degree after May 1985; you have earned a BA or BS; or if you have completed the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). AS or AAS degrees will waive all Unity and Diversity MnTC goals 7-10.
MnTC is a cooperative program between all public colleges and universities in Minnesota. To complete the entire MnTC, you must earn a minimum of 40 credits in the ten goal areas, as well as the requirements for each of the goal areas. Passing grades (A-D) for MnTC courses apply including transfer courses; however, a cumulative MnTC GPA of 2.0 is required to complete the entire 40 credit package. If you are transferring to WSU from a participating institution and you have satisfied all 10 educational goals of the MnTC, we will give you credit for completing all general education requirements. See this dynamic listing of the most current WSU courses approved to meet MnTC goal areas.
WSU complies with Minnesota State College and University guidelines, such as Undergraduate Course Credit Transfer Policy (3.21) and Procedure (3.21.1); Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (3.37.1); and Transfer Rights and Responsibilities (3.39).
• Contact Admissions if you are interested in transferring credits from technical colleges.
International students must satisfy all WSU application procedures if they are not U.S. citizens.
• Licensed registered nurses who have completed three-year hospital training programs may receive 48 semester (72 quarter) credits of electives toward any undergraduate degree program except nursing.
Veterans may be granted academic credit for formal military schools attended while on active duty. The American Council on Education Guide to the Evaluation Experience in the Armed Forces will be used to evaluate military experience. A copy of the student's SMART, AARTS, or CCAF transcript is required for the evaluation. Additional information about system-wide military transfer is available at www.mnscu.edu/military/transfer.html.
The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) program is a series of examinations in college subjects that are comparable to the final or end-of-course examinations in undergraduate courses. DANTES funds DSST testing for eligible Service members and personnel at DANTES military Test Centers. The DSSTs are now also available for use by civilians at universities and colleges throughout the country. DSST exams can be individually reviewed by WSU academic departments.
Credit for prior learning, such as Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) scores, are evaluated for the potential awarding of college credit according to WSU standards.
• Students enrolled in PSEO courses must transfer those credits to WSU regardless of earned grade
• Send an official transcript of all PSEO coursework to WSU
• Find course equivalencies for PSEO courses at u.Select
While Winona State does not offer correspondence courses, the university accepts some correspondence work towards a degree.