Transfer Students

A transfer student has graduated high school or its equivalent and completed 12 or more quarter or semester credits in college-level courses at an institution accredited by the agencies listed below. College-level work means those courses that are applicable towards at least an associate degree and does not include remedial or developmental courses. Students who previously attended MSU-Northern and are returning after attending another institution should refer to the Former NMC/MSU-Northern Students section.

Academic Eligibility

Applicants will be considered for admission based on transferable credits from all institutions previously attended (accredited by the agencies listed below). As determined by the Admissions Office, a 2.0 (or C) cumulative transferable GPA (on a 4.0 scale) is required in order to be accepted for admission in good academic standing. Transfer students start with a new GPA upon enrolling at MSU-Northern.

Students who do not meet the 2.0 cumulative transferable GPA are still encouraged to apply for admissions and submit the necessary credentials. MSU-Northern will examine each student's credentials on a case-by-case basis for admissibility. Some students who do not meet the requirements may be admitted on scholastic probation and will need to earn a 2.0 or higher GPA during the first term attended at MSU-Northern to be placed in good academic standing.

Transfer From Other Institutions

Montana State University-Northern is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. As such, all college-level course work from institutions accredited by the following list of agencies will be received and applied toward degrees as applicable to major program, general education, and elective requirements.

Students who transfer credit from institutions not accredited by the agencies in the above list (excluding foreign institutions) will not be accepted for transfer.