Transferring Credits from CLC
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is working to make the transfer process easier. Students can help if they plan ahead, ask questions and use pathways created by transfer agreements. Please review the links on the left side of the page for more information on transfer resources and for more information, please review MinnState Board Policy 3.39 and the Student Action Plan for Transfer.
Transfer Steps for CLC Students
1) Discuss transfer plans with an Academic Advisor.
2) Review any formal written transfer agreements between CLC and other institutions. Many four-year colleges and universities accept a significant number of credits from CLC associate degree programs through transfer agreements, making the pursuit of a baccalaureate degree affordable, accessible and convenient for CLC graduates. Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between two or more colleges and universities to accept credits in transfer toward a specific academic program. Articulation Agreements are generally for specialized professional or technical programs offered at colleges (e.g., Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Fine Arts (AFA), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), diplomas, certificates) that can be applied to a specific program/major at the receiving university. Articulation agreements between Central Lakes College and other four-year Universities may be found here
3) Obtain the following from the intended transfer college:
- College catalog and transfer brochure
- Information on admission criteria and materials required for admission, e.g., portfolio, transcripts and test scores
- Application and schedule information for financial aid
4) Review these materials and make an appointment to talk with an academic advisor or transfer specialist at the intended college or major.
5) Visit Transferology to examine course-by-course articulations for selected colleges.
6) Visit MnTransfer.org This site enables students, transfer specialists and educators to access transfer information for regional, public, private and out-of-state colleges and universities.