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Transfer Credit Appeal Process

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Transfer Credit Review, Transfer Credit Appeal, & System-Level Transfer Credit Appeal - PROCESS

Minneapolis College transfers previously completed college level course credits from other schools when students have been admitted to the college and official transcripts have been received in the Registration and Records Office. Official transcripts are evaluated in the order received. Evaluations are major/program specific. This means that you will be given transfer credit for coursework that is applicable to your declared program of study.

When a student disagrees with how Minneapolis College has evaluated the transferred course credits, the student can request to have them reviewed. The first step is to familiarize yourself with the Transfer Credit Evaluation process.

Level 1: Transfer Credit Review

If a course was evaluated and did not transfer as you expected, you may submit a “Transfer Review” request. The purpose of this request is for students to submit questions or concerns about how courses or credits transferred after reviewing your Degree Audit Report (DARS). During this step, a review of your request is conducted, and a decision is made as to whether there is a change in how the course/credits were initially transferred.

Before you submit a transfer review request, you should:

  1. Verify that your transcript has been evaluated for your current major
  2. Work with your academic advisor to review your Degree Audit Report (DARS) and determine which courses need to be reviewed
  3. Gather all supporting documentation and course information to submit.
    • Syllabus or Course Outline (Must be from the semester the course was taken).

Submit a Transfer Review request:

  • Log into your Minneapolis College student eServices account
  • Click on ‘Academic Records’
  • Click ‘Transfer Review’ and follow the instructions.

If there is no change to how the course/credits were accepted and the student disagrees, the student can then submit a “Transfer Appeal”.

Level 2: Transfer Credit Appeal

If a transfer review request was completed and denied, you may submit a “Transfer Appeal” request. The purpose of this request is to give students the opportunity to request an additional level of review. At this stage, the transfer appeal is reviewed by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

All documentation must be received from the student during this transfer appeal stage before a decision is made.

Before you submit a transfer appeal request, you should:

  • Gather additional supporting documentation and course information to submit.
    Syllabus or Course Outline (Must be from the semester the course was taken).

Submit a Transfer Appeal request: When a course is eligible for a transfer appeal, the Appeal button displays for the student to select to start an appeal from the Check Status form for the course.

  • Log into your Minneapolis College student eServices account
  • Click on ‘Academic Records’
  • Select the Appeal button to open the entry form with the course information displaying.
  • Supply the reason for the request and an explanation and follow the instructions.

If there is no change to how the course/credits were accepted and the student disagrees, the student can then submit a “System-Level Transfer Appeal”.

Level 3: System-Level Transfer Credit Appeal

If a transfer appeal request was completed and denied, you may submit a “System-Level Transfer Appeal” request. The purpose of this request is for the system office to use their process to determine what the final decision of the course will be.

Before you submit a system-level transfer appeal request, you should:

  • Gather additional supporting documentation and course information to submit.
    Syllabus or Course Outline (Must be from the semester the course was taken).

Submit a System-Level Transfer Appeal request: When a course is eligible for a system-level appeal, the Appeal button displays for the student to select to start an appeal from the Check Status form for the course.

  • Log into your Minneapolis College student eServices account
  • Click on ‘Academic Records’
  • Select the Appeal button to open the entry form with the course information displaying.
  • Supply the reason for the request and an explanation and follow the instructions.

At this final stage, the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs makes the final determination through the system-level transfer appeal process, and no further action is possible after this decision.