Suspension Policies


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State) procedure 3.4.1 part 6 states that students suspended at any Minnesota State institution are not eligible for admission to other system schools during the term of their suspension.

After you have applied for admission to Minneapolis College and paid the application fee, if you are denied admission based on a suspension at another Minnesota State college or university, you may appeal by submitting a completed Transfer Suspension Appeal Form and all required documentation to the Admissions office (T.2800 Welcome Center) by the published deadline. You may submit documentation by email to: admissions.office@minneapolis.edu 

Students unable to provide transcripts due to financial holds at other institutions are not eligible to submit an appeal and an appeal will not be reviewed until all financial holds have been resolved and transcripts provided.

Transfer Student Admission Appeal Deadlines

  • Summer – May 1
  • Fall – August 1
  • Spring – December 1

Appeal forms, non-Minnesota State transcripts and documentation are accepted year around.

Appeals received after term deadlines above are considered for the next term.

Transfer Student Suspension Admission Appeal Procedures

The Transfer Student Suspension Admission Appeals committee will review the appeal, typed statement, previous transcripts and all supporting documentation. The decision is made based on all of the information provided in the appeal. Students will be notified of the decision by e-mail.

Transfer students admitted to Minneapolis College on an approved Transfer Student Admissions Appeal are admitted and able to enroll in courses on a probationary status. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 8 credits during the first term and the student is required to successfully complete all courses (no withdrawals [W]) with a term GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Transfer students that do not meet these requirements during their first term will be suspended from Minneapolis College and will be subject to the Satisfactory Academic Progress appeal process. Failure to comply with the conditions of the approved Transfer Student Appeal will likely result in a denial of future appeals.

Transfer students who have had their appeal denied and can provide new information/documentation or disagree with the outcome of the appeal may submit a second appeal and documentation that demonstrates that all of the reasons for the denial have been met.

A second appeal will only be considered for a future term. The second appeal must be received prior to the published Transfer Suspension Admissions Appeal deadline for the future term in which the student is seeking consideration.

There are no guarantees that a future appeal will be approved.