Transferology is a tool that allows you to see how your courses transfer into other colleges and universities. Not all colleges and universities use Transferology, but many institutions across Minnesota and the United States use this tool. You can compare how your credits will transfer, and can also apply your credits to particular majors and programs for some institutions. Create a free account and then import any Minnesota State courses into the system electronically. If you have questions, see your assigned Academic Advisor.
Anoka-Ramsey’s Transfer Guides webpage has links to some of the most common transfer institutions amongst our students, along with links to transfer guides for their most popular majors. While it does not have links for all universities and programs, there are many available.
College or University Catalogs/Bulletins
Universities have online catalogs (or bulletins) that list each major’s degree requirements, admission criteria, graduation requirements, etc. The easiest way to find this information is to locate the university’s search engine and search for “catalog” or “bulletin”. Once in the catalog, you can see their major requirements and use Transferology, or another resource, to see which courses you can take with Anoka-Ramsey that will apply to your eventual bachelor’s degree program. See an example here. (Please note that these are subject to change, so it is important to cross-reference information.)
Degree maps are often available on university websites. Degree maps lay out a four-year plan for a student to complete the bachelor’s degree in that specific major. Using a degree map, you can try to mimic the same plan at Anoka-Ramsey for the first two-years, so when you transfer to your university you will be right on track. See examples here. (Please note that these are subject to change, so it is important to cross-reference information.)
Transfer Pathway degrees are associate degrees (AA, AS, AFA) designed to transfer into a corresponding bachelor’s degree program within the Minnesota State University System, which includes: Metropolitan State University, St. Cloud State University, Bemidji State University, Winona State University, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, and Southwest Minnesota State University. You can complete a Transfer Pathway associate’s degree at Anoka-Ramsey, and then transfer into a Minnesota State University and only have 60 credits remaining to complete your bachelor’s degree. Students are still required to meet any university/major specific admission criteria.
College/University Transfer Admission Advisor
In order to ensure a smooth transfer process, you should connect with a college/university transfer admissions advisor/counselor/specialist. They can assist in answering any specific and detailed questions you may have about transferring and your eventual major, as well as prepare you for what is to come. Bachelor’s degree programs have additional requirements beyond associate’s degrees, so it is important to plan ahead with a contact at your eventual university. See examples here.