3.21 Undergraduate Credit Transfer - History

Board Policies
Chapter 3 - Educational Policies

Date of Adoption: 4/29/98
Date of Implementation: 8/01/07
Date of Last Review: 6/22/22

Date & Subject of Amendments:

06/22/2022 – Reviewed as part of the 5 year review process. In Part 1, added the word “equitable”. In Part 2, updated several definitions, added “electives” and along with its definitions, deleted comparable from “comparable and equivalent courses”. In Part 6, added “Once a course has been deemed equivalent, the college or university shall not require additional documentation from the student if a course is entered in the degree audit reporting system as an equivalent course.” In Part 7, added the introductory paragraph. In Parts 8 and 9, updated the language for clarity purposes.

6/22/16 - Renamed policy to include Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. The sequence of parts and subparts were reorganized and editorial and formatting changes were made throughout. The list of definitions in Part 2 was expanded. Part 4, Course Outlines was deleted, New Part 4, Course Equivalencies was added. New Part 5, Ongoing Evaluation of Courses was added. Amended Part 6, Transfer of Undergraduate courses and Credits, and added new Subparts C, D, E and F. New Part 7 incorporates language from repealed Policy 3.37 Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.

11/16/11 - Effective 1/1/12, the Board of Trustees amends all board policies to change the term "Office of the Chancellor" to "system office," and to make necessary related grammatical changes.

5/19/10 - Added a new Part 4 Outlines and Part 5 Official Repository of Course Equivalents. Amended Part 7 to require credit transfer and course equivalencies available on the Website. Amended Part 8 to require that information about the transfer appeal process to students when they receive their transfer evaluations and requires that information be made available on the Website, course catalog and other publications.

6/20/07 - moves transfer of credit related to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum to Policy 3.37, expands existing language to address course credit transfer from any higher education institution, limits the policy to transfer of formal credit courses, moves academic program requirements and transfer to Policy 3.36, and moves process and procedural items to the chancellor's procedure.

3/17/04 - added Subpart 4C to describe the transfer of the Associate in Fine Arts degree.

Repealed carry forward policies:

  • CC III.01.10, Transfer Standards;
  • CC III.01.11, Transfer of Technical Credits;
  • SU Policy 4.5, Policy Regarding Transfer of Lower Division Credit from Two-Year Colleges; and
  • T.C., Credit Transfer.