System Procedure 3.21.1 Transfer of Undergraduate Courses, Credit, Associate Degrees, and the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum - History

System Procedures
Chapter 3 - Educational Policies
Board Policy 3.22

System Procedure History:

Date of Adoption: 08/01/07
Date of Implementation: 08/01/07
Date of Last Review: 05/16/22

Date & Subject of Amendments:

03/21/24 – Limited review - (1) added definitions for "Transfer Evaluation System (TES) Evaluation Tracker Workflow" and "Transfer review and appeal tool", (2) added language in Part 12 regarding college and university accountability for the timely evaluation of transfer courses, the 30 calendar daytime period, and the escalation steps and timelines, and (3) Added new Part 13. Minnesota State Academic Affairs Unit Responsibility identifying the system office responsibilities.

05/16/22 – Reviewed as part of the five year review cycle. In Part 1, added “equity” to the purpose statement. In Part 2 Definitions, added definitions for Broad field degree programs, Credit, and Electives. Deleted “comparable” from comparable and equivalent definition. Replaced Credit for Prior Learning definitions with road signs to Policy 3.35 Credit for Prior Learning and updated Goal area definition and added road sign to Operating Instruction Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Instructions. Deleted definitions for Guidelines for review and design of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, Minnesota Transfer Curriculum audit, and Transfer pathway map for DARS encoding. Updated the remaining definitions. In Part 4, added “undergraduate” to the title and first paragraph on evaluating transcripts after a student has been admitted. In Subpart A, added language about courses at receiving and sending institutions that are within 1 credit of each other. Replaced DARS with degree audit reporting system throughout the procedure. Added language that the residency requirement cannot limit the number of courses transferred. In Part 6, replaced “passing grades (A-D)” with “passing grades A through D- or credit earned”. Added “or designee” to Part 9, Subpart B. In Part 11, the language was separated into two separate paragraphs, one for transfer between Minnesota States colleges and universities, and another for transfers involving non-Minnesota State institutions. Additional edits made from application of the new writing styles.

04/23/18 - Merged Procedure 3.37.1 Minnesota Transfer Curriculum into Procedure 3.21.1 and updated the information to include transfer of associate degrees, Credit for Prior Learning, transfer pathways, and clarity about transfer practices and new system processes.

1/25/12 - The Chancellor amends all current system procedures effective February 15, 2012, to change the term "Office of the Chancellor" to "system office" or similar term reflecting the grammatical context of the sentence.