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Transfer Students

Put your credits to work for you at Morris, where you’ll earn a degree from a top research university while enjoying the benefits of a small, liberal arts community.

At Morris you will find friends and a community. Start by applying, then picture yourself at Morris.

Academic Requirements

To thrive at Morris, you should meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • 2.75 cumulative GPA* from your transfer institution(s)
  • Evidence of college-level coursework
  • Good academic, social, and financial standing with all previously attended colleges

*Applicants who are near or below this requirement, or who have semesters below this benchmark, will be considered individually. In addition to your application, please provide a written statement about the circumstances contributing to any academic hardship and explain how you have addressed these issues to ensure your future college success.

If you have not completed 30 college credits after graduating high school at the time you submit your application, your high school record and ACT or SAT score will also be taken into consideration.

Steps for future transfer applicants from another college

1. Visit Us

There are a number of visit options. If you can’t visit, try our virtual tour.

2. Complete the application

Apply online or download the application [PDF]. (Be sure to include a $35 non-refundable application fee, or $25 if applying online.) For tips on how to make the most of your application find out more about how we evaluate applications 

3. Have ALL official college and university transcripts sent directly to Morris

Request that official college transcripts from each institution you have attended be sent directly to Morris. Make your request early, as it can take several days for a college to issue your transcript. Read about our transfer credit policy for information on transferable course credit.

College transcripts are considered official if sent to Morris directly from the original institution. If the transcript was issued to the student, we must receive the transcript in the original envelope in which it was issued, with notation over the seal to determine if it was opened.

4. If you have fewer than 30 transferable credits

Have official high school transcripts (and GED transcripts if applicable) sent directly from the school to Morris.

Have your official ACT (including the Writing Test) or SAT Reasoning scores sent to Morris. If your score is printed on your high school transcript, it is considered an official report. The Morris ACT code is 2155 and the SAT code is 6890.

Call 1-888-866-3382 with any questions.

5. Send any additional information (optional)

Feel free to include extra materials like written statements, letters of recommendation, resumes, and portfolios that you feel would help get to know you better. We encourage written statements if there are any extenuating circumstances we should take into account when reviewing your application.

6. Receive your admission decision

In about three weeks, you’ll receive an admission decision in the mail. Your transcripts will be evaluated after you’ve been accepted and you’ll receive an email from the Transfer Coordinator about what transfer credits you received.

7. Save your place!

So we don’t give your spot away, return the confirmation card included in your admission packet with a non-refundable $150 confirmation fee or pay the confirmation fee online with a credit card. Once we receive your confirmation, you will be able to request housing, schedule a registration session, and complete the necessary steps to be a Morris student.

Steps for future transfer applicants from another University of Minnesota campus

1. Visit Us

There are a number of visit options. If you can’t visit, try our virtual tour.

2. Complete the Change of College Application

Send your completed form to the Office of Admissions.  There is no application fee!

3. Have ALL official college and university transcripts sent directly to Morris

You will not need to send any University of Minnesota transcripts, but you do need to request that official college transcripts from colleges outside of the U of M are sent directly to Morris.  Make your request early, as it can take several days for a college to issue your transcript.  Read about our transfer credit policy for information on transferable course credit.

College transcripts are considered official if sent to Morris directly from the original institution.  If the transcript was issued to the student, we must receive the transcript in the original envelope in which it was issued, with notation over the seal to determine if it was opened.

4. If you have fewer than 30 transferable credits

Have official high school transcripts (and GED transcripts if applicable) sent directly from the school to Morris.

Call 1-888-866-3382 with any questions.

5. Send any additional information (optional)

Feel free to include extra materials like written statements, letters of recommendation, resumes, and portfolios that you feel would help get to know you better. We encourage written statements if there are any extenuating circumstances we should take into account when reviewing your application.

6. Receive your admission decision

In about three weeks, you’ll receive an admission decision in the mail. Your transcripts will be evaluated after you’ve been accepted and you’ll receive an email from the Transfer Coordinator about what transfer credits you received.  You may also run an APAS for the Morris campus, but keep in mind that the transfer credits are not official until evaluated by the Office of the Registrar at the Morris campus after admission. 

7. Save your place!

So we don’t give your spot away, return the confirmation card included in your admission packet with a non-refundable $150 confirmation fee or pay the confirmation fee online with a credit card. Once we receive your confirmation, you will be able to request housing, schedule a registration session, and complete the necessary steps to be a Morris student.