Transfer Credits to UND
On average, students transfer 80 credits to UND.
What college credits transfer?
Transferable credit is defined as college-level credits completed (or in progress) at the time of application with a grade of "D" or above. Credits must be earned from an institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), including the American Council on Education (ACE).
Credits transferred from schools that use a quarter or other system will be converted to semester credits.
UND's academic departments will determine if the transferred credits will apply to your specific major and degree program.
What credits do not transfer?
Courses that do not qualify for credit at UND includes, but are not limited to:
- Remedial or preparatory courses
- Credit granted for life experience by other institutions
- Institution-based credit by examination
- Non-degree continuing education courses
See how your college credits may transfer to UND by using these resources.
Step 1: Determine if Your Institution has an Agreement with UND
UND developed program agreements with several institutions to aid in the transfer process. These agreements will help you see exactly which courses are guaranteed to transfer to UND and your major from our partner schools.
Step 2: Search the Transfer Evaluation System (TES) Course Equivalencies Database
If your school doesn't have an agreement with UND, search our extensive database with thousands of undergraduate courses from around the country. Use it to see how the courses at the institution you are transferring from will transfer to UND.
How many credits have to be taken at UND?
To graduate from UND, you must take a minimum of 30 semester credits from UND. This includes 15 semester credits in your major and/or 4 semester credits in your minor. Depending on your major, you may be required to complete more than 15 semester credits at UND.
Consult your major's Four Year Plan to see what coursework is required to complete your bachelor's degree at UND.
How do my transfer credits count towards general education requirements?
Through the General Education Requirement Transfer Agreement (GERTA), you’ll receive greater transferability of coursework at UND. If you're transferring from one of the institutions within UND's transfer network, you may be able to complete all of your lower-division general education requirements at your current school and transfer the credits to fulfill UND's 39-credit general education requirements (referred to as Essential Studies).
Transfer with an Associate's Degree
Transfer students entering UND with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree will receive an Essential Studies waiver for their breadth of knowledge requirements. They may still need to complete special emphasis and capstone requirements depending on the coursework they completed. Associate of Applied Science degrees do not receive any waiver.
Transfer students with an A.A. or A.S. from North Dakota or Minnesota will receive an Essential Studies waiver for their breadth of knowledge and special emphasis requirements if they have also completed the general education curriculum.
Transfer with a Bachelor's Degree
Transfer students who have already earned a bachelor degree from an accredited U.S. institution will receive a full Essential Studies waiver.
How will I know if my transferred credits applied to my degree program?
Step 1: Registrar Reviews Your Transcript(s)
After you've submitted your completed application with all required documents, we'll evaluate your transcript(s) to determine which courses will transfer to UND.
Step 2: Communicate with Advisor
We want to make the transfer process as easy for you as possible. A UND academic advisor will reach out to you to discuss your transfer process and answer your questions.
Step 3: Review Your Credit Summary
After we complete your transfer credit evaluation and you've been admitted officially to UND, you'll receive an admissions packet with a credit summary. The credit summary includes:
- Credits that transferred
- The institution of origin
- Your transfer GPA
All of your previous undergraduate work will be recorded as semester credits (converted from quarter or other systems as necessary) on your permanent, official UND transcript.
Step 4: Get Started at UND
Our Admissions Checklist takes you through the next steps including getting your UND student account, registering for classes and more.
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