We are a part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system (MnSCU) which means we use the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) to help make transferring as easy as possible for students.
The MnTC is built into the AA Degree. Once you finish your MnTC at Mesabi Range and complete your AA or AAS Degree you are able to transfer right into the program of your choice at a four-year college.
Another benefit of the MnSCU system is if you transfer between MnSCU colleges and universities there is no need to request an official college transcript. Mesabi Range College uses e-transcripts which are shared within the system. Transferring from a college or university outside the MnSCU system is when an official college transcript will be required.
*It is important to note that when transferring, the receiving institution decides what credits will transfer and if the courses fit the requirements for the program.
Liberal Arts & Technical Courses
Liberal Arts and elective credits do not have a time limit for transfer. However, due to the ever changing technology and regulations, technical credits have a lifespan of 5 years to keep our students up-to-date with industry standards. Mesabi Range's Virginia Campus shall accept for transfer as electives a maximum of 16 semester credits of college level occupation or professional courses offered by Minnesota Technical Colleges with regional accreditation.
Regional accreditation for this policy is defined as the accreditation conferred by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by parallel accreditation agencies in other regional areas of the United States.
Transferring credits granted by a regionally accredited institution - Regionally accredited institutions are colleges or universities that are accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation www.chea.org. Mesabi Range College will accept credits granted by a regionally accredited institution, including credits granted by another college or university for prior learning by assessment or examination (credit for prior learning).
Transferring credits granted by a non-regionally accredited institution - Non-regionally accredited institutions are colleges or universities that are not accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation www.chea.org. Mesabi Range College shall determine if it will accept credits granted by a non-regionally accredited institution through prior learning assessment or examination (credit for prior learning).
Credit or waiver of credit will be authorized using "A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services," after evaluation by a transfer credit evaluator. For more information on Veteran services, please visit: Veteran's Resources.
Types of Transfer Credit
Please view the link to view information on other types of transfer credits (CLEP, AP, IB, DSST, PSEO, military, international): Transfer Credits
- Advanced Placement
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Transfer to Mesabi Range College
Please see Mesabi Range's transfer policy on page 38 of the college catalog.
- Choose a program:
- Fill out an application
You can do this here: Apply now
- Send us your official high school transcript or GED transcript
- Send us your official college transcripts, only from non-MnSCU schools
- Send us your immunization records
If you were born before January 1, 1957 or graduated from a MN high school in 1997 or later, you are exempt and no records are needed.
- File for financial aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- Review scholarship options
For a list of MRC scholarships, please visit the MRC Foundation.
- File for reciprocity
WI, ND and SD residents only
- Program admittance (career students only)
An application submitted to Mesabi Range College does not ensure your immediate admittance to the career program you have selected. Please check with Rosanne Omersa at 218-744-7506 to see if you are accepted into the program.
- Attend assessment and registration
You will receive a letter with dates and times from your respective campus. If you test or have tested at another MnSCU campus you must provide us with a copy of your results. If you have college credits in English and/or Math, you may be exempt from taking the assessment test. If you have questions, please contact Kevin Langdon (Eveleth) 218-744-7471 or Toby Anderson (Virginia) 218-749-0319.
To receive a degree from Mesabi Range College, a minimum of 20 credits at our college and in courses numbered 1000 or above is required. The residency requirement shall be reduced to 11 credits for students transferring at least 9 credits from another MnSCU institution.
For student's needing to appeal their transfer credits, please fill out the following form: Transfer Credit Appeal
The MnSCU Undergraduate Course Credit Transfer policy can be found here: Policy 3.21.1. If you are not satisfied with Mesabi Range College’s transfer appeal decision, you may submit an appeal to the Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic & Student Affairs of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) for a system level appeal of the college’s decision. Please see MnSCU Policy 3.21.1 for more information.
Transfer students have the right to:
- A clear, understandable statement of an institution's policy.
- A fair credit review and an explanation of why credits were or were not accepted.
- A copy of the formal appeals process.
Please follow the link to view more information on the: Transfer Rights and Responsibilities Policy.
Please follow the link to view more information on the Transfer Action Plan - MN Transfer
Transfer from Mesabi Range College
If your goal is to transfer on to a four-year school; don't wait till the end of your sophomore year to decided what the next step is. We want to make sure the transition is as easy as possible for you. Listed below is a suggested timeline, with a student who is full-time at the college.
Your first semester at Mesabi Range College you should sit down and meet with an academic advisor to discuss your transfer plans.
Browse college websites and explore major options, visit prospective colleges and meet with an advisor to make sure you are taking the apppropriate courses.
Review your degree audit report with your advisor and discuss deadlines of applications with your advisor. Start to gather applications for your prospective colleges and fill them out. Once completed, send the applications out.
- Apply for graduation
- Apply for financial aid
- After graduation, send final transcript (if your college or university is outside the MnSCU system)
Do you want to see how your courses will transfer to programs at other participating colleges and universities? Follow this link if you would like to make and account and create a plan in u.select: Create a Plan
u.select is a "A multi-state online tool for students and advisors for determining course equivalencies, program requirements, and applicability of course work when transferring between schools."
The Minnesota Transfer Action plan will help you explore the transfer process. The plan will also help you navigate the resources available to you as you go through transfer.
UMD Transfer Website: UMD One Stop