Transfer Information

We are a part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system (Minnstate) 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 College 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 Minnstate system is if you transfer between Minnstate 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 Minnstate 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 College'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 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 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).

Military Credits
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

Transfer to Mesabi Range College

Please see Mesabi Range College's transfer policy on page 38 of the college catalog.

  1. Choose a program:
    Technical Programs & Transfer Programs
  2. Fill out an application
    You can do this here: Apply now
  3. Send us your official high school transcript or GED transcript
  4. Send us your official college transcripts, only from non-Minnstate schools
  5. 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.
  6. File for financial aid
    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at
  7. Review scholarship options
    For a list of MRC scholarships, please visit the MRC Foundation.
  8. File for reciprocity
    WI, ND and SD residents only
  9. 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.
  10. 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 Minnstate 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) 218-744-7791 or Matt Jarva (Eveleth) 218-744-7471.

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 Minnstate institution.

For student's needing to appeal their transfer credits, please fill out the following form: Transfer Credit Appeal

The Minnstate 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 (Minnstate) for a system level appeal of the college’s decision. Please see Minnstate Policy 3.21.1 for more information.

Student Rights

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.

First Semester
Your first semester at Mesabi Range College you should sit down and meet with an academic advisor to discuss your transfer plans.

Second Semester
Browse college websites and explore major options, visit prospective colleges and meet with an advisor to make sure you are taking the appropriate courses.

Third Semester
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.

Last Semester

  • Apply for graduation
  • Apply for financial aid
  • After graduation, send final transcript (if your college or university is outside the Minnstate system)

Transfer Resources

Transferology is a nation-wide network designed to help you answer the question "Will my courses transfer?" You may enter coursework, exams, and/or military learning experiences, then discover in a single click how many schools in the Transferology network have matching courses that may be awarded when you transfer. Schools are ranked by the percentage of coursework they accept in transfer, though you may focus the results with a number of handy filters and sorts, including how your courses transfer into a specific program at another college or university. Details of how those courses will count are available with another click or two, and you can inform schools of your interest in transferring by asking about specific programs, campus visits, and/or coursework that has not yet been evaluated by the school.”

“One great feature in Transferology is the ability to import the courses you have taken at Minnstate institutions to monitor your progress toward a selected degree, certificate or MnTC program at other Minnstate institutions. Note that using this feature will require that you log in to eServices for each Minnstate institution you have attended. You MUST log out from one session before you proceed to the next session.”

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

Mesabi Range College Course Outlines

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Articulation Agreements

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