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Transfer Admissions

It is in your best interest to work closely with the Office of Admissions to determine if you are a good fit for transferring into one of our programs.

University of Minnesota Rochester defines a transfer student as one who has graduated high school and has received college credit post high school graduation.

If a student has received college credit in high school (PSEO, CIS, etc) but does not have a high school diploma, they are considered a new first-year student.

Transfer students should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 to apply to UMR.

Transferring to the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS)
Our innovative and challenging curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree will prepare students for health science careers, graduate education, and professional degrees. Due to our unique, integrated curriculum, planning ahead is important when considering transferring to UMR.

Transferring to the Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP)
Our BSHP program is a junior admitting transfer only program. Students can complete lower-division (first year - second year) courses at UMR or at another regionally accredited university or college. Students must complete prerequisite coursework (including all University of Minnesota liberal education and theme requirements) prior to admission.

Students interested in transferring to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Nursing program should contact the School of Nursing directly at 507-258-8045.

Before You Apply

Planning Ahead: Will my courses transfer?
UMR's programs consist of many requirements, it is important that students are fully aware of how their courses will transfer into the program before they apply.

To determine how your previous college coursework transfers to UMR, please visit Transferology. This online site allows you to look up how each of your college courses will transfer to UMR. We ask that all students use this site first on their own.

To learn more about our transfer evaluation process, please start with our Transfer Evaluation page.

BSHP students must complete prerequisite coursework (including all University of Minnesota liberal education and theme requirements) prior to admission.

If you still have questions about your credits and how they will transfer please email your unofficial academic transcript(s) of transfer credits to While UMR can provide an unofficial determination of transfer evaluation prior to admission, an official evaluation of transfer credits will only be completed after a student is officially admitted to the program.

A preliminary (unofficial) evaluation of previous coursework can take four weeks or longer and we ask that you please plan accordingly. You will be contacted by an Admission Representative for advising once the preliminary evaluation is complete. 

For more information on transferring to the BSHS track, please contact, Director of Admissions Brett Hartnagel,

For more information on transferring to the BSHP track, please contact, BSHP Transfer Admissions Representative Cassie Zell at

University officials should contact Director of Student Success Coaching, Parry Telander at for more information about course transfer.

Information about AP, CLEP, and IB is located on here.

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Transfer Admissions Criteria for BSHS

The BSHS provides rigorous coursework to prepare students for a variety of career pathways. It is important for transfer applicants to demonstrate preparation for such a curriculum by completing science and math coursework.

  • Statistics & an additional Math at the College Algebra level or higher
  • One full year of General Chemistry w/Lab
  • 30-60 college credits complete
  • 1 semester of Gen Bio

  • 1 additional math course
  • Intro Psych, Sociology, Ethics, Public Speaking

  • Fall 2020 priority deadline: February 1, 2020
  • After February 1, students may continue to apply and be admitted on a space-available basis.

  • Online Application
  • $30.00 non-refundable application fee 
  • All official college or university transcripts

  • Official high school transcript
  • ACT or SAT scores