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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.

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.



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Transfer Admissions 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.


        2.5 CUM GPA, competitive is 3.0 CUM GPA

Completed Coursework:

  • College Algebra or higher
  • General Biology
  • College Writing

The Chemistry courses offered at UMR are sequenced in a unique way that is different from traditional campuses. 

Chem flow chart

How Chemistry Courses may Transfer to UMR:

Chem flow chart

This is typical among many chemistry courses but not a guarantee as to how chemistry courses will transfer to UMR. Please check with Tranferology to confirm how your chemistry courses will transfer to UMR. 

  • To determine how your previous college coursework transfers to UMR, please visit BSHS Transfer Guides and Transferology. These online sites allow you to look up how each of your college courses will transfer to UMR. We ask that all students use these sites first on their own.

  • Please use the BSHS Transfer Guides to determine a plan for taking the necessary courses needed for the career pathway you wish to pursue with the BSHS degree. the following career pathway clusters are reflected in to three transfer guides.

    • Patient Care Pathway: Physician, Pharmacist, Dentist, Chiropractor, Optometrist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Prosthetist/Orthotist, Physician Assistant, Surgical First Assistant, and Athletic Trainer

    • Mayo Partnership Pathways: Medical Lab Sciences, Cytechnology, Nuclear Medical Technology

    • Other Health-Related Pathways: Mental Health Counselor, Health & Wellness Coach, Child-Life Specialist, Community Health, Public Policy, Health Care Management, Health Care Industry, Social Work, and Public Health  

  • To learn more about our transfer evaluation process, please start with our Transfer Evaluation page.
  • 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 Admission for advising once the preliminary evaluation is complete.

  • Fall 2021 priority deadline: February 1, 2021
  • 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