Student Services

Get Your Transcript Evaluated

Arrange to have official transcripts of all previously attended U.S. colleges and vocational schools sent to the Registrar's Office when you apply to MCTC:

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Registrar's Office
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-1707

If your former institution utilizes Avow Systems and +ADDS™ electronic official transcripts, submit those transcripts to: Records.Office@minneapolis.edu.

The number of credits accepted will be recorded on your MCTC transcript and the MCTC course equivalencies will be recorded on your Degree Audit Report.

  • All official transcripts are processed in the order received, and are evaluated for students who have an application on file and have paid their application fee. To complete your student file, and to encourage priority registration, we encourage you to submit your official transcripts early.
  • MCTC will only hold official transcripts for 90 days if an MCTC application is not on file. If an application for MCTC is not received within the 90 day window, those transcripts will be purged. If a student later applies after the 90 day purge, they will need to resubmit an official transcript for evaluation.
  • Students who had a name change since attending another college should call the Records Office at 612-659-6250. We will not be able to match your prior name on a transcript to your MCTC record unless we know of the name change.

If your college transcript is from outside the U.S., you must also submit it to an evaluation agency such as Education Credential Evaluators and request that a course-by-course evaluation be submitted to the Registrar's Office. If the transcript is not in English, it must be translated into English by the evaluation agency or you must provide a certified, literal translation.

Veterans enrolling at MCTC are encouraged to have their official military transcripts submitted to the Records Office. The Joint Services Transcript (JST) is available for Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy active duty, reserve and veterans. Joint Services Transcripts, once you request them online, are electronically uploaded by MCTC for credit review.

Air Force transcripts continue to be available online through the Community College of the Air Force website. Those Air Force transcripts should be mailed directly to:

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Registrar's Office
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1707

The Advanced Placement program is administered by the College Entrance Examination Board through which high school students complete designated college level courses in high schools and earn college credit by demonstrating a specified level of performance on AP exams. Students must have their official AP score report sent directly from the College Entrance Examination Board to the MCTC Registrar’s Office. An AP exam score of 3 or higher on a 5 point scale will be considered for transfer. A complete list of AP exams and how they transfer to MCTC is available through Transferology.

The College Level Examination Program is administered by the College Entrance Examination Board through which students of any age have the opportunity to demonstrate college level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. Students must have their official CLEP score report sent directly to the MCTC Registrar’s Office. A CLEP exam score of 50% or higher will be considered for transfer. A list of CLEP exams and how they transfer to MCTC is available through Transferology.

The International Baccalaureate Organization's (IBO) Diploma Program (DP) is a course of study for students age 16 to 19 that leads to examinations in various subjects. Students who participate in the full Diploma Program are required to study and take examinations in six different academic subjects. Exams with a score of 30 or higher and higher level exams with a score of 4 or higher will be considered for transfer. A list of IB exams and how they transfer to MCTC is available through Transferology.

A variety of Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) examinations are available and can be viewed on their website. Military service members who have passing scores on DSST examinations are eligible to receive college credit. Official DSST scores should be sent directly to the MCTC Registrar’s Office for evaluation. A list of DANTES exams and how they transfer to MCTC is available through Transferology.

If you have questions about the transfer credit evaluation you have received, please discuss the evaluation with the Credit Transfer Evaluator in the Registrar's Office located in the Student Services Center (T.2200). Bring a copy of the description and/or syllabus for the course in question to this meeting. The Credit Transfer Evaluator will review the new documentation and consult with the Academic Dean as necessary. The Transfer Evaluator will mail you a copy of the decision. If you wish to appeal this decision, you can do so by taking the following steps.

  1. If you wish to substitute a transfer course which is not deemed equivalent to any MCTC course for a course required for your academic or technical program, you may fill out a Petition for Waiver of Requirement form (forms are available in the Student Services Center). Include a course description from the transfer college's catalog, and a syllabus for the course(s) in question. Submit the completed form to the Academic Affairs Office.
  2. Waivers will be processed within a reasonable time (usually six working days). The Academic Affairs Office will mail you a copy of the decision. Course substitution decisions are final.

  3. If, after discussing the rationale for transfer with the Credit Transfer Evaluator, you feel strongly that the transfer course in question is equivalent to a specific MCTC course, you may complete the Transfer Credit Appeal form and send it the Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs for a review of the course. Include a course description from the transfer college's catalog, and a syllabus for the course(s) in question. Submit the completed form to the Senior Vice President's Office.
  4. Appeals will be processed within a reasonable time. The Senior Vice President's Office will mail you a copy of the decision.

If a student is not satisfied with the College's transfer appeal decision, under MnSCU Board Policy 3.21 Undergraduate Credit Transfer, a student may submit a request to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities' Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs for a system level appeal of the College's transfer appeal decision. Contact information for the Senior Vice Chancellor is available in the Office of the Registrar. The decision of the Senior Vice Chancellor shall be binding on all college and university parties.

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