Student Services

Get Your Transcript Evaluated

When you apply, you need to be sure all official transcripts of all previously attended U.S. colleges and vocational schools are sent to the Registrar's Office for evaluation.

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

If your former institution uses Avow Systems and +ADDS™ electronic official transcripts, you can have those transcripts sent 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 in eServices.

  • All official transcripts are processed in the order received, and are evaluated only after you have an application on file and have paid the application fee. We encourage you to submit your official transcripts early because you may be eligible for priority registration for classes depending on the number of credits you have earned.
  • MCTC only holds official transcripts for 90 days if an MCTC application is not on file. If you apply after 90- days, you will need to resubmit an official transcript for evaluation.
  • If you have had a name change since attending another college, you should call the Records Office at 612-659-6250 to help us match the records with your prior name to your MCTC record.

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.

If you are a Veteran enrolling at MCTC, you are encouraged to have your official military transcripts sent to the Registrar's 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 for students to complete college level courses in high schools and earn college credit by demonstrating a specified level of performance on AP exams. An AP exam score of 3 or higher on a 5 point scale will be considered for transfer to MCTC. Have your official AP score report sent directly from the College Entrance Examination Board to the MCTC Registrar’s Office. 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 for students of any age have the opportunity to demonstrate college level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. If you have CLEP scores, you should have the 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 to earn college credit through exams. 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.

The Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) provides current and accurate course and transfer information to help you plan your degree program. When you become an MCTC student, you will access the Degree Audit Report through eServies to review the status of your academic program, transfer course acceptability, equivalency and applicability so you can see how your courses are fulfilling degree requirements at MCTC. Please note, if you are a student who began taking courses at MCTC prior to 1998, you will not be able to access a web audit, however, your advisor can run a report for you. Current students, find out more about how to read your DARS report in eServices on the intranet.

Transferology is a multi-state, Web-based transfer information system that provides fast and accurate course and credit information as a collaborative effort by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the University of Minnesota. Though this information is unofficial and will need to be verified once you are enrolled it can help you more easily understand and plan your transfer. You will be able to review program information, course descriptions, equivalencies and maintain a personal “degree audit” with courses and grades you have earned.

Start by exploring Transferology and registering for your account.

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). You can make an appointment by calling 612-659-6250 or emailing records.office@minneapolis.edu. 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 to the vice president of academic 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 Academic Affairs office.
  4. Appeals will be processed within a reasonable time and Academic Affairs will mail you a copy of the decision.

  5. If you are not satisfied with the College's transfer appeal decision, under MnSCU Board Policy 3.21 Undergraduate Credit Transfer, you 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. Click here for the system-level appeal form.

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