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Does this course transfer?

This is frequently the first and most urgent question students have regarding transfer courses. The best answer to this question is usually more complex than a "yes" or "no."  In fact, a better question is "HOW do my courses transfer?"

The main principle is: Courses from other institutions need to be reviewed by UMD faculty to determine how/if they transfer in.


 If a course has never been reviewed, sending your official transcript starts that review process.

Step 1 Course Description review: Faculty initially review courses based on a "course description." This is typically a 2-3 sentence amount of information.  

Step 2 Syllabus review: If a course description decision is not what a student is hoping for AND no other student has had it reviewed based on a full syllabus, you can submit one. This additional information in the syllabus CAN change how the course transfers in.  


1) Direct Equivalent - faculty have determined the course is substantially similar to a UMD course.
e.g. ECON 1150 “Macro Economics” (at Lake Superior College) = ECON 1022 “Macro Economics” at UMD

2) Liberal Education Requirement WITHOUT direct equivalent - UMD does not have a substantially similar course, but it has been determined the course meets a liberal education requirement.
e.g. BIO 100 "The Living World" (at Arizona State University) = Natural Science liberal education at UMD

3) General Elective - the course is not substantially similar to any UMD courses and is does not meet a liberal education requirement, but the course does transfer to UMD and count toward degree completion.
e.g. ENG 3390 “Irish Literature" (at College of St. Scholastica) = ENGL 3999 at UMD

**Additional Information Regarding Transfer Credit can be found at UMD's One Stop Transfer Credit page.

TRANSFER GUIDES: Click on the link for your current college or university to see equivalents to courses for this major!

 Lake Superior College

For more CUE program information, contact:

Aparna Katre
Program Director
Cultural Entrepreneurship
University of Minnesota Duluth
Email: (
Ph - 218-726-8306
FAX- 218-726-8109