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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Transfer Coursework

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DARS' main function is to check students' progress toward their graduation requirements. However, DARS also translates coursework from other schools into Minnesota State University, Mankato coursework. In short, DARS does transfer evaluations.

Not all students will have their transfer work evaluated by DARS, however. Only those students admitted to the University from Fall 2003 onward have their transfer work entered into DARS and therefore showing on their audits.

Students admitted prior to Fall 2003 do not have any of their transfer courses showing on DARS audits. Instead, these students will still be using the hand-written evaluation sheets they were given upon transfering to Minnesota State University, Mankato. These sheets, in conjunction with their DARS audits, should provide the necessary information.

Transfer Audits

Newly admitted transfer students receive a special kind of DARS audit--a transfer audit. This audit focuses solely on transfer work and contains no classes taken at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The transfer audit replaces the hand-written evaluation sheet, while providing a bit more information.

Transfer audits basically provide information about how a student's transfer courses fit into general education categories. They also give information concerning the number of credits accepted in transfer and the GPA for those credits.

This is an [PDF] example of a transfer audit (50 KiB), containing some annotations.

Questions concerning transfer work should be directed to

the Transfer Evaluation Department

room:  WA 132; phone:  389-5265

Questions concerning DARS should be directed to