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Are you looking to transfer to Mayville State University? Mayville State University has developed program articulation agreements with several institutions to aid in the transfer process. If your institution is not included, Mayville State will evaluate your transfer credits on a course-by-course basis. Check out Mayville State's Transfer Evaluation System (TES) for course equivalencies to see how your credits may transfer!.

As defined in Policy M402.4-Admission Policies for Transfer Applicants, transfer applicants are defined as those individuals who have previously attended one or more post-secondary institutions following high school graduation, including those who have earned a diploma, certificate, associate degree or a previous bachelor's degree.  At Mayville State, credits do not expire!  Your credits will transfer from accredited institutions, even if you completed coursework 10, 15, or 25+ years ago!  

You must be in good academic standing at your previous institution and have no holds or non-releaseable transcripts at all former colleges or universities you have attended.

A transfer applicant who has completed less than 24 semester or 36 quarter hours of transferable credit shall be considered as a beginning freshman applicant. Admission decisions regarding these applicants are governed by Policy M402.2-Admission Policies for Beginning Freshmen.

Mayville State University has a variety of scholarships available for students who show potential in the areas of academic achievement, leadership and participation in other activities.


In order to be considered for admission, transfer applicants must meet the following requirements:

Transfer applicants who have completed 24 or more semester or 36 or more quarter hours of credit toward a degree program shall be admitted to Mayville State if:

a. They are in good standing [not on dismissed or suspended status] at their most recent institution attended.

b. Present a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale computed on all transferable work attempted at all colleges and universities previously attended.

Transfer applicants who do not meet requirements listed above may be evaluated on an individual basis utilizing a Supplemental Data Form and may be admitted based on this review. This review may include consideration of the following:

a. A review of the applicant's previous college transcript(s) and high school transcript to determine their previous academic performance.

b. A review of the applicant's ACT or SAT scores and profile to determine their level of academic preparation.

c. A review of the applicant's previous academic record to identify and evaluate circumstances that may have affected the individual’s past performance and that may indicate potential recovery from poor academic performance in their postsecondary career.

d. An individual interview between the applicant and appropriate University staff to ascertain their potential for academic success at Mayville State.

e. Essays or personal statements submitted by the applicant.

f. Letters of recommendation from appropriate officials at previously attended institutions.

Applicants who meet the criteria for unconditional admission will be evaluated as application materials are received and notified accordingly of their status. Applicants who do not meet automatic admissions will be notified that their application is being reviewed and a decision regarding their admission status will be made by the Director of Admissions and will be communicated as soon as possible.

Any admission of a transfer applicant to Mayville State following the student's academic suspension/dismissal from another institution should be coordinated with the suspending/dismissing institution to determine any conditions under which the student may be re-admitted at that campus. These conditions may be considered before making decisions regarding their admission status.

A complete admissions file includes: 

  • a completed Mayville State University Application for Admission - Apply online

  • a non-refundable, one-time $35 application fee. No admissions decisions will be made until the application fee is received.

  • official transcripts of all previous academic work from each institution attended. These must be sent directly from the institutions and must show all courses attempted and grades earned. Transcripts must be signed by a school official and contain the official school seal.
  • a completed university immunization form. For anyone born after 1956, proof of immunization against measles, mumps and rubella must be supplied by official documents. This applies only to on-campus students.

  • effective fall of 2012, all newly admitted students ages 21 and younger who are residing in campus housing must provide documentation that they received the meningococcal disease (Meningitis) vaccination.

  • an official high school transcript or proof of successful completion of the GED. This is not required of applicants who have earned 24 or more semester hours of transferable credits.

  • results of the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). This is only required if you have earned less than 24 semester hours of transferable college credit.

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Minnesota residents:

 As a Minnesota resident transferring to a North Dakota institution, you must apply for reciprocity at:
Under "Paying for College" click on Online Applications > Tuition Reciprocity

Failure to do this will result in a higher tuition rate.