of transferring to OR from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College?
du Lac Tribal and Community College has developed this transfer webpage to
provide important information about transfer for students.
a general rule, it is helpful for students to decide as soon as possible what
their academic major is at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. It is
equally important for students to identify the college to which they plan to
transfer, understand transfer policies, and plan
their academic program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College with the
assistance of an academic advisor/counselor, or with a program director.
webpage covers a variety of transfer information:
Transfer Policy and Procedures
from Other Institutions
Appeal and System-Level Appeal Procedures
Transfer Curriculum policy and procedure
Transfer Curriculum Agreement
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Courses and Course Outlines
Agreements Description and link to FDLTCC agreements
Resources and Related Links
more information about transfer, please contact the transfer specialist Leah
Tollefson at 218-879-0746 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
receiving college or university decides which credits transfer and whether
those credits meet its degree requirements. The accreditation of both the
originating and receiving institutions can affect the transfer of the credits earned.
accept credits from courses and programs similar to those they offer. They look
for similarity in course goals, content, and level.
everything that transfers will help students graduate. Baccalaureate degree programs
usually count credits in three categories: general education, major/minor
courses, and electives. The key question is “will the credits fill the
requirements of the degree or program chosen?”
a student changes a career goal or major, they might not be able to complete
all degree requirements within the usual number of graduation credits. Students
who are currently enrolled in a college or university should:
- Confer with the campus transfer specialist about transfer plans and find out
who can assist in selecting courses that will transfer.
- Visit the intended transfer college and pick up a college catalog and a
- Call the intended transfer college, speak to their transfer specialist and find
out the admissions criteria for the institution and major of interest. Request
transfer application materials, find out what materials (e.g. portfolio,
transcripts, test scores) may be required for admission, ask whether there is a
deadline for all materials to be submitted, and request information about
financial aid and application deadlines.
- Make an appointment to talk with a Program Director in the program area of
interest. Ask about course transfer and admission criteria. Prepare for this
meeting by reading catalog information about the specific major or area of
- As student planning to transfer, it is important to determine the type of
degree (diploma or certificate) that best meets your educational goal by
talking to a transfer specialist and by researching your career. If you plan to
attend a two-year college with the intention to transfer to complete a
four-year baccalaureate degree, it is extremely important to plan your courses
and program carefully since not all associate degrees or programs are intended
following two links from the mntransfer.org website provide descriptions of the
transferability of different types of associate degrees/programs and a transfer
action plan to help students explore the transfer process. The action plan will
also help you navigate the resources available to you as you go through
for Transfer Admission
for admission is always the first step in transferring. Students desiring to
transfer should fill out applications as early as possible prior to deadlines.
The required application fee should be enclosed.
are required to send official transcripts from every institution they have
attended. Students are required to provide a high school transcript or GED test
scores as well. If transferring between MNSCU institutions, transcripts can be
accessed for free from the admissions office of the institution students wish
to transfer. Contact the admissions office at the transfer institution for
colleges make no decisions until all required documents are in the student’s
file. Students should check to be certain the college or university has received
all the necessary paperwork.
the intended college of transfer does not respond after one month, students
should call to check on the status of their applications.
the college notifies students that they have been accepted for admission, their
transcribed credits will be evaluated for transfer. A written evaluation should
indicate which credits do not transfer. Students with questions about their
evaluations should call the transfer institutions Office of Admissions and ask
to speak with a credit evaluator. Rationale for judgments regarding specific
courses should be made available.
students are entitled to the following:
- A clear, understandable statement of an institution’s transfer policy.
- A fair credit review and an explanation of why credits were or were not
- A copy of the formal appeals process. Usual appeals steps are:
- Student fills out an appeals form; supplemental information (syllabus, course
description, or reading list) can help.
- Department or committee will review.
- Student receives, in writing, the outcome of the appeal. If a student is not
satisfied with the transfer decision, the student may appeal the transfer
decision at the college level to the chief academic officer. If the appeal is
denied, the student may submit a request to the MNSCU Senior Vice Chancellor of
Academic Affairs for a system-level appeal.
January 1, 2002, all Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses offered by a
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System institution must transfer into
the goal areas as designated by the original institution. If a student’s
evaluation does not reflect this, the student should meet with the transfer
counselor. The complete Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System policy 3.39 for Transfer Rights and Responsibilities is located here.
Review of Courses
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will implement a periodic review process for its Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and the courses included as required by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Courses can be found here.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Course Outlines can be found here.
du Lac Tribal and Community College Transfer Procedures
in Good Standing
are admitted in good standing if they are eligible to return to the last
institution(s) attended and have a 2.0 overall grade point average based on a
4.0 scale for all courses taken at all post secondary institutions attended.
grade point average from the transfer institution is not used in computing the
student’s grade point average at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
students may be given provisional admission until all transcripts are received
by the college. Failure to supply the necessary transcripts may lead to
suspension from the college.
Credit Transfer Policy
du Lac Tribal and Community College shall evaluate college-level course credits
completed by an admitted student, as submitted on an official transcript, to
determine if the credits shall be accepted in transfer. Once credits are
accepted in transfer, they will be further evaluated for their applicability to
the student’s program and graduation requirements.
du Lac Tribal and Community College shall evaluate credits in compliance with MNSCU
Policy 3.21: Undergraduate Course Credit Transfer, and MNSCU Policy 3.37:
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
du Lac Tribal and Community College shall follow the recommendations of the
Joint Statement on the Transfer and Award of Credit, 2001, in implementing
transfer policy and procedures: http://www.acenet.edu
on the transfer of credit shall involve the following considerations:
Educational quality of the learning experience which the student transfers;
comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experiences
offered at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College; and appropriateness and
applicability of the learning experience to the programs offered by Fond du Lac
Tribal and Community College.
shall receive notification of the results of their transcript evaluation and
have the opportunity to receive an explanation for the acceptance or
non-acceptance of credits. Students may appeal an evaluation decision if not
satisfied with the explanation. An appeal denied at the institution level may
be brought to the system level using the procedure established by the Office of
for Determining Transfer Credits
Course Comparability or Equivalency
course may be determined to be equivalent to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community
College course if it meets a minimum of 75% comparable course content. For
sequential courses, students need sufficient preparation to succeed in the next
course in the sequence. A list of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s
articulation agreements can be found at www.mntransfer.org.
technical, occupational or professional course credits
from technical, occupational or professional programs or departments will be
accepted in transfer as technical electives. A maximum of 16 credits of technical
electives may be used as elective credit toward an associate of arts degree.
Students transferring into a like program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community
College will have their technical, occupational or professional credits
evaluated for equivalency to program course requirements. General studies
credits of a non- technical nature will be evaluated for equivalency to general
studies courses offered by Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
course credits, including prerequisites, earned more than five years prior to
admission into a specific program, need the program coordinator’s approval to
fulfill current program requirements. Certain occupational areas may have more
stringent requirements. These requirements are detailed in the specific
academic program’s description in the college catalog. If the program
coordinator requires a course to be repeated to meet the current program
requirements, a “Request to Repeat a Course” form must be completed at the time
of registration. This form is available in the Records Office. Both the old and
new grade will remain on the student’s transcript, but the most recent grade
earned will be the student’s official grade and calculated into the overall
GPA. No course or grade will be removed from the transcript.
Credit Granted by a Non-Regionally Accredited Institution
du Lac Tribal and Community College will work with students desiring to have
credits accepted from non-regionally accredited institutions, to be used
towards degree or certificate requirements at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community
College. Students with courses from non-regionally accredited institutions must
demonstrate learning outcomes by choosing from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community
College’s Credit by Examination policy or by completing the petition process.
The petition process includes: students completing the petition form. In
addition, students should attach copies of the transcript, course descriptions,
and course syllabi. The Petition Committee will review petitions. Additional
information may be requested during the evaluation process.
wishing to transfer to a four-year institution should consult that
institution’s policies regarding transfer of credits from non-regionally
accredited institutions. Depending on that institution’s policies, credits
earned from non- regionally accredited institutions may not be accepted at that
Credit Granted by an Institution Outside the United States
du Lac Tribal and Community College may accept credits from colleges and
universities outside the United States based on an evaluation of degree and
course equivalency by a professional evaluation service. Students are required
to provide an original transcript and an English translation (if applicable) to
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, as well as to submit documents to and
pay for a catalog match evaluation from Education Credential Evaluators, Inc.
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The web address for this company is: www.ece.org.
courses shall not be granted college-level credit and they shall not apply to
certificate, diploma, or degree completion requirements. However, a
developmental course appearing on a student’s transcript shall be evaluated to
determine the student’s readiness for college-level coursework or further
developmental- level placement.
du Lac Tribal and Community College does not limit the total number of credits
a student may earn through transfer; however, the applicability of transfer
credit to program and graduation requirements shall be consistent with Fond du
Lac Tribal and Community College graduation requirements.
for Prior Learning
achieved through college level alternative or nontraditional education
experiences are considered for transfer, according to published national
standard guidelines established by the American Council on
Education (ACE) or other similar national organizations. Fond du Lac Tribal
and Community College may accept the following as credit for prior learning:
Level Examination Program (CLEP)
or Waiver for Armed Services Training
by Examination (administered by FDLTCC faculty)
by Examination (nationally recognized)
- DANTES Subject Standardized tests (DSST)
For more information about transfer with Minnesota higher education, please see the website at www.mntransfer.org.
Placement Program (AP)
whose scores on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination are rated
three, four, or five will be considered for advanced placement and/or credit. Students
who wish to apply for advanced placement should have their results sent to the
Records Office. Please check u.select to see how AP scores transfer to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
Baccalaureate Program (IB)
successfully completing the International Baccalaureate Higher Level
Examination with scores of four, five, six, or seven will be considered for
advanced placement and/or credit. Diploma or certificate copies should be sent
to the Records Office.
Level Exam Program (CLEP)
examinations are designed to assess student mastery of introductory college
course material in particular subject areas.
to MNSCU guidelines, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College shall grant
college credit to students who earn a score of 50 or higher on CLEP examinations,
with the exception of Level 2 foreign-language examinations, for which a
minimum score of 60 for German language, 59 for French language, and 63 for
Spanish language is required. These scores conform with recommendations made by
the American Council on Education and comply with M.S. 120B.131 pertaining to
eligible high school students.
course credits shall be granted when a CLEP examination covers material that is
substantially similar to an existing college course.
course credits shall be granted when a CLEP examination covers material that is
deemed to be college-level but is not substantially similar to an existing
college or university shall not limit the total number of credits a student may
earn through CLEP examination. However, credits earned through CLEP
examinations are not resident credits and may not be used to satisfy resident
credit requirements for graduation.
student must provide the college with an official report of CLEP examination
scores in order to receive credit. Please check u.select to see how CLEP scores transfer to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
Military Credit Transfer for Veterans and Service Members
is important for veterans to check with the transfer specialist regarding
credit for previous education and training accomplishments.
or waiver of credit will be authorized using “A Guide to the Evaluation of
Educational Experiences in the Armed Services,” (by ACE) after consultation
with appropriate faculty members. These credits will be granted on a Pass (P)
who receive financial assistance should check for rules that do not permit
payment for courses that are taken more than once and refer to Fond du Lac
Tribal and Community College’s Veterans Services contact for more information.
Courses taken must meet degree requirements to receive funding. For more information, please view the page on the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System website located here.
currently enrolled at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College may petition for
an examination granting credit for courses normally offered by the college.
Normally, only students who have gained knowledge in certain fields through
training or experience and who believe they have sufficient background in an
area usually gained through a regular course offered by Fond du Lac Tribal and
Community College should pursue this avenue.
will be offered at the discretion of the supervising instructor if he/she
believes the student is adequately prepared and may succeed in the examination.
Examinations may take the form of a written test, an oral examination, or some
other demonstration of competency.
fees are attached to this service: A fee of $50.00 for two (2) credits, and
$100.00 for every additional credit must be paid prior to the exam and is not
refundable, even if the student does not pass the exam. Forms to request credit
by examination are available in the Student Services Office. All credits earned
through this procedure will be recorded on the student’s official transcript
clearly marked as “credit-by-exam.”
by Nationally Recognized Examination
du Lac Tribal and Community College will also consider Thomas Edison College
Examination Program (TECEP), Excelsior examinations, New York University
Foreign Language Proficiency (NYUFLP) examinations, the National Occupational
Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) assessments, Defense Activity for Non-
Traditional Education (DANTES), and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST).
Official score reports for each of the above exam programs are required for
transfer evaluation. Please see u.select to see how DSST scores transfer to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
Responsibility in the Transfer Process
and Supporting Documentation
student is responsible for arranging for an official transcript and any other
required supporting documentation from previously attended institutions.
college courses in which a student has received a grade of A, B, C, or D shall
be considered for transfer evaluation. Grades shall be accepted as earned
credit. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College shall accept Minnesota
Transfer Curriculum courses with the passing grades earned at the sending
institution regardless of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s grading
requirements. A 2.0 GPA in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses is required
for the recognition of a student’s completion of the entire 40-credit Minnesota
the student’s cumulative grade point average at the original institution is
less than 2.0, no D grades for non-MnTC courses will be accepted in transfer
from that school. Students retain the right to appeal the acceptance of
will receive written notification from the Records Office after their
transcript evaluation has been completed. Information will be provided on the
number of credits transferred, the equivalency status of each course, and the
applicability of transfer work to the student’s program of study. Students are
encouraged to contact the Transfer Specialist if they have questions about
their evaluations and/or wish to understand the rationale for evaluation
decisions. In the event of disagreement with the outcome of the transcript
evaluation, a student may appeal within one month of receiving the evaluation
notice by completing a Petition form, which is available in the Records Office.
Supporting documentation should be attached to the petition. The Petition
Committee will review the petition. A viewable and printable pdf file of the Petition form is located here.
the student is not satisfied with the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community Colege transfer
appeal decision, the student may submit a request to the MNSCU Senior Vice
Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs for a system-level appeal. The complete Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System policy 3.21 for Undergraduate Course Credit Transfer is located here.
Transfer Curriculum Policy
du Lac Tribal and Community College, as a member institution of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities system, will establish and implement the
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum as the package of lower division general
education requirements in compliance with MNSCU Policy 3.37 and Procedure
3.37.1 – Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, established in Fall 1994, is the means by which
students transfer their completed lower division general education requirements
to any public college or university in Minnesota. Each receiving MNSCU institution
will accept a Minnesota Transfer Curriculum course, goal area, or entire
curriculum as determined and documented by the sending MNSCU institution.
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses will be verified by the faculty of Fond
du Lac Tribal and Community College as meeting the goals and student
competencies agreed upon by representatives of all public higher education
systems in Minnesota.
students who enroll at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College are eligible to
complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. Students who seek the Associate of
Arts degree must complete the full Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. Students who
seek the Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree must
complete portions of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum as specified by their
du Lac Tribal and Community College will use the criteria established for
review of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum to ensure consistent implementation
across the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Documents
available for reference on the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
website (www.mnscu.edu) include: Checklist
of Criteria for Evaluation of Courses Included in the Minnesota Transfer
Curriculum, and Guidelines for the Review and Design of a Minnesota Transfer
from a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Institution
a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities college or university has
determined that the entire Minnesota Transfer Curriculum has been completed by
a student, the entire Minnesota Transfer Curriculum will be accepted as
complete for that student at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
from the University of Minnesota
the University of Minnesota has determined that the entire Minnesota Transfer
Curriculum has been completed by a student, the entire Minnesota Transfer
Curriculum shall be accepted as complete for that student at Fond du Lac Tribal
and Community College. If the student has not completed the entire Minnesota
Transfer Curriculum at the University of Minnesota, Fond du Lac Tribal and
Community College will determine how each course meets Minnesota Transfer
Curriculum requirements for that student. If evidence is presented that another
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities institution has assigned a University
of Minnesota course to a goal area, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
will accept the course as meeting the same goal area competencies for that student.
from Other Institutions
course credits accepted in transfer from a regionally accredited institution,
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will determine how each course meets
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum requirements. If evidence is presented that
another Minnesota State Colleges and Universities institution has assigned an
accredited institution’s course to a goal area, Fond du Lac Tribal and
Community College will accept the course as meeting the same goal area
competencies for that student. If evidence is presented that another Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities institution has assigned a non-accredited
institution’s course to a goal area, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
will NOT accept the course as meeting goal area competencies.
with courses from non-regionally accredited institutions must demonstrate
learning outcomes by choosing from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s
Credit by Examination policy or completing the petition process.
du Lac Tribal and Community College will accept Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
courses, completed goals areas, and the entire Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
with the passing grades earned at the sending system college or university.
Compliance with this Minnesota State Colleges and Universities policy means
that Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will accept D grades in Minnesota
Transfer Curriculum-assigned courses only, effective for students enrolling in
Spring Semester 2008 and beyond.
2.0 Minnesota Transfer Curriculum grade point average that includes all
transfer course grades as well as Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College course
grades is required for recognition of a student’s completion of the entire
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum with or without completing an associate degree.
This grade point average calculation will be made in the general education
requirement section of a student’s degree audit.
be eligible for verification of completion of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
by Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, a student must have earned a
minimum of 20 semester credits at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College,
including the last 10 semester credits.
specified in the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College graduation
requirements, students must meet the grade requirements established by Fond du
Lac Tribal and Community College for a specific program and degree. The
calculation of this grade point average will be based on Fond du Lac Tribal and
Community College courses only and is the grade point average that will appear
on the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College transcript.
Transfer Curriculum Agreement on Courses
or revised courses proposed to be included in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
will be presented for approval to the campus Academic Affairs and Standards
Committee. This committee will apply the criteria listed above to determine
course eligibility and placement in Minnesota Transfer Curriculum goal areas.
students planning to transfer to another institution after attending Fond du
Lac Tribal and Community College, it is important to plan ahead. Information is
available from the counselors and advisors regarding college transfer and
making the process as smooth as possible. Students are encouraged to meet with
an advisor or counselor when planning to transfer to another college or
Transfer provides a guide for seamless transfer within Minnesota higher
education. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College publishes the following
information on the college website, in the college catalog, and at www.mntransfer.org:
- A current list of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses
- Information related to this Minnesota Transfer Curriculum policy and procedures
- Academic program requirements that include Minnesota Transfer Curriculum goal
- Appeal process information
official site of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
official site of the Minnesota Private Colleges.
official site of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium of tribal
is a multi-state, web-based transfer information system that provides you with
fast and accurate course and transfer equivalency information. You can obtain
program information, course descriptions and equivalencies, and student
services websites (admissions, financial aid). By creating a plan, you can see
how your courses transfer to other participating colleges and universities.
Minnesota u.select is a collaborative effort by Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities and the University of Minnesota.
Audit Report System (DARS)
is a computerized tool for tracking a student’s progress toward completing a
degree at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Transfer courses accepted
and program requirements students still need to complete at Fond du Lac Tribal
and Community College are included on the DARS report. To view and print your
DARS report, log into your Student eServices account at: http://www.fdltcc.edu/studentservices/eservices.shtml
additional DARS information or assistance with printing a DARS report, see an
advisor, counselor or the Records Office.
Agreements are formal agreements between two or more colleges and universities
to accept credits in transfer toward a specific academic program. Articulation
Agreements are generally for specialized professional or technical programs
offered at colleges (e.g., Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Fine Arts
(AFA), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), diplomas, certificates) that can be
applied to a specific program/major at the receiving university.
institution is responsible for developing articulation agreements with other
institutions. Some institutions have agreements with all or nearly all of the
colleges and universities in the state, while others have agreements with only
a more limited number of colleges or universities.
Transfer often occurs without articulation agreements. See Minnesota u.select
for course-by-course transfer information. The entire technical/ specialized
program usually has to be completed to be honored as fulfilling part of an
articulation agreement. Although transfer is possible without an articulation
agreement, some or all of the courses in a technical/specialized program may
not transfer without one.
review Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s Articulation Agreements,
to the Mn Transfer website here http://www.mntransfer.org/students/plan/s_agreements.php
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Transfer Specialist:
du Lac Tribal and Community College