Welcome to Southwest Minnesota State University!

3 Easy Steps to Transferring to SMSU

1. Apply online!

2. *Send your official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities to the following address:

*SMSU may be able to obtain your official transcript from any of the Minnesota State Colleges or Universities at no charge to you. If we are not able to obtain the free e-transcript, we will contact you.

SMSU Office of Admission
1501 State Street
Marshall, MN 56258

**Students who have earned less than 24 semester credits from an accredited community college, technical college, or college/university with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be considered for admission but are required to submit qualifying high school documentation.

3. Send in your $20 application fee.

Upon Admission you will receive a DARS report outlining how your courses transferred into our Liberal Education Program.

Anxious to see how your courses will transfer? Check out to see how your courses will transfer into SMSU.


Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
Minnesota’s public colleges and universities have established a state wide general education plan to help students transfer in their general education courses. Completion of the MnTC at one institution enables a student to earn SMSU’s general education. Check out to learn more about MnTC!


What We Can Offer

Southwest Minnesota State University offers a wide variety of Academic Programs for a reasonable price:

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