Pine Technical College considers courses for transfer from colleges and universities that have been accredited by their regional associations. Transfer credit also may be considered for courses taken at institutions that lack regional accreditation but have been accredited by specialized agencies or at institutions outside the United States that have been chartered or authorized by their national governments. In general, transfer credit is considered only for courses that fulfill Pine Technical College graduation and program requirements and have been completed with a grade of C or better.
All Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) courses in which a student has received a grade of A, B, C or D will be considered for transfer evaluation. However, if a student’s cumulative GPA at the originating institution is less than 2.00, no "D" grades will be accepted in transfer from that school unless the course meets a MnTC goal at the originating college. The minimum MnTC 2.0 GPA requirement must include grades of A - D for transfer courses to ensure the MnTC package was completed with a total of 2.0 GPA. For complete information regarding PTC's policy on transfer, see Transfer Policy 233.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU)
If you are transferring to-and-from institutions within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, you may find it helpful the MnSCU system uses "E-Transcript," which allows a more seamless transition. An official transcript from your current or previously-attended MnSCU institution(s) will be obtained by PTC Admissions Staff, provided you do not have any holds on your record(s) at your current or previous institution(s), such as a balance owed. Click here to see a list of MnSCU institutions.
How to transfer to Pine Technical College from another institution:
1. Send official transcript to PTC from previous college(s).
2. PTC copies the official transcript and gives to faculty advisors for review and evaluation.
3. Faculty advisors return transcript to Student Services to be entered on Degree Audit Report (DARS).
PTC Admissions attempts to review Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system transcripts within a 15-day turnaround time; for all transcripts coming from other institutions, PTC Admissions will review as time permits.
PTC decides what credits transfer and whether those classes meet degree requirements. Advisors evaluating the courses to be transferred will look at course content and description to see if the class meets specified requirements.
Students are encouraged to check their DARS to view results from faculty transcript reviews -- to see which courses "transferred in" and which did not. As mentioned above, students typically are able to view results within 15 days (from the date transcripts were received); however, it takes longer to review transcripts from out-of-state and/or private colleges and/or universities. Tip: If you are able to send course descriptions and/or syllabi for classes you think are particularly transferrable, the process may be quicker and smoother.
How to transfer from Pine Technical College to another institution:
1. Apply to the school of your choice.
2. Send them an official copy of your PTC transcript. (For more information about requesting an official transcript, click here.)
3. They evaluate your classes from PTC and transfer in the applicable credits. Whether or not a class from PTC transfers to that school is their decision.
About Course Transfer
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Courses
Once a course has met the criteria necessary for inclusion in PTC's Minnesota Transfer Curriculum in any goal area, the course must be accepted for full credit in that goal area. General education credits have no transfer time limit. For additional information regarding program transfer, visit: http://www.mntransfer.org/students/plan/s_agreements.php.
General Education Course Transfer
Pine Technical College may accept for transfer as general or "free" electives courses which are not comparable or equivalent to specific courses taught at Pine Technical College. Contact the Registrar for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information regarding college-level examination program (CLEP) credit, see the CLEP Policy 231, and for information regarding PTC's Advanced Placement Policy, see AP Policy 230.
Occupational/Technical Course Credits
Occupational course credits earned more than 5 years prior to the time of request will not be accepted for transfer; certain occupational/technical programs may have more stringent requirements. For courses that do not meet the time limit criteria, students may demonstrate course content mastery by utilizing the PTC "test - out" or experiential learning assessment option (see policy 217 and 228).
Developmental Course Transfer
Pine Technical College will accept equivalent developmental courses in reading, writing, and math providing equivalencies have been established. The courses will be accepted with zero credit value. All developmental courses must have a grade of C or better to be accepted in transfer.
There is a two-level process through which students may appeal transfer decisions made by Pine Technical College regarding courses completed within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. Students will need to complete the Academic Petition and contact the Dean of Student Affairs. The appeal is not restricted for courses transferred from MnSCU institutions; courses transferred from any institution may be appealed. For the MnSCU appeal process, please see this link.
There is no maximum to the number of credits a student may transfer. However, the college does require that a minimum of 20 credits or ½ the technical credits of the program major, whichever is larger, be completed at PTC.
Questions about your Transfer Credit?
Are you transferring to PTC and have credit from other colleges or universities? Make sure you have contacted ALL your previous colleges and/or universities and have requested an official transcript to be sent to PTC from those colleges/universities. If you have done this, and you have allowed sufficient time for those transcripts to arrive to PTC, and you have allowed sufficient time for all necessary PTC staff and faculty members to review those transcripts -- and, if you still have questions, e-mail email@example.com.
Web-based Course Transfer System
U.Select is a multi-state online tool for students and advisors used to determine course equivalencies, program requirements, and applicability of coursework when transferring between schools.
Pine Technical College has numerous transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities. Learn more about these agreements here.