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Transferring Credit

Hundreds of students transfer credits to Augsburg University every year to fulfill general education requirements, major requirements, and electives as they work toward graduation.  Whether you are a prospective student, current student, or haven’t been at Augsburg in a while, the following information should help you navigate the process of transferring credit to Augsburg.

Transfer Credit Policy

For all transfer-related policies, including residency, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.

The evaluation of transfer credits is completed by the Registrar’s Office and is based on a student’s official transcript(s). Credit is granted for college-level coursework completed at regionally accredited institutions with a grade of C- or better. Courses that may be developmental, professional, or occupational in nature are evaluated on a course-by-course basis in collaboration with faculty from corresponding or similar departments. Augsburg does not grant credit for continuing education units (CEUs). Competency credits and exam credits issued by another institution will be evaluated on an individual basis.

The Registrar’s Office evaluates coursework for credit and for applicability toward Augsburg Core Curriculum requirements. Academic departments are responsible for evaluating the applicability of coursework toward a student’s major or minor. The University requires that certain courses and a minimum number of courses be taken at Augsburg. Refer to the Residence Requirements section of the catalog.

Courses and credits that are accepted in transfer are reported on the student’s transcript. Grades and grade points from other institutions are not transferred to Augsburg and are not included in the student’s cumulative grade point average.

Transfer Course Pre-Approval

Pre-approval is not required for transferring credit.  Of course, we recommend that you consult faculty or staff advisors when planning to take a course at another institution.  You may request pre-approval for a transfer course that does not appear on a transfer guide, major transfer guide, or articulation agreement.

Email the Registrar’s Office with the following information:

  • school name
  • course name and designation (department & number)
  • credit value
  • catalog course description

Specify what Augsburg requirement you are trying to fulfill.  An email response will be sent to you.  If you are transferring courses for requirements in your major, pre-approval should come from your assigned faculty advisor or department chair.

Sending Transcripts to Augsburg

After you complete a course at another school, please request an official transcript to be sent to the address below so your records can be updated.

Augsburg University
Registrar’s Office – Box 71
2211 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

If the college/university you attended offers secure electronic delivery of official transcripts, you may provide as the email recipient.

If you have not attended at least ten days of class at Augsburg (ever), direct your transcripts to the Admission Office – Box 143 or


Related Links

Transfer Guides
Major Transfer Guides

Articulation Agreements
Credit By Exam
Military Transcripts