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Transfer Credits and Advising


Whether you are transferring recently earned credits or returning to college after years away, we will work with you to simplify the process.

  • Nursing students receive up to 34-semester credits for nursing classes completed in an RN nursing program. Augsburg is a transfer-friendly university, and accepts transfer credits determined by the Registrar’s Office.
  • Augsburg accepts transfer credit from other institutions accredited by the Higher Learning Commission that offer courses leading to an Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • Students must earn a grade of “C-” or better in order for a course to be accepted in transfer at Augsburg.
  • We provide a free one-on-one credit evaluation of your nursing degree and other college coursework. When you meet with an admissions counselor, bring a copy of your transcripts to receive an unofficial evaluation.

We also accept credit by exam or CLEP (College Level Examination Program) credit. This allows you to earn credit for previous work or for experience that may not be reflected on your transcript.

BSN waiver options

Students pursuing a BSN degree are provided a waiver for ONE of the following:

Liberal Arts Foundation Waiver: Students must fulfill the following in order to waive the remaining two liberal arts requirements (1 Fine Arts and 1 Humanities)

  • 2 Natural Science/Mathematics courses
  • 2 Social/Behavioral Science courses
  • 1 Humanities course
  • 1 Fine Arts courses

Modern Language Waiver: Students can waive the modern language requirement completely.

**It should be noted that students can use their LAF waiver, and choose to take a Modern Language test to exempt them from the modern language requirement (French, German, Spanish. Other languages require a separate process.

Math Placement Requirement

Incoming students will have their math placement group (MPG) determined. In some cases, students who have transferred a mathematics course taken at another college may be exempt. All other students must take the Augsburg Math Placement Exam with a passing score of MP3. The following courses may be transferred in for the math placement exemption:

  • MP5: one of more semesters of college-level Calculus or higher, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations
  • MP4: Pre-Calculus
  • MP3: College Algebra

*trigonometry, statistics, logic, or business mathematics are NOT accepted to fulfill the placement test.

Course Guides for Partner Institutions

Augsburg has worked closely with our partners institutions to make sure students have a streamlined path from receiving their RN to their BSN.  View the course guides created below.  If you are interested in becoming a partner institution, please reach out to Madelyn Chu at

Anoka Ramsey Community College

Century College

Inver Hills Community College

Minneapolis College

Normandale Community College

North Hennepin Community College

Ridgewater College

Rochester Community and Technical College

For more information:

Unofficial Credit Evaluation: For an unofficial transcript evaluation, please contact Madelyn Chu at

Individual Appointment: Click HERE to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a member of our admissions team.  We can discuss admissions and degree requirements and answer any questions you have!

*The amount of courses/credits needed to complete the BSN is based on previous academic work. Students can take one, two or three courses a semester.