Transfer Students


Welcome prospective CFANS students!!

More than half of CFANS graduating seniors entered the college as transfer students. This means we understand the unique needs of students who come to CFANS after having attended a different college or university.  You'll feel very welcome here as many of our students will be in the same situation. As a transfer students you are a vital part of the CFANS and U of M community.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to CFANS for both internal and external applicants is based on an overall assessment of your academic record and potential for success in your major. Learn more about admissions requirements and what we're looking for from you. Specific information about transfer requirements overall and for certain majors can be found here.

Transferring From Within the U of M (Change of College Process)

To apply, please use the Change of College form via OneStop Forms, under Admissions, transfer and re-enrollment. After the priority deadline, students will receive an admissions decision/communication from the college within 3 weeks of submitting Change of College form.

Transferring From Another University of Minnesota Campus (Duluth, Morris, Crookston, Rochester)

To apply, please complete the Change of Campus form and return to the appropriate office listed on the form. After the priority deadline, students will receive an admissions decision/communication from the college within 3 weeks of submitting Change of Campus form.

Transferring From Outside the U of M

Learn more about courses you can take prior to transferring, admission requirements, and the application process by attending an information session led by the CFANS transfer staff and academic advisors. These sessions are customized based on the small group in attendance and there will be time for questions. Please note: all students must attend a student visit prior to one-on-one course advising. 

Transfer Thursday Visits

We're excited to partner with the Office of Admissions and our campus colleagues to offer monthly Transfer Thursday visit programs! During these half-day visits, you'll attend a general information session about transferring to the University of Minnesota, tour our Minneapolis and Saint Paul campuses, and attend a CFANS-specific presentation reviewing our programs, admissions requirements, and transfer credits. Register for a Transfer Thursday visit online, or contact the Office of Admissions.

Transfer Thursday visit dates are:

February 18: 1:15 - 4:30pm
March 15: 9:15am - 12:30pm
April 18: 1:15 - 4:30pm
May 23: 9:15am - 12:30pm
July 11: 1:15 - 4:30pm
September 12: 9:15am - 12:30pm

Twin Cities Area Community College Transfer Fairs

Look for the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource sciences transfer staff at the University of Minnesota transfer fairs held at the institutions below.

  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (Coon Rapids campus) – Wednesday, September 19, 11am-2pm
  • Century College – Wednesday, October 3, 11am-1pm
  • Inver Hills Community College – Wednesday, October 10, 10:30am-1:30pm
  • Minneapolis Community & Technical College – Wednesday, September 26, 10am-1pm
  • North Hennepin Community College – Tuesday, October 9, 10:30am - 1:30pm
  • Rochester Community & Technical College – Thursday, November 1, 10am-1:30pm
  • Saint Paul College – Tuesday, November 6, 11am-1pm


Transfer Admissions Counselors

Jeff Polski
Works with all transfer students, internal and external

+1 612 624 3220

Application Deadlines

Apply Now

Spring 2019:
Priority Deadline: October 1
Final Deadline: January 1

Fall 2019:
Priority Deadline: February 1
Final Deadline: June 1