Transferring Credits to DCTC

Transfer to DCTC

Transferring Credits to DCTC

Students wishing to transfer credits to Dakota County Technical College must:

  1. Complete the Admissions Checklist.
  2. Designate a major field of study.
  3. Arrange for previous college or colleges to send official transcript or transcripts directly to the DCTC Office of Admissions.

Official transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope. Hand delivered transcripts must arrive unopened with the official seal intact. Student copies and faxed transcripts are not considered official.

Unofficial Review Before Applying

  • Contact Colleen Moser at for an unofficial review of general education courses.
  • Official transcripts are not necessary for an unofficial review, but will be required for final verification and transcription of transfer credits.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer coursework will be evaluated according to the standards in accordance with policies established by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State College and Universities Systems Undergraduate Credit Transfer (MnSCU Policy 3.21).

Transfer of MnTC Courses

Transfer of Technical Credit

Transfer of credit from Nationally Accredited Colleges

International Credits

Military Credit

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES/DSST)

Advanced Placement (AP)

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Tech Prep College Credit

Transfer Policies

Rights of a Transfer Student

Please read MnSCU Policy 3.39 to ensure an understanding of your rights and responsibilities that relate to transferring credits to DCTC.

The formal transfer appeals process is as follows:

  1. The student fills out a petition form. Supplemental information that can be provided – a syllabus, course description, or reading list – can help.
  2. The Registrar reviews the petition.
  3. The student receives, in writing, the outcome of the petition. The Registrar's decision is binding at the college level.
  4. The student may appeal the college's transfer appeal decision at the system level to the Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs. The decision of the Vice Chancellor shall be binding on all system college and university parties.


Additional Transfer Resources

  • TransferologyDo you want to see how your courses transfer to programs at participating colleges and universities? Add the coursework you've taken and use Transferology to find out how it might transfer to any of the participating schools in the Transferology network. Get an account and create a plan now!
  • Minnesota Transfer.orgMN Your official guide to a seamless transfer experience in Minnesota Higher Education.

Transferring from DCTC?

Looking for information on how to transfer from DCTC to another college or university? Visit the Transfer from DCTC page.

Contact Information


  • Student Services
    Room 2–110


  • Regular Hours
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday
    7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday
  • Summer Hours
    7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday
    7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Friday