Course Transfer Policy

Transferring courses from other institutions

The final authority for approval of a transfer course lies with the Office of the Registrar. Work taken to complete common curriculum requirements requires prior consultation with and approval of the Registrar’s Office. Work taken to complete major requirements requires prior consultation and approval of the department chair.

However, that decision is generally made in consultation with the appropriate department or program.

In order to decide whether or not to recommend that a course be accepted for transfer from another institution as equivalent to a CSB/SJU mathematics course, the department uses the following considerations:

  1. Students will apply mathematical techniques to solve problems in a specific area of mathematics.
  2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical principles which underlie the techniques they use.
  3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts in a specific area of mathematics.
  4. Students will model problems from other disciplines or everyday life by applying mathematical techniques.
Online and distance learning courses

Because the department strongly believes that classroom discussion and direct interaction among faculty and students is the best context for achieving these learning goals, we discourage on-line courses. However we also understand that sometimes that is the only feasible option. In those cases, however, we will not recommend acceptance of the course unless all required examinations and quizzes are taken off-line and are proctored.


If you wish to transfer a mathematics course from another institution to CSB/SJU, please:

  1. Contact the Mathematics Department Chair well in advance of registering for the course
  2. Be prepared to provide the chair with the following information about this course: institution, course description, text to be used and chapters covered in that text.

Note that some courses have already been approved for transfer as Math 124. They are listed below.

Course No.
Alexandria Technical and CC MATH 1445
Anoka Ramsey CC MATH 1110 or 1114
Century CC MATH 2025
Hibbing Community College MATH 2010
Inver Hills CC MATH 1103
Minneapolis CC MATH 1150
Minnesota State, Fergus Falls MATH 1213
Normandale CC MATH 2400
North Hennepin CC MATH 1130 or 2010
Northland CC MATH 2203
Saint Cloud State STAT 239, 242, or 353
Saint Cloud Technical and Community College MATH 1351
University of Minnesota STAT 3911 or 3021