Planning Guides

Many prospective students come to the MLS program from colleges and universities in and around the state of Minnesota. To assist those students in preparing for admission, transfer guides have been developed for a number of institutions. These transfer guides list course requirements and their equivalent courses at your college or university. Please use these transfer guides to help you select the courses that will meet the program’s prerequisite course requirements.

If your institution is not listed, or the Planning Guide for your school(s) does not list the courses you have taken, please send the following information to for review:

  • Name of Institution where course was completed
  • Course Number and Name
  • Number of credit hours
  • Year and semester taken
  • Course description(s)
  • Syllabi (if available)



Minnesota-based Institutions

Minnesota State (formerly MNSCU)

Transfer students from Minnesota State Schools may satisfy the University of Minnesota Liberal Education requirements by completing the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. Completion of the MnTC must be noted on the schools official transcript. More information on completion of the MnTC can be found here.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Century College

Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College

Hibbing Community College

Inver Hills Community College

Metropolitan State University

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Minnesota State Community and Technical College


Minnesota State University-Mankato

Normandale Community College

North Hennepin Community College

Riverland Community College-Albert Lea

Rochester Community and Technical College

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Paul College

University of Minnesota

Students transferring to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities from system campuses may have conflicts with liberal education or prerequisite requirements. It is recommended that students meet with their current advisor to discuss changing campuses and complete the steps in the Guide for changing your U of M campus on the Onestop website. The change of campus form should be completed at the same time as the MLS application. 

University of Minnesota-Crookston

University of Minnesota-Duluth

University of Minnesota-Morris

University of Minnesota-Rochester

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


Minnesota Private Schools

Students from Minnesota Private Colleges and Univeristies may complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or receive an Associate of Arts degree from their institution before transferring. Students should complete the undergraduate application for admission to the University before applying to the MLS program to get a full analysis of which university requirements they will need to meet in addition to MLS prerequistes. More information on applying to the University of Minnesota may be found here.

Concordia University

Hamline University

Saint Catherine's University

University of Northwestern St. Paul

University of St. Thomas




Wisconsin-based Institutions

University of Wisconsin-River Falls