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This information is for students at other institutions who wish to transfer to MSU to earn a degree from the Broad College. This information does not apply to current MSU students applying to the Broad College or a Broad major through the current student admission process.

Broad College Transfer Guide

Transfer Application Process

Students wishing to apply for transfer student admission to MSU as a Broad major must complete the university application process through the MSU Office of Admissions. There is no separate Broad application for transfer students. All application and admission communication will come from the Office of Admissions.

Specific Requirements for Transfer Students Applying to MSU as a Broad Major

Applicable to students interested in the following degree-granting majors: accounting, finance, human resource management, management, marketing and supply chain management. Hospitality business has separate requirements.

Students may be admitted to one of the following majors: business admitted (admitted to the Broad College) or business preference. Students cannot be directly admitted to a degree-granting major through the transfer admission process.

Business Admitted Requirements

  • 28 or more cumulative transferable credits
  • Completion of CSE 102 (see Admission Criteria for approved CSE course substitutions)
  • Completion of College Precore Courses: STT 200/201/315, WRA 101/110-195H, EC 201 or 202 with 3.5 GPA across the courses, with no individual grade below a 3.0 in these three courses
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 across all institutions

Business admitted students will apply to a degree-granting major after matriculating to MSU.

Business Preference Requirements

Students with fewer than 56 credits who are not eligible to be business admitted will be considered for admission as business-preference majors. To be admitted as business-preference:

  • Students must have a minimum 3.2 GPA across all institutions
  • Students with 28 or more transferrable credits must have fulfilled the Broad College’s College Algebra requirement with transferable credit in MTH 103, MTH 116, MTH 124, MTH 132, or an ACT or SAT Math score that places students out of College Algebra (ACT 28, SAT (old) 640, SATX 660)

Students between 42 and 55 credits are strongly recommended to be making progress toward completion of the following courses (this allows students to progress toward a degree in a timely manner once at MSU):

  • CSE 102
  • STT 200/201/315
  • WRA 101/110–195H
  • ACC 201
  • ACC 202
  • EC 201
  • EC 202
  • MKT 250 (MGT 250 or BUS 250 also completes this requirement; MSU course code changed in Fall 2019)

Business preference students will apply to the Broad College, and then a degree-granting major after matriculating to MSU.

Per MSU policy, students with 56 or more transferable credits who do not meet the requirements for a business admitted major cannot be admitted to MSU as business preference majors.

Determining Transferability of Courses

Transferability of courses from students’ current or previous institution(s) can be researched on the Transfer MSU database (please read all notes for each course carefully, including posted equivalency end dates). Note that an official evaluation of your transfer credits will be completed when you are admitted to MSU and is done by the Office of the Registrar, not the Broad College. Official transcripts are required for an official evaluation of transfer credit. See transcript submission instructions on the Office of Admissions website.

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