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  • Articulation Agreements


    An Articulation Agreement is a formal officially approved agreement between two or more educational entities to accept credits in transfer toward a specific academic program. Generally, agreements are created for specialized professional or technical programs offered at colleges that can be applied to a specific program/major at Minnesota State University Moorhead.


    Departments/Programs developing an articulation agreement should:

    1. Consult and work with your academic Dean.
    2. Consult and work with your counterpart at the sending institution(s).
    3. Consult and work with the Baccalaureate Completion Advisor, Jolene Richardson.  She will assist in coordination with the sending institution and in developing the articulation by verifying course equivalancies and completing the form to MnSCU specifications.  


    Once an agreement is finalized:

    • The Baccalaureate Completion Advisor will consult with the Transfer and Collaboration department of MnSCU for review.  She will then revise if needed and route two (2) original copies of the Articulation Agreement and Program Table to the relevant sending institution administrators for signing. 
    • The signed copies will be returned to MSUM and sent to the MSUM faculty and adminstrators for signature as well as the DARS encorder.  One original is retained by each campus.
    • Copies of the agreement and program table will be sent to the respective Dean and Department Chairperson.
    • The agreement will be entered into the online Minnesota Transfer database.
    • MSUM Transfer Specialists will be notified of the agreement.

    Articulation Agreements remain in effect to the agreed expiration date, which is generally five (5) years, so long as faculty at both institutions are satisfied with the agreement and degree requirements and/or course content remains the same. Any changes must be reported immediately by the institution making the change so the participating institution can be notified. A revised agreement or addendum may need to be developed.


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