new transfer students in 2021
come from other Minnesota colleges
are students of color or Native American students
As a transfer student, you bring experience and drive to our campuses. You are ready to engage in your major, connect with faculty and step into your career. We want to connect you to your peers and introduce you to on-campus learning and opportunities as soon as possible. Many of our colleges have night, weekend or other programs that allow students to continue working and caring for families while going to school.
Consider the transfer options at our institutions by reviewing the more detailed information below for traditional transfer students as well as adult learners.
Institution-specific details for undergraduate transfer students
Find more detailed information for traditional undergraduate transfer students by checking out the links below:
- Augsburg University
- Bethany Lutheran College
- Bethel University
- Carleton College
- College of Saint Benedict
- The College of St. Scholastica
- Concordia College, Moorhead
- Concordia University, St. Paul
- Gustavus Adolphus College
- Hamline University
- Macalester College
- Minneapolis College of Art and Design
- Saint John’s University
- Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
- St. Catherine University
- St. Olaf College
- University of Northwestern – St. Paul
- University of St. Thomas
Institution-specific details for adult learners
Find more detailed information for adult learners by checking out the links below:
Tips for a smooth transfer
- As early as you can, look up the transfer requirements online for the school you may want to transfer to and work to fulfill their requirements.
- Have an early conversation with a transfer adviser at the school you plan to transfer to. They can assist with degree planning and answer detailed questions along the way.
- Do not stay at your current college too long. Transferring with more than 70 credits can complicate graduating on time.
- Keep your course syllabi from your previous courses in case your new school needs to do an initial review for credit transfer.
There are a lot of details to understand about how credit transfer works: follow-up with the transfer specialists at our institutions with any and all questions and to discuss the differences in majors, tuition and scholarships.
Minnesota community and technical colleges students
We recognize the value of the work you’ve been doing. If you’re completing the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, many of our colleges offer block transfer of credits. And if you’re also earning an Associate of Arts degree, these colleges offer a guarantee of admission as well. You can see how the courses you’re taking will count towards your intended major with new pathways.
Block transfer options
Did you know that 44 percent of our transfer students come from Minnesota State two-year colleges?
For community college students who have completed the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or earned an associate of arts degree, block transfer can make things simpler. The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and AA degrees meet core curriculum or general education requirements at 12 of our institutions.
If all credit transfer policies are met, students coming with Associate of Arts degrees may have enough credits to have junior standing. (The amount of time left to complete a bachelor’s degree, however, will vary and may require more than two years. Time to graduation will also be affected by a student’s chosen major. Note that each institution may have some additional unique graduation requirements, such as language, philosophy or religion courses.)
Block transfer of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or Associate of Arts degree . . .
. . . for traditional undergraduate programs
. . . for evening/weekend, online and degree completion programs for adult learners*
Bethany Lutheran College
College of Saint Benedict
The College of St. Scholastica
Concordia College, Moorhead
Concordia University, St. Paul
Saint John's University
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
St. Catherine University
University of Saint Thomas
*Institutions without a “yes” in this column do not have separate offerings for adult learners.
For students who have not completed the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or an associate of arts degree and are interested in transferring to these 12 institutions, determining how existing coursework will be handled for transfer is based on a course-by-course review. That’s also the general process at the six private institutions that do not have block transfer policies.
Interested in taking the next step?
Schedule your own visit. A link to the college's visit page can be found on each of the pages linked above. Some private colleges also host transfer-specific visits events when the state's two-year colleges are closed for Veterans Day and President's Day. Or search our event calendar for group visit events open to students interested in transferring.
A resource for counselors and students alike, this guide offers substantial, campus-specific information about our 18 colleges and universities and their transfer requirements.