At St. Thomas, we have a story to tell.

► A story about a small, liberal arts college that transformed into one of the nation’s Top 20 Catholic universities.

► A story about an unprecedented transition to Division I athletics.

► A story about an education that combines the practical with the purposeful – empowering you to make a difference in our Minneapolis-St. Paul community.

It’s a story that’s turning the page to a new chapter. And transfer students like you are helping to write it. That’s why we’ve made it easier than ever to transfer to St. Thomas — increasing our scholarships and allowing students who complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) or an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree to satisfy almost all our core curriculum requirements.

New or unique undergraduate programs
Undergraduate student profile

5,942 Total undergraduate students
263% Domestic students of color or Native American students
49% Students who are female
10% Students who are transfers 
97% Students who are under 25

Credit transfer

For a comprehensive credit evaluation, contact your admissions counselor. They can give you an unofficial degree evaluation that explains St. Thomas' core and major field requirements and estimates how long it might take you to graduate. Learn more about transferring credit to St. Thomas.

Maximum number of credits that can transfer
No limit

Number of credits required for degree

Minimum cumulative GPA required

Minimum grade required for a course to transfer

View community or technical college transfer pathways for St. Thomas.

Block transfer acceptance for two-year college students

► Accepts Associate of Arts degree
► Accepts Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

St. Thomas accepts the MnTC and the A.A. from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. Engineering transfer students who complete one of these programs will typically satisfy the St. Thomas undergraduate core curriculum requirements after completing the following additional requirements: transfer student-specific experience during their orientation, one theology course, one philosophy course and a Senior Capstone (all students need to complete).

Minimum required GPA for block transfer


There’s no single thing we look for in an application. Each is evaluated holistically with your academic, extracurricular and personal achievements all considered. We encourage students to provide a variety of details in their applications, including their academic records and insight into the experiences that have made them who they are. Overall, the goal of our admissions process is to identify students who will succeed in the classroom while also contributing to our university and the broader community in diverse and meaningful ways. 

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Application deadlines
Rolling basis throughout the year until class is full

Application fee

Other transfer admissions requirements
Student Code of Conduct Form, filled out by you and the Dean of Students office at your most recent institution describing your academic and disciplinary history

Where electronic transcripts must be sent
[email protected]

Financial aid & cost

Tuition and fees

UST Transfer Award ($10,000 to $30,000): Recognizes the academic accomplishments of transfer students who have positively contributed to their community and demonstrated post-secondary academic success.

Music Scholarship ($6,000 to $25,000): Based on music performance and academic achievement. Students who are accepted to St. Thomas and intend to major in music, music performance, music business or music education are eligible to apply.

Transfer College Access Scholarship: Transfer students that participated in a college access program (such as College Possible, AVID or TRiO) while in high school have the opportunity to be considered for an additional $2,000 scholarship.

Summit Scholarship Program (up to $10,000): Transfer students from U.S. two-year colleges who have unmet financial need and who list engineering as their intended major will be automatically considered for this award.

Learn more about St. Thomas scholarships.

FAFSA code

Learn more about financial aid at St. Thomas.

Contact information

Other Student paths

Traditional undergraduate

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