2100

new transfer students in 2021

67
%

come from other Minnesota colleges

32
%

are students of color or Native American students

Many of our schools have night, weekend or other programs that allow students to continue working and caring for families while going to school. Others offer the “traditional” undergraduate experience for transfer students.

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*

Augsburg University

Yes

Yes

Bethany Lutheran College

Yes

 

Bethel University

Yes

Yes

College of Saint Benedict

Yes

 

The College of St. Scholastica

Yes

Yes

Concordia College, Moorhead

Yes

No

Concordia University, St. Paul

Yes

Yes

Hamline University

Yes

Yes

Saint John's University

Yes

 

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Yes

Yes

St. Catherine University

Yes

Yes

University of Saint Thomas

Yes

 

*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 five private institutions that do not have block transfer policies.

Institution-specific transfer details
Visit options for prospective transfer students

In-person/virtual visits and self-guided virtual tours

In-person, self-guided walking tour options

Resources for community college advisors

The Council held a two-part virtual event in April 2022. A playlist of each individual presentation is available below followed by the full-length recordings of both events.

The playlist is arranged in alphabetical order. Use the dropdown menu in the upper right corner to navigate to individual video clips for each college.

Participating institutions: Bethany Lutheran College | Bethel University | College of Saint Benedict | The College of St. Scholastica | Concordia University, St. Paul | Macalester College | St. Catherine University | Saint John’s University | University of St. Thomas

Participating institutions: Augsburg University | Concordia College, Moorhead | Gustavus Adolphus College | Hamline University | Minneapolis College of Art and Design | Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota | St. Olaf College

Council transfer contact

Judy Niemi Johnson
Assistant Director of Admissions and Transfer
[email protected]
651-293-6811