new transfer students in 2022
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.
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. Explore all your options below to find the right fit for you. And our institutions are ready to answer your questions.
Learn which of our institutions accept credit through the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or an Associate of Arts degree.
Learn which of our institutions offer guaranteed admission for transfer students who meet their eligibility criteria.
Use our search tool to find transfer pathway guides in more than 30 areas of study to learn how your credits will transfer to one of our institutions.
This one-pager sums up the strengths private colleges have to offer when it comes to supporting transfer students. This includes the extra steps that 12 of our colleges have undertaken through the Transfer Initiative project.
Transfer details by institution
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:
Use our program search tool for check which institutions offer specific majors, minors and concentrations. Or view our quick reference handout to get a more general idea of offerings by areas of study; this information also is available in the Transfer Resource below.
A resource for counselors and students alike, this guide offers substantial, campus-specific information about our 18 colleges and universities and their transfer requirements.
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.
This one-pager provides questions to ask advisors, faculty and departments around camp and includes activities to do at any stage of your education.
Financial aid considerations
While private colleges generally have a higher list price than public institutions, they award a larger amount of financial aid. Never assume you won’t qualify for any aid.
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. Search our event calendar for group visit events open to students interested in transferring.
The Minnesota Private College Council’s Transfer Initiative has been supported by grants from the Teagle Foundation and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.