A student is considered a transfer student if they have completed any college coursework from a post-secondary institution after graduating from high school. To be considered for admission, a student must have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in common transferable courses and meet a level of math proficiency consistent with the standards set by CSB and SJU. A student who has not yet completed 28 semester credits will be evaluated on both high school and college performance. Students who have credits earned through Post-Secondary Enrollment Option should apply as high school senior applicants.

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Undergraduate student profile

1,542 CSB undergraduate students
1,540 SJU undergraduate students
18% Domestic students of color or Native American students
50% Students who are female
5% Students who are transfers 
100% Students who are under 25

Credit transfer

CSB and SJU will work with you to make sure you are receiving the appropriate credits. Each case is evaluated on an individual basis. CSB and SJU will accept credits from another college that is regionally accredited, is a class is 100 level or greater, and where a similar course is offered at CSB and SJU. Learn more about transferring credit to CSB or SJU.

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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 CSB and SJU.

Block transfer acceptance for two-year college students

► Accepts Associate of Arts degree*
► Accepts Minnesota Transfer Curriculum*

* CSB and SJU accept completion of the MnTC or AA degree from a regionally accredited Minnesota college as a block to satisfy our foundational Integrations Curriculum requirements. There are additional Integrations Curriculum requirements that remain to be completed, many that are often attached to other general education or major/minor courses. In order to receive credit for those requirements, the courses must have been completed with a grade of ‘C’ or higher. In addition, we have developed 2+2 pathway options in a number of disciplines and continue to expand those options.

Minimum required GPA for block transfer


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Application deadlines
Fall: April 1
Spring: Dec. 1

Application fee

Where electronic transcripts must be sent
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Financial aid & cost

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Tuition and fees

Merit-based scholarships ($1,500 to $32,000/year) from the following programs: Academic Achievement, Phi Theta Kappa, Art, Music, Theater, Benedictine and ROTC. Learn more about transfer scholarships.

FAFSA code
CSB: 002341
SJU: 002379

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