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.

New or unique undergraduate programs

Data Science major
Data Analytics minor
Climate Studies minor
Graduate Nursing programs (DNP: Leadership, DNP: Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN: Leadership and Education for Practice)

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Undergraduate student profile

1,443 CSB undergraduate students
1,528 SJU undergraduate students
17% Domestic students of color or Native American students
49% Students who are female
5% Students who are transfers 
99% Students who are under 25

Credit transfer

CSB and SJU will work with you to make sure you are receiving the appropriate credits. The MnTC and A.A. degrees meet many requirements in our general education Integrations curriculum. We also evaluate credits on an individual basis for students who have not completed those. We will accept credits from regionally accredited institutions for courses 100 level or greater where a similar course is offered at CSB and SJU. Learn more about transferring credit to CSB or SJU.

Maximum number of credits that can transfer

Number of credits required for degree
124 credits required for degree (48 credits must be completed at CSB and SJU to earn a 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 A.A. degree from a regionally accredited Minnesota institution as a block to satisfy our foundational Integrations Curriculum requirements. There are additional requirements that remain to be completed, often attached to other general education or major/minor courses. To receive credit for those, the courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or higher. In addition, we have developed 2+2 pathway options in several 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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