Gustavus equips students to lead purposeful lives and to act on the great challenges of our time through an innovative liberal arts education of recognized excellence. Transfer students are a welcome addition to the Gustavus community. They provide a unique perspective and enrich the campus with their previous college experience. Because the decision to transfer institutions can be a difficult one, we are here to help answer questions every step of the way.

New or unique undergraduate programs
Athletic Training (accredited)
Environmental Studies

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I was looking for a more diverse education where I get to explore multiple areas of interest — which the liberal arts education is great for, a community that is smaller and tight knit, and the opportunity to participate in more extracurriculars. Each of these are strengths of Gustavus Adolphus College.

Kevin Durham Jr. '22

Student profile

2,245 Undergraduate students
20% Students of color or Native American students
59% Female students
4% Transfer students 
100% Students under 25

Credit transfer

Course-by-course evaluation, evaluated on an individual basis. Learn more about transferring credit to Gustavus.

Maximum number of credits that can transfer
68 semester credit (102 quarter credit)

Number of credits required for degree
136 semester credits (34 courses)

Minimum cumulative GPA required
2.4 on a 4.0 scale recommended

Minimum grade required for a course to transfer

Block transfer accepted


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Application deadlines
Fall term: Aug. 15
Spring term: Jan. 15

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Financial aid & cost

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Tuition and fees

Dean’s Scholarship ($13,000 - $25,000)
Phi Theta Kappa ($2,500)
Gustavus Legacy Award ($2,500)
Church Matching Scholarships (up to $1,000)
Lutheran Leadership Award ($250 - $2,000)

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Other Student paths

Traditional undergraduate

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