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.

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

23 Transfer students in 2019

Transfer student race/ethnicity (excludes international)
5% African-American
0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0% Asian
18% Latinx
0% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
77% White
0% Multiracial
0% Race/ethnicity unknown

Credit transfer

Course-by-course evaluation, 68 semester credit (102 quarter credit) maximum, earning a C- or higher, evaluated on an individual basis.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.4 on a 4.0 scale is recommended.

Application deadlines

Fall: Aug. 15
Spring: Jan. 15


Dean’s Scholarship ($13,000 - $24,000)
Phi Theta Kappa ($2,500)
Gustavus Legacy Award ($2,500)
Church Matching Scholarships (up to $1,000)
Lutheran Leadership Award ($250 - $2,000)

Contact information

Other Student paths

Traditional undergraduate

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