At Hamline University, we value the perspective and life experiences of transfer students, and we have the resources and dedication to help you reach your destination. Hamline is Minnesota’s first university (founded 1854), and is a selective, nationally recognized college of liberal arts and sciences. Just minutes from the downtowns of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Hamline offers easy access to a wide array of internship, educational, cultural, social and athletic opportunities.

Hamline offers transfer students a traditional undergraduate degree program and an online degree completion program. We offer competitive transfer scholarships, a generous transfer credit acceptance policy, transfer student orientation and mentoring, and a University Honors Program open to transfer students. We uphold a legacy of inclusiveness and our community is committed to making your transition to Hamline as smooth as possible. At Hamline, you will have countless opportunities to take the lead!

Transfer student profile

117 Transfer students in 2019

Transfer student race/ethnicity (excludes international)
10% African-American
0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6% Asian
13% Latinx
0% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
63% White
7% Multiracial
1% Race/ethnicity unknown

Credit transfer

Generally, 2.5 GPA required; GPA’s above 2.0 will be considered. No minimum number of credits needed to transfer. We offer a two-year assurance of graduation for students with Associate of Arts degrees from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Students who complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or transfer a Minnesota State Associate of Arts degree with minimum course grades of C- will transfer those courses to Hamline University and fulfill many of our Hamline Plan requirements.

Specific requirements/acceptance
A.A. accepted
Minnesota Transfer curriculum accepted
Minimum GPA: 2.0 or higher 

Application deadlines

Fall: Mar. 15 (registration benefits), Aug. 1
Spring: Nov. 15 (registration benefits), Jan. 10


Phi Theta Kappa ($2,000)
Hamline Firsts ($3,000 for first-generation college students)
Transfer Achievement Awards (up to $22,000)
Departmental scholarships (up to $3,000 in Art, Business, Science, Writing, Music, Theater)
Legacy scholarships ($2,000 for students whose parents, grandparents or siblings graduated from Hamline, or for students whose siblings are currently attending)

Contact information

Hamline University

Office of Undergraduate Admission
1536 Hewitt Avenue, MS-C1930
St. Paul, MN55104
United States

Other Student paths

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Adult learner

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