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Transfer Student Profile

16 Transfer students in 2019

Transfer student race/ethnicity (excludes international)
0% African-American
0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0% Asian
8% Latinx
0% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
75% White
8% Multiracial
8% Race/ethnicity unknown

Credit transfer

Individual evaluation; Macalester accepts no more than the equivalent of two years (64 credit hours) from courses earned at a college or university prior to matriculation at Macalester and subsequent to graduation from high school.

In order to receive a Macalester degree, you must complete two full years of coursework (64 credit hours) at Macalester. 

Specific requirements/acceptance
A.A. accepted
Minimum GPA: 3.0 or higher

Application deadlines

Fall: April 15


Macalester is committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need for every admitted student. All Transfer applicants for admission are considered for merit-based scholarships. No additional scholarship application is required. Students selected for merit-based scholarships are notified by the Admissions Office.

Contact information

Other Student paths

Traditional undergraduate

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