Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota welcomes applications from transfer students throughout the year. Transfer students may begin classes in Winona in either our fall or spring semesters.

Saint Mary’s offers on the spot decision interviews for students transferring from another college or university. Contact the Admission Office to schedule an appointment. You will receive a decision on-the-spot upon your arrival to campus or via a virtual Zoom meeting, pending your submission of the online Saint Mary’s University Application or the Common Application at least three days prior of your appointment. All official required documents listed in the Transfer Applicant Checklist are necessary in order to receive an admission decision.

Apply now and learn about how Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota supports undergraduates in their academic journeys with financial support. There are several scholarships available exclusively to transfer students.

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Undergraduate student profile

1,246 Total undergraduate students
26% Domestic students of color or Native American students
56% Students who are female
29% Students who are transfers 
76% Students who are under 25
13% Enrolled students who are non-traditional

When I got to Saint Mary’s, even on my first day, it was a completely different atmosphere from what I experienced at my old school. It felt like the place for me.

Peyton Buerma '24

Credit transfer

Learn more about transferring credit to Saint Mary's.

Maximum number of credits that can transfer

Number of credits required for degree

Minimum cumulative GPA required

Minimum grade required for a course to transfer

View community or technical college transfer pathways for Saint Mary's.

Block transfer acceptance for two-year college students

► Accepts Associate of Arts degree*
► Accepts Minnesota Transfer Curriculum*

* Students who have completed the MnTC or an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution with minimum course grades of C or better will have those courses accepted in transfer. Those courses will meet some requirements within Integratus, our general education program in the Bachelor of Arts program.


Apply online

Application deadlines
Rolling for both fall and spring terms

Application fee

Where electronic transcripts must be sent
[email protected]

Financial aid & cost

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Tuition and fees

- Transfer Academic Scholarships based on transfer GPA ($12,000-$21,000)
- PTK Scholarship ($2,500)
- Transfer Community & Technical College Scholarship ($1,500)

Learn more about transfer scholarships.

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