At St. Thomas, we have a story to tell.

► A story about a small, liberal arts college that transformed into one of the nation’s Top 20 Catholic universities.

► A story about an unprecedented transition to Division I athletics.

► A story about an education that combines the practical with the purposeful – empowering you to make a difference in our Minneapolis-St. Paul community.

It’s a story that’s turning the page to a new chapter. And transfer students like you are helping to write it. That’s why we’ve made it easier than ever to transfer to St. Thomas – increasing our scholarships and allowing students who complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) or an Associate of Arts (AA) degree to satisfy almost all of our core curriculum requirements.

New or unique undergraduate programs
Actuarial Science
Biology of Global Health
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Justice and Peace Studies
Music Business
Pre-licensure nursing major proposed for fall 2022 (pending regulatory approval)

View full list of programs.

Student profile

6,333 Undergraduate students
21% Students of color or Native American students
47% Female students
10% Transfer students 
96% Students under 25

3,460 Graduate students

Credit transfer

For a comprehensive credit evaluation, we encourage you to contact your admissions counselor. They can give you an unofficial degree evaluation that explains our core and major field requirements and estimates how long it might take you to graduate from St. Thomas. Learn more about transferring credit to St. Thomas.

Maximum number of credits that can transfer
No limit

Number of credits required for degree

Minimum cumulative GPA required

Minimum grade required for a course to transfer

Block transfer accepted *
Associate of Arts
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

* The University of St. Thomas accepts the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) as well as the Associate of Arts degree (AA) from the following Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. Please contact a transfer counselor at the institution to learn more.

* Engineering transfer students who complete one of these programs will typically satisfy the St. Thomas undergraduate core curriculum requirements after completing the following additional requirements at the University of St. Thomas: transfer student specific experience during their orientation (excluding AA students), 1 theology course, 1 philosophy course and a Senior Capstone (all students need to complete).

Minimum required GPA for block transfer of AA or MnTC


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Application deadlines
We accept transfer students on a rolling basis throughout the year until our class is full, so there are no specific application deadlines.

Application fee

Other transfer admissions requirements
Dean of Students Form, filled out by you and the Dean of Students office at your most recent institution describing your academic and disciplinary history

Financial aid & cost

Tuition and fees

UST Transfer Award ($5,000-$26,000): This award recognizes the academic accomplishments of transfer students who have positively contributed to their community and demonstrated post-secondary academic success.

Music Scholarship ($6,000 - $25,000): The Department of Music awards multiple renewable scholarships, based on music performance and academic achievement. Students who are accepted to the University of St. Thomas and intend to major in music, music performance, music business or music education are eligible to apply.

Transfer College Access Scholarship: Transfer students that participated in a college access program while in high school have the opportunity to be considered for an additional $2,000 scholarship. A few examples of these college access programs are College Possible, AVID or TRiO.

Learn more about St. Thomas scholarships.

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Learn more about financial aid at St. Thomas.

Contact information

Other Student paths

Traditional undergraduate

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