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Minnesota State Transfer Pathways are designed so you can complete a specific associate degree at a Minnesota State college and transfer to a Minnesota State university to earn a bachelor’s degree without losing credits or taking extra courses. Transfer Pathways can be a great resource for saving time and money as you work toward graduation.

How Transfer Pathways Work
If you complete a Transfer Pathway degree program at a Minnesota State college and are admitted to any of the 7 Minnesota State universities, you will be guaranteed junior status and given assurance that all 60 college credits will count toward the related bachelor’s degree.**

Is a Minnesota State Transfer Pathway program right for you?
A Minnesota State Transfer Pathway program might be right for you if one or more of the following is true:

  • You plan on attending a Minnesota State college
  • You plan on transferring to a Minnesota State university
  • You know (or have a general idea) of your major

Interested in Transfer Pathways? Here’s how to get started: 

  • Get to know Minnesota State. Many of the 37 Minnesota State colleges and universities offer Transfer Pathways options. For more information, visit the websites of the colleges or universities listed below or our campus map.
  • Talk to an expert at your college or university. Your Minnesota State colleges and universities are staffed with many people who can help you find a direction or get answers. Talk to a transfer specialist or visit a college or university in person.
  • Check out the list of Transfer Pathways. In total, 27 Transfer Pathways are in the process of being implemented at Minnesota State colleges and universities. Visit the website of the college or university you are interested in attending for status and details. You can also keyword search "transfer pathway" within our Academic Programs to see what is currently being offered:

    • Accounting Transfer Pathway
    • Art Transfer Pathway
    • Biology Transfer Pathway
    • Business Transfer Pathway
    • Chemistry Transfer Pathway
    • Communication Arts and Literature Education Transfer Pathway
    • Communication Studies Transfer Pathway
    • Computer Science Transfer Pathway
    • Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Transfer Pathway
    • Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway
    • Early Childhood Education Transfer Pathway
    • Economics Transfer Pathway
    • Elementary Education Foundations Transfer Pathway
    • English Transfer Pathway
    • Exercise Science Transfer Pathway
    • History Transfer Pathway
    • Management Information Systems Transfer Pathway
    • Mass Communications Transfer Pathway
    • Mathematics Transfer Pathway
    • Mechanical Engineering Transfer Pathway
    • Political Science Transfer Pathway
    • Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway
    • Psychology Transfer Pathway
    • Sociology Transfer Pathway
    • Spanish Transfer Pathway
    • Special Education Transfer Pathway
    • Theatre Transfer Pathway​​

Looking for help and not sure where to begin? Ask us!
The Minnesota State Information Center can help you learn more about any of the 37 Minnesota State colleges and universities and its programs. They are open seven days a week and offer options to call, email, live chat, request information, and more.

**A student must still meet any special admission requirement for the major and is not guaranteed admission into the major itself.

Faculty/Staff: Click here for detailed information about approved pathways and implementation (SharePoint login required using StarID@minnstate.edu).