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The College of St. Scholastica

Take Your Education and Experience Further

At St. Scholastica, we recognize that choosing a new school is a big decision. Whether you’re transferring from another institution, bringing military credits or returning to college after many years — your transfer journey is unique. We have created Transfer+ to address your individual needs and provide you a straightforward path to joining our community.

Through Transfer+, we offer individualized counseling and support, making the process as simple as possible. We will have an admissions counselor walk you through the process and help you design an individualized pathway to complete your bachelor’s degree.

When you are ready to get started, you can complete the inquiry form below or connect with admissions. You’ll be able to get answers to all your questions about the process, programs, the costs and credit transfers! Or reach out to have your transcripts evaluated so you know exactly how your credits will transfer.

A Seamless Transfer to St. Scholastica

Every student has a unique educational journey. St. Scholastica’s Transfer+ offers student-focused benefits and services that we will tailor to address your specific needs as you navigate transitioning to the College. Explore how we can help you achieve your academic goals.

Admissions Guarantee

Transfer students are guaranteed admission with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. However, select majors may require a higher GPA.

AA Degrees Satisfy Generals

All AA degrees satisfy undergraduate Veritas general education prerequisites, excluding religious studies/integrations.

Generous Credit Transfer

Use your college credits from high school, military credits or associate degree toward your degree. Save time and money by transferring up to 75% of credits needed for your degree.

Transfer Scholarships

100% of our transfer students who enroll to study at our Duluth campus receive a Transfer Benedictine Scholarship upon acceptance.

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Transfer to Our Duluth Campus

We can’t wait to welcome you on campus! Smaller classes and attentive faculty help create a community in which you’ll be welcomed, encouraged and inspired to do your best.

St. Scholastica Grads Stand Out

Leading Healthcare Education

St. Scholastica has been recognized as a leader in healthcare education for over 100 years and is a top talent provider.

#1 Earning Potential in Minnesota

Saints’ early post graduation earnings are highest in the state — more than $11,000 above other Minnesota graduates.

Employment After Graduation

99% of Saints are employed or pursuing their next degree within 6 months of graduation.

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Complete Your Degree Online

St. Scholastica has been a leader in online learning for nearly 20 years. Whether you join us from another institution or are fulfilling a long-time dream of degree completion, our remote students enjoy competitive online tuition rates and flexible programming that fits your busy schedule.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a Transfer Student?

Who is considered a transfer student?

A transfer student is defined as a student who meets one of the following definitions:

  • The student has enrolled in 12 or more semester credits after graduating from high school as noted on the official transcripts submitted for the application for admission
  • The student has other transferable credit earned post-high school which can include military service, work experience, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, etc.

If I’m PSEO, am I considered a transfer student?

No, you are not considered a transfer student because you are a high school student concurrently enrolled in a college or university. Post-secondary students must apply to the college through the first-year admissions office.

Who are non-degree-seeking students?

Non-degree-seeking students are those enrolled in coursework at the College who choose not to apply the credits toward a degree or licensure at St. Scholastica. Non-degree-seeking students pay regular-rate tuition out-of-pocket and are not eligible to apply for financial aid. Those seeking to be a non-degree-seeking student need to complete an application.

GPA and Scores

What is the required GPA for acceptance?

A cumulative 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or higher is required for regular acceptance to the College. If your cumulative GPA is below 2.0, contact your admissions counselor to discuss options.

What is a cumulative GPA?

The cumulative GPA is the average GPA when all your GPAs from multiple schools are combined. Students having attended more than one school after high school will have their cumulative GPA calculated for acceptance and/or establishing eligibility for the Transfer Student Benedictine Scholarship. PSEO and graduate-level courses are not factored into the cumulative GPA.

Are ACT, PSAT or SAT test scores needed for entrance into the College?

No, transfer students are not required to submit scores from these testing sources.

When to Apply

When is the best time to transfer to St. Scholastica?

The earlier you apply to the College, the better! Once you’ve decided to apply, contact us to set up a time to speak with a transfer admission counselor and map your next steps.

Should I finish my two-year degree before transferring to St. Scholastica?

It’s not necessary to complete your two-year/Associate Degree before transferring to St. Scholastica. However, community college students who complete an Associate of Arts degree from any state will have the AA degree accepted as a block to satisfy all Veritas general education requirements except a Religious Studies and Integrations course. St. Scholastica also accepts the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). Visit our Incoming Credits page for additional information about transferring credits to satisfy general education requirements.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

How can I find help paying for college?

All Duluth main campus transfer students receive the Transfer Benedictine Scholarship and most students also use financial aid, grants and apply for additional scholarships to cover the cost of college. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and check out our College’s Financial Aid page for more information.

Will my financial aid transfer?

Financial aid doesn’t transfer between institutions because different colleges have their own ways of awarding aid. Check out our college’s Financial Aid page for more information.

Does St. Scholastica offer scholarships?

St. Scholastica offers several scholarships for transfer students. View our scholarships to identify other opportunities.

What is the Transfer Benedictine Scholarship?

The Transfer Benedictine Scholarship is an academic merit scholarship for Duluth main campus transfer students and is based on your entering/transfer cumulative GPA. The scholarship is not based on need.

Admissions Requirements

Whether you want to study on-campus or require more flexibility, we have a format that fits your needs.

Career-Ready Support

Our Career Services department works one-on-one with students to help find internships, research placements and jobs.

Already Accepted?

If you have been accepted to study at the Duluth Campus, view the next steps you need to complete before you start.

Transfer Guides

St. Scholastica has partnered with regional and national institutions to create transfer guides to help students with course planning.

Articulation Agreements

St. Scholastica has established formal agreements between select institutions that identify how credits will transfer between two specific programs.


Transferology is a helpful resource to see which of your credits will transfer. You may also contact an admissions counselor to create a personalized plan.