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The College of St. Scholastica

Scholarships for Transfer Students

St. Scholastica is committed to providing an affordable education for transfer students interested in completing a bachelor’s degree. 100% of our Duluth campus transfer students receive a Transfer Benedictine Scholarship upon acceptance. These scholarships are merit-based and automatically renewed annually while you are enrolled.

We also offer additional transfer scholarships to help reduce your costs.

Generous Credit Transfer

St. Scholastica accepts credits from a variety of sources including the following.

Transfer Admission Guarantee

Students who complete an associate of arts (AA) or associate of science (AS) degree from any of the Minnesota Community Colleges, are guaranteed admission to The College of St. Scholastica, when meeting the following eligibility criteria:

  • Cumulative GPA requirement of 2.0 for admission to the College
  • Students must apply for admission and submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions previously attended

These criteria apply for admission to St. Scholastica; some programs require a GPA higher than 2.0 for admission to the major. Please contact an admissions counselor if you have questions about specific program admissions requirements.

Receive Program Info and Financial Aid Options

  • Detailed program overview
  • Personalized financial aid
  • Individual admissions support

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Personalized Plans

At St. Scholastica, you won’t go through the transfer process alone. You will have a transfer admission counselor and academic advisors who will work with you to put together your personal pathway to a bachelor’s degree. Before enrolling, request a review of your unofficial transcript(s).

Career-Ready Support for Transfers

These connections pay off. Ninety-eight percent of our graduates are employed or attending graduate/professional schools within six months of graduation.

Much of this success can be attributed to our Career Services department, which works one-on-one with students to help them find internships, research placements and jobs and teach them the interviewing, networking and resume-writing skills they need to get these positions.

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Transcript Review

Find out how long it will take to earn your degree. Send your unofficial transcripts for a preliminary transcript evaluation.

Degree Paths

Discover the right program for you that will prepare you for the future and your career.

Admission Requirements

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


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

Ready to Apply?

Begin the application process and contact us if you have questions. Our transfer admission counselors will help you navigate the process.

Already Accepted?

View the steps to complete once you’ve been accepted to St. Scholastica.

Transferring has been very easy and stress-free. Faculty and staff do whatever it takes to help you be successful. St. Scholastica also offers great scholarships, making a quality education accessible to a wide variety of students.


Credits that Count

The ways to transfer credits are limitless. Explore ways your credits may transfer to St. Scholastica.

Transfer Guides

St. Scholastica is committed to working with you to transfer your credits from a community college or college. Learn more about transferring credits.

Articulation Agreements

St. Scholastica has established formal articulation agreements to help students with course planning. Determine how your credits will transfer.

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.

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.

What if my GPA doesn’t meet the requirement?

Conditional acceptance may be offered to students who have a cumulative GPA less than 2.0. Upon acceptance of this admission status, the student must complete a 2.0 on all credits attempted during their term of entry.

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 degree with the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) will have the MnTC accepted as a block to satisfy all Veritas general education requirements except a Religious Studies and Integrations course.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

How can I find help paying for college?

All Duluth main campus transfer students receive 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. Additionally, the scholarship directory helps students identify other scholarship 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.