Prepare to Transfer

Transfer Options at SCTCC

Associate degree? Minnesota Transfer Curriculum? Transfer Pathway? At SCTCC, you have several options for starting your bachelor's degree. Whether you're just starting or ready to transfer, the info below will help you in the transfer process. As always, meet with your advisor if you have any questions. 

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Associate of Arts

An AA degree usually makes up the first half of a bachelor's degree at most colleges and universities. This is the most common transfer option at SCTCC.

Liberal Arts

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

MnTC is a 40-credit package of general education courses that will be accepted for transfer by all Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. 

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Transfer Pathways

SCTCC's Transfer Pathways are great options if you know what field you're going into. They include: Biology, Business, Engineering, Psychology, Theatre, and Spanish.

Transfer Resources

If you plan to get a bachelor's degree and beyond after your time at SCTCC, having a transfer plan early is key because every class will make a difference in how you move forward. Download a fillable PDF of each checklist where you can check off items and keep notes.

These checklists are also available on D2L!

Checking out some 4-year colleges/universities? Some questions you might want to ask:

  • How many credits are required to complete my transfer application?
  • Do I need to declare a major when I apply?
  • If I transfer in the middle of the academic year, will that affect my federal student loan eligibility? 
  • What types of internships are available?

Download a list of questions you should review before meeting with your transfer college rep.

Are you transferring to one of the state colleges or universities in Minnesota?


Transfer Rep

Contact Phone


Bemidji State University (218) 755-2174
Bemidji State University (218) 755-2872
Bemidji State University (763) 433-1484
Metropolitan State University (651) 793-1536
Minnesota State University Mankato   (952) 412-1926
Minnesota State University Moorhead (218) 477-2559
St. Cloud State University (320) 308-4896
Southwest State University (800) 642-0684. ext 6286
Winona State University (507) 457-5108


Not sure if your pathway/ program transfers to Minnesota private schools? Follow the link below to see how your program may transfer. Additionally, be sure to check out the scholarship page to see opportunities that may await you. If you have completed the MnTC and/or earned an AA degree, look for the block transfer option which is available at 12 of the Minnesota Private institutions. And for AA earners, 12 private colleges also offer the Transfer Admission Guarantee.

For more information, please see the links below:

If you’re in one of SCTCC’s technical or professional programs – an AAS or AS – an articulation agreement means the classes you take for that program can transfer from SCTCC to a university toward a specific major.

For example, the architecture program at SCTCC has an articulation agreement with Minnesota State University Moorhead for their Construction Management bachelor’s degree. MSUM accepts architecture classes on top of any general education classes from SCTCC to count toward the bachelor’s degree.

The Minnesota Transfer website can help you figure out which SCTCC programs have articulation agreements with which universities or four-year colleges in Minnesota.

What if you’re planning on transferring to a college in a different state? And sometimes your classes can transfer even without an articulation agreement.

Use Transferology to find out how your credits will transfer - you will also get program info, course descriptions, and equivalent courses at other schools.

Another thing Transferology will do for you is figure out if credits will transfer back to your school. For instance, if you want to take a summer class at a college closer to home, it will tell you which class you need to take that will match what you need at the college you’re attending.

View the Transferology website for more information.

Minnesota State Colleges Transfer Team Virtual Campus Tours Transfer Representative
St. Cloud State University Tour SCSU here Mike Coonen
Michael Hanna
Bemidji State University Tour Bemidji State here

Bonner Karger
Ching Olson

Metropolitan State University Schedule a tour of Metropolitan State here Alayna Peterson
Minnesota State University – Mankato Tour Mankato State here Transfer Admissions
Minnesota State University – Moorhead Tour Moorhead State here Audrey Cloe Messner
Southwest Minnesota State University Tour Southwest Minnesota State here Taylor McKittrick
Winona State University Tour Winona State here Rodrigo Vega


University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Crookston Tour U of M Crookston here Academic Advising
University of Minneseota Duluth Schedule a visit with UMD here Transfer Advising
University of Minnesota Morris Tour U of M Morris here John Tornes
University of Minnesota Rochester Tour U of M Rochester here Parry Telander
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Tour U of M Twin Cities here Lacey Bydlon


Private / Out of State Colleges Transfer Team

North Dakota State University Tour NDSU here Anne Johnson
College of St. Benedict Schedule a visit to CSB/SJU here Teri Durbin
St. John’s University Schedule a visit to CSB/SJU here Teri Durbin
St. Catherine University Tour St. Catherine University here Michael Larson
The College of St. Scholastica Tour St. Scholastica here Brenda Panger
University of St. Thomas Tour St. Thomas here Abby Farnham
University of North Dakota Tour UND here Jeremy Gusaas

For further information, please contact Kelsey Stacken at

Upcoming Transfer Events


Transferology is an online tool that will help you view program requirements, course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take transfer to another college or university.

Minnesota Transfer provides information about articulation and transfer agreements, transfer guidelines, and procedures. 

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Academic Advising Center

If you have questions about transferring and which classes to take, the best person to talk to is your advisor.

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Apply for Graduation

Before you transfer, make sure to apply for graduation. Having that degree will be a plus in your future career plans!

STudent Life at SCTCC

Transcript Request

Order your official transcript either online or by mail. Transferring to a Minnesota State school? You may not need to order one.

If you have questions about transferring from or to SCTCC? Contact the Academic Advising Center.


Kelsey Stacken at (320) 308-5389 or