Am I eligible for graduation with honors?
Transfer students are eligible for graduation with honors provided they have fulfilled the required conditions. These conditions are outlined in the course catalog
Does my transfer institution need to be accredited?
Yes. Credits can only be transferred from regionally accredited institutions of higher learning.
What are the residency requirements?
Thirty-two of the last 36 credits taken for a degree must be taken at St. Thomas.
Credits earned at Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) colleges and through study abroad programs sponsored by St. Thomas count toward the residency requirement.
How many credits do I need for graduation?
To receive a bachelor's degree from St. Thomas, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 132 credits and fulfill all degree requirements. Of those 132 credits, students must complete a major with at least 28 semester credits in the major field and at least 84 credits outside of the major field.
Note: Each department retains the right to require that a substantial number of major or minor courses be taken at St. Thomas.
What are the St. Thomas liberal arts requirements?
All St. Thomas students regardless of major are required to complete the core curriculum. These liberal arts courses are the heart of a St. Thomas education. For more information about degree requirements at St. Thomas, go to the online undergraduate catalog section on degree requirements
What is the maximum number of credits accepted?
St. Thomas does not limit the number of credits you transfer into our institution.
When can I apply for admission?
The University of St. Thomas works on a rolling admissions basis. In other words, we do not have an application deadline.
Are there any scholarships available for transfer students?
Yes! The Transfer Academic Recognition Award (TARA) is available to students transferring to the University of St. Thomas. You will be invited to apply for the scholarship if you have a cumulative transferable GPA of 2.8 or higher at the time of acceptance. Please visit Transfer Academic Recognition Award to learn more.
The Music Scholarships are available to students who are majoring in music. These competitive scholarships are based on the performance of two compositions or movements of varying style, an interview, an evaluation of piano and vocal skills, and a brief music theory and ear training assessment. For more information, visit Music Scholarships online.
Is housing available?
Transfer students have the opportunity to apply to live on campus. As with all on-campus housing, transfer housing is not guaranteed. Students who would like to live on campus are encouraged to apply for admission early and complete the residence hall application. Students who choose to live off campus, can find housing in a safe, quiet residential area surrounding the St. Paul campus. A list of off-campus properties is available on our Off-Campus Student Services website
Will credits transfer in from my school?
Most classes from regionally accredited colleges and universities transfer into St. Thomas. Our Transfer Credit Tool
will help you see which credits will transfer. For a comprehensive credit evaluation, we encourage you to meet with a St. Thomas transfer counselor. Contact your counselor
with the name of the school and the class code numbers to see how the classes transfer into UST. Schedule a personal visit with an admissions counselor by calling our visit office at (651) 962-6154 or (800) 328-6819 Ext. 2-6154 or send an e-mail to email@example.com
How do transfer students apply for financial aid?
Transfer students must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered for federal and state aid, such as grants, loans and work-study jobs. The St. Thomas school code is 002345. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (651) 962-6550 or (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-6550 for more information. Schedule a personal visit with a financial aid counselor to learn more about financing your college education.
How many more years will it take me to graduate from UST?
It all depends on the specific courses taken. We recommend scheduling a personal visit with a transfer admissions counselor. Just call our visit office at (651) 962-6154 or (800) 328-6819 Ext. 2-6154 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
When will I receive my official degree evaluation?
The Registrar’s Office will send you a degree evaluation after you have been accepted to the university. This document lists the credits that have transfered to St. Thomas. The degree evaluation will also outline your remaining graduation requirements to complete your bachelor’s degree.
How do my quarter credits convert to semester credits?
St. Thomas will convert all transfer credits taken from quarter system academic institutions to semester credit using the following conversion scale (dividing the number of quarter credits by 1.5).
Do you have to be Catholic to attend?
No, students do not need to be Catholic to attend St. Thomas. Currently about 52 percent of undergraduate students are Catholic, however our students are affiliated with many religions. Students from all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend St. Thomas and are not required to attend on-campus church services.
What is the minimum number of credits needed to transfer?
There is no minimum; however, it is recommended to have 28+ semester credits. If you have less than 28 semester credits, we may ask to see an ACT or SAT score.
What is the minimum grade requirement to transfer credits?
St. Thomas will accept only transfer courses in which the student has received a minimum grade of C- (1.3 value) or higher.
Will my online courses transfer?
Credits received from online classes are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Students should submit syllabi of online classes to our Undergraduate Admissions Office for review. Please note that some departments do not accept online courses in satisfaction of core or major requirements.
What are the admission requirements for a transfer student?
A minimum GPA of 2.3 (4.0 scale) is required in transferable previous college work to be considered for admission. All transferable course work, regardless of grade, is considered when calculating the GPA used to determine admission.