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Credit Transfer

St. Thomas now accepts the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)! Transfer students who complete the MnTC will satisfy almost all core curriculum requirements here.

There are a lot of ways for you to earn college credits – advanced placement tests, community colleges classes and courses from other four-year institutions. And as long as the courses are coming from a regionally accredited institution, they'll likely transfer. The bigger question is how. Will they come in as requirements for our core curriculum, your major or as enhanced courses (electives)?

For a comprehensive credit evaluation, we encourage you to contact your admissions counselor. They can give you an unofficial degree evaluation that explains our core and major field requirements and estimates how long it might take you to graduate from St. Thomas.

Notice: Current St. Thomas students must speak with their academic counselor to learn about the pre-approval process for transfer courses. Academic Counseling & Support can be reached at (651) 962-6300.

Transfer Credit Tool

Our transfer credit tool will help to determine how your college credits from other institutions will transfer. This could include PSEO, dual-credit courses, College in the Schools and more.


Lookup By Core Area

Have a certain core area you want to fulfill? See which courses you can take at other schools to do it.

Lookup by State

Find schools in your state that offer courses already known to be transferable to St. Thomas.

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Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)

All transfer students who complete the MnTC will satisfy our undergraduate core curriculum requirements after completing the following at St. Thomas:

  • One additional theology course
  • One additional philosophy course
  • A transfer student specific experience during orientation
  • The Capstone experience

Please note this policy ONLY applies to transfer students and does NOT apply to first-time, first-year students (those who have not taken college credit as a degree-seeking student since high school graduation). 

Core Curriculum

The set of requirements that all students must fulfill to graduate from St. Thomas.

Advanced Placement Credits

We accept credits earned from Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), CLEP and A-level exams, depending on your scores.

Community College Course Guides

We offer guide sheets that indicate the specific community college courses that meet St. Thomas' core curriculum requirements.

Confirming Accreditation

To make sure your school is regionally accredited, click on the state where your school is located.