Transfer Students

The School of Social Work is currently a collaboration between St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas. After the 2018-19 academic year, each university will offer its programs independently. 

The St. Thomas School of Social Work welcomes and values transfer students into its BSW program. Students transferring into the University of St. Thomas should meet with an admissions counselor to identify what courses will transfer and what additional courses are needed to complete the school's core requirements.

University of St. Thomas: Admissions for transfer students

Specific transfer guidesheets for the Bachelor of Social Work program have been developed for the following schools:  

  • Anoka Ramsey Community College
  • Century College
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • Normandale Community College
  • North Hennepin Community College
  • Ridgewater Community College
  • Saint Paul College

These community college transfer guidesheets can be found here:

University of St. Thomas transfer guidesheets


Interested transfer students should contact the BSW main office to arrange a meeting with the BSW Program Director to review the social work major, create a program plan, and be assigned an advisor:

Pam Kilpatrick, BSW Program Administrative Assistant, socialwork@stthomas.edu / 651-962-5800

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Transfer Student Guidelines

Each application for admission is reviewed individually, and a variety of factors are considered in the decision process. The admissions committee looks for a proven track record of academic success and the motivation necessary to complete an undergraduate degree. Students most likely to be admitted have:

Completed at least 28 semester (or 42 quarter) credits of transferable college-level coursework from a regionally accredited* college, university or community college.
Earned a GPA of at least 2.30 in transferable college level work

For students who have completed less than 28 semester credits or the equivalent, the college GPA requirements may be higher for acceptance and more emphasis will be placed on the student's high school academic record. Students are notified of their admission status two to three weeks after the completed admissions application and all required supporting documentation have been received.