Transfer Policies

General Transfer Policies

Associate of Arts (AA) Degree

Completion of an Associate of Arts degree with a 2.50 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited*, degree-granting institution will satisfy St. Catherine University Liberal Arts Core/General Education requirements except:

  • CORE 2000: The Reflective Woman
  • CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice
  • Theology

*(regionally accredited = accredited by a regional accrediting body such as HLC)

Students will be granted a maximum of 64 credits in transfer from two-year institutions. To qualify for this transfer program, the AA degree must be completed prior to enrollment at St. Catherine University. This will assure admission with junior standing. No additional credits will be accepted from two-year institutions upon enrollment at St. Catherine University (Note this does not apply to SCU AA students who will satisfy the full requirements for their intended baccalaureate degree at SCU).

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Completion of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) at a MnSCU institution with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) will satisfy St. Catherine University Liberal Arts Core /General Education requirements except:

  • CORE 2000: The Reflective Woman
  • CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice
  • Theology
  • Health and Fitness
  • Proficiency in a second language as required by the degree and program

The MnTC may be completed at either a two- or four-year institution. To qualify for this transfer program, the MnTC must be completed prior to enrollment at St. Catherine University. Students will be granted a maximum of 64 credits in transfer from two-year institutions.

Transfer Policies for the RN - BS Degree Completion Program:

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree

This policy is for students who already hold a baccalaureate degree (not in nursing) and are pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at St. Catherine University in the RN to Baccalaureate degree completion program of study.

Transfer Credits and Residency: These students have completed both a previous bachelor’s degree and a 2-year associate degree in nursing. For these reasons, it is proposed that the RN to Baccalaureate Degree Completion require 26 residency credits (22 nursing and a 4-credit CORE course).

Liberal Arts Core Requirements: Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited, degree-granting institution will satisfy St. Catherine University Liberal Arts Core/General Education requirements except for:

  • CORE: A combined Reflective Woman and Global Search for Justice course (or special GSJ section)
  • Math (Statistics is a prerequisite course; may be transferred in)
  • Theology (may be transferred in)
  • Biomedical Ethics (may be transferred in)

Associate of Science (AS) Degree in Nursing

This policy is for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at St. Catherine University in the RN to Baccalaureate completion program of study.

Transfer Credits and Residency: The RN to Baccalaureate Completion program of study requires 30 residency credits (22 nursing and 8 CORE), with up to 100 credits allowed to transfer in.

Liberal Arts Core Requirements: Because these students have an AS degree, and thus, in general, have fewer liberal arts courses than students coming to the program with a bachelor’s degree, these students will be required to take more liberal arts classes to complete the required 130 credits.

Completion of an Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited, degree-granting institution will satisfy St. Catherine University Liberal Arts/General Education requirements except:

  • CORE 2010 The Reflective Practitioner
  • CORE 3990 Global Search for Justice
  • Math (Statistics is a prerequisite course; may be transferred in)
  • Theology (may be transferred in )
  • Biomedical Ethics (may be transferred in)
  • One among:
    • History
    • Fine Arts
    • Literature
    • Second Language
    • Global Cultures

Questions regarding course equivalency? Please contact Jenn Searles at 651.690.8710 or jlsearles@stkate.edu.