Central Lakes College students who complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and earn a minimum 2.0 GPA* in an Associate of Arts (AA) degree are now guaranteed admission to every one of the seven Minnesota State universities with junior year status.
Under a new program announced today by Minnesota State, all students from any Minnesota State college who meet those requirements are guaranteed admission to Minnesota State universities.
This new collaboration ensures that students can seamlessly and reliably transfer from Minnesota State colleges to Minnesota State universities.
“While our colleges and universities have always partnered to provide students with outstanding opportunities, this guarantee takes the commitment to a new level,” said CLC President Dr. Hara Charlier. “It underscores the fact that we are united in our commitment to ensuring that all Minnesotans have access to an outstanding education right here within the Minnesota State system.”
This guarantee ensures that college is affordable for families. Students can take advantage of the lower tuition rates at Minnesota State colleges for their freshman and sophomore years, then transfer to a Minnesota State university to complete their bachelor’s degree. Tuition and fees at a Minnesota State college are significantly lower – between one-half and one-tenth the cost – of other higher education options within the state.
While students who complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and earn an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from any of the 26 Minnesota State community colleges are guaranteed admission and full credit transfer to any of the seven Minnesota State universities, this collaboration does not guarantee admittance to specific majors. Academic requirements for major degree programs at state universities vary. For this reason, students considering credit transfer should discuss their academic goals with an advisor at the state university they wish to attend.
*Winona State University requires a minimum 2.4 GPA for AA degrees to be accepted.