In Evening/Weekend/Online at St. Kate's, we'll acknowledge the college experience you've already had to get you closer to your destination — a St. Catherine University bachelor's degree. Maybe you've accumulated credits from different colleges in years past. Or maybe you've completed the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or earned an associate of arts (A.A.) degree. No matter where your previous college journey took you, we can help you make the most of your prior college credits to get closer to a St. Kate's bachelor's degree.
Add it up: credit for your previous college courses
Credit evaluation: find out where you stand
After acceptance to St. Kate's, you'll receive an official transfer evaluation. St. Kate's evaluates transfer coursework on a course-by-course basis and awards credits for courses with a grade C- (or its equivalent) or higher, taken at a college or university that was regionally accredited at the time you attended.
But you won't have to wait that long to understand how close you are to a St. Kate's bachelor's degree — ask your admission counselor for a free transfer evaluation. Fax, e-mail, mail or drop off copies of your transcripts. We'll put together an unofficial evaluation, so you'll know where you stand even before you apply. Contact your admission counselor for a free transfer evaluation.
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and Associate of Arts
You’ll have fewer core liberal arts courses to take if you have completed an Associate of Arts degree or attended a Minnesota community college and completed the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). See our transfer policy page for details.
Credit for Prior and Alternative Learning (CPAL)
As an experienced adult, you’ve gained valuable knowledge and experience outside the classroom. As a St. Kate’s student, you may be eligible to receive college credit for what you already know. St. Catherine University has opportunities for you to earn credit toward your bachelor’s degree for your previous knowledge. Read more about CPAL.
To earn a baccalaureate degree from St. Kate’s, you must earn a minimum of 130 credits — and 48 credits must be completed in residence or at this University. To be eligible for Latin honors, you must complete 64 credits in residence. You must complete a minimum of half the total number of courses required for your major in residence. See our degree requirements page for details on this and other requirements for earning your St. Kate's bachelor's degree.
If you're a student in the RN-BS Degree Completion program, different degree requirements apply.