Minnesota State Transfer Pathways
Transfer Pathways are curriculum plans created by teams of faculty around the state to ensure that Minnesota State students who complete certain associate degrees can transfer to any of seven Minnesota State universities to obtain a bachelor's degree without losing time and money, and without generating excess credits. Through Transfer Pathways, students enrolled at a Minnesota State college will be able to select from up to 28 fields that will prepare them to major in related four-year bachelor's programs at the Minnesota State universities.
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The pathways were developed by Transfer Pathway Teams in three different waves, starting in the spring of 2016 and the last group beginning their development work in December of 2016. Official pathway templates are approved by the Transfer Pathway Coordinating Team and posted here upon approval. Please note that some of the earlier Transfer Pathways documents have been converted into a new format. The content will remain the same, but we hope that the format will be easier to work with, and that you'll let us know if you'd advise additional changes.
Please see the Minnesota State Implementation page for details on decision-making and steps to take to implement pathways on campus including curricular decisions, program approval, and preparing for students. Click here to read the Transfer Pathways Implementation Toolkit.
Below, there is a form you may use to send questions or comments to Cindy Kaus, the IFO Academic Affairs Coordinator that is intimately involved with this process.
Transfer Pathways Teams:
Addiction Studies -- Pathway no longer being pursued
Health PE for licensure -- Pathway no longer being pursued
Nursing -- Pathway no longer being pursued
Baccalaureate Degree Transfer Pathways – Legislation
During the 2014 Minnesota legislative session, the Legislature directed the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to develop a plan to address certain transfer problems through the implementation of multi-campus articulation agreements that would permit students who transfer with associate degrees associate in arts, associate in science, and associate in fine arts to complete baccalaureate degrees at the system’s universities without accumulating excess course credits.
For full information about the legislation and to see legislative reports please visit Legislative Background.
For more information please contact: Transfer Pathways Coordinating Team