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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Transfer Students

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The Honors Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato welcomes transfer students from other four-year and two-year colleges and universities. We are especially interested in students who have a desire to develop leadership, research, and global citizenship skills, and those who are already enrolled in Honors, Phi Theta Kappa, or other similar programs.

In order to prepare a competitive application, transfer students should have taken challenging courses that develop an understanding of their place in the world. In addition, they should have some demonstrated interest in developing their leadership and research skills, and in attaining competency in a second language. 

Admission Requirements

The selection committee considers the applicant's demonstrated academic excellence as well as character traits such as perseverance, inquisitiveness, and hard work.

Transfer students are required to have an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher. Please keep in mind that Minnesota State University, Mankato considers one's entire academic record, regardless of when and where a student completed the work. 

To be eligible for the Honors Program, students must submit the following forms directly to the Honors Program Office:
1. Transfer Student Honors Program Application
2. Two letters of Recommendation


Students who complete the Honors Program at North Hennepin Community College and at Central Lakes Community College are automatically ensured a place in the Honors Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato upon timely completion of the [PDF] "Intent to Enroll" form (451 KiB). For more information, contact the Honors Program office.


Course Curriculum

The transfer curriculum focuses on credit completion and competency demonstrations. Transfer students complete 8 credits in advanced honors electives, including the 1 credit HONR 201: Introduction to Honors course and the 1 credit senior portfolio. In the senior portfolio, students demonstrate their competencies in the areas of Leadership, Global Citizenship, and Research. Please see the Mission & Competencies webpage for more information regarding the aforementioned competencies.