Guide to transferring your credits toward a bachelor’s degree

Your earned credits, work experience, and military service may all be applied toward one of Saint Mary’s bachelor of science degree programs.


Applied Psychology

Business Administration

Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Healthcare Management

Criminal Justice Leadership

Human Resource Management

The Saint Mary’s Transfer Advantage

You need 120 credits to earn the bachelor of science degree, including a minimum of 36 credits from Saint Mary’s. The remaining general education credits can be completed at Saint Mary’s, or transferred from other sources.

  • Your past credits are always eligible - they never expire
  • Technical college credits are accepted
  • Transfer up to 84 credits (70% of your bachelor of science degree)
  • Transfer credits for prior learning
    • We offer a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) course where you can earn up to 35 college credits using work and life experience.
    • You can apply standardized tests such as CLEP or DSST toward your degree.
    • We accept military, industry, and business training via the American Council on Education (ACE) or PLA. 
  • Connect with a Transfer Counselor to learn more about our Community College Adult Transfer Scholarship, providing eligible learners up to $500 toward their degree completion.

Plan your degree

Visit with a transfer counselor or submit your transcripts (unofficial or official) at any time for a transfer of credit evaluation.

We’ll provide you with a personalized, preliminary degree plan for a seamless start at Saint Mary’s, including an estimate of how many credits will transfer toward your bachelor of science degree.

Community College Transfer Guides

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Anoka Technical College

Century College

Dakota County Technical College

Dougherty Family College

Hennepin County Technical College

Inver Hills Community College

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Normandale Community College

North Hennepin Community College

Rochester Community and Technical College

Saint Paul College