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Transfer Students

Small Classes, Practical Hands-On Learning, Huge Potential

US News Best Colleges Best Value 2022 spacer graphic US News Best Colleges - Engineering Programs 2022 At St. Thomas, you will get the skills employers want by combining practical engineering knowledge with our liberal arts core curriculum, all in a community that values your experiences. When it comes to academic quality, U.S. News & World Report ranks St. Thomas as one of the top engineering schools in the nation and a top value in Minnesota.

Why is the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering a great choice for transfer students?

  • Ranked #30 in the U.S. and #1 in Minnesota for engineering schools without a doctoral program by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offer rigorous, fully-accredited programs featuring practical, hands-on learning.
  • Provide small engaging class sizes, led by world-class student-focused faculty.
  • Located on a beautiful residential campus that is welcoming to all faiths.
  • A St. Thomas education is a great value, with dedicated scholarship opportunities for transfer students.

Scholarship Opportunities

Transfer students may qualify for up to $30,000 in University of St. Thomas merit-based scholarships per year. In addition, admitted engineering transfer students are automatically considered for privately funded Summit Engineering Scholarships with annual awards up to $10,000. Please, see the Undergraduate Financial Aid page for more information.

Students who are within three years of graduation can also apply for the APEX Scholarship. The APEX Engineering Scholarship Program is a program designed to specifically support your unique circumstances as a transfer student:

  • APEX scholars receive one-on-one faculty mentoring, peer support and tutoring, career counseling, and specialized networking opportunities.
  • Annual award of up to $10,000.
  • Can be combined with other St. Thomas scholarships and federal aid.
  • Each scholarship is renewable for up to two more years to support the final years of study.

Transfer Credits

Planning ahead can save you money. Contact us now, and our transfer coordinator, Dr. Jenny Holte will guide you in choosing courses so your community college credits are sure to transfer. You do not need to apply to receive transfer advising.

For more information on how your courses will transfer into our programs checkout our community college course guides below and the credit transfer tool.

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Hear from our transfer students.

School of Engineering Transfer Student Experience

Listen to some of our recent transfer students describe their School of Engineering experience and why they chose St. Thomas.

Community College Plans of Study

  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Century College
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • Normandale Community College
  • Saint Paul College
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College

    Century College

    Inver Hills Community College

    Minneapolis Community & Technical College

    Normandale Community College

    Saint Paul College

    Anoka-Ramsey Community College

    Century College

    Inver Hills Community College

    Normandale Community College

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    Transfer Scholarships

    All admitted transfer students are automatically considered for University of St. Thomas' Transfer Student Scholarships, including the Summit Engineering Scholarships. Awards range from $10,000 to $40,000. For more information on transfer student scholarships for undergraduates, view the Scholarships for Transfer Students.

    Admitted students for Fall 2023 will also be able to apply for the APEX Engineering Scholarship Program which include annual awards of up to $10,000. Learn more about the APEX Engineering Scholarship Program and apply online.

    Spotlight: Get to Know Our Transfer Student Alumni

    Our transfer students are truly talented. Here is just a glimpse of our engineering transfer student alumni.
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    Sara Sargent ’17

    If you have ever wondered how cars have become so advanced, whether they will eventually be fully self-driving, or how driver-assisting and self-driving technology works, Sara Sargent has some answers for you.

    Ahmed Eshmawy ‘17

    Ahmed Eshmawy was hired into the Manufacturing Leadership program at General Dynamics Missions Systems after graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering from St. Thomas.


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    Of new engineering students each fall are transfer students