In 2015, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State) board of directors reported to the state legislature their plan for a multi-campus student transfer program. Dubbed Transfer Pathways, the program allows two-year students to enroll in a designated pathway, complete all required coursework within 60 credits, and graduate with an associate’s degree and guaranteed junior-year status at one of Minnesota State’s seven universities.

Rolled-out in three phases between 2016 and 2019, Transfer Pathways currently offer programs such as accounting (AS), business (AS), chemistry (AS), psychology (AA), and theatre (AFA), with more on way.

Here at LeadMN, we want to hear your transfer stories. We want to know what has been working, what hasn’t, and how student transfer in Minnesota can be made a less costly, complex, and confusing.

To do this, we are asking that you visit our Transfer Advocate page and use our transfer student stories submission form to share your experience. Knowing more about how transfer and Transfer Pathways has been working from the student-perspective will help us push for reforms and improvements to the program.

Contact LeadMN Policy Manager Marco Lanz at if you have any questions.