Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)

The Liberal Education Program incorporates the ten goals of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. This curriculum provides for transfer of liberal education courses to and from all Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The University of Minnesota recognizes completion of the entire MnTC for transfer.  St. Cloud State University recognizes in transfer from other institutions completion of the entire MnTC, completion of individual goals in the MnTC, and completion of individual courses designated for MnTC goals.  Only courses completed at the 100 level and above will count as completing a Liberal Education goal area.

  • Students must complete all ten goals and achieve a total of at least 40 credits.

  • Number superscripts above the course indicate another goal to which the course may be applied.

  • Each student must complete three courses designated as Diversity courses.  Students may take no more than one course from any one department.

  • It is strongly recommended and encouraged that one Diversity course be an approved Racial Issues (RIS) course.  See Goal 7 for approved Racial Issues courses.

  • See the University Catalog under University Honors Program for Honors courses which fulfill the goals.

  • A student is eligible for admission as a transfer student if he/she has earned twelve (12) or more college-level credits at a regionally accredited university or college-level institution.  All credits earned with a grade of "C" or higher from a regionally accredited university or college-level institution are considered for credit transfer.  Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) courses with grades of “A”-“D” transfer; however, a cumulative MnTC grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required.

  • Effective Date: February 6, 2014

Transfer Students

SCSU also accepts the completed Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) as fulfilling the SCSU Liberal Education Program, including Racial Issues.

Students with a partially completed MnTC are not required to repeat any goals they have already fulfilled at another Minnesota State College or University, and will be allowed to select from the course list above to complete the ten MnTC goals. Students are still responsible for Racial Issues.