MinnState’s Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)

Transferring credits from the MnTC to the Hamline Plan

Are you a prospective on-campus transfer student who completed MinnState’s Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)? We’ve got good news: Hamline University currently accepts credits from the MnTC, which can be used to fulfill requirements for the Hamline Plan. Both work hand in hand to provide students with an excellent general education.

What is the Hamline Plan? 

The Hamline Plan is the foundation of Hamline University’s rigorous liberal arts education. This nationally recognized general education program provides students with a set of flexible, goal-oriented skills and experiences tied directly to graduation requirements.

Juniors and seniors get the opportunity to apply their learning in practical ways to the larger community, through independent studies, internships, and apprenticeships. The Hamline Plan offers anyone seeking a truly interdisciplinary experience a path toward further learning, discovery, and skill enhancement.

For more detailed information on the Hamline Plan’s graduation requirements, see our Undergraduate Bulletin

Which credits will transfer from the MnTC?  

Students who complete the MnTC with a minimum course grade of C- will automatically satisfy at least 10 of the 19–20 Hamline Plan requirements, leaving nine or ten to finish at Hamline.

Please refer to the table below to see how the MnTC aligns with the Hamline Plan. (You can also download this chart: Hamline Plan to MnTC Alignment.

Hamline Plan alignment with the MnTC

Transfer courses must be considered to be college level and relevant to a liberal arts degree, and a student must have earned a C- or above. Syllabi may be required to make the final determination.

Hamline Plan area Courses required MnTC alignment with Hamline Plan
(courses transferring to Hamline)


E: Expository Writing


Typically fulfilled by Composition II Courses

O: Speaking Intensive 2* Goal Area 1: Communications Transfer students may bring in only one O.

R: Formal Reasoning


Goal Area 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

Typically awarded for logic and statistics.

M: Quantitative Reasoning


Goal Area 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

Typically awarded for algebra, calculus, and statistics

F: Fine Arts

Goal Area 6: Humanities and  Fine Arts Typically awarded for arts, music, and theatre.

H: Humanities

Goal Area 6: Humanities and  Fine Arts Typically awarded for literature,  humanities, and philosophy.

N: Natural Science

2 Goal Area 3: Natural Sciences One must have a lab component.

S: Social Science

2 Goal Area 5: History and Social/Behavioral Sciences F

G: Global Citizenship

Goal Area 8: Global Perspective M, R

D: Diversity

Goal Area 7: Human Diversity F

C: Collaboration


Syllabus required.

W: Writing Intensive

Nontransferable to Hamline One course is required for each full  year at Hamline.
Q: Independent Critical Inquiry and Information Literacy 1 Nontransferable to Hamline Must be completed at Hamline.
P: LEAP (Liberal Education As Practice) 1 Nontransferable to Hamline Must be completed at Hamline.

Additional notes

*Transfer students who transfer fewer than 64 semester credits are required to take two speaking-intensive courses. One speaking-intensive course can be transferred to Hamline; one must be taken at Hamline. Students transferring as juniors (64 or more semester credits) are required to take only one speaking-intensive course, but it must be taken at Hamline.

**Students may complete one course in each category or a single course designated with both R and M.

***Three-credit transfer courses may satisfy one fine arts requirement.

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