Transfer Credits from MinnState to Hamline

Transfer Student Admission

MinnState's Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (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, which is Hamline's general education curriculum. Both work hand in hand to provide you 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 Academic 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 (PDF).

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)
 

Notes

E: Expository Writing

One

Typically fulfilled by Composition II Courses

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

R: Formal Reasoning

One to two**
 

Goal Area 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

Typically awarded for logic and statistics.

M: Quantitative Reasoning

One to two**
 

Goal Area 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

Typically awarded for algebra, calculus, and statistics

F: Fine Arts

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

H: Humanities


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

N: Natural Science

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

S: Social Science

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

G: Global Citizenship

One Goal Area 8: Global Perspective M, R

D: Diversity


Two
Goal Area 7: Human Diversity F

C: Collaboration

One  

Syllabus required.

W: Writing Intensive


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