Transfer Policies

All transfer students seeking a business degree from St. Cloud State University must consult with an advisor in the Pre-Business Advising Office, Centennial Hall 229, to determine their status in the Herberger Business School. The following special requirements apply to transfer students:

  1. Transfer students will be admitted to their major immediately provided (a) they have completed all the requirements of the pre-business program, and (b) their transfer GPA is at least 2.65.
  2. All other transfer students will be admitted to pre-business status and will be admitted to a major when they (a) complete all the requirements of the pre-business program, and (b) establish a St. Cloud State University GPA of at least 2.65. This GPA is calculated only from courses completed at St. Cloud State University and must be based on a minimum of 15 semester credits. Lower division business core courses may be taken as part of the 15 credit minimum.
  3. In addition to the residence requirement discussed elsewhere, at least 50 percent of the credits in the student's major and at least 50 percent of all business credits needed for the degree must be taken at St. Cloud State University. Courses can be transferred into the business core and/or the student's major only if a grade of "C" or higher was earned.
  4. Lower division courses from baccalaureate degree granting institutions and all courses from non-baccalaureate degree granting institutions can be transferred into the lower division at St. Cloud State University.
  5. Validation of credits to be considered for transfer is performed by the Office of Records and Registration consistent with HBS policies. Where necessary, transfer students will be required to provide course syllabi and/or other supporting data for review by the appropriate department(s).

To learn more about transferring to the Herberger Business School, you can view a short video presentation by visiting Additionally, individual transfer guides have been created to assist business students in the transition to the Herberger Business School from any of the following schools.  Click on the school name below to view the guide (.pdf files).

Minnesota State Colleges and University System (MNSCU)

Non-Minnesota State College and University (MNSCU)

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