Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

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Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) have a common general education curriculum called the Minnesota General Education Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

The MnTC is shared among all MnSCU two and four year public colleges and universities to support transfer of coursework and credits in general education.

Goals and competencies include:

  • completing 40 credits
  • satisfying 1 to 10 goal areas.

The goal areas include:

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Natural Sciences
  • Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
  • History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Humanities and the Fine Arts
  • Human Diversity
  • Global Perspectives
  • Ethics and Civil Responsibility
  • People and the Environment

Plan Ahead

Any student who anticipates transferring to a four-year school should plan an appropriate program (both general education and major requirements) with one of the counselors prior to, and during, enrollment at Century College.

Associate in Arts Degree

Although the AA degree is a general liberal arts degree and no specific major is listed in conjunction with the degree, many students choose to concentrate in a particular field of study as preparation for a planned major at a four-year college or university.

At least 40 of the 60 credits must be taken within the Minnesota General Education Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Transfer In To Century

All college level courses in which a student has received a grade of A, B, C, D or P/S will be considered for transfer in to Century. Grades of A through D transfer for the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). Completion of the 40 credit MnTC requires a cumulative 2.0 GPA. While D grades transfer, some specialized/occupational/technical programs require courses to have a grade of C or higher to fulfill requirements. No F grade courses will be accepted. Transfer course grades will not be used in computing a student's GPA at Century except for some special programs that require the calculation of GPA for application/admission to the program, such as Nursing and Radiologic Technology. Only earned transfer credits (not grade point credits or grade points) will be recorded on the official Century College transcript.

Transfer Complete MnTC

Transfer Out From Century

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) provides that the Associate of Arts Degree and MnTC from Century College will satisfy all of the lower-division general education requirements of any of the state universities.

Individual MnTC courses will transfer to fulfill the same goal at any MnSCU college or university. If the entire goal is completed at one MnSCU institution, that goal will be considered complete at any other MnSCU institution.

University of Minnesota

An agreement with the University of Minnesota provides that an Associate of Arts Degree or MnTC will satisfy the Liberal Education requirements.

Private and Out-of-state Schools

Century has agreements with the following private and out-of-state schools that transfer the AA degree and MnTC:

  • Augsburg College
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Concordia University-St. Paul
  • North Dakota State University
  • St. Catherine University
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout

PLEASE NOTE: These agreements do not guarantee the transfer of every course or eliminate the need to plan for pre-major requirements.

Questions? Make an appointment with a counselor or advisor for planning assistance.

Available at:
Advising, Counseling & Career Center
West Campus Room 2410
Phone: 651.779.3285