Begin working on your major at Lake Superior College, then seamlessly transfer to a university to complete your bachelor’s degree

How Minnesota State Transfer Pathways Work

Lake Superior College offers associate degrees guaranteed to transfer to all seven Minnesota State universities. Complete a Transfer Pathway associate degree program at Lake Superior College and you will be guaranteed junior status at any of the seven Minnesota State universities.* All of your 60 college credits from Lake Superior College will count toward your related bachelor’s degree.

*Art, Communication, Economics and Exercise Science Transfer Pathways transfer to designated degree programs at most Minnesota State universities.

What are Minnesota State Transfer Pathways?

Save time and money as you work towards graduation. Minnesota State Transfer Pathways are designed so you can complete a specific associate degree at Lake Superior College and transfer to a Minnesota State university to earn a bachelor’s degree without losing credits or having to take extra courses.

Lake Superior College’s Minnesota State Transfer Pathways degrees include:

60 credit–Associate of Science degrees

60 credit–Associate of Fine Art degrees


Leonardo De Faria Almeida, A.A Degree Student

“I chose LSC because of the reasonable tuition, the soccer program, and I wanted to try a little bit of the snow.” View more
Leonardo De Faria Almeida
AA Degree Student

Compare the savings of a Minnesota State Transfer Pathway at LSC

Minnesota State Transfer Pathways are a smart way to complete your bachelor’s degree.

Transfer to Minnesota Private College/University vs.
Minnesota State University

2 years LSC ($10,406) + 2 years MN Private College/University ($82,054)


TRANSFER PATHWAY: 2 years LSC ($10,406) + 2 years at Minnesota State University ($16,768)


SAVE: $65,286


Transfer to University of Minnesota vs.
Minnesota State University

2 years LSC ($10,406) + 2 years University of Minnesota ($26,000)


TRANSFER PATHWAY: 2 years LSC ($10,406) + 2 years Minnesota State University ($16,768)


SAVE: $9,232


Interested in transferring from LSC to another school?
Transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities are documented on Additional transfer agreement information is found on the Minnesota State website including transfer agreements for:

  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Nursing

Other transfer agreements:

Meet with an LSC Advisor

Meet with an LSC Academic Advisor early to make sure you’re on track to meet transfer agreement requirements.