Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)

College Students

Buffalo High School has partnered with 5 colleges, the University of Minnesota, St. Cloud State University, Southwest Minnesota State University, North Hennepin Community College & Hennepin Technical College, to offer college courses within our building. Because of this partnership, students have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit simultaneously.

Our high school teachers are trained and credentialed to teach these college courses, offering our students the ability to experience the rigor of college within the supportive environment of their high school. There is no cost to the student and they can earn anywhere from 1 to 5 college credits per course.

There are many benefits to this programming including free college credits resulting in the reduction of college debt and cost to families, the existence of a college-going climate for all students, and the exposure to the rigor of a college course.

These college course credits, although offered through specific colleges and universities, are generally transferrable to other higher education institutions, even those in other states. How each individual course is accepted will be determined by the receiving institution. To find out how college credits will transfer to another college, visit www.transferology.com.

Buffalo High School is currently offering 37 college courses in partnership with 5 colleges and universities. The attached document will list each course, the college that provides the course, the college course title, credits, and student eligibility for credit. Please find the CIS Course Table below.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) provides a general education distribution framework. The MnTC is a collaborative effort among all two-and four-year public colleges and universities in Minnesota to help students transfer their work in general education. The MnTC will be accepted by any Minnesota public higher education institution to fulfill the lower division general education requirements for a Bachelor in Arts degree. Students must complete at least 40 credits in MnTC courses distributed over ten goal areas. Credits can only be counted once toward the 40 credit minimum, but may fulfill more than one goal area.

Buffalo High School has also partnered with North Hennepin Community College to offer many courses that meet their MnTC requirements. Please find the MnTC Worksheet below.

Graduating high school seniors who are needing to transfer their CIS college course credits should request an official transcript from the granting college to be sent to the student's college of choice. For example, if a student completes CIS Human Anatomy and earns college credit, that student would visit St. Cloud State's website to request an official college transcript.

College Transcript Websites:
University of MN
St. Cloud State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
North Hennepin Community College
Hennepin Technical College

College & Career Planning
Buffalo High School counselors are available to work with students and families in preparation for post-high school plans. Please call or email BHS school counselors with questions.

Mark Jones - Last names A-F

Kristen Lane - Last names G-K

Christina Cox - Last names L-P

Jennifer Blair - Last names Q-Z


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Guide to Earning College Credit through the MN Transfer Curriculum (PDF - 2.86 MB)

Get college and career ready at Buffalo High School. This is your guide to earning college credit through the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.