Buffalo High School
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
Buffalo High School has partnered with five colleges, the University of Minnesota, St. Cloud State University, Southwest Minnesota State University, North Hennepin Community College and 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 transferable 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.
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.