Transfer from RCTC

Winona State University-Rochester collaborates with Rochester Community and Technical College to offer complete educational programs. This is known as the Path to Purple, a program designed for students who start their college experience at RCTC but ultimately want to earn a bachelor’s degree.

With a Path to Purple 2+2 academic program, you’ll earn lower-division credits from RCTC which transfer to WSU-Rochester and count toward progress on a bachelor’s degree program. Then at WSU-Rochester, you’ll complete the higher-division courses to finish your degree.

Transfer Pathways make it easy to complete a specific associate degree at a Minnesota State college and transfer to a Minnesota State university to earn a bachelor's degree! It's an easy way to save time and money - without losing credits or taking extra courses - along with the flexibility to attend classes on campus or online.

WSU-Rochester does accept Transfer Pathways. There are specific admissions requirements for our majors. Please visit our programs to review each program admissions requirements.

With this route, you will graduate with an associate’s degree from RCTC and a bachelor’s degree from WSU-Rochester.

A Non-2+2 Option to Complete Your Degree

Depending on your previous academic coursework, you may choose to complete the non-2+2 versions of an academic program despite starting at RCTC. This can be a good route for students who have a significant collection of college credits transferred from other institutions. WSU-Rochester does accept Transfer Pathways. There are specific admissions requirements for our majors. Please visit our programs to review each program admissions requirements.

If you have any concerns about which option is right for you, make sure to connect with the WSU-Rochester Admissions Advisors or stop by the Welcome and One Stop Center for guidance.