Complete Your Degree in as Little as One Year

Meet Life’s Demands, While Meeting Your Goals

Wherever you are in life, our bachelor’s completion programs offer the flexibility you need. Earn your degree while balancing work, family, and everyday life. At Saint Mary’s, you’ll save time and money. Apply earned credits and experience toward your bachelor’s degree. Your experience matters. And we’ll help you reach your professional goals sooner than you thought possible.

Learn how your experience counts


Finish What You Started

Your past work experience, prior credits earned, and military service all count toward your bachelor’s degree. Finish even stronger.

Experienced Faculty

Learn from faculty members who are leaders in their field, bringing practical knowledge and experience to every class.

Credit for Real-World Experience

Complete a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) where you can earn up to 35 college credits using work and life experience.

Program Flexibility

As a working adult, life is busy. We offer classes at a pace that fits your life. Take class just one night a week or up to two.

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Learn How to Transfer

Take Classes Either Full or Part Time

Most half-time students complete our program in two years, taking classes one night a week (6 credits per semester). Full-time student may complete their program in one year, taking classes two nights a week (12 credits per semester).*

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The Saint Mary’s Transfer Advantage

Learn how your earned credits from other colleges and universities, including technical and community colleges, can be applied toward your bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s.


Do you have an associate degree? At Saint Mary’s, your investment — time and money — matters to us. You’re eligible for a $500 scholarship each semester (full time student) throughout your program. Your earned credits from technical or community college, plus this scholarship, can help you save time and money, helping you focus on what really matters. Part time students are eligible for a $250 scholarship each semester.

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Choose your Pace

Take class one night a week for two years to complete most programs.*

  • 18 credits/year
  • 6 credits per semester
  • 3 credits per term

Take class two nights a week for one year to complete most programs.*

  • 36 credits/year
  • 12 credits per semester
  • 6 credits per term

Fall Semester
Term 1: Sept. - Oct.
Term 2: Oct. - Dec.

Spring Semester
Term 1: Jan. - Mar.
Term 2: Mar. - Apr.

Summer Semester
Term 1: May - June
Term 2: Jul. - Aug.


*Completion time may vary depending on program, number of transfer credits, and course availability. 

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Student Central

At Student Central, you’ll find a wealth of information and a host of people ready to connect you with the resources you need to make your student life easier.

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Libraries and Writing Centers

Libraries and writing centers are available on both the Twin Cities and Winona campuses, offering resources and support for students on their academic journeys.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

Learn about tuition and financial aid options to reach your educational goals.

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Information Sessions

Meet with Saint Mary’s faculty and staff and get your questions answered at an upcoming information session.