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Transfer Allies Program

The Transfer Allies Program is a resource for new transfer students to help facilitate their adjustment to Saint Mary’s.

The program is facilitated by Bethany Mota, Student Success Specialist/Adviser, along with student Transfer Allies. The Transfer Allies Program assists new students in their transition to Saint Mary’s by providing resources for personal and academic success and hosting events to promote a sense of belonging to campus and the Winona community. We look forward to meeting you and helping you make the most of your journey here at Saint Mary’s!

Meet your Transfer Allies

Aaron Kibirige

Aaron Kibirige

Transfer Ally

Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Kampala, Uganda
Favorite Hobby: Watching movies and soccer, playing soccer
Favorite class at Saint Mary’s: General Psychology
Favorite place to study on campus: Fitzgerald Library
Favorite place to eat off campus: ChaChis
Advice to new transfer students: Never be afraid to ask for help!


“I’m really glad you have the transfer program in place. It has helped me make friends and meet new people. Most of my friends are from the transfer program!” – Mariah D’Souza

“I love the school so much already. I want to help make it even more appealing to other military veterans who finish their service and are looking for a school.” -Matt Brumfield

“I came from a school with large classes. I felt I could learn better where professors know my name, not just my student I.D. number.” -Austin Tafolla

Transfer Student FAQs

What is the process for transfer course substitution?

Course Substitution Process

Have you transferred in a course(s) that you think will count toward a specific requirement? 

What you need to do:
Using the key below, send the following information to the appropriate person (hard copies or e-mail):

– Name of accredited institution/college
– Official course description and/or syllabus
– Credit amount of course
– Name of course and course code/level
– The name of the Saint Mary’s course or area you hope to have fulfilled

This information will be reviewed generally within 3-5 business days. 

  • Major or Minor Requirements – Department Chair of the major or minor
  • Prerequisites for course – Department Chair in which the course is housed
  • IGEP Requirements – Coordinator of IGEP minor or Associate Dean for General Education
  • Lasallian Honors requirements – Director of Lasallian Honors Program
  • Legacy General Education Program Requirements – Dean of the College  


Approved Courses will be substituted in. 

Courses Not Approved will remain on your transcript as elective credit toward graduation.

How do I order my books?

You can order your books online by visiting the Bookstore Website and following these steps:

  • Hover over ‘Textbooks’  (top left corner)
  • Select ‘find textbooks’
  • Use the information from your schedule to search for the required books,  i.e. QR 101 B 

To view your schedule, log into your Student Portal. If you cannot remember your username and password, you can call our IT help desk at 507-457-7800 and they can help you get logged in.

How do I find out my housing assignment?

For more information regarding housing assignments and requests, please contact the Residence Life Office at 507-457-1409

How do I get a parking sticker?

Visit the Campus Safety website for more information regarding parking on campus.

For additional information please contact Campus Safety at 507-457-1703. 

Who can I talk to about my meal plan?

For more information regarding meal plans and food service hours, visit the  Food Services website.

To select your meal plan, login to your Portal and complete the ‘Winona Meal Plan’ tab in the left-hand column.

Mailing Address:
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Academic Advising Office
700 Terrace Heights #6
Winona, MN 55987-1399

70 Griffin Hall

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.