Blue to Brown

Southwest Minnesota State University and Minnesota West Community and Technical College are proud to partner on the Blue and Brown Connection Program! This program is designed to provide students with the right academic and social environment to start their college career and achieve their goals!

Students accepted to the Blue to Brown Connection Program will:

  • Take classes through Minnesota West on the campus of SMSU
  • Live in the SMSU Residence Halls
  • Have access to all SMSU student services and activities (not including Intercollegiate Athletics)
  • Complete 24 Minnesota Transfer Curriculum credits in 2-3 semesters
  • Take any necessary developmental courses to help prepare them for academic success
  • If students earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA, they will be eligible to transfer into SMSU as a full-time student

Want more information?  Fill out the form below!

To learn more about the Blue to Brown Connection please complete the information request form below.  Scott Voss, Blue to Brown Coordinator, will contact you to follow up and help you get started!



Questions about the Blue to Brown program can be directed to Scott Voss, Blue to Brown Coordinator, at (507) 537-6023 or by email at

Last Modified: 7/10/18 2:00 PM