Admission Requirements and Checklist

Eligibility

High school diploma or GED

Cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for entrance into the college

Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission. The College may still consider applicants with a lower GPA through a special status committee; contact an admission counselor to learn more.

Application checklist

  1. Request official transcripts. Transcripts must be in the original sealed envelope from the school, or from a certified electronic official transcript provider such as Docufide, Scrip Safe or National Clearinghouse. (email to transcripts@css.edu)

    • College transcripts from all colleges that you have attended and/or from which you received financial aid
    • High school transcripts, if you have no college credit, or you took three full years of high school foreign language.

    Please order early - transcripts can take up to 4-6 weeks to arrive. If you are attending college, a final official transcript will also be required after grades are posted. Mail transcripts for receipt on or before the deadline to:

    The College of St. Scholastica
    Office of Graduate and Extended Studies Admissions
    1200 Kenwood Avenue
    Duluth, MN  55811
  2. Complete the Online Application. You will need to use an updated browser, preferably Firefox, Chrome or Safari.
    1. Upload the Educational Goals Essay (pdf or word)

      The admissions essay should represent your highest level of academic writing and demonstrate your ability to participate in a rigorous, fast-paced, accelerated academic program.

      Prepare a 500-word essay, typed and double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins, answering the following:
      • What life experiences are prompting you to pursue a bachelor of arts degree?
      • What personal characteristics and skills do you bring to your educational experience that would contribute to your success in our program?
      • What are your career goals?
      • Why did you choose The College of St. Scholastica for your studies?
  3. If you have international transcripts or non-citizen status, you will need to send additional documentation. Please see the International Admissions Policy for complete details.
  4. Discuss financing your education with OneStop early in the application process by calling (877) 287-8716. 
  5.  Upon receipt of all application materials, the application packet will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review and the admissions decision.

Application deadlines

Two weeks before each term start.  Refer to the Academic Calendar for start dates. This program follows the nontraditional schedule.

Technology requirements

Most modern computers will meet our minimum technology requirements.

After acceptance

Complete the Decision Response Form 

Tuition

There are many options for financing your education, from grants, loans and scholarships to discounts and employer reimbursement. Visit our Financial Aid section for more information.

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St. Paul/Rochester

Jay ParsonsJay Parsons
Admissions Counselor
(877) 287-8750
jparsons@css.edu


Duluth

Breanne TeplerBreanne Tepler
Admissions Counselor
(877) 287-8734
btepler@css.edu


Brainerd

Amie AndersonAmie Anderson
Admissions Counselor
(877) 287-8752
aander10@css.edu


St. Cloud

Katie WayneKatie Wayne
Admissions Counselor
(877) 287-8740
kwayne@css.edu