Admission Requirements and Checklist

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1. Preparation

  • B.A./B.S. degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8

Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • No prerequisite coursework is required, however students who enter the MBA program should:
    • Demonstrate strong writing and quantitative thinking skills.
    • Have prior education in economics and accounting. A student without this background may be challenged by some of the MBA courses and should discuss his or her situation with the program advisor to determine if preparatory courses are advisable. 
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2. Application

Please order the following official transcripts:

  • Bachelor's degree transcript showing degree conferred
  • Any post-baccalaureate transcript
  • Any transcript with pre-requisite coursework
  • International transcripts: Please see the International Admissions Policy for additional requirements.

Transcripts must be received on or before the application deadline. Order early in the application process!

Email official transcripts to transcripts@css.edu. Electronic transcripts must be from a certified electronic official transcript provider such as Parchment, Docufide, Scrip Safe, National Clearinghouse or other certified, online transcript services.

Mailed transcripts must be in the original sealed envelope from the school. Mail to:

The College of St. Scholastica
Transcript Processing
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811

  1. Complete the Online Application. (You will need to use an updated browser, preferably Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.)
  2. Prepare your essay. (Word or PDF. Please use 12-point font with 1-inch margins.)

    As part of your online application, you will be asked to upload a 500-word essay that addresses the questions below. It should represent your highest level of academic writing and demonstrate your ability to participate in a rigorous, fast-paced, graduate program. Revisions will be requested if these requirements are not met.

    • What life experiences lead you to pursue an MBA
    • What leadership skills have you demonstrated in your field?
    • In your own words, describe the attributes and skills you feel are important in leading a business or organization and why? 
    • What are your career goals and how will an MBA support those goals?
    • Why did you choose The College of St. Scholastica for your studies?
  3. In the online application, upload a current resume listing all education and work experience.
  4. Upon receipt of your completed application and transcripts, your application will be sent to the program department for review and the admission decision.

If you have international transcripts or non-citizen status, you will need to complete the online program application and send additional documentation. Please see the International Admissions Policy for complete details.

There are many financial aid options available to help you pay for your education. Contact the OneStop Student Services office early in the application process  at (877) 287-8716 or onestop@css.edu.

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3. Post-Completion

After you are notified a decision has been made regarding your application, log into your application portal to accept or decline using the Decision Response form.

As a college student at St. Scholastica, you get to take the lead in your own education and assume responsibility for your success. Please use our accepted students information page to help you along the way, and remember, your advisors and instructors are here to guide and support you as you proceed through your journey toward a degree.

You may be eligible to receive transfer credits for coursework you’ve completed. See our Graduate Transfer Credit Policy for more information and complete a  Credit Transfer Application Form. This form can be completed and provided to your program advisor and/or program department contact.

Application Deadlines

Duluth

Fall: Aug. 15
Spring: Jan. 4

St Paul

Fall: Aug. 15

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St. Paul

Portrait of Joe Rembowicz Joe Rembowicz
Admissions Counselor
(651) 403-8633
jrembowicz@css.edu


Duluth/Grand Rapids/Online

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