Applying to the CLEAN program

  1. Actively pursue a recovery program and maintain a minimum of three months of continuous sobriety.
  2. Talk with CLEAN staff and CLEAN students about the program to gain a better understanding of whether this program is right for you in your recovery and education. Call the CLEAN office to start this conversation!  (218) 723-6527 or email
  3. Apply and be accepted to The College of St. Scholastica. More information about this process.
  4. Schedule an interview with a staff member of the CLEAN Program by calling the office number (218) 723-6527 or emailing at Note: Telephone interviews are available only to applicants who live a considerable distance from Duluth, Minn.
  5. Complete interview questionnaire (pdf) to prepare for your interview with CLEAN staff.
  6. Submit 2-3 letters of recommendation (pdf)
  7. In the interview process, as a final part of the admission to CLEAN, you will receive an agreement/contract.  You will go over that agreement about expectations with the coordinator of the program.  Signing it is the final step in the process.
  8. If your sobriety date changes after your interview, inform CLEAN staff of the relapse. We will work with you and together determine whether CLEAN is an appropriate program at this time in your life.

Contact Us

CLEAN Collegiate Recovery Program
Zoe Torgersen MA, LPC, LADC
Coordinator/Mental Health Therapist
(800) 249-6412  ext. 7055
(218) 723-7055

Contact an Admissions Counselor
(800) 249-6412
(218) 723-6046

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