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We realize that the admission process can sometimes seem like an exam, even before you begin classes. Depending on your chosen program, there can paperwork, transcripts, an essay and more. Fortunately, you have access to St. Scholastica's admissions counselors. They will work hard to make the process as simple as possible and make sure that everything gets to where it needs to be on time. All you need to focus on is preparing for the next chapter of your educational experience.

Find your program under Areas of Study and click on the Application Information page for program-specific admissions requirements.

Non-degree-seeking students can find tailored information specifically for them on our admissions page

Meet our team

Feel free to contact us at any point in the application process, whether you're just starting to think about one of our programs or you're ready to be admitted. We're happy to help.

More about our admissions counselors

Portrait of Kris Carlson

Can you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I have worked primarily with our Health Informatics and Information Management online programs for the past ten years. CSS has the premiere education programs in the country in the field of HIM, so it has been a delight to help guide prospective students in choosing a program. We offer a B.S. in HIM, M.S. in HIM, M.S. in Health Informatics, a  Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in HIM and a graduate Health Informatics Certificate.

In your opinion, what distinguishes St. Scholastica from other colleges and universities?

Our renowned faculty and our commitment to values-driven online learning is what sets us apart. Employers in the field of HIM seek out our graduates because they know that they are the highest quality workers in the field that they can find.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

The thing that I like the best is the people! It is great to be a part of such a supportive community.

What's your advice for prospective students?

Think about where you would like to be in 10 years. If furthering your education is a step to get you there, then dive in and don't delay!

Contact Me

(866) 478-9277 
kcarlson@css.edu

Portrait of Courtney Eickman

Can you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I support our health science graduate programs in Duluth: Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies. I am passionate about what I do and really enjoy helping students navigate their path of higher education.

In your opinion, what distinguishes St. Scholastica from other colleges and universities?

We really care about our students; class sizes are small, and instructors know our students, which provides a great foundation for learning. Our College community also embraces the Benedictine values of Hospitality, Respect, Community, Love of Learning, and Stewardship and you see those values instilled in everything we do.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

We are a very warm and welcoming community and I am proud to be a part of that.

What's your advice for our prospective students?

Time management is very important. Remember to ask for help when you need it — we have a fantastic group of faculty and staff working together to help you succeed in your education. Don’t forget to celebrate your successes. "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." – William Butler Yeats

Contact Me

(877) 287-8731
ceickman@css.edu

Portrait of Jordanne Even

Can you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I support a diverse range of stellar graduate programs at The College of St. Scholastica including Health Information Management, Health Informatics and Social Work. Each program is unique and is designed to fit into our student's busy schedules while they strive to accomplish personal and professional goals.

In your opinion, what distinguishes St. Scholastica from other colleges and universities?

A caring community and commitment to student success sets CSS apart from other institutions. It is especially important in online learning to keep students connected to each other and the larger campus community. CSS does a great job delivering programs that are convenient for students without losing the sense of community we hope to create.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

I appreciate the rich tradition and commitment to values-based learning that CSS offers.

What's your advice for prospective students?

Ask questions! There are multiple resources in place at CSS to ensure that you have a great educational experience. As a student, you have a lot of options and we want to help you decide what the best fit is for YOU!

Contact Me

(218) 723-5983 
jeven@css.edu

Portrait of Julio Garcia

Can you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I'm the admissions counselor for the online undergraduate programs. I work with the Psychology major and the School of Business and Technology. That includes the Business Management, Organizational Leadership, Marketing, Accounting, and Computer Information Systems programs.

In your opinion, what distinguishes St. Scholastica from other colleges and universities?

Our online programs are very flexible. We offer multiple terms each year that allow students to jump into a program at convenient times, and take time off when life happens.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

The social environment is great! The Benedictine values of Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship, Community, and Love of Learning are displayed on a daily basis. People are nice, welcoming, and great to work with!

What's your advice for prospective students?

Do a lot of research, be informed, and know your options. You should be almost 100% committed to advancing your college education because it will take time and effort to attain your degree.

Contact Me

(651) 403-8654
jgarcia5@css.edu

Portrait of Chad Oppelt

Can you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I have the pleasure of working with a diverse portfolio of online, hybrid, and on-ground programs here at The College. My suite of programs includes high quality offerings at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels from The School of Health Sciences and The School of Nursing. In particular, I head up the recruitment and admissions for our Doctor of Nursing Practice and Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree programs.

In your opinion, what distinguishes St. Scholastica from other colleges and universities?

The influence of our rich Benedictine heritage characterized by our values of Community, Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship, and The Love of Learning make our college truly distinctive. Our academic programs are highly regarded for preparing students to lead, influence, and ultimately make a difference. In addition, CSS has continually been on the forefront of producing innovative programs to fit the needs of learners and the workforce.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

The culture, environment and people are welcoming and supportive. I am proud to work here and consider St. Scholastica my second home.

What's your advice for our prospective students?

My advice to all prospective students is to seek out the counsel of your admissions contact and academic resources here at The College. Pursuing an education or advancing your degree is a big decision that should not be taken lightly. We are committed to helping find the right fit, personally and academically: CSS for you and you for CSS.

Contact Me

(877) 287-8719
coppelt@css.edu

Portrait of Jay Parsons

Can you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I work with the RN to BS Online Nursing program which is a 100% online program.  I also work with the Undergraduate Social Work program which are delivered at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights and Riverland Community College in Austin.

In your opinion, what distinguishes St. Scholastica from other colleges and universities?

Flexibility! We offer great programs to multiple sites (Brainerd, Duluth, Online, Rochester, St. Cloud and Twin Cities), and deliveries (Day, Evening, Hybrid & Online).

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

Community! It’s one of the core values at The College of St. Scholastica. Having the privilege of working with Students, Faculty and Staff, I feel like I’m apart of a community.

What's your advice for our prospective students?

My advice to prospective students is to learn more about The College of St. Scholastica and to see if we can meet your needs.

Contact Me

(877) 287-8750
jparsons@css.edu

Portrait of Joe Rembowicz

Can you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I work with students preparing for the Graduate Teaching Licensure and M.S. Teaching programs at the Duluth, St. Cloud, Twin Cities and online campuses. I also work with the B.S. Elementary Education students in the Twin Cities.

In your opinion, what distinguishes St. Scholastica from other colleges and universities?

The sense of community! The college truly embodies the Benedictine values in its commitment to creating a nurturing culture that allows students to reach their full potential. The CSS team goes the extra mile to help students feel supported and comfortable in their academic journey.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

The individual attention that is provided to students. As a current student and staff member, I have seen how small class sizes and cohort models allow the CSS team to provide a high level of service and responsiveness to students. Every student is unique and CSS works vigorously to ensure their needs are recognized and addressed.

What's your advice for prospective students?

Plan ahead! It is important to begin your research process early and investigate all options for your education. Visit the campuses, take the tours and ask questions! Also, always be looking for scholarships and other ways to lower your cost of education. There are many ways to save, so get in touch with us to learn more!

Contact Me

(651) 403-8633
jrembowicz@css.edu

Portrait of Breanne Tepler

Can you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I work with graduate business programs which include MBA in Leadership and Change, MBA in Rural Healthcare, M.S. in Project Management and certificate options made from classes within those programs. 

In your opinion, what distinguishes St. Scholastica from other colleges and universities?

The College of St. Scholastica has a uniqueness to it that goes beyond athletics or a specific field of study. It's about community and a culture that promotes support for one another. Our business programs pay close attention to ethics and how they impact employees and employers. We prepare students for meaningful work.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

The best thing about St. Scholastica is the size of the campus. A smaller student body means more personalized attention from faculty, less distractions from large classrooms and a greater opportunity to build relationships with fellow students.

What's your advice for prospective students?

As you prepare for coming back to school, carve out time in your schedule as if you were already in school. Clear your calendar one or two nights a week for several weeks before you begin. This will make the transition smoother.

Contact Me

(877) 287-8734
btepler@css.edu

Portrait of Katie Wayne

Can you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I work with our Post-Baccalaureate Nursing, Master of Education, Special Education Licensure and Education Certificate programs.  

In your opinion, what distinguishes St. Scholastica from other colleges and universities?

At CSS we have small class sizes and are focused on the needs of the adult learner. We not only want students to succeed, we want them be transformed by the educational experience they receive here. 

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

There is a great sense of community at CSS, whether you are taking classes online, at our main campus in Duluth or at one of our extended sites — the students, faculty and staff are wonderful to work with.

What's your advice for our prospective students?

Going back to school is a big decision. Check out all your options, ask questions and determine what you need to be successful.

Contact Me

(877) 287-8740

kwayne@css.edu

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Online: cssonline@css.edu 
Graduate: gradstudies@css.edu
Extended Campus & Online: accelerated@css.edu

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