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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 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'm 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're a very warm and welcoming community and I'm 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 Courtney

(218) 625-4823
ceickman@css.edu
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Portrait of Julio Garcia

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

I work with the undergraduate Psychology program and the Stender School of Business and Technology. That includes the Business Management, Organizational Leadership, Marketing, Accounting and Computer Information Systems undergraduate programs, as well as the M.S. in Applied Data Analytics and Project Management programs.

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

Our online programs are very flexible. We offer multiple start 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, great to work with and welcoming!

What's your advice for prospective students?

Thoroughly explore your options so that once you decide to apply, you are almost 100% committed to advancing your college education because it will take time and effort to obtain your degree.

Contact Julio

(651) 403-8654
jgarcia5@css.edu
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Portrait of Jordanne Hartman

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

I support our stellar nursing programs at The College of St. Scholastica including Post-Baccalaureate Nursing and our graduate nursing programs. Both programs are unique and are 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 St. Scholastica apart from other institutions. It's especially important in online learning to keep students connected to each other and the larger campus community. The College 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 St. Scholastica offers.

What's your advice for prospective students?

Ask questions! There are multiple resources in place 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 Jordanne

(218) 723-5983 
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Portrait of Joe Janchar

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

I currently work with the B.S. in Health Information Management, the M.S. in Health Information Management, M.S. in Health Informatics and the Health Informatics certificate. In supporting this wide range of programs, I possess the background and the education to provide detailed information about each of these to prospective students. All of our programs have been developed to meet the needs of our students and their busy schedules. 

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

The College of St. Scholastica’s Health Information Management Department has faculty who are highly respected around the world in their field, and they literally wrote the book that is considered the blueprint for training HIM professionals. In addition, since the College is guided by the Benedictine values, students will genuinely feel like part of our family.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

The College is driven by the Benedictine values, which are respect, community, love of learning, hospitality and stewardship. These are practiced by members of our community, and are the foundation of our educational programs.

What's your advice for prospective students?

We are here for you so please ask us questions so we can help you. There are numerous resources available to you, and we’re here to help!

Contact Joseph

(218) 625-4974
jjanchar@css.edu
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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. I head up the recruitment and admissions for the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program.

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 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, St. Scholastica 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'm 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'nt be taken lightly. We are committed to helping find the right fit, personally and academically: St. Scholastica for you and you for St. Scholastica.

Contact Chad

(218) 723-6362
coppelt@css.edu
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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. 

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

Flexibility! We offer great programs to multiple sites (Brainerd, Duluth, online, St. Cloud and Twin Cities), and deliveries (day, evening, hybrid and 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 St. Scholastica and to see if we can meet your needs.

Contact Jay

(651) 403-8625
jparsons@css.edu
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Portrait of Jeff Pearson

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

I work with students pursuing admission into the MBA in Rural Healthcare and M.S. in Social Work programs. Both programs are designed to accommodate adult learners and balance life's many obligations. The curriculum for each program was carefully developed to help students meet their professional goals.  

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

We are not a research institution where faculty are forced into teaching courses. Our faculty are passionate educators that have extensive and diverse industry experience.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

In two words, the people. The people truly care about each other and there is a strong culture of respect. 

What's your advice for prospective students?

Take time to reflect on the 'why' behind what you are doing. Do not apathetically pursue a graduate degree simply because you think it is necessary to advance your career. The degree should be in an area that excites and energizes you! Think about where you are, where you hope to be and how the degree can help you get there.

Contact Jeff

(218) 723-5944
jpearson3@css.edu

Portrait of Joe Rembowicz

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

I work with graduate students preparing for the Masters in Teaching with Licensure, M.S. in Chemistry and the MBA in Leadership and Change. I also work with transfer students in the undergraduate Social Work and Elementary Education programs.

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 entire 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 graduate of St. Scholastica and current team member, I have seen how small class sizes and cohort models provide an exceptional experience for students. Every student is unique and we work 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. Meet with your counselors, 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 Joe

(651) 403-8633
jrembowicz@css.edu
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Portrait of Katie Wayne

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

I work with our Master of Education, Special Education Licensure and Master of Education certificate programs.  

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

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 to be transformed by the educational experience they receive. 

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

There is a great sense of community, 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 Katie

(218) 625-4805
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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Office of Graduate and Extended Campus Admissions
1200 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, MN 55811
Phone: (888) 298-4723

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