Admissions Requirements and Checklist

Thank you for your interest in the Social Work B.A. program offered by the College of St. Scholastica. As part of the application process, we invite you to schedule an on-campus visit. Although this is not mandatory, we highly encourage and welcome all interested students to come and visit the campus of interest. Please contact the campus of your choice to schedule your visit.

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1. Preparation

    • High school diploma or GED
    • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for entrance into the college
    • Student must maintain acceptable academic standing. For admissions this includes: Junior standing; a 2.5 overall GPA in psychology, sociology and social work courses. All social work courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C.

Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission. The Social Work program reserves the privilege of accepting and retaining in the program only those students who, in the judgment of the faculty, Admissions Committee and Grievance Committee, satisfy the requirements of scholarship and the integrity of the social work profession as set forth in the NASW Code of Ethics. No academic credit is awarded for life or previous work experiences in this degree program.


2. Application

Transcripts required: College transcripts from all colleges that you have attended and/or from which you received financial aid, or, high school transcripts, if you have no college credit.

Request official transcripts for receipt on or before the application deadline.

Must be in the original sealed envelope from the school, or from a certified electronic official transcript provider such as Parchment, Docufide, Scrip Safe, National Clearinghouse or other certified, online transcript service.

Email to

Mail to:
The College of St. Scholastica
Office of Graduate and Extended Studies Admissions
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811

Please order early — transcripts can take up to 4-6 weeks to arrive.

  1. Complete the Online Application. You will need to use an updated browser, preferably Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (please do not use Internet Explorer).
  2. Enter contact information for one reference from an individual who has observed and evaluated your leadership competencies or abilities. This individual will receive an email request to complete an online recommendation form, with an optional letter upload. The subject of the email will include "Please submit your recommendation for *First Name *Last Name". This reference should be an individual who has supervised you in a volunteer, service-learning, or internship experience.
  3. The Social Work Program maintains the option to conduct face to face interviews with any applicant.

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.

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


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.

Program Start Dates

Fall application deadlines:
Priority deadline: April 15
Final deadline: August 1

Mesa Community College spring start deadline: Nov. 19, 2016

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Lisa AguilarLisa Aguilar
Campus Manager/Admissions
(480) 620-6241


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Admissions Counselor
(651) 403-8633


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Campus Manager / Admissions Counselor
(877) 287-8740

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