St. Scholastica is a strong supporter of lifelong learning. Whether you're looking to take courses for personal enrichment or to prepare for future educational or career paths, St. Scholastica's non-degree offerings will help you reach your learning goals.
Undergraduate students who wish to take classes without enrolling in a degree program find a variety of opportunities at St. Scholastica, including undergraduate courses, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and continuing education classes.
Students registering for non-credit classes do not need to complete the application process. Learn more about these classes and register for:
We also offer life-long learning courses through our Emeritus College.
If you would like to take a credit course at St. Scholastica, whether to transfer credits to your home university or simply to explore a new field and gain academic experience, you may apply online.
There are two types of non-degree seeking students:
Prerequisite Seeking: Someone who needs to take courses to become eligible to begin a predefined curriculum/program. This student should only be taking the required coursework in preparation for the program, not courses that are a part of the curriculum/program for which they are attempting to qualify.
Non-degree-Seeking: Someone taking courses for personal fulfillment, attending school at a different university, or seeking to increase their GPA (or credit totals) in hopes of gaining access to a program. A student in this situation may pursue any coursework they choose and it is up to St. Scholastica to decide if this coursework may be applied toward a degree. Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.
Undergraduate applicants: No official transcripts needed.
Pre-requisite undergraduate applicants: Request official transcripts.
Graduate applicants: Request official transcripts.
Send transcripts to: The College of St. Scholastica Office of Graduate and Extended Studies Admissions, 1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811.
Complete the Online Application:
Upon receipt of all application materials, the application will be processed and sent to a department representative for admission consideration.
Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.