Accepted Students | International Students

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Congratulations on your acceptance to The College of St. Scholastica. Now that you’re accepted, here are the steps you need to complete.

You should have received your acceptance notice by email from Ollie Meyer, the Associate Director for Admissions. Please contact Ollie Meyer if you have any questions about the status of your acceptance.

  • Pay online 
  • Pay by check (please make checks payable to The College of St. Scholastica)

Send payment to:
Admissions Office
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
USA

*PLEASE NOTE: When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. For inquiries please call The College of St. Scholastica Business Office at + 1 (800) 447-5444. When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day you make your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.

  • You will receive an email from The College of St. Scholastica asking questions about your academic history to assist with your course registration. Please reply to this email and keep in touch with David Bauman and the staff in the academic advisement department to get registered for courses that you need.
  • Submit your final high school/secondary school transcript(s) or college transcripts

    Have official transcripts/scores sent by email or mail to: 
    The College of St. Scholastica
    Admissions Department
    1200 Kenwood Avenue
    Duluth, MN 55811 
    USA

After you have registered for classes, you will have access to your St. Scholastica student email address. All communications going forward will be sent to your St. Scholastica student email address, so you will want to check this email address regularly during the spring and summer (we recommend at least weekly if not daily).

To access your St. Scholastica student email account:

  1. Get your St. Scholastica username and password
  2. Using your CSS username and password, log in to Cor, our online portal
  3. Select the “Email” link at the top of the page

We also have a Facebook group where you can meet your future classmates. We encourage you to join the Facebook group.

Your pre-arrival packet will be sent from St. Scholastica’s Office of International Programs (OIP). This package is sent via Fed-Ex (let the OIP office know if you need the tracking number) and will include the following:  

  • Acceptance letter
  • Immigration documents required for visa appointments and travel to the U.S.
  • Financial aid award letter

Read the instructions in the packet to ensure all your documents are accurate.

Documents needed to apply for your visa will be included in your pre-arrival packet. Canadian citizens do not need to apply for a U.S. visa – legal admittance is upon entry to the U.S.

To access your housing contract and meal plan:

  1. Get your St. Scholastica username and password (if you haven’t done this yet)
  2. Using your CSS username and password, log in to Cor, our online portal
    1. In Cor, click on the "OneStop" tab
    2. Go to the "Meal and Housing Information" section and click the "Housing Information" link
    3. To complete the housing contract, click on the link located in the "New First Year Students (Somers Hall)" section.
  3. As you complete the housing contract, you will also be directed to sign up for a meal plan. Learn more about the available meal plan options and costs.
  4. Make contact with your roommate(s) once you receive your room assignment.
  • When you read your I-20, it may say not to report to the school any later than August 26, 2016, but you can arrive up until August 29 to start orientation.
  • Please note that you are not allowed to enter the U.S. on a new (or initial) I-20 more than 30 days before your start date - July 26, 2016, for most students.
  • If you are unsure about any of these dates or have any questions, contact the St. Scholastica Office of International Programs.

Once you know when to arrive on campus AND your visa is approved, make travel arrangements to come to the U.S. (please do not make travel arrangements until your visa is approved). There are a few different ways to get to campus in Duluth, Minnesota.

Let the St. Scholastica Office of International Programs staff know by email about your travel plans so they are able to:

  • Meet you at the Duluth International Airport (if needed),
  • Pick you up from the shuttle or bus that comes from Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (if needed),
  • Or meet you on campus and help you move in.

The St. Scholastica Office of International Programs will need the following information:

  • The airline(s) that you are flying with
  • All your flight information (including connections)
  • Your city of arrival (please note we can only come to collect you from the Duluth International  Airport)
  • Your time of arrival
  • If you are coming with family/friends from your home country

 

Other items to complete before coming to the U.S.

Review payment options to find out more about how to pay your school bill.

  • As an introduction to the high academic standards of the College, all first-year students are given a summer reading assignment to complete as part of their Dignitas course.
  • This year’s common text is Blindspot by Mahzarin R.Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald. This book may be included in your arrival packet – if it’s not included, contact the St. Scholastica Office of International Programs for an electronic copy of the book.

Complete the required Living and Learning in CSS: New First-Year Student Online Orientation online through Blackboard, our online learning tool (due September 2).

  • This will take you about three hours to complete. During online orientation you will do many of the business things you need to do as a student, as well as become familiar with many of the offices and processes you need to know as a CSS student.
  • We ask that parents allow the student to do the online orientation, as they are the ones responsible for the information.
  • You will need your St. Scholastica username and password to access Blackboard.
  • Embedded in this orientation is a course called Alcohol EDU, which is the first part of a two-year course all first-year students will take about alcohol and campus life. In August, parents will have access to Alcohol EDU for Parents, a course that provides information to support them in conversations with their students regarding his/her choices about alcohol consumption and healthy living. We encourage all parents to take this course. Parents can contact the St. Scholastica Office of International Programs for information on accessing Alcohol EDU for Parents.

It is mandatory to enroll in one of The College of St. Scholastica’s health insurance policies. The College health insurance coverage is not comprehensive. The main purpose of the insurance is to deal with an injury, illness or emergencies. The insurance does not cover dental or vision expenses. The College offers two health insurance plan options including coverage for collegiate athletics. You will receive an email from the St. Scholastica Office of International Programs in July informing you how to enroll in the college health insurance. Learn more about health insurance.

St. Scholastica Office of International Programs will send you an email about your priority status with student employment. Either you have been offered student employment as part of your scholarship and you have priority to look for a job on campus now, or you did not receive student employment as part of your scholarship and you will have to wait to look for work after the semester has started. Learn more about student employment.

  • Please be sure you have had the following vaccinations before coming to the U.S. Once in the U.S., these immunizations can be more expensive:
    • One Tetanus-Diphtheria (Tdap/Td) vaccine in the past 10 years
    • Two Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccines after age one
    • One meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine after age 16
  • Provide your immunization history online using St. Scholastica’s MyHealth tool. You will need your St. Scholastica username and password to access this tool. Once logged in, click on “Forms,” then go to the “Vaccination History Form” link.
    • Before completing the Vaccination History Form, make sure you have gathered all your records. Once you enter information into this form, you cannot go back into the form and edit or update. If you do need to make updates to your vaccination history, contact Student Health Service
    • You will also need to bring printed copies of your vaccination records (preferably in English) when you arrive on campus.
  • Buy textbooks. Students can charge up to $600 to their CSS student account for textbook purchases. Within one business day of registration, a $600 credit limit will be “added” to you virtual bookstore account each semester toward the purchase of your textbooks. If you choose to use these virtual bookstore dollars, the amount used will be charged to your student account upon checkout. You are not required to use your virtual bookstore dollars. To pay by another means such as credit card or debit card, simply click the undo button at checkout and select another payment option.

 

Contact the St. Scholastica Office of International Programs at + 1 (218) 625-4490 or email with any questions. We look forward to having you on campus!