A transfer student is a student transferring into the College with 12 or more earned semester credits from a post-secondary institution(s). This definition excludes post-secondary option students.
No, you are not considered a transfer student because you are a high school student concurrently enrolled in a college or university. Post-secondary students must apply to the college through the first-year admissions office.
A cumulative 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or higher is required for regular acceptance to the College.
Conditional acceptance may be offered to students who have a cumulative GPA less than 2.0. Upon acceptance of this admission status, the student must complete a 2.0 on all credits attempted during their term of entry.
The cumulative GPA is the average GPA when all your GPAs from multiple schools are combined. Students having attended more than one school after high school will have their cumulative GPA calculated for acceptance and/or establishing eligibility for the Transfer Student Benedictine Scholarship. PSEO and graduate-level courses are not factored into the cumulative GPA.
There is no deadline for applying. CSS operates on a rolling admissions program, which means that applications are processed as they come in. However, students are encouraged to apply as far in advance as possible to the term in which they are interested in transferring.
As soon as all transcripts from an applicant's previous colleges are received, the file is processed for acceptance and a letter is sent.
This is an academic merit scholarship based on your entering/transfer cumulative GPA. The scholarship is not based on need.
Non-degree-seeking students are those enrolled in coursework at the College who choose not to apply the credits toward a degree or licensure at St. Scholastica. Non-degree-seeking students pay regular-rate tuition out-of-pocket and are not elgibile to apply for financial aid. Those seeking to be a non-degree-seeking student need to complete an application.
General education requirements are a core area of the curriculum emphasizing courses intended to provoke inquiry, reflection and critical thinking. The courses are integrated into the student's major course of study. The general education requirements, or equivalent, must be completed before a degree is awarded. Click on this link to find out if a class satisfies the general education requirement at St. Scholastica.
No, transfer students are not required to submit scores from these testing sources.
Technically, your final decision need not be made until the day before classes begin. However, to ensure your place in classes and access to on campus housing, you should decide as soon as possible.