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The College of St. Scholastica

Navigating the college admissions process can take time and effort. St. Scholastica makes these steps as simple as possible. Whether a student is starting their educational journey, has earned pre-college credits or aims to advance their career — our admissions counselors are here to help.

We provide pathways and resources to successfully lead students through the next stage of their education. Our admissions counselors will work with you and each student throughout the admission and decision process to ensure a smooth, confident transition to the College.

Admissions: First-Year Students

St. Scholastica holistically reviews each applicant. We base each student’s admission decision upon the overall academic preparation and performance assessment. Plus, there are no application fees.

Four-Year Pledge

Students admitted as first-year students can graduate in four years.

Test Optional

Students applying to St. Scholastica are not required to submit standardized test scores (ACT or SAT) for admission.


Official high school transcript required (2.5 or higher GPA required). GED also accepted.

Direct Entry Pathways

Direct Entry Pathways are available for the majority of undergraduate majors. Contact an admissions counselor for education and nursing programs.

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

We’re committed to providing an affordable education for all. Prospective students are encouraged to contact an admissions counselor to learn about costs and financial aid available for their program of interest.

Admissions: Transfer Students

Transfer Admission Guarantee

Students who complete an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree from any of the Minnesota Community Colleges, are guaranteed admission to The College of St. Scholastica, when meeting eligibility criteria.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)

St. Scholastica accepts the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) from all MN Community Colleges to satisfy the Veritas general education requirements except for a Religious Studies and Integrations course.

Generous Credit Transfer

Our generous credit transfer, scholarship opportunities and personalized plans make it easy and affordable for students to continue their educational journey. For additional transfer information, visit our Incoming Credits and Course Information page.

Transfer Guides and Accepted Credits

Transfer Guides

We provide these guides for easy planning. Students can also use Transferology to see how their courses might transfer.


Students, counselors and advisors can use Transferology to see if a course will transfer and fulfill a degree requirement.

Other Accepted Credits

Credit accepted for AP, IB, CLEP and DSST exams (minimum score requirements), plus military experience and training.

PSEO at St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica offers high school junior or seniors the opportunity to enroll in courses at the College through the Minnesota Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program.

Dual and Exam-Based Credit

St. Scholastica takes the confusion out of college credit options for high school students. Learn more about college credits earned in high school and how those credits may be applied.


An admission application requires official transcripts.

  • Email official transcripts to
  • Electronic transcripts must be from a certified electronic official transcript provider such as ParchmentDocufideScrip SafeNational Clearinghouse or other certified, online transcript services
  • Mailed transcripts must be in the original sealed envelope from the school. Mail to:
    The College of St. Scholastica
    Transcript Processing
    1200 Kenwood Avenue
    Duluth, MN 55811
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Admissions: Graduate Students

St. Scholastica offers a variety of graduate and doctoral programs to further a student’s education. Admission requirements vary depending on the program.

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A Great Place to Live and Learn

The College of St. Scholastica is an independent, private college with locations in central and northeastern Minnesota, including our main campus in Duluth. Located in the upper Midwest, the College offers residential and commuter students vibrant settings for work and play. Our on-campus and engaging online learning communities provide applied learning opportunities, professional internships, and unique social venues and activities in both urban settings and the great outdoors.

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