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All you need to focus on is preparing for the next chapter of your educational experience. Feel free to contact us at any point in the application process, whether you’re just starting to think about one of our programs or you’re ready to be admitted. We’re happy to help.

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Admission Information

Before Applying

Locate your program of interest for eligibility, prerequisites, requirements, review process information and other details before you apply.

Transcripts

View the transcript requirements by clicking on one of the program-specific links. All other programs may follow the General Transcript Requirements listed below.

Program-Specific Transcript Requirements

General Transcript Requirements

Please order the following official transcripts:

  • Bachelor’s degree transcript showing degree conferred
  • Any post-baccalaureate transcript
  • Any transcript with prerequisite coursework
  • International transcripts: Please see the International Admissions page for additional requirements

Transcripts must be received on or before the application deadline. Order early in the application process!

Email official transcripts to transcripts@css.edu. Electronic transcripts must be from a certified electronic official transcript provider such as Parchment, Docufide, Scrip Safe, National 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

Online Application

Apply today to continue your education and advance your career.

International Admissions

Contact the admissions counselor for your program for additional documentation that may be required.

Financing

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 onestop@css.edu.

Accepted Students

The online orientation is a reference of the available services to you as an accepted student.

Meet Our Admissions Counselors

Courtney Eickman

Portrait of Courtney EickmanCan you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I support our health science graduate programs in Duluth: Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, Occupational Therapy and PA Medicine. I’m passionate about what I do and really enjoy helping students navigate their path of higher education.

In your opinion, what distinguishes St. Scholastica from other colleges and universities?

We really care about our students; class sizes are small, and instructors know our students, which provides a great foundation for learning. Our College community also embraces the Benedictine values of hospitality, respect, community, love of learning and stewardship, and you see those values instilled in everything we do.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

We’re a very warm and welcoming community and I’m proud to be a part of that.

What’s your advice for our prospective students?

Time management is very important. Remember to ask for help when you need it. We have a fantastic group of faculty and staff working together to help you succeed in your education. Don’t forget to celebrate your successes. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

Contact Courtney
218-625-4823
ceickman@css.edu

Julio Garcia

Portrait of Julio GarciaCan you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I work with the undergraduate Psychology program and the Stender School of Business and Technology. That includes the Business Management, Organizational Leadership, Marketing, Accounting and Computer Information Systems undergraduate programs, as well as the MS in Applied Data Analytics and Project Management programs.

In your opinion, what distinguishes St. Scholastica from other colleges and universities?

Our online programs are very flexible. We offer multiple start terms each year that allow students to jump into a program at convenient times, and take time off when life happens.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

The social environment is great! The Benedictine values of hospitality, respect, stewardship, community and love of learning are displayed on a daily basis. People are nice, great to work with and welcoming!

What’s your advice for prospective students?

Thoroughly explore your options so that once you decide to apply, you are almost 100% committed to advancing your college education because it will take time and effort to obtain your degree.

Contact Julio
651-403-8654
jgarcia5@css.edu

Joseph Janchar

Portrait of Joseph JancharCan you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I currently work with the BS in Health Information Management, the MS in Health Information Management, MS in Health Informatics and the Health Informatics certificate. In supporting this wide range of programs, I possess the background and the education to provide detailed information about each of these to prospective students. All of our programs have been developed to meet the needs of our students and their busy schedules.

In your opinion, what distinguishes St. Scholastica from other colleges and universities?

The College of St. Scholastica’s Health Information Management Department has faculty who are highly respected around the world in their field, and they literally wrote the book that is considered the blueprint for training HIM professionals. In addition, since the College is guided by the Benedictine values, students will genuinely feel like part of our family.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

The College is driven by the Benedictine values, which are respect, community, love of learning, hospitality and stewardship. These are practiced by members of our community, and are the foundation of our educational programs.

What’s your advice for prospective students?

We are here for you so please ask us questions so we can help you. There are numerous resources available to you and we’re here to help!

Contact Joseph
218-625-4974
jjanchar@css.edu

Chad Oppelt

Portrait of Chad OppeltCan you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I have the pleasure of working with a diverse portfolio of online, hybrid and on-ground programs here at the College. My suite of programs includes high quality offerings at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels from the School of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing. I head up the recruitment and admissions for the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program.

In your opinion, what distinguishes St. Scholastica from other colleges and universities?

The influence of our rich Benedictine heritage characterized by our values of community, hospitality, respect, stewardship and love of learning make our college truly distinctive. Our academic programs are highly regarded for preparing students to lead, influence and ultimately make a difference. In addition, St. Scholastica has continually been on the forefront of producing innovative programs to fit the needs of learners and the workforce.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

The culture, environment and people are welcoming and supportive. I’m proud to work here and consider St. Scholastica my second home.

What’s your advice for our prospective students?

My advice to all prospective students is to seek out the counsel of your admissions contact and academic resources here at the College. Pursuing an education or advancing your degree is a big decision that should’nt be taken lightly. We are committed to helping find the right fit, personally and academically: St. Scholastica for you and you for St. Scholastica.

Contact Chad
218-723-6362
coppelt@css.edu

Jay Parsons

Portrait of Jay ParsonsCan you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I work with the RN to BS online nursing program which is a 100% online program.

In your opinion, what distinguishes St. Scholastica from other colleges and universities?

Flexibility! We offer great programs to multiple sites (Brainerd, Duluth, online, St. Cloud and Twin Cities), and deliveries (day, evening, hybrid and online).

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

Community! It’s one of the core values at The College of St. Scholastica. Having the privilege of working with students, faculty and staff, I feel like I’m apart of a community.

What’s your advice for our prospective students?

My advice to prospective students is to learn more about St. Scholastica and to see if we can meet your needs.

Contact Jay
651-403-8625
jparsons@css.edu

Jeff Pearson

Portrait of Jeff PearsonCan you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I work with students pursuing admission into the MBA in Rural Healthcare and MS in Social Work programs. Both programs are designed to accommodate adult learners and balance life’s many obligations. The curriculum for each program was carefully developed to help students meet their professional goals.

In your opinion, what distinguishes St. Scholastica from other colleges and universities?

We are not a research institution where faculty are forced into teaching courses. Our faculty are passionate educators that have extensive and diverse industry experience.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

In two words, the people. The people truly care about each other and there is a strong culture of respect.

What’s your advice for prospective students?

Take time to reflect on the ‘why’ behind what you are doing. Do not apathetically pursue a graduate degree simply because you think it is necessary to advance your career. The degree should be in an area that excites and energizes you! Think about where you are, where you hope to be and how the degree can help you get there.

Contact Jeff
218-723-5944
jpearson3@css.edu

Joe Rembowicz

Portrait of Joe RembowiczCan you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I work with graduate students preparing for the Masters in Teaching with Licensure, MS in Chemistry and the MBA in Leadership and Change. I also work with transfer students in the undergraduate Social Work and Elementary Education programs.

In your opinion, what distinguishes St. Scholastica from other colleges and universities?

The sense of community! The college truly embodies the Benedictine values in its commitment to creating a nurturing culture that allows students to reach their full potential. The entire team goes the extra mile to help students feel supported and comfortable in their academic journey.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

The individual attention that is provided to students. As a graduate of St. Scholastica and current team member, I have seen how small class sizes and cohort models provide an exceptional experience for students. Every student is unique and we work vigorously to ensure their needs are recognized and addressed.

What’s your advice for prospective students?

Plan ahead! It is important to begin your research process early and investigate all options for your education. Meet with your counselors, take the tours and ask questions! Also, always be looking for scholarships and other ways to lower your cost of education. There are many ways to save, so get in touch with us to learn more!

Contact Joe
651-403-8633
jrembowicz@css.edu

Katie Wayne

Portrait of Katie WayneCan you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I work with our Master of Education, Special Education Licensure and Master of Education certificate programs.

In your opinion, what distinguishes St. Scholastica from other colleges and universities?

We have small class sizes and are focused on the needs of the adult learner. We not only want students to succeed, we want them to be transformed by the educational experience they receive.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

There is a great sense of community, whether you are taking classes online, at our main campus in Duluth or at one of our extended sites — the students, faculty and staff are wonderful to work with.

What’s your advice for our prospective students?

Going back to school is a big decision. Check out all your options, ask questions and determine what you need to be successful.

Contact Katie
218-625-4805
kwayne@css.edu