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The College of St. Scholastica

The College of St. Scholastica holistically reviews each applicant. Admission decisions are based upon the overall assessment of each student’s academic preparation and performance. Our Admission Counselors are your support team as you progress through your application process.

Take Your First Step

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 here to help!

Already Accepted?

View the steps to complete once you’ve been accepted to St. Scholastica.

Are You Looking for a Face-to-Face (on-campus) Experience?

Application Deadlines

Students applying for the fall semester have two application timelines to choose from – Early Action (Nov. 15) and Regular Decision (Feb. 1). Both options are completely free and deposits are fully refundable until May 1. We will accept applications for fall semester through the end of August.

Transcripts

Please order the following official transcripts:

  • College transcripts from all colleges that you have attended, including military, trade, technical, unaccredited or differently accredited schools
  • College transcripts from all colleges from which you have received financial aid
  • High School transcripts, if you have no college credit
  • International transcripts: Please see the International Admissions page for additional requirements
  • Closed school transcripts: Check the OHE website to see who to contact for an official transcript

All transcripts are required for admission and to determine the number of credits you may transfer to St. Scholastica. 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

Application Requirements

  • Required application items
    a. Complete the St. Scholastica or Common Application for admission.
    b. Submit an official high school transcript (GED also accepted)
  • Optional application items
    a. ACT or SAT
    b. Essay
    c. Official college transcripts, if any

Test Optional

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

If you choose to use standardized test scores, they can be included on your transcript, sent to us officially from ACT (our code is 2098) or SAT (our code is 6107), or you can download a copy of your score report from your online account and attach it in an email to your admissions counselor.

Meet your Counselor

Our admissions counselors are your best resource for finding information and guidance through the admissions process.

Each counselor works within specific territories and schools. We encourage you to take a few minutes to identify and reach out to your counselor.

Portrait of Pam LahtiPam Lahti
Assistant Director, Athletics Admissions Counselor

Duluth | Main Campus
plahti@css.edu
218-723-6049 or 218-723-6046, ext. 6049

Territory Assignments
  • All athletic recruits
Hometown

Duluth, MN

Favorite Thing to do in Duluth

I have a few favorites … Grab a Sammy’s pizza and take my kids to one of the beaches to throw rocks and attempt to swim in the cold water, go to all the fall festivals that happen around town in September and October, tour Bentleyville in December, and skate on one of the many hockey rinks during the winter.


Portrait of Jeff PearsonJeff Pearson
Admissions Counselor

jpearson3@css.edu
218-723-5944

Territory Assignments

All students majoring in nursing – non athletic recruits


Portrait of Ollie MeyerOllie Meyer
Associate Director of Admissions

Duluth | Main Campus
omeyer@css.edu
218-723-6045 or 218-723-6046, ext. 6045

Territory Assignments
  • MN high schools in zip codes starting with: 556, 557, 564, 565, 566 and 567
  • International students – non athletic recruits
Hometown

St. Michael, MN

Favorite Thing to do in Duluth

Watching ships go under the Lift Bridge at Canal Park never gets old. It’s one of my favorite things.


Portrait of Brenda PangerBrenda Panger
Associate Director of Transfer Admissions

Duluth | Main Campus
bpanger@css.edu
218- 723-6067 or 218-723-6046, ext. 6067

Territory Assignments
  • All transfer students
Hometown

Two Harbors, MN

Favorite Thing to do in Duluth

I love to check out Canal Park for shopping, eating and boat watching. It is also the gateway to Park Point and connects to Bayfront Park.


Portrait of Kaitlyn LundquistKaitlyn Lundquist
Associate Director of Admissions

Duluth | Main Campus
klundquist1@css.edu
218-625-4877 or 218-723-6046, ext. 4877

Territory Assignments
  • MN high schools in zip codes starting with 558
  • PSEO students
Hometown

Prescott, WI

Favorite Thing to do in Duluth

Whether you’re an outdoorsy person or not, you’ve got to check out some of the different hiking trails that Duluth has to offer (like the Piedmont Trails!). There’s nothing better than a beautiful overlook of the whole city!


Portrait of Kyle SchoenwaldKyle Schoenwald
Admissions Counselor

Duluth | Main Campus
kschoenwald@css.edu
218-723-5943 or 218-723-6046, ext. 5943

Territory Assignments
  • MN high schools in zip codes starting with 550 and 559
  • MN high schools in zip codes starting with 553, 560, 561, 562 and 563
  • All WI high schools
Hometown

Isanti, MN

Favorite Thing to do in Duluth

I like to explore the many trails and scenic areas around the North Shore and go fishing.


Portrait of Lee ParkerLee Parker
Multicultural Outreach Community Partnerships and First-Year Admissions Counselor

lparker3@css.edu
651-403-8648 or 218-723-6046, ext. 8648

Territory Assignments
  • MN high schools in zip code starting with 551 and 554
  • All students from the greater U.S. (excluding MN and WI)
Hometown

Madison, WI

Favorite Thing to do in Duluth

My favorite thing to do in Duluth is EAT! One of my favorite places to go is Duluth’s Best Bread!

Are You Looking for a 100% Online or Hybrid Experience?

Before Applying

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

Transcripts

Please order the following official transcripts:

  • College transcripts from all colleges that you have attended, including military, trade, technical, unaccredited or differently accredited schools
  • College transcripts from all colleges from which you have received financial aid
  • High School transcripts, if you have no college credit
  • International transcripts: Please see the International Admissions page for additional requirements
  • Closed school transcripts: Check the OHE website to see who to contact for an official transcript

All transcripts are required for admission and to determine the number of credits you may transfer to St. Scholastica. 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

Please see our International Admissions page for information on 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.