Information for non-degree seeking students

St. Scholastica is a strong supporter of lifelong learning. Whether you're looking to take courses for personal enrichment or to prepare for future educational or career paths, St. Scholastica's non-degree offerings will help you reach your learning goals. 

Undergraduate students who wish to take classes without enrolling in a degree program find a variety of opportunities at St. Scholastica, including undergraduate courses, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and continuing education classes.

Students registering for non-credit classes do not need to complete the application process. Learn more about these classes and register for:

We also offer life-long learning courses through our Emeritus College.

Credit Courses

If you would like to take a credit course at St. Scholastica, whether to transfer credits to your home university or simply to explore a new field and gain academic experience, you may apply online.

There are two types of non-degree seeking students:

Prerequisite Seeking: Someone who needs to take courses to become eligible to begin a predefined curriculum/program. This student should only be taking the required coursework in preparation for the program, not courses that are a part of the curriculum/program for which they are attempting to qualify.

Non-degree-Seeking: Someone taking courses for personal fulfillment, attending school at a different university, or seeking to increase their GPA (or credit totals) in hopes of gaining access to a program.  A student in this situation may pursue any coursework they choose and it is up to St. Scholastica to decide if this coursework may be applied toward a degree. Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.

Admission Checklist for Credit Courses

Application Checklist

Undergraduate applicants: No official transcripts needed.

Prerequisite undergraduate applicants: Request official transcripts.

Graduate applicants: Request official transcripts.

Send transcripts to: The College of St. Scholastica Office of Graduate and Extended Studies Admissions, 1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN  55811.

Complete the Online Application:

  • Select Graduate or Undergraduate
  • Complete all fields on application

Upon receipt of all application materials, the application will be processed and sent to a department representative for admission consideration.

Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.

Contact an Admissions Counselor with any questions at (877) 723-6772.

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