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International Student Admissions

International Students participating in the Homecoming Parade

Welcome! Mauya. आपका स्वागत हैं। Willkommen! እንኳን ደህና መጣህ ¡Bienvenido!

Duluth, Minnesota is one of America's cities on the rise, one of the best adventure hubs in the world, even the Best Town in America. From our perch on the shores of Lake Superior, Duluth is where The College of Saint Scholastica (CSS) calls home.

And with an international experience that combines a diverse, rigorous education with a welcoming, inclusive community, you can too.

International students are students who wish to pursue an academic program or degree at the College of St. Scholastica and are in the United States on an educational immigration status of F-1 or J-1 visa. These students are not citizens, permanent residents or refugees in the United States.

Graduate in four years — guaranteed

International Student at CSS Graduation Ceremony

At many colleges it may take up to six years to earn an undergraduate degree, which can cause problems with student visas and cost you a lot more money. At CSS, if you follow our guidelines, you will graduate in four years — guaranteed — or any remaining courses are free.

Outcomes of a CSS education

Student and professor talking in Tower Hall

And once you graduate, you'll be able to use your degree. In fact, 98% of our graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Columbia University, Harvard University, University of Paris and University of Milan are a few of the many universities that have accepted CSS international students into post-graduate (Doctoral, MA, MBA, MD) programs.

Find lifelong friends. Make lifelong memories.

Group photo of CSS International Students during orientation

With more than 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 40 countries, we have a vibrant and active student body. From athletics to student clubs to recreation to ministry to living on campus, the College offers plenty of opportunities for you to connect with other students, explore Duluth and shape your own college experience.

Next Steps


Find a complete listing of our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Financing and Scholarships

Discover the scholarships and financial aid available to select international undergraduate students.

Schedule a Virtual Visit

Join us to learn about St. Scholastica from the comfort of your home, school or whatever location that works best for you! During your personalized virtual visit, you will meet 1:1 with Beth Kleinschmidt, assistant director of admissions, via live video chat (or phone if video is not an option for you). She will help answer any questions you have about the international admission process, financial aid, housing, student life and more!

Register for a Virtual Visit


Learn admissions requirements, TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo minimums, application procedures and more.


Get information about our Office of International Programs, which provides extensive advisement and support for international students.

Next Steps...

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  • Portrait of Raphael Mumba, Class of 2017

    "People are so welcoming here. I've met a lot of different people from a lot of different backgrounds and everyone has been very supportive. Sometimes I just feel like I'm at home."

    – Raphael Mumba, ‘17, Zambia

  • Portrait of Zhara Davies, '16

    "The size of St. Scholastica enables you to concentrate on your studies, but most importantly you'll be able to meet people that will become your second family. It's definitely a wonderful place to grow as an individual."

    – Zhara Davies, '16, Indonesia