Admissions | Graduate Studies

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The admissions process can be intimidating. There's paperwork, transcripts, an essay, and more, depending on the program you choose. Our Admissions Counselors work hard to make the process as simple as possible. We'll make sure that everything gets to where it needs to be on time. All you need to focus on is preparing for the next chapter of your educational experience.

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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.

More about our Admissions Counselors

Amie Anderson

Amie Anderson

Can you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

I assist students with undergraduate programs in Accounting, Management, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Social Work, RN to BS, and HIM; and graduate programs in HIM and HIM/IT Leadership.

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

The level of personal attention and service that we provide to students is what sets us apart from other colleges and universities. Staff and faculty truly have an interest in the success of the student here.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

That the arm of the college has extended to provide access to higher education for individuals living in regions of the state where access is difficult.

What's your advice for our prospective students?

Don’t wait for tomorrow, next month, or next year. Waiting does nothing to better prepare you personally, financially, or academically; but rather simply holds you in your current reality, wishing that you’d gone forward to gain new opportunities.

Heidi Bergstedt

Can you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

Heidi Bergstedt

I work with Undergraduate and Graduate Business programs. I also assist prospective students with the Graduate Teaching Licensure program.

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

I believe St. Scholastica’s unique history and the five values incorporated throughout the college make us stand out among the rest.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

I appreciate the accessibility of the St. Paul campus and the small class sizes. Also, I think that the accelerated format and option to gain credit through prior learning which allows students to finish their degree quicker than other colleges is very important to the lives of busy students.

What's your advice for our prospective students?

School can be tiring at times. Remind yourself of your motivations for going to college and completing your degree. Find a study buddy and reward yourself often!

Courtney Eickman

Can you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

Courtney Eickman

I am a Graduate Admissions Counselor who works with our Health Science Graduate programs including: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Science in Athletic Training, Master of Science in Exercise Physiology, and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy.

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?

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at St. Scholastica! I learn something new every day, I am passionate about what I do and really enjoy helping students navigate their path of higher education. I very much appreciate and acknowledge the Benedictine values in my daily adventures. I love the fact that our students, staff and faculty hold doors open for one another, say ‘hi’ when passing in the hallway, and that we support each other. We are a very warm and welcoming community and I am proud of that.

What's your advice for our prospective students?

Time management is key – if you aren’t good at it now, you will become better based on necessity. 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

Breanne Tepler

Can you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

Breanne Tepler

I work with Undergrad Business (marketing, accounting, management and organizational behavior), Social Work and Post Baccalaureate Nursing. Each one is different in their format and schedule. The similarities between them all is that they are Bachelor degrees and all of them are offered in the accelerated format.

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

The College of St. Scholastica has a uniqueness to it that goes beyond athletics or a specific field of study. It’s about community and a culture that promotes support for one another.

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

The best thing about St. Scholastica is the size of the campus. A smaller student body means more personalized attention from faculty, less distractions from large classrooms and a greater opportunity to build relationships with fellow students.

What's your advice for our prospective students?

As you prepare for coming back to school, carve out time in your schedule as if you were already in school. Clear your calendar one or two nights a week for several weeks before you begin. This will make the transition smoother.

Chad Oppelt

Can you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

Chad Oppelt

I have the pleasure of working with a diverse portfolio of graduate programs here at The College. My suite of programs includes high quality offerings at the master’s and doctoral levels from The School of Education, The School of Business and Technology, and The School of Nursing.

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 The 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, CSS 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.

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 not be taken lightly. We are committed to helping find the right fit, personally and academically: CSS for you and you for CSS.

Jay Parsons

Can you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

Jay Parsons

I work with the programs offered at the Rochester. The programs include undergraduate business programs and online undergraduate and graduate programs. I also work with the Social Work program in the Twin Cities at Inver Hills Community College, as well as the 100% Online RN to BS Degree Completion program.

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

Flexibility! We offer great programs to multiple sites (Brainerd, Duluth, Online, Rochester, St. Cloud and Twin Cities), and deliveries (Day, Evening, Hybrid & 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 The College of St. Scholastica and to see if we can meet your needs.

Katie Wayne

Can you briefly talk about the programs that you work with?

Katie Wayne

I work with students at the St. Cloud campus. This means I work with students in the undergraduate management programs - Accounting, Management, Marketing, and Organizational Behavior; the graduate management programs - Master of Arts in Management and MBA; the Graduate Teaching Licensure program; the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program; and the Graduate Nursing Programs.

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

At the St. Cloud Campus we have small class sizes and are focused on the needs of the adult learner. We want students to be transformed by the educational experience they receive here. Plus, we have free parking!

What do you like best about St. Scholastica?

There is a great sense of community at the St. Cloud Campus – the students and faculty 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 and determine what you need to be successful.

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Office of Graduate and Extended Campus Admissions

1200 Kenwood Ave.,
Duluth, MN 55811

(866) 478-9277
gradstudies@css.edu

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