Frequently Asked Questions
Who is considered a transfer student?
A transfer student is a student transferring into the College with twelve (12) or more earned semester credits from a post-secondary institution(s). This definition excludes post-secondary option students.
If I'm PSEOP, am I considered a Transfer Student?
No, you are not considered a transfer student since you are a high school student concurrently enrolled in a college or university. Post-secondary students must apply to the college through the first year admissions office.
What is the required GPA for acceptance?
A cumulative 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or higher is required for regular acceptance.
What if my GPA doesn't meet the requirement?
Conditional acceptance may be offered to students who have a cumulative GPA less than 2.0. Upon acceptance of this admission status, the student must complete a 2.0 on all credits attempted during their term of entry.
What is a Cumulative GPA?
The cumulative GPA is the average GPA when all your GPAs from multiple schools are combined. Students having attended more than one school after high school will have their cumulative GPA calculated for acceptance and/or establishing eligibility for the Transfer Student Benedictine Scholarship. PSEOP and graduate level courses are not factored into the cumulative GPA.
When is the application deadline?
There is no deadline for applying. CSS operates on a rolling admissions program which means that applications are processed as they come in. However, students are encouraged to apply as far in advance as possible to the term in which they are interested in transferring.
How long should I wait for an acceptance letter?
As soon as all transcripts from an applicant's previous colleges are received, the file is processed for acceptance and a letter is sent.
What is the Benedictine Scholarship?
This is an academic merit scholarship based on your entering/transfer cumulative GPA. The scholarship is not based on need.
Who are Non-degree Seeking Students?
Non-degree seeking students are those enrolled in coursework at the College who choose not to apply the credits towards a degree or licensure at St. Scholastica. Non-degree seeking students pay regular-rate tuition out-of-pocket and are not elgibile to apply for financial aid.
What courses am I required to take?
General Education Requirements are a core area of the curriculum emphasizing courses intended to provoke inquiry, reflection, and critical thinking. The courses are integrated into the student's major course of study. The general education requirements, or equivalent, must be completed before a degree is awarded. Click on this link to find out if a class satisfies the general education requirement at St. Scholastica.
Are ACT, PSAT or SAT test scores needed for entrance into the College?
No, transfer students are not required to submit scores from these testing sources.
When do I need to make my final decision?
Technically, your final decision need not be made until the day before classes begin. However, to ensure your place in classes and access to on campus housing, you should decide as soon as possible.