Approved by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee: 03-26-2013
Approved by the Faculty Assembly: 04-04-2013
The College of St. Scholastica admits qualified students from diverse geographical, cultural, economic, racial and religious backgrounds. When reviewing applications, the Admissions Committee looks for evidence that a student has the ability to succeed academically and socially at St. Scholastica.
First-year student applicants are those who have earned a diploma from an accredited high school or an equivalent of such a diploma, and have completed fewer than 12 transferable credit hours of college work at a regionally accredited institution. In accordance with Minnesota law, former Post Secondary Enrollment Option Program (PSEO) participants must be classified as first-year students regardless of the number of college credits they are able to transfer.
To ensure that the student will receive the benefits of pre-college counseling, application for admission by first-year traditional students should be made as early as possible after the completion of the junior year of high school. Although the Office of Admissions processes applications on a continuing basis, they reserve the right to impose a deadline. Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for specific deadlines.
Students will be notified of their admission status when all the credentials have been received and reviewed by the Undergraduate Admissions committee.
In the absence of ACT/SAT scores, the composite score of the Admissions Committee approved placement test will then be used as a substitute for the ACT or SAT in computing the CNX.
A person who is not interested in pursuing a degree at the College may take courses if he or she satisfies the College's admission requirements and is properly registered in the class.
A non-degree seeking student must complete a non-degree seeking application before registering for a course. This form is available in the Office of Admissions.
Upon completion of the academic work, the courses will be listed on the regular college transcript. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid. A non-degree seeking student may apply to become a degree-seeking student by completing the normal application process.