After I'm Accepted ...

Congratulations ... you have received your acceptance letter!

So, what's next? Before you begin taking courses at the College, there are a few steps to complete. As a transfer student, you probably became familiar with similar steps at your previous college(s). Each step is linked to an online form; paper versions are available upon request. We try to coordinate as best we can with other departments, but don't be alarmed if you get a form in the mail requesting information you already have completed online. If there is anything that is missing from your enrollment file, Brenda, Janine or Clarence will contact you.

Here are the steps you should review:

1. Transfer Student Online Tutorial

Every transfer student is required to complete the Transfer Student Online Tutorial before you can register for classes. The Online Tutorial holds important information for you on what you need to know about St. Scholastica and the campus, to what you need to do before you start classes.

You will be mailed information shortly after you are accepted on how to access the tutorial. You can also use the link below:

Transfer Student Online Tutorial

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Janine at (218) 723-6464 or (800) 249-6412 x6464.

2. Enrollment fee

The $200 enrollment fee reserves a place for you at CSS. Please submit your deposit after you are accepted. A check can be mailed to the Transfer Admissions Office, or the payment can be made online by credit card.

3. Housing

To reserve your spot in housing, we must receive BOTH your completed housing contract and your full housing deposit. Payment can be made online or through the mail by check or credit card (please send payments to the Admissions Office).

4. Financial Aid (Federal)

Almost everyone qualifies for some type of financial aid. To find out whether you do, you will need to fill out a "Free Application for Financial Aid" (FAFSA).

  • Complete the FAFSA (or Renewal Application) online
  • The St. Scholatica school code is 002343
  • A PIN is required to complete the FAFSA online. Request a PIN.
  • Changes in information for a processed FAFSA can be done online or by calling the Federal Processor at (800) 433-3243.
  • More information is available through the Office of Financial Aid.

You can get an estimate of what your financial aid package will look like by completing the Net Price Calculator for transfer students

If you have questions, please call Financial Aid at (800) 477-5444 ext. 6047 or 723-6047.

5. Acceptance/Scholarship Announcement Information Form (optional)

6. Immunization law

Students who are born in 1957 or later and who are enrolled in more than one course are required by the state of Minnesota to provide the College with evidence of immunizations. The Immunization Requirements Form and Health History Form must be completed.

If you have questions, please call Student Health Services at (800) 447-5444 ext. 6282 or 723-6282.

7. Hospitalization insurance

Hospitalization insurance is required of all full-time undergraduate students. The cost is automatically charged to undergraduate students with 12 or more credits unless a waiver form is filled out within the first two weeks of a semester. The waiver form can be completed online only after you have registered for classes.

8. Students receiving VA education benefits

  • In order to receive VA education benefits, you need to complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Our Federal School Code is 002343. 
  • Army/Navy/Marines service members: Request official, sealed transcripts from previous accredited institutions, including your JST*, which is available at -https://jst.doded.mil/smart/signIn.do Note: We follow American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines. *The JST is only for service members, not for dependents receiving VA education benefits.
  • Air Force service members: Request official, sealed transcripts from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) at http://www.au.af.mil/au/barnes/ccaf/transcripts.asp.
  • Apply for federal VA educational benefits (VONAPP). If you need assistance, please contact David Martin with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, Northeast Region Coordinator for Higher Education Veterans Programs, at (218) 733-7604 or by email.
  • Submit Certificate of Eligibility, documents received from the completion of your VONAPP, to our Certifying Official, George Beattie. If you need assistance, contact George at (218) 723-6562 or by email.
  • Complete the Veterans Information form. Most of the requested information can be found on your letter of eligibility.

PLEASE NOTE: When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. For inquiries please call the College of St. Scholastica Business Office at (800) 447-5444 or 723-6092. When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day you make your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.

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Brenda PangerBrenda Panger
Associate Director of Transfer Admissions
(800) 249-6412 ext. 6067 or 
(218) 723-6067
bpanger@css.edu


Pam LahtiPam Lahti
Senior Admissions Counselor
(800) 249-6412 ext. 6049 or
(218) 723-6049
plahti@css.edu