Admission Requirements and Checklist

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1. Preparation

    • High school diploma or GED
    • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for entrance into the college

Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission. The College may still consider applicants with a lower GPA through a special status committee; contact an admissions counselor to learn more.


2. Application

Transcripts required: College transcripts from all colleges that you have attended and/or from which you received financial aid, or, high school transcripts, if you have no college credit, or you took three full years of high school foreign language.

Request official transcripts for receipt on or before the application deadline.

Must be in the original sealed envelope from the school, or from a certified electronic official transcript provider such as Parchment, Docufide, Scrip Safe, National Clearinghouse or other certified, online transcript service.

Email to

Mail to:
The College of St. Scholastica
Office of Graduate and Extended Studies Admissions
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811

Please order early — transcripts can take up to 4-6 weeks to arrive.

  1. Complete the Online Application. You will need to use an updated browser, preferably Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (please do not use Internet Explorer).
  2. Prepare your essay. (Word or PDF. Please use 12-point font with 1-inch margins.)

    As part of your online application, you will be asked to upload a 500-word essay that addresses the questions below. It should represent your highest level of academic writing and demonstrate your ability to participate in a rigorous, fast-paced, accelerated academic program. Revisions will be requested if these requirements are not met.
    • What life experiences are prompting you to pursue a bachelor of arts degree?
    • What personal characteristics and skills do you bring to your educational experience that would contribute to your success in our program?
    • What are your career goals?
    • Why did you choose The College of St. Scholastica for your studies?

If you have international transcripts or non-citizen status, you will need to send additional documentation. Please see the International Admissions Policy for complete details.

There are many financial aid options available to help you pay for your education. Contact the OneStop Student Services office early in the application process  at (877) 287-8716 or


3. Post-Completion

After you are notified a decision has been made regarding your application, log into your application portal to accept or decline using the Decision Response form.

As a college student at St. Scholastica, you get to take the lead in your own education and assume responsibility for your success. Please use our accepted students information page to help you along the way, and remember, your advisors and instructors are here to guide and support you as you proceed through your journey toward a degree.

Program Start Dates

Application deadlines:

Two weeks before each term start. Refer to the Academic Calendar for start dates. This program follows the nontraditional schedule.

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Contact Us


Amie AndersonAmie Anderson
Admissions Counselor
(877) 287-8752