Accreditation

CCNE SealThe baccalaureate degree and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at The College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 540 Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

Admission Requirements and Checklist

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1. Preparation

    • Current registered nurse license from at least one state; eligibility for licensure in Minnesota
    • Associate's degree with a major in nursing from an accredited college
    • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 or higher

Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

A returning student is a student who was admitted and enrolled in a program at St. Scholastica, but has been absent from the program for at least three continuous semesters, including summer. Our goal is to make this process smooth and easy for your return to St. Scholastica.

Apply for readmission

To return to the same program at St. Scholastica, a returning student must be in good academic standing and must apply for readmission to the College.

  • Click on Undergraduate/Transfer Application
  • Log in with your email address, or Create a New Account
  • Be sure to answer “Yes” to the questions “Are you a returning student?” and “Are you returning to the same program?”, and this will cause the application to skip any essay or recommendation requirements.
  • There is no fee for applying for readmission.

Taken classes elsewhere? We'll need transcripts.

If a returning student has taken courses through other colleges during their absence from St. Scholastica, official transcripts from those colleges will be required for readmission.

Please consult with your admissions counselor regarding the steps in the process for the following situations:

Readmission to the College under Academic Probation or Dismissal

A student who left the College on academic probation or enforced withdrawal, must, in addition to fulfilling the requirements listed above, apply at least one month before the application deadline for the term which the student expects to enroll and should show evidence of positive life change or academic progress in support of the application. Applications for students who withdrew under these circumstances will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee, which will make a recommendation to the VP for Academic Affairs. The decision made by the VP for Academic Affairs is final.

Returning Student Fresh Start Program

After readmission, a student returning to The College of St. Scholastica after a minimum non-enrollment period of five years may petition to the fresh start program. The fresh start program allows for a restart on a student’s grade point average. The student must petition the Registrar for the deletion of his/her former GPA. The new record will show all past courses, grades and credits, without indicating honor points. The GPA would then be calculated only on the credits earned upon return to The College of St. Scholastica.

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2. Application

Please order the following official transcripts:

  • College transcripts from all colleges that you have attended, including military, trade, technical, unaccredited or differently accredited schools
  • College transcripts from all colleges from which you have received financial aid
  • High School transcripts, if you have no college credit
  • International transcripts: Please see the International Admissions Policy for additional requirements

All transcripts are required even if credits do not transfer. Transcripts must be received on or before the application deadline. Order early in the application process!

Email official transcripts to transcripts@css.edu. Electronic transcripts must be from a certified electronic official transcript provider such as Parchment, Docufide, Scrip Safe, National Clearinghouse or other certified, online transcript services.

Mailed transcripts must be in the original sealed envelope from the school. Mail to:

The College of St. Scholastica
Transcript Processing
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811

  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. Submit state and license number for current registered nursing license from at least one state.

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 onestop@css.edu.

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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.

Additionally, you will need to:

  • Submit Release of Information Form
  • Submit proof of coverage by professional liability insurance ($1 million for each occurence)
  • Annually pass a state-mandated criminal background check
  • Submit a copy of CPR certification that includes expiration date

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.

A minimum of three months of experience working as a registered nurse is required to start NSG 4590.

Community Health Requirements

Upon acceptance into the RN to BS Online Nursing Track and prior to taking Community Health Nursing Clinical course, students will need to:

  • Submit Release of Information Form
  • Submit Current 2-step Mantoux
  • Submit signed copy of CPR certification that includes expiration date
  • Complete the MN and WI Caregiver Background Study
  • Complete the National Criminal Study

Program Start Dates

Application deadlines:

Summer: May 2
Summer mid-term: June 20
Fall: Aug. 15
Fall mid-term: Oct. 10
Spring: Dec. 15
Spring mid-term: Feb. 21

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(877) 287-8750
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