International Student Admissions

International Students partaking in the Homecoming Parade at CSS

Welcome! Mauya. आपका स्वागत हैं। Willkommen! እንኳን ደህና መጣህ ¡Bienvenida!

Duluth, Minnesota has been called one of America's Best College Towns, one of the best adventure hubs in the world, even the Best Town in America. From our perch on the shores of Lake Superior, Duluth is where The College of Saint Scholastica (CSS) calls home.

And with an international experience that combines a diverse, rigorous education with a welcoming, inclusive community, you can too.

International students are students who wish to pursue an academic program or degree at the College of St. Scholastica and are in the United States on an educational immigration status of F-1 or J-1 visa. These students are not citizens, permanent residents or refugees in the United States.

Graduate in four years — guaranteed

International Student at CSS Graduation Ceremony

At many colleges it may take up to six years to earn an undergraduate degree, which can cause problems with student visas and cost you a lot more money. At CSS, if you follow our guidelines, you will graduate in four years — guaranteed — or any remaining courses are free.

Outcomes of a CSS education

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And once you graduate, you'll be able to use your degree. In fact, 97 percent of our graduates are in career fields or graduate school within six months of graduation. Columbia University, Harvard University, University of Paris and University of Milan are a few of the many universities that have accepted CSS international students into post-graduate (Doctoral, MA, MBA, MD) programs.

Find lifelong friends. Make lifelong memories.

Group photo of CSS International Students during orientation

With more than 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 40 countries, we have a vibrant and active student body. From athletics to student clubs to recreation to ministry to living on campus, the College offers plenty of opportunities for you to connect with other students, explore Duluth and shape your own college experience.

Next Steps


Find a complete listing of our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Financing and Scholarships

Discover the scholarships and financial aid available to select international undergraduate students.


Learn admissions requirements, TOEFL/IELTS minimums, application procedures and more.


Get information about our Office of International Programs, which provides extensive advisement and support for international students.

Next Steps...

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  • Portrait of Raphael Mumba, Class of 2017

    "People are so welcoming here. I've met a lot of different people from a lot of different backgrounds and everyone has been very supportive. Sometimes I just feel like I'm at home."

    – Raphael Mumba, ‘17, Zambia

  • Portrait of Zhara Davies, '16

    "The size of St. Scholastica enables you to concentrate on your studies, but most importantly you'll be able to meet people that will become your second family. It's definitely a wonderful place to grow as an individual."

    – Zhara Davies, '16, Indonesia

  • Portrait of  Misha Ignatenko, graduate of CSS

    "Scholastica enables you to get a great education, to get involved in a bunch of activities that are really rewarding and opens up opportunities that lead to you getting jobs in the real world."

    – Misha Ignatenko, ‘15, Ukraine