Associate Director of Transfer Admissions
(800) 249-6412 ext. 6067 or
Senior Admissions Counselor
(800) 249-6412 ext. 6049 or
Admissions Counselor, Brainerd/Wadena Transfers
A transfer student is a student transferring into the College with 12 or more earned semester credits from a post-secondary institution(s). This definition excludes post-secondary option students.
No, you are not considered a transfer student because you are a high school student concurrently enrolled in a college or university. Post-secondary students must apply to the college through the first-year admissions office.
Non-degree-seeking students are those enrolled in coursework at the College who choose not to apply the credits toward a degree or licensure at St. Scholastica. Non-degree-seeking students pay regular-rate tuition out-of-pocket and are not elgibile to apply for financial aid. Those seeking to be a non-degree-seeking student need to complete an application.
A cumulative 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or higher is required for regular acceptance to the College.
The cumulative GPA is the average GPA when all your GPAs from multiple schools are combined. Students having attended more than one school after high school will have their cumulative GPA calculated for acceptance and/or establishing eligibility for the Transfer Student Benedictine Scholarship. PSEO and graduate-level courses are not factored into the cumulative GPA.
Conditional acceptance may be offered to students who have a cumulative GPA less than 2.0. Upon acceptance of this admission status, the student must complete a 2.0 on all credits attempted during their term of entry.
No, transfer students are not required to submit scores from these testing sources.
It’s not necessary to complete your two-year/Associate Degree before transferring to St. Scholastica. However, community college students who complete a degree before transferring have their credits accepted in entirety, instead of on a course by course evaluation process.
You can apply online. It will only take a few minutes to complete. To start your application, click on "Undergraduate or Transfer Application," then select the "Create a New Account" button. Once your account is created, you will have access to your application portal. Log in to your application portal to continue an incomplete application, track the receipt of your transcripts, access your admission decision letter, and submit your decision response form.
You will need official transcripts, and possible course syllabi and a catalog from your current college if your courses need to be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
There is no deadline for applying. CSS operates on a rolling admissions program, which means that applications are processed as they come in. However, students are encouraged to apply as far in advance as possible to the term in which they are interested in transferring.
As soon as all transcripts from an applicant's previous colleges are received, the file is processed for acceptance and an application decision notification will be sent to your application portal.
Technically, your final decision need not be made until the day before classes begin. However, to ensure your place in classes and access to on campus housing, you should decide as soon as possible.
Finding out how your courses will transfer BEFORE transferring to St. Scholastica is preferable. However, CSS does not perform formal credit evaluations until after you have been accepted. We have provided transfer guides and incoming credits and course information to help you gain a better understanding of what will transfer.
You also can provide any supporting documents with your Transfer Admissions Counselor, who will provide you with an unofficial credit/course evaluation to give you the closest estimate possible.
General education (also known as Veritas) requirements are a core area of the curriculum emphasizing courses intended to provoke inquiry, reflection and critical thinking. The courses are integrated into the student's major course of study. The general education requirements, or equivalent, must be completed before a degree is awarded. Review our Transfer Guides page to find out if a class satisfies the general education requirement at St. Scholastica.
It's best to let your advisor know so he or she can help you pick courses that may compliment multiple majors.
Transfer guides outline courses that transfer and count toward your major for a specific program of study. Using these guides will take away the guesswork. Search our transfer guides to help you determine how your credits will transfer to St. Scholastica.
All main campus transfer students receive Transfer Benedictine Scholarship and most students also use financial aid, grants and apply for additional scholarships to cover the cost of college. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and check out our college's Financial Aid Page for more information.
Financial aid doesn't transfer between institutions because different colleges have their own ways of awarding aid. Check out our college's Financial Aid Page for more information.
The Transfer Benedictine Scholarship is an academic merit scholarship based on your entering/transfer cumulative GPA. The scholarship is not based on need.