New Student Information


Due Date: June 23, 2013

This questionnaire is designed to guide you in thinking about your goals and interests as you begin to plan your St. Olaf education.



 Due Date: August 1, 2013

Placement Exams are offered in French, German, Spanish, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics. New students should review placement information on the Destination web site to complete all applicable placement processes before arriving on campus for Week One orientation.



As part of St. Olaf College’s General Education curriculum, students must complete two courses during the first year of enrollment. These courses are Religion 121 (Bible, Culture, and Community) and Writing 111 (First Year Writing).

The course choice submission period for Religion 121 and Writing 111 registration is Monday, July 29 through Thursday, August 1, 2013.

Students exempted from having to enroll in Religion 121 and Writing 111 are:

  • Great Conversation students (Great Con satisfies BTS-B GE in Interim and FYW GE in spring semester). Students accepted into Great Con will automatically be registered into a section of GCON 113.
  • American Conversations students (American Con satisfies FYW GE in spring semester). Students accepted to American Con will take Religion 121 in fall semester and are required to Religion course choices during the course choice submission period.
  • International degree-seeking students are required to complete writing placement during Week One orientation before
  • International exchange students (students studying one year or less at St. Olaf) are not required to take Religion 121 or Writing 111

Listed below are links to section descriptions for Religion 121 and Writing 111.

Writing 111 Descriptions

Religion 121 Descriptions

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl LaCroix.