Timeline 2014

Activate your St. Olaf username and email

Deposit

Make your second enrollment deposit of $300 to fully secure your place in the Class of 2018. Access your account using your Common Application email address and password (not your Destination 2018 page).

Online Placement Process

June 1–August 1: Chemistry, Computer Science, French, German, Mathematics, and Spanish offer online placement processes. The earlier you complete the placement processes this summer, the better.  New students are required to take all placement processes that are applicable to courses you have taken in high school.

If you will be out of contact during the summer email Cheryl LaCroix by June 15

Complete the following required online forms

Roommate Preference Form due June 15

Academic Advising Questionnaire due July 1

Music Interest and Information Questionnaire due July 1 (music lessons and ensemble auditions information)

Student Health Insurance Form due July 15

Checklist of Registration Holds due July 15

  • Prior to each registration period, a series of holds will be placed on each student record in the Student Information System (SIS).  Students must remove these holds to be able to add courses to their registration.
  • Log into the Student Information System (SIS) and click each individual hold.  Submit requested information to remove hold.
  • Medical History & Immunization Record (all students): Due: July 15
    Fall Athletes – complete St. Olaf’s Sports Medicine Health History & Pre-Participation Physical Exam (PPE) for all Fall Athletes
  • Due: August 1
    Winter & Spring Athletes – complete St. Olaf’s Sports Medicine Health History & Pre-Participation Physical Exam (PPE) for all Winter & Spring Athletes

July 17-21, 2014: Course Choice Submission and Registration for Writing 111 or Religion 121, Fall Semester, 2014-2015

Open web registration period is Thursday, July 17, – Monday, July 21, 2014. 

New students will use the Student Information System (SIS) to submit section choices for one course: WRITING 111 (First Year Writing) or RELIGION 121 (Biblical Studies).  Registration for remaining semester I courses will be held on campus during Week One Orientation.

If you will not have access to the Web during the course submission period (July 17-21, 2014), you must inform Cheryl LaCroix before July 11, 2014 so she can provide assistance during the course submission period.

High School Credits Applied to College

From the Registrar’s Office, information is available online detailing St. Olaf’s pre-college transfer credit policy, including Advance Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Post-Secondary Education Option (PSEO) and College in the Schools (CIS).  Check out the Registrar’s Office website for complete information on pre-college credits

If you completed college course(s) while in high school and wish to have the credits evaluated for potential St. Olaf credit, you must have an official transcript sent directly from the college or university that offered the course (not your high school) to St. Olaf College Office of Admissions.

Reporting AP/IB Scores:

If you have taken AP or IB exams and DID NOT designate St. Olaf to receive your scores, please submit your original score report by

  • Scanning original score report and email document to Nanette Schroeder at schroede@stolaf.edu or
  • Fax original score report to 507-786-3758 Attn: Nanette Schroeder

Note:  if you have designated St. Olaf to receive your Ap or IB scores, we have them.  No need to send a duplicate copy of the score report.

Pre-St. Olaf credits (AP/IB/PSEO/CIS) will be entered on your St. Olaf degree audit by early August.  For more information on pre-St. Olaf credits, go to http://wp.stolaf.edu/registrar/transferetc/

To review your degree audit, go to https://www.stolaf.edu/sis/login.cfm

  • Login with St. Olaf username and password
  • Click on Courses and Grades in left-side column
  • Using right-side pull down menu, select degree audit and click green GO button.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment:  Due: August 15

The Piper Center for Vocation and Career supports students in a variety of ways, including helping to identify values, interests, skills and abilities, and understanding how these relate to vocational discernment and professional life. In addition to your faculty advisor, mentors, and parents, Piper Center staff and resources will be useful throughout your time at St. Olaf, particularly as you work through deciding on a major and as you begin to formulate ideas and goals for your future.

To aid in these discernment processes, the Piper Center has developed programming specifically for first-year students. The program, held in January, will be focused around the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a personality type inventory that promotes awareness of self and others.  It’s a widely used, nonjudgmental tool to help students gain an understanding of four natural preferences in how people gain energy, gather information, make decisions, and approach life. Although the best judge of your true personality will always be you, the MBTI can be a significant foundation for your discernment process.

All incoming students will complete the assessment by August 15th and receive an interpretation and personalized MBTI profile during a January event for the class of 2018.

Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement – Available beginning August 15

The Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) gathers information from incoming first-year students about their high school academic and co-curricular experiences, and their expectations for college.  All first-years are asked to complete the BCSSE questionnaire prior to their arrival on campus, though the questionnaire will remain open through Week One.  St. Olaf faculty and staff use the results in advising new students, developing programs to support first-years, and tracking the quality of the St. Olaf first-year experience.

Submit Press Release Template to Local Newspaper (optional)Due: August 15

Manitou Messenger Subscription (optional) Due: August 15

If you have accepted a Student Employment award in your Financial Aid package, bring your required Acceptable Forms of Identification for I-9 Verification Form On:  August 30th.    Click here for the list of acceptable documents.