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Are you an Ole?

Are you an Ole?

We are looking for curious, intelligent, well-rounded and inspiring individuals who want a college experience that will challenge and empower them to be citizens of substance who will shape the world.

We make applying easy, but we know the application process can feel overwhelming.
We’re here to help!

APPLICATION DEADLINES

ROUND APPLY ADMISSION NOTIFICATION FINANCIAL AID NOTIFICATION
Early Decision I November 1 December 3 December 10
Early Action November 1 December 23 January 7
Early Decision II January 15 February 4 February 8
Regular Decision January 15 March 15 April 1

PART ONE

If you’re applying as a Fall 2022 first-year applicant, start your application with the Part One. After you complete the Part One, we will stay in touch and help you keep track of deadlines and important information.

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ST. OLAF COLLEGE COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

Founded in 1874 to educate the immigrant, the first-generation student, women, and the working class, diversity, equity, and inclusion has been foundational to the mission of St. Olaf College. Today we continue to strive to be a campus of welcome where students, faculty, and staff thrive by bringing their full humanity — gender identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic class, disability, religion, spirituality, and age — to the Hill each day. While much progress has been made since the founding of the college, our aspirations for inclusive excellence must be ongoing, intentional, and transparent to everyone in our community, both in the present and future.

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NURSING

Students intending to major in nursing at the time of application to St. Olaf may be considered for direct admission. You must complete the nursing application, which includes two additional essays at the same time you submit an application to the college. Finalists will be contacted directly by the nursing department to schedule an interview. Students that did not apply or were not selected for direct admission may apply to the nursing major during the fall of the sophomore year.

Nursing Program Application

WHY ST. OLAF?

At St. Olaf, we don’t turn out typical college grads. We turn out Oles.
Every Ole story is different, join our community and start writing your own.

St Olaf Orchestra At Carnegie Hall

MUSIC

Students interested in pursuing a music major are strongly encouraged to apply for admission using the music application. This is in addition to the Common or Coalition Application. You will also need to include an audition recording, music resumé, and teacher recommendation in the music application. Admission to the B.A. music major is selective; admission to the B.M. program is highly selective.

Music Program Application

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RICARDO JOHNSON III ’19

Economics Major
Football

Why St. Olaf? Watch Sean Buress

SEAN BURRESS ’94

Mathematics Major
St. Dir. Global Research
Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Why St. Olaf? Watch us talk about entrepreneurship

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Ole Cup
Piper Center for
Vocation and Career

Watch Prairie Creek

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Academic & Civic Engagement
Interirm Course

Why St. Olaf? Watch Oles Re-define athletics

Jenna Moody ’18
Abby Stets ’18
Jordan Lutz ’18

Track and Field

Why St. Olaf? Watch Andrew Atwood

ANDREW ATWOOD ’18

Music Education Major
Multicultural Education in Hawaii

Why St. Olaf? Watch Erica Rempert

Erica Rempert ’20

Nursing Major
St. Olaf Orchestra

Why St. Olaf? Watch Rockswold Scholars

Rockswold Scholars

Pre-Health
Internship Opportunity