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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.

Process at a glance

START YOUR APPLICATION
PART ONE
If St. Olaf is already on your consideration list, fill out Part One so we can learn more about you. It only takes five minutes.
VISIT
SCHEDULE A VIRTUAL VISIT
Seeing the college first hand is great; for now we’ve created virtual opportunities to help you judge whether you an see yourself on our campus for four years.
EARLY DECISION & EARLY ACTION
APPLICATION DEADLINES
ED1: November 15
Early Action: November 15
ED2: January 15
APPLYING EARLY
If you know St. Olaf is your #1 choice you should apply Early Decision. We commit to a thorough review of your application and you commit that if you are offered admission and an affordable financial aid package, you will commit to enroll and withdraw other applications.
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REGULAR DECISION
APPLICATION DEADLINE
January 15
Leverage the Common Application or Coalition Application to apply. In addition we require:
  • High School Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Optional: ACT or SAT Scores. Learn more.

For Financial Aid we require:

  • FAFSA
  • CSS Profile
ADMISSION

Early Decision & Early Action admission and financial aid award

  • Early Action (Nov. 15 apps): January 15
  • Early Decision 1 (Nov. 15 apps): December 15
  • Early Decision 2 (Jan. 15 apps): February 1st
Regular application admission:
March 15

Regular application financial aid award:
April 1

Deposit Deadline:
May 1

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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
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

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.

Why St. Olaf? Watch Women's Cross Country

ABIGAIL STETS ’18, JORDAN LUTZ ’18, JENNA MOODY ’18

Nursing Major, Exercise Science, Biology and Psychology Majors

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 Explore Engineering

OLES EXPLORE ENGINEERING

Thabiso Mabote ’20
Physics and Computer Science Major
Kayla Gerhart ’19
Physics and Math Major

Why St. Olaf? Watch Oles Experience the Classroom

NISHA ALBERT ’19

Biology Major
Australia and New Zealand
STO Natural Lands

Why St. Olaf? Watch Andy Eklund

Andy Eklund ’03

Studio Art Major
Art Director and Production Designer

Why St. Olaf? Watch Rockswold Scholars

Rockswold Scholars

Pre-Health
Internship Opportunity