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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.

Applying for Fall of 2020? Apply now via the Common App.

The process below applies to students who are interested in applying for Fall 2021.

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
APPLICATION DEADLINES
ED1: November 15
ED2: January 8
APPLY EARLY
If you know St. Olaf is your #1 choice you should apply early. 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.
 
The Common App will be live on Aug 1st.
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REGULAR DECISION
APPLICATION DEADLINE
January 15
APPLY EARLY
Leverage the Common Application or Coalition Application to apply. In addition we require:

  • ACT or SAT Scores
  • High School Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation

For Financial Aid we require:

  • FAFSA
  • CSS Profile

The Common App will be live on Aug 1st.
Check back!

ADMISSION

Early Decision admission and financial aid award

  • Round One (Nov. 15 apps): December 15
  • Round two (Jan. 8 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 the College may be considered for direct admission.  You must complete the nursing application, which includes two additional essays at the same time they 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, which is due December 15. 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.

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 Mariah Dubose

MARIAH DUBOSE ’94

Economics and Mathematics Major
Consulting Analyst
Accenture, Inc

Watch Andrew Atwood

ANDREW ATWOOD ’18

Music Education Major
Elementary School Teacher

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

EXPERIENCE THE CLASSROOM

Media and the Environment
Media 360
Taught by Bill Sonnega

Why St. Olaf? Watch Julie Van Grol

Julie Van Grol ’08

Studio Art Major
Freelance illustrator and college instructor

Why St. Olaf? Watch Erica Rempert

Erica Rempert ’20

Nursing Major
St. Olaf Orchestra