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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

LET US KNOW YOU’RE INTERESTED
LEARN MORE
Fill out our learn more form to receive information and discover if we are a good option for you.
PART ONE
If St. Olaf is already on your consideration list, fill out Part One so we can learn more about you.
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VISIT
SCHEDULE A VISIT
Seeing the college first hand is a great way to judge whether you an see yourself on our campus for four years.
INTERVIEW
We recommend setting up an interview during your campus visit. Putting a face and a personality to an application is helpful and is a great way to get answers to any questions you may have.
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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.

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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
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

We strongly recommend students intending to major in music to apply for direct admission to the music program as a first-year student. Students seeking direct admission must complete an additional application to the program that is due on December 15. In addition to the music application, you will need to include an audition recording, music resumé, and teacher recommendation. Admission to the B.A. music major is selective; admission to the B.M. program is highly selective.

Music Program Application

WHY ST. OLAF?

Why St. Olaf? Watch Margaret Bransford

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT ST. OLAF

Margaret Bransford
Associate Director of Entrepreneurship and Outreach

Why St. Olaf? Watch Sean Buress

SEAN BURRESS ’94

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

Why St. Olaf? Watch Blake Dressen

BLAKE DRESSEN ’19

Economics Major
Senior Vendor Manager
Amazon

Watch Kyle Flesness

KYLE FLESNESS ’09

Biology Major
Environmental Manager
FEMA

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 Adam Wilhalm

Adam Wilhelm ’03

Vice President
Campbell & Company
English and American Racial & Multicultural Studies Majors