Application Timeline

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SUMMER – FALL 2022

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COMPLETE PART ONE

Provide some important information about yourself so we can begin to build your relationship with St. Olaf. Your officer will contact you to introduce themselves, provide important information, and help you stay on top of deadlines.

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FALL 2022 – WINTER 2023

COMPLETE PART TWO
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There are two options for continuing your application through the Common Application  and the Coalition Application.
St. Olaf does not charge an application fee!

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ACT or SAT test scores (optional). You may self-report your test scores by:

  1. Emailing score reports or screenshots from you or your counselor
  2. Submit via your Common Application/Coalition Application
  3. Filling out this quick form

Reminder: we superscore the SAT and the ACT. We will superscore your ACT or SAT results by combining your highest subsection score from different test dates to create your composite score.

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Official high school transcript: this must be submitted directly from your high school. It can be sent online or as an attachment directly from your school to admissions@stolaf.edu.

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Teacher recommendation: One letter of recommendation from a teacher in a core academic subject: English, international language, history, social studies, mathematics, or the natural sciences. This letter may be submitted via the Common Application or Coalition Application, or emailed as an attachment directly from the recommender to admissions@stolaf.edu.

APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID
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Our financial aid process runs in parallel to our application process.
Merit scholarships are given based on your application.
For need based financial aid you will need to fill out the below forms:


NOVEMBER 2022

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november 1: DEADLINE FOR EARLY ACTION

If you are ready to apply by early November, submit your application early. This is non-binding, so you may also apply to other colleges.

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november 1: DEADLINE FOR EARLY DECISION I

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.

Early Decision Agreement

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DEADLINE FOR ED1/EA MUSIC APPLICATIONS

Fine arts scholarships are awarded on the basis of the fine arts application, audition, interviews, or portfolio reviews by faculty members. Finalists are notified in late January and are invited to visit campus and audition in late February or early March.

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The Music Application consists of four parts: the online music application, uploaded video recordings, uploaded music resumé, and a teacher recommendation.

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DECEMBER 2022

early action and EARLY DECISION 1 NOTIFICATION


JANUARY 15, 2023

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DEADLINE FOR EARLY DECISION 2

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. This second Early Decision round allows students to apply Early Decision a few months later than the November 15 deadline — so if you need a few more months to do your research and land on your college choice, consider Early Decision 2.

Early Decision Agreement

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DEADLINE FOR REGULAR DECISION APPLICATIONS

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DEADLINE FOR MUSIC APPLICATIONS

Fine arts scholarships are awarded on the basis of the fine arts application, audition, interviews, or portfolio reviews by faculty members. Finalists are notified in late January and are invited to visit campus and audition in late February or early March.

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The Music Application consists of four parts: the online music application, uploaded video recordings, uploaded music resumé, and a teacher recommendation.

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EARLY action NOTIFICATION


FEBRUARY 1, 2023

EARLY DECISION 2 NOTIFICATION


MARCH 15, 2023

REGULAR DECISION NOTIFICATION


MAY 1, 2023

DECISION DEADLINE

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