Checklist and Deadlines

Application Checklist

☐ The Common Application or the Coalition Application (including the Writing Supplement that’s part of the St. Olaf checklist)

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

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

(Optional) ACT or SAT test scores: Standardized test scores are not required. Should you choose to submit test scores, we will accept self-reported test scores for the application process. If you choose to enroll at St. Olaf, you will need to provide official test score reports from College Board, ACT, or on your official high school transcript. You may self-report your test scores via emailed score reports or screenshots from you or your counselor; on your Common Application/Coalition Application; or by filling out this quick form.

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

Early Decision Agreement (only required for students applying Early Decision)

Additional Application Materials (not required)

Are you an international student? Learn more about our application process here.

Application Deadlines

Early Decision I November 1 December 2 December 10
Early Action November 1 December 22 January 7
Early Decision II January 15 February 9 February 10
Regular Decision January 15 February 23 March 15

Learn more about applying early