Checklist and Deadlines
☐ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
☐ 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 email@example.com.
☐ (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)
- Fine Arts Scholarship Application – due the same day as your application for admission
- Additional Recommendations
- Admissions Interview
- Application for Direct Admission to Nursing (if applicable)
Are you an international student? Learn more about our application process here.
|ROUND||APPLY||ADMISSION NOTIFICATION||FINANCIAL AID NOTIFICATION|
|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|