How to Apply

Admissions: How do I get into the American Conversations program?

All incoming first-year students who are interested in studying America are eligible for the American Conversations program; simply choose “American Conversations” as your top choice for fulfilling the First-Year Experience when filling out your Advising Questionnaire.

Am Con fulfills both your  “First Year Seminar” and “Writing and Rhetoric” requirements as well as several other St Olaf Core requirements:  Social Sciences, Power and Race, OLE Experience in Practice and Writing across the Curriculum.

Because American Conversations, Asian Conversations, Enduring Questions, Environmental Conversations and Race Matters are all first-year  programs, you may not be in both AmCon and any of these other four. However, you are free to combine AmCon with one of our other two upper level Conversations programs: Public Affairs Conversation and the Science Conversation.