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You’re in! Being admitted is the start of a lifelong journey with the St. Olaf community. During your four years, you will have opportunities to explore your passions and interests, meet lifelong friends, study abroad, and prepare for life after college.

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Oles are the people the world needs. Creative, community-oriented, passionate, and well-rounded leaders of today get their start on the Hill. Experience it for yourself.

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ADMITTED STUDENT DAY

ADMITTED STUDENT EXPERIENCE

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hill either in person or virtually this spring. The St. Olaf experience, however, doesn’t stop on the Hill — so we’re bringing our campus and community to you.
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New Student Orientation

Find the tools you need to navigate your academic and co-curricular
experience while living in a vibrant community.
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FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE

FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE

After you become an official Ole, you’ll get to choose the path that fits you best. Students new to St. Olaf complete the First-Year Experience through one of the following paths:

THE CONVERSATIONS PATH

A Conversations program that focuses on a single topic and includes multiple courses taken over one or two years with the same group of students. Some courses in these programs also fulfill other Core requirements.

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INDIVIDUAL COURSES PATH

As an alternative to participating in a Conversations program you can take the First-Year Seminar and Writing & Rhetoric, one course in the fall and one course in the spring semester that focus on different topics.

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Additional Learning Opportunities for First Year Students

INTEGRATED INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY & BIOLOGY (CH/BI)

Do you have a passion for science at the interface of biology and chemistry? CH/BI students complete a series of three courses and work together to learn the fundamentals of chemistry and cellular biology. Apply via the link below by first logging into your St. Olaf account.

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FINANCE FAST-TRACK

The Pre-Professional Finance Fast-Track Opportunity is designed to provide incoming students with the opportunity to access an accelerated course progression in order to prepare them for certain competitive careers in finance. Log in to your admissions account to apply.

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STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

SSSD is a federally funded TRIO college retention program serving 100 students per year. TRIO/SSSD helps students with disabilities develop the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue and successfully complete a college education by helping students focus on academic and personal development.

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At every step of the way, the St. Olaf community will be there to support you, challenge you, and guide you towards a life of financial independence, professional accomplishment, personal fulfillment, and community engagement.

CONNECT WITH YOUR CLASS

Class Facebook Group

Connect with the Class of 2026
Join the Class Facebook Group to get updates, share relevant information, and get to know your future classmates.

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Parents Facebook Group

Parents can connect too!
Join the Parents Facebook page to get updates, share relevant information, and ask important questions.

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Follow us on Instagram

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Our Admissions account shares important reminders and highlights of our lives on the Hill.

You can also be featured on our feed by using the hashtag #StOlaf2026

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Oles come from all over the globe

Where’s the Class of 2026 from?
Oles come from all over the globe because they seek out the intentional community that St. Olaf has to offer.

Explore where your future classmates are coming from!

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What’s next?

You’ll need an @stolaf.edu account before you get to campus.
You’ll use it to access Financial Aid Online and accept your award, and to track your
progress in the new student checklist
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Admitted Student Resources

Financial Aid Online

We know that financial aid is an important part of a college decision.
Accept your award and learn more.

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New Student Checklist

Keep track of the process and learn about everything
you need to do before you get to campus.

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PRE-COLLEGE CREDIT

Learn how we award your Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge A Level (CAL), and PSEO/CIS/Dual Enrollment coursework credits.

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St. Olaf's Career Center

The Piper Center for Vocation and Career helps students explore careers, gain experience outside of the classroom, and pursue meaningful post-graduate work, service, and education. You can start exploring your interests right away! We encourage first-year students to visit our career center as soon as possible.

OLE SPOTLIGHT

Track Women's Video

ABIGAIL STETS ’18, JORDAN LUTZ ’18, JENNA MOODY ’18

Nursing Major, Exercise Science, Biology and Psychology Majors


Watch Brian Nevins

BRIAN NEVINS ’19

Physics Major
Mathematics Major

Watch Andy Eklund

ANDY EKLUND ’03

Studio Art Major

Art Director, Production Designer for Film and Commercials


Watch Steven Garcia

STEVEN GARCIA ’20

Performance Major
Photography

Watch Julie Van Grol

JULIE VAN GROL ’08

Art Major

Instructor at Minneapolis College of Art and Design

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