Activate Your Account

Activating your St. Olaf Account is an important next step as you join the Class of 2026.

For students with financial aid awards, it will allow you to access your Financial Aid Online. Without an active St. Olaf account, you cannot accept your financial aid award.


  • Step #1: search your email account — the same one you used for your Common Application account — for an email from St. Olaf IT (may appear as from “System Management”) with the subject line: St. Olaf account activation instructions. Be sure to check your spam folder as well.
  • Step #2: Follow the instructions in the email; you must click on/follow the link provided in the email.
  • Step #3: Visit Account Services — The link in the email will take you to the Account Services page on the St. Olaf website; here, create your account password. (Keep it confidential and do not share with anyone, even parents!). Click the “complete activation” button.
  • Step #4: Confirmation — You’ll see “Username activated” on the next screen if your password is accepted. Note: you’ll get an email from St. Olaf Account Services to your original email that notifies you that your St. Olaf password has been changed.


In the transition from applicant to admitted student, you will have two separate accounts: an Admissions Account and a St. Olaf Account.

The login and password you used to monitor the status of your application is your Admissions Account. This account is the one you will use to make your enrollment deposit and accept your place in the class, register for Admitted Student Days, and apply for a Conversation or Learning Community program.

The St. Olaf Account you activate here will be your St. Olaf login and password for all college business going forward. It is necessary to gain access to — and accept — your financial aid award, as well as housing and course registration and other steps you will take later in the spring and summer.

If you have any questions or need help, please do not hesitate to call or email by finding admissions officer contact information.