We’re looking for smart, ambitious, creative people who want to be challenged. In a campus community of 3,000 students, with the range of academic and extracurricular programs we offer, we want multifaceted people who will contribute as much to the community as they draw from it.

We try to balance all kinds of talents and interests, from arts and athletics to languages and learning styles, from deep academic focus to broad interdisciplinary passions.  The students who thrive at St. Olaf have a strong sense of themselves, whether or not they arrive here with a clear idea of what they will study.

Continue by submitting the Common Application or the Coalition Application.

Transfer Application

(See below for exceptions for those who are reactivating a previous St. Olaf application.)

  1. Common Application or Coalition Application
  2. Official college or university transcript
  3. Official high school transcript
  4. St. Olaf is now test optional and no longer requires submission of ACT and/or SAT scores.
    Read more about our test optional policy
  5. One academic letter of recommendation
  6. Common App Transfer College ReportCoalition App Transfer College Report

Transfer Reactivation Application

If you submitted an application within the past two years but enrolled at another college or university, you may reactivate your application materials.  Please submit the following additional application materials:

  1. Reactivation Form
  2. Official Final High School Transcript
  3. Official College or University Transcript for any coursework completed
  4. Common App Transfer College ReportCoalition App Transfer College Report

Note:  if you applied but were not previously admitted to St. Olaf College, please contact the transfer coordinator, Gladys Cortes, at  Gladys will review your file and advise you on how to strengthen your new application.