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Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog: 2003-2005

General Information

Student Leadership Center Admission
Student Union and Activities Financial Aid Office
Athletics Fee Schedule
TRIO Program The Academic Program
Student Achievement Center Academic Alternatives and Options
Campus Services Academic Policies and Services
Four-Year Pledge to Students Graduate Placement Report

The relatively small size of the College community and its spacious, wooded setting make St. Scholastica a tranquil learning environment as well as an excellent place for friendship and retreat. The campus is full of places to walk and lounge, alone or with friends.

Almost everything students need is available on campus. Housing, food service and recreational facilities are near academic buildings. A mailroom, bookstore and business office are open to students for mail service, purchase of personal items, greeting cards, gifts, leisure reading and check cashing.

Duluth's excellent city transit system connects the College with shopping areas, movie theaters and places to visit and explore.



Residential Life and Housing

College housing offers an exciting opportunity for both men and women to participate in their education and to develop their full potential. The Residential Life Center at The College of St. Scholastica has developed a program that provides the residents with an environment in which to discover the variety of personalities and experiences our campus has to offer. Residents build a community that reflects the values of The College of St. Scholastica.

Resident students enjoy many recreational, spiritual, social, cultural and community service programs offered by the Residential Life staff and Resident Advisors. They have easy access to faculty and academic resources, as well as to student activities and athletic facilities and events.

Admission to The College of St. Scholastica does not automatically guarantee housing. Campus housing accommodations are limited and are assigned on a "first come, first served" basis. Upon receiving notification of admission to the College, students will receive a Housing Contract. To reserve campus housing, students must return the Housing Contract with the required room deposit to the Residential Life and Housing Office. Roommate assignments for the academic year are made in mid-August.

Food Services

The College's Food Services offer a variety of nutritional, reasonably priced meals in two locations on campus. Students living in Somers Hall or Suites are required to participate in one of the flexible board plans administered through a debit card system. The board plans do not cover College vacation periods. Commuter students or those living in campus apartments may also join meal plans especially tailored to their needs. The Food Services operates the vending on campus as well as the catering services for all functions occurring on campus.

Campus Ministry

The Campus Ministry coordinators and student peer ministers serve all students at The College of St. Scholastica. Students are encouraged to be engaged in their spiritual journeys within the framework of the Benedictine tradition. Personal relationships, pastoral counseling, retreats, conferences, prayer experiences, reconciliation, liturgical celebrations, faith sharing/discussion groups and service-learning opportunities in the Duluth community and beyond support personal and spiritual growth. The individuality of each student and his/her personal religious affiliation are respected.

Grief/Crisis Ministry

If a student experiences a death or crisis in his/her immediate family or with someone to whom he/she is close, help is available from the Campus Ministers or the Dean of Students. They will provide ongoing support through the experience and will also see that the necessary College personnel are notified, i.e., advisor and professors.

Outdoor PURSUIT! Program

PURSUIT! is an outdoor education program that takes students kayaking, biking, hiking, rock climbing and skiing. It offers trips to Mexico, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and other exciting places across the U.S. In addition to sponsoring outdoor programs, PURSUIT! offers the students of St. Scholastica volunteer and paid positions with community youth, outdoor leadership, and teambuilding programs.


The Port Information Desk

The Port, located on the ground floor of Tower Hall, offers a place where students can spend leisure time playing pool, ping pong or darts. Port employees sponsor various tournaments throughout the year. The Port offers a rental program of outdoor equipment (cross-country skis, camping tents, snowshoes, etc.) and sells Greyhound Bus tickets as well as tickets for movies, dances, and other programs.

Student Organizations:

American Society of Exercise Physiologists
Amnesty International
Athletic Training Club
Benedictine Friends
Booshke-Giniin (American Indian Student Organization)
CABLE Student Newspaper
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
Campus Crusade for Christ
Campus Representatives
Cheerleading Squad
Choral Ensembles
Circle K
CIS Club
College Democrats
College Republicans
Concert Band
CSS Education Association
Dance Team
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Figure Skating Club
Friends Across Campus
Habitat for Humanity
Independent Film Club
International Multi-Cultural Club
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Jazz Band
Kaleidoscope Multicultural Club
Liturgical Ministry
Math Society of St. Scholastica
Merely Players
Nordic Ski Club
Open Doors
Otakus Anon (Anime Club
Out of Words Literary Magazine
Peer Advising
Peer Mentorship
Peer Ministry
Pep Band
Physical Therapy Club
Pre-Law Society
Pre-Med Club
Psi Chi Honor Society
Psychology Association of St. Scholastica
Residential Hall and Apartment Association
Saints Investment Club
Ski/Snowboarding Club
Small Ensembles
Social Work Club
Spanish Club
Student Alumni Association
Student Health Information Management Association
Student Nurses Association
Student Occupational Therapy Association
Student Outdoor Pursuit!
Student Senate
Students Against Destructive Decisions
Tae Kwon Do Club
Third Wavers
Tower Power Communications Club
VIP Team
Volunteers Involved Through Action
Women's Hockey Club

Campus Activities Board (C*A*B)

C*A*B is responsible for planning dances, performances, movies and other special events. These afford St. Scholastica students respite from their studies and allow them to appreciate other things college life at St. Scholastica has to offer them. All events are planned and carried out by students.

Student Activities Office

The Student Activities Office provides personal growth and development experiences through non academic and co curricular activities. The Student Activities Office promotes student involvement in clubs, organizations, and activities. Student activities are a way for students to connect with other students with similar views, aspirations and concerns and then provide a framework for those students to work together for the common goal, whether that goal is social, recreational, cultural, or political. A variety of campus organizations, clubs, and leadership workshops provide students with many avenues for personal, vocational and social growth.

Student Union

Located on the ground floor of Tower Hall, the Union is the community center of the College for all the members of the College family--students, faculty, administration, alumni and guests. As the "living room" of the College, the Union at St. Scholastica provides the services, conveniences, and amenities the members of the College family need in their daily life on the campus. It is a place for getting to know and understand one another through informal association.

Student Senate

The Student Senate, the officially recognized student government body at St. Scholastica, handles a variety of social, cultural and intellectual programs. The Senate also provides direction for all student activities and represents the students to all elements of the College community. Members of the Senate are significantly involved in the governance structure of the College through participation in faculty and institutional standing committees.


Intercollegiate Athletics

The College of St. Scholastica athletic program holds dual membership in two national governing boards: the NCAA and the NAIA. St. Scholastica offers 13 varsity programs, six for men and seven for women. With the exception of men's hockey, all teams compete in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC).

Fall sports include men's and women's cross country running, soccer and women's volleyball. All teams have been dominant in the UMAC and compete for Region III berths. The women's cross country team qualified for the National Meet in 2000, 2001 and 2002. The men and women's soccer teams won the conference tournament in 2001, but lost in regional play. The women's team repeated as tournament winners in 2002. The volleyball team placed second in the UMAC Tournament in 2001 and 2002.

The CSS hockey program competes in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA). The Saints' home ice is at the Mars Lakeview Arena, located on the nearby Marshall School campus. The hockey schedule brings one of the best Division III conferences to the Twin Ports.

The men's and women's basketball teams play tough UMAC competition, in addition to Division II opponents Michigan Tech, St. Cloud State and UMD.

The men's and women's tennis teams compete at the Arrowhead Tennis and Athletic Center. Both teams have made appearances at the Region III tournament. The women's team qualified for the 1999 and 2002 National Tournament. The softball team made the school's first Region III appearance during the 2000 season by winning the UMAC Conference Tournament. They have continued their success in 2001 and 2002. The baseball team is a fan favorite; in the 2002 season they won the UMAC, but fell just short of hosting the NAIA Super Regional.

Intramural Sports

The St. Scholastica intramural program provides activities that emphasize participation, socialization, vigorous exercise and a welcome break from studies. The program includes volleyball, flag football, floor hockey, basketball and indoor soccer. All teams are student-directed and advised by the intramural director.

Sports and Recreation

Students stay physically fit, learn athletic skills and earn credits by participating in a variety of physical education activities offered in Physical Education courses. From racquet sports (tennis and racquetball), outdoor education (skiing, rock climbing, canoeing, sea kayaking, dog sledding, winter camping and backpacking), aerobic training (aerobics, physical conditioning), to golf, tennis, basketball, volleyball and bowling, St. Scholastica provides something for every student. The Reif Recreation Center is the focal point for physical education classes, offering a racquetball court, two outdoor tennis courts and saunas.



Faculty members assist new students in orientation and registration. Early in the first semester, every student is assigned a faculty advisor who helps the student with his/her early adjustment to campus life and continues to assist the student with registrations. The student may later wish to change advisors and select a faculty member from his/her chosen major or an instructor with whom the student works particularly well. Such changes are subject to mutual agreement by the faculty member and the student.

Overall, the College expects students to be aggressive in their pursuit of learning, to work closely with their faculty advisors and to take responsibility for their education. Also, in keeping with the Benedictine tradition, the College emphasizes the development of the whole individual within a community, the communal and cooperative nature of education and the need for balance and stability in one's life.


The College of St. Scholastica admits qualified students from diverse geographical, cultural, economic, racial and religious backgrounds. When reviewing applications, the Admission Committee looks for evidence that a student has the ability to succeed academically and socially at St. Scholastica. If a student does not succeed academically and/or socially, it is his/her choice to leave the College (unless the student is academically dismissed). Students who decide to leave the College are required to complete the official withdrawal procedure. This procedure is initiated through the Dean of Students Office. It involves the student contacting the following administrative offices: Academic Advisement, Registrar, Residential Life and Housing, Food Service, Student Accounts and Financial Aid. Every effort is made to assist the withdrawing student with the issue(s) that are keeping the student from succeeding at the College.

In compliance with the Student Right to Know Act, graduation rates are available from the Dean of Students Office.

Student Diversity Services

The College of St. Scholastica recognizes that minority students can and do benefit from a support network that acknowledges their unique perspective. The Office of Student Diversity Services provides counseling, academic advisement, service referrals and cross-cultural awareness opportunities.

Service Learning

Service Learning combines education in the classroom with service in the community. Community service reinforces and expands learning in the classroom while, at the same time, formal learning improves the service students can offer to the community. Specific classes offer service learning as part of their pedagogy. The Coordinator of Service Learning works with instructors and students to place the latter in appropriate community sites.

Career Services

The College of St. Scholastica's mission statement includes the phrase, ". . . the College stresses intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work." One of the most important objectives of Career Services is to assist students in defining for themselves the term, "meaningful work." Searching for a college major and career can be an engaging and exciting process rather than one of confusion or frustration. A career develops throughout one's lifetime, and it can be helpful to periodically examine interests, abilities, skills and values to determine useful directions. At St. Scholastica, counselors are available to discuss career questions and plans. Surveys and inventories may be taken to help clarify interests. Computerized career exploration is available on the Web with a password authorized through Career Services. An extensive career resource library includes occupational information, employer directories, resume and job search books, employment outlook and graduate/professional school information. Regional and national job listings are regularly updated.

Workshops and seminars are held on strategizing a job search, writing resumes and letters and developing interviewing skills. Internship opportunities are available and posted on our Web site regularly. Some of career services, including job and internship opportunities, job fair information and links to other valuable career sites, can be accessed through the Career Services home page: http://www.css.edu/career/.

Disabled Student Services

The Access Center provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids for students with documented disabilities. Students work with the coordinator of the Access Center to apply for accommodations relative to academic requirements, access to programs or physical access to the campus. A campus-wide Access Committee sets policies and reviews requests for accommodations. The procedure for applying for accommodations is outlined in the Student Handbook.


The Student Center for Health and Well Being (SCHAW) provides students with services, education, information, and support utilizing a wellness model. The model service to enhance personal development, physical and emotional well being, and responsible life choices in a supportive community.

Departments in The Student Center for Health and Well Being include: Counseling Services, Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Awareness and Violence Prevention.

Counseling Services

These services are free to St. Scholastica students. Counseling Services is in Tower Hall, Room 2150, the phone number is 723-6085, and is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Counseling Services is available to students at any state of their educational career and includes services for ADEP and graduate students. Services offered in this department include:

Personal Counseling

Personal counseling is a vital component of the support services offered at The College of St. Scholastica. The counseling staff help with the adjustment to college life and other important changes or issues. Professional counselors work closely and confidentially with students on a variety of issues including: relationship problems with peers or family, alcohol and chemical abuse, emotional issues, self esteem, and other issues. Individual counseling and assistance in referrals to community agencies and resources are also available. Workshops and class presentations are frequently offered on such topics as assertiveness, wellness, relaxation training and stress management, eating disorders, sexuality, personal and relationship development and college success strategies.

Academic Counseling

Some students may have problems adjusting to the academic environment. Communicating with instructors, fitting in to the school, taking tests, handling extra curricular activities all can be obstacles to student success. The Student Center for Health and Well Being can assist students in developing the skills necessary to overcome these obstacles. Adult students utilize the Student Center for Health and Well Being as the primary point of contact for any of their academic and personal needs.

Crisis Intervention

The SDC respond immediately to any student crisis, according to the College=s crisis response plan. Any student who is aware of someone in crisis and in need of services should immediately notify his or her Residence Advisor, Student Development Center (phone 6085) or Student Health Service (phone 6282). They will consult with you to help decide the best course of action. This service is available on a 24 hour basis.

All services through the Student Center for Health and Well Being (SCHAW) are free to St. Scholastica students. The SCHAW is in Tower Hall Room 2150. Our phone number is 723 6085. The SCHAW is open Monday Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The SCHAW is available to students at any stage in your educational career, from your freshman year through graduation. We look forward to meeting you, and wish you success in your personal, career and educational pursuits!

Alcohol/Other Drug Awareness and Violence Prevention Programs

The mission of these programs is to increase awareness, promote responsible behavior, and to help develop a culture of mutual responsibility in the CSS community. The goal of these programs is to present information to students, faculty, and staff in an interesting and thought provoking manner, so students can make informed and thoughtful choices about their life.

Student Health Service

Student Health Service (part of The Student Center for Health and Well Being) provides clinic hours for the evaluation and care of illness, injury and mental health. Our staff includes registered nurses and nurse practitioners, and we work collaboratively with our on campus counselors and the physical therapy faculty. We are able to perform lab testing for strep, mono urinary tract infections, pregnancy, blood glucose, and hemoglobin on campus. We also provide many immunizations, dressings and splints as needed, the loan of durable medical equipment like crutches and wheelchairs, and over the counter medications for common illnesses. We provide health screening exams for health science majors and those involved in campus sponsored study abroad programs. Our nurse practitioners provide services ranging from physical exams to mental health medications evaluations. Our staff also provides campus wide health education and information.

Trio Program Center

Trio Programs: McNair Scholars, Student Support Services, Upward Bound Math and Science, Upward Bound, and Educational Talent Search

McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program is one of several TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It is a graduate school transition program designed to assist low income, first-generation students or students underrepresented in their field of study to prepare for and enter graduate school. The program focuses on mentoring by St. Scholastica faculty; an independent research project; an opportunity to publish research findings; and preparation for graduate school entrance tests.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services, a TRIO program funded through the Department of Education, is an academic support program designed to assist eligible students to become personally and academically successful, and to remain in school and graduate with a bachelor's degree. The program encourages students to pursue graduate degrees. Academic, career, financial, and personal counseling services include the following areas: study skills instruction, time management, and tutoring programs; goal setting with individual educational and life plans; referrals and advocacy as well as access to the SSS resource library; the loan of calculators and micro cassette players to SSS participants with financial need; opportunities to attend on and off campus cultural and educational events; resume writing, job search, interviewing and scholarship search assistance.

Upward Bound Math and Science

Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) is a TRIO program funded through the Department of Education. UBMS's goal is to prepare high school students for post secondary education, ensure high school and college graduation, and encourage careers in Math and Science. At The College of St. Scholastica, the Upward Bound Math and Science program currently serves 50 students from North Eastern Minnesota and North Western Wisconsin. Eligible students receive academic support, tutoring services, and attend a monthly Saturday session during the school year. Students also participate in a six week summer residential program. All academic activities are related to the fields of Math and Science.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound (UB) is a TRIO program funded through the Department of Education. UB's goal is to prepare high school students for post-secondary education and to ensure both high school and college graduation. At The College of St. Scholastica, the Upward Bound program currently serves 75 students at eight target schools in northern Minnesota. Eligible students receive academic support, tutoring services, and attend a monthly Saturday session during the school year. Students also participate in a six week summer residential program.

Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search, a TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is intended to identify individuals with the aptitude for education beyond high school and to assist them in completing secondary school and pursuing postsecondary education.

ETS provides services for qualified individuals enrolled in middle, junior and senior high schools, as well as for other young adults. Individuals are identified through schools, social service agencies or community or self-referrals. Services may include career and academic advising; tutoring; assistance with completion of forms; financial aid information; testing information and registration for college entrance tests; information on colleges, universities, trade/technical schools; college visits and cultural events.



The Bookstore (independently run by Barnes and Noble) sells textbooks, school supplies, greeting cards, gifts, clothes, imprinted items, bestsellers, general reference books and study guides. Visa and MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards are accepted. Special orders are welcome with no additional fee.

Business Office

Tuition and fee payments are to be paid at the cashier's window in the Business Office. Payment may be made in person or through the mail by check, cash or money order. Visa and MasterCard are accepted, as is payment through The College of St. Scholastica Web site Payment plans are also available through the Student Accounts Office. The Business Office provides information to students regarding their individual account balance with the College and also provides a check cashing service (maximum $50) for students during regular office hours. There is a $20 charge for all returned checks. After three returned checks, check-cashing privileges will be suspended. Students may put money on their debit card for meals and vending services at the Cashier window. The Business Office also maintains parking permits. Parking permits are free but a completed application form is required. Notary Public services are available at no cost.

Center for the Study of Peace and Justice

The Center for the Study of Peace and Justice seeks to bridge social and political barriers, bringing together people of all ages and philosophies to work toward the common goals of peace and justice. The Center sponsors lectures, workshops, seminars and courses on a variety of topics. Recent guests have included: Richard Rodriguez, Wilma Mankiller, Sarah Brady, Stanley Karnow and Nathan McCall.

The College recognizes that the issues of peace and social/economic justice are crucial to the survival of the human race. Through the Center, St. Scholastica seeks to create a forum of inquiry into those issues.


The Library serves as a foundation for inquiry and learning in the liberal arts, professional programs, and graduate studies at The College of St. Scholastica. One thousand years ago Benedictine monastic rules recognized the office of librarian and the custom of lending books both within and outside of monasteries. Today, housed above a beautifully renovated Benedictine chapel, the St. Scholastica Library continues a long tradition of service to the community. There are a dozen public access terminals, and the computer lab connects students to campus network services. The physical collection consists of over 130,000 books and audiovisual items, as well as 800 periodical titles. The Library is particularly strong in music (with a separate Music Library), religious and Catholic areas, American Indian studies, and the health professions. The St. Scholastica Library shares resources with other libraries around the state and nation using the PALS, MINITEX and OCLC systems, and through its Web pages offers on and off campus electronic access to subject databases for journal articles. Because of constant adaptation to student needs, the Library's Web pages (http://libguides.css.edu/CSSlibrary) constitute the most comprehensive and accurate source of information on library services.

Minnesota Public Radio

The College of St. Scholastica is the institutional sponsor of WSCD-FM 92.9 and WSCN-FM 100.5, member stations of the Minnesota Public Radio network. The stations' programming features a rich blend of cultural and informational offerings, including events and speakers recorded at St. Scholastica.


The combination of summer and fall orientation programs prepares students for a positive adjustment to St. Scholastica. The orientation program combines academic advising with social activities. Participation in the program offers opportunities for students to begin friendships and become comfortable with faculty, staff and the campus. All new and transfer students are assigned a peer advisor for their first semester.

Performing Arts

Students at St. Scholastica have many opportunities to become involved in the performing arts. Music lessons are available.

In addition, all music ensembles are open to non-music majors as well as to music majors. Concert band offers a large-ensemble experience for students interested in performing quality band literature. Jazz ensemble members explore different styles of jazz through playing, improvising and listening. Collegiate chorus welcomes all students who wish to perform light classics and popular music from different times. Chamber Choir performs choral masterworks from all historical periods.

Students interested in chamber groups may choose from flute, string, piano, woodwind, clarinet, saxophone or brass ensembles, recorder consort, viol consort and mixed ensemble. Pianists may also perform as accompanists. Students earn fine arts credits as members of ensembles.

The Music Department offers many concerts on campus, including the Cambiata Series, featuring internationally known performers. All concerts take place in the College's Mitchell Auditorium, one of the finest small concert halls in the region.

Students have the opportunity to participate in theatre productions, open to all majors. Three to four plays are produced each year. Over four years, the College produces a play from every major period in theatre history. Productions are staged in the St. Scholastica Theatre and students are encouraged to audition or to work on the technical crew.

Student Accounts Office

Students with questions about their account may contact the Student Accounts Office. Payment plan options, insurance information and insurance waiver cards are located in this office as well. Students also need to come to the Student Accounts Office each semester to sign their Federal Perkins, Federal Nursing and Ordean Loan promissory notes before the funds can be disbursed on their student account. Students with registration and transcript holds must also contact this office to clear their account. Students with a balance will not receive official transcripts.


The College of St. Scholastica pledges that new students who enter the College as first-year undergraduate students and follow these guidelines will graduate in four years.

The College of St. Scholastica makes this pledge because it is committed to quality education, has confidence in its advisement program and availability of course offerings and desires to keep the College affordable to all students.

These are the stipulations for the St. Scholastica Four-Year Pledge:

1. If you complete an average of sixteen (16) credits counting toward graduation each semester (32 credits a year). (You may use credit earned during the summer to meet the 32 credit per year requirement);

2. If you maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and you attain the required grade in all courses in your intended major;

3. If you do not fail or withdraw from any course without making up the credits during this four-year period of time;

4. If you are formally accepted into your chosen major no later than the spring semester of your sophomore year, follow the course sequence in the advisor's manual and maintain that major's required academic progression and skills requirements;

And do not complete your education in four years, St. Scholastica will offer you a grant (after federal and state financial aid have been credited to you) to cover tuition costs until the degree program is completed. (A student exercising the pledge must apply for financial aid as he/she enters the fifth year.)


If you are formally accepted into one major and change majors during the four-year period;

If you elect an additional major or elect to complete additional certifications that extend the course of study (such as the gerontology certificate or licensure in education);

If you "stop-out" for a semester due to personal, financial or other reasons; you are no longer covered by the pledge.


The College of St. Scholastica admits qualified students from diverse geographical, cultural, economic, racial and religious backgrounds. When reviewing applications, the Admissions Committee looks for evidence that a student has the ability to succeed academically and socially at St. Scholastica.

Admission to the College

Admission to The College of St. Scholastica is granted to first-year students on the basis of: 1) graduation from an accredited high school or its equivalent (GED-average 75th percentile or above), and 2) a satisfactory Calculated Index Score (CNX). The rating is derived from a formula that utilizes the cumulative grade point average from high school and the composite college-bound score of the ACT or SAT. Admission is granted to transfer students on the basis of: 1) completion of 12 semester credits at a regionally accredited institution, and 2) a satisfactory cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) from all previously attended post secondary institutions. The Admissions Committee also evaluates, on an individual basis, any applicant who does not meet the minimum requirements. The final decision of the Admissions Committee is based on all available pertinent data.

Time of Application for Admission

To insure that the student will receive the benefits of pre-college counseling, application for admission by first-year students should be made as early as possible after the completion of the junior year of high school. An application should be in the Office of Admissions at least one month prior to the first day of classes of the semester the student is entering. Although the Office of Admissions processes applications on a continuing basis, certain programs reserve the right to impose a deadline. In addition, various departments at the College have application deadlines for transfer students. Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for specific deadlines.

Personal Interviews

A personal interview with a member of the College admissions staff and a tour of the campus are strongly recommended for prospective students. The College of St. Scholastica reserves the right to require a personal interview prior to admission of any student to the College.

Campus Visits

The Office of Admissions recommends that prospective students visit the campus during the school year. A weekday visit is encouraged as it allows the student to observe classes and the academic and extracurricular life of the College. Although appointments are not required, they are recommended for those who desire to meet with College faculty, admissions staff members and/or take a guided tour. Arrangements to visit can be made by calling 1-800-447-5444 or (218) 723-6046 or by mailing to the Office of Admissions, The College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811. Campus visits can also be arranged via email.

First-Year Student Application Procedure

First-year student applicants must:

  1. complete The College of St. Scholastica Application for Admission.
  2. send $25 nonrefundable application fee (check or money order payable to The College of St. Scholastica).
  3. submit an official high school transcript which includes:
    1. course work completed and grades;
    2. high school rank if available;
    3. test scores-ACT or SAT (if test scores are not on transcript, please request them).

Students will be notified of their admission status when all the credentials have been received and reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Transfer Application Procedure

The College of St. Scholastica plays an important role in meeting the educational needs of community college graduates and other qualified students who wish to transfer to The College of St. Scholastica.

Transfer applicants must:

  1. complete all steps outlined for freshman applicants (note: transfer students with 24 or more college credits need not submit high school transcripts or test scores);
  2. request official college transcripts from all previous colleges.

Information for transfer students:

  1. The transfer student must be in good academic standing at all previous colleges, having a grade-point average of at least 2.0 (C) on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Only courses with grades "C" and above will transfer.
  3. Transferred courses are not included in computing the grade point average of the student at St. Scholastica.
  4. The number of transfer students who can be accepted in some academic areas such as, but not restricted to, nursing, physical therapy, and education, is limited and some programs require students to transfer in at the sophomore level; therefore, transfer students should contact the Office of Admissions early for specific information on their intended major.
  5. College credit completed at institutions which are approved by a regional accrediting agency are acceptable in transfer provided they are comparable to courses offered at The College of St. Scholastica. In order for a course to be comparable, The College of St. Scholastica must either list the course in its current catalog or offer a significant number of course offerings (minimally four) within the division having primary responsibility for that general area of instruction. Generally, occupational/vocational college-level courses are not accepted at The College of St. Scholastica. Grades recorded as "P" for Pass, "CR" for Credit, etc., will be transferred only if verification is provided by the registrar of the previous institution that the work was completed with a "C" or better grade. Students desiring transfer credit for courses completed at another institution may be required to provide a copy of the catalog description or the class syllabus from that institution so that the valuation of transfer credit may be made accurately. Limited or provisional credit also may be accepted from specialized or special purpose institutions, including the U.S. Armed Services, provided the work is applicable to St. Scholastica's baccalaureate degree programs and is recommended in appropriate publications of The American Council on Education.

First Year Development Program

Interested first year applicants who demonstrate the potential necessary to succeed at the College, but do not meet the established admissions criteria may be enrolled in the First Year Development Program (FYDP). The FYDP is a program specifically designed to assist selected first year students in acclimating to the rigor and expectations of college level work. The FYDP encompasses a Study Skills course as well as the required attendance of scheduled workshops throughout the year. There will also be involvement with peer mentors, tutors, and others at the College. After 30 students are enrolled in the First Year Development Program, a waiting list will be activated. Students may be accepted in the First Year Development Program for fall semester entry only and must submit the matriculation fee and housing deposit by March 1st.

Special Status Admission

Interested first-year applicants who do not meet the established admissions requirements of the College may be considered for special status admission. Special status applicants will be accepted for fall semester entry only and will be required to participate in the First Year Development Program. Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted by July 1 for review by the Admissions Committee. 

Conditional Admission

Interested transfer applicants who do not meet the established admissions requirements of the College may be considered for conditional admission. Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted for review by the Admissions Committee at least one month prior to the first day of classes of the semester for which the student wishes to enroll. At the end of the first term, the conditional admission status may be lifted if the applicant has a 2.0 GPA on all credits attempted. If not, the student will be put on probation

Readmission to the College

A College of St. Scholastica student who has been absent from the College for one semester or more and is in good academic standing must apply for readmission to the College. This no-fee application is available through the Office of Admissions and may be completed at the time of registration. Official transcripts of all coursework completed while absent from the College will be required as part of the readmission process.

A student who left the College on academic probation or enforced withdrawal, must, in addition to fulfilling the requirements listed above, apply at least one month prior to the first day of classes of the semester for which the student expects to enroll and is advised to show evidence of positive life change or academic progress in support of the application. All such applications are referred to the Admissions Committee, which will provide a recommendation to the vice president for academic affairs. The decision made by the vice president for academic affairs is final.

Fresh Start Program

A student returning to The College of St. Scholastica after a minimum non-enrollment of eight years may petition for a fresh start in his/her GPA. The student must petition the registrar for the deletion of his/her former GPA. The new record shows all past courses, grades and credits, without indicating honor points. The GPA would then be calculated only on the credits earned upon return to The College of St. Scholastica.

Enrollment: First-Year, Transfer, and Returning Students

Students accepted for admission to The College of St. Scholastica enroll by registering for classes and by sending the $100 matriculation fee to the Office of Admissions by the date stated in the letter of acceptance to the College.

Deferred Admission

A student may delay his or her entrance to The College of St. Scholastica for up to one year. Students deferring entry to the College will be assured of positions in the class for which they apply.

Denial of Admission

The College reserves the right to deny admission to any person who, in the judgment of the Admissions Committee, does not possess the qualifications necessary to succeed at St. Scholastica. While academic achievement is stressed, the College emphasizes the holistic approach to total living that requires great sensitivity on the part of the entire student body, faculty and administration. Accordingly, students who might be successful elsewhere may not be admitted to the College unless the Admissions Committee is thoroughly convinced that they can meet the St. Scholastica standard.

Falsification of Transcripts

Any applicant who submits falsified transcripts will not be granted admission to The College of St. Scholastica. If falsification of transcripts is determined after the student has enrolled, he/she will be dismissed from the College.

Advanced Placement

The College participates in the Advanced Placement Program of The College Board. Advanced placement or college credit is given to qualified students on the basis of these examinations. In order to receive credit a student must receive an Advanced Placement score of three, four or five.

International Baccalaureate Credit

Students who have been formally admitted to The College of St. Scholastica may petition for up to four transfer credits for each International Baccalaureate (IB) course completed with a Higher Level Examination grade of four or above on a seven-point scale. The related academic department at the College will determine the acceptability of a course.

To petition for credit, students must submit to the registrar a written request for credit, a certificate for each Higher Level IB Examination completed and a syllabus for each course. The certificate will be copied and returned to the student. Documentation on an official transcript will also be accepted.

Correspondence Credit

A maximum of 16 credits earned through regionally accredited correspondence courses may be transferred to the College.

Accelerated Degree Evening Program Admission

Prospective students complete an Accelerated Degree Evening Program application and obtain original copies of all previous college coursework, high school transcripts or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) as listed below:

Regular Admission

Freshman Applicants

Graduation from an accredited high school with a grade point average of 2.0 or better or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) average 75th percentile or above.

Transfer Applicants

Admission is granted to transfer students on the basis of:

  1. completion of a minimum of 12 semester credits at a regionally accredited institution and
  2. good academic standing at all previous colleges, having a grade point average of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.

Only courses with grades of "C" or better will be considered for transfer.

College credit completed at institutions which are approved by a regional accrediting agency are acceptable in transfer provided they are comparable to courses offered at the College. In order for a course to be comparable, the College must list the course in its current catalog or offer a significant number of course offerings within the division having primary responsibility for that general area of instruction. Generally, occupational/vocational college level courses are not accepted at the College. Transfer grades of "P" for pass or "CR" for credit will be transferred only if verification is provided by the Registrar of the previous institution that the work was completed with "C" grade or better. Students desiring transfer credit for courses completed at another institution may be required to provide a copy of the catalog description or the course syllabi from that institution so that the evaluation of transfer credit may be made accurately. Limited or provisional credit may also be accepted from specialized or special purpose institutions, including U.S. armed services, provided the work is applicable to the College=s baccalaureate degree program and is recommended in appropriate publications of the American Council on Education (ACE).

Conditional Admission

Freshman Applicants

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements for freshman admission may be considered for special status admission. Applicants will be required to submit supporting documentation (an essay) for review by the Admissions Committee, comprised of the Site Director and Academic Liaison.

Transfer Applicants

Applicants who do not meet the established transfer admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission. Applicants will be required to submit supporting documentation (an essay) for review by the Admissions Committee. Conditional admission requires stipulations communicated to the student for their first term of enrollment.

Stipulations may include:

  1. First term enrollment limited to one course in which the student must earn 2.0 or better. Conditional admission status can be lifted if the applicant earns a 2.0 or better grade point average on all credits attempted during their first term of enrollment.
  2. If the student does not achieve a "C" grade or higher in all credits attempted, the College of St. Scholastica reserves the right not to enroll the student for a second term.
  3. A student placed on probation for the second term of enrollment will be required to complete an academic contract with an adviser. If the student fails to meet established academic goals during the second term, the student will be suspended for two terms. If the student attends a post secondary institution and raises his/her overall grade point average, he/she will be eligible for readmission.

Early Entry Admission (Minnesota Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program - PSEOP)

The College of St. Scholastica participates in the Minnesota Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP). High school students who are interested in this opportunity must contact the Office of Admissions for more information on requirements for admission to the program. PSEOP applicants must apply for the program before May 1.

Acceptance to this program is competitive. Applicants may be offered acceptance as early entry students after meeting the following requirements:

  1. completion of the junior level in a Minnesota high school;
  2. a class rank in the 80th percentile or higher;
  3. evidence of college-bound high school coursework on the official high school transcript;
  4. satisfactory recommendations from the student's high school principal or guidance counselor;
  5. an essay of exceptional quality evaluated by the PSEOP coordinator;
  6. an interview with the PSEOP coordinator.

International Student Admission

An international student is one who is not a U.S. national or does not retain U.S. permanent resident status. Admission requirements for international students are as follows:

  1. a completed College of St. Scholastica International Student application that includes a written essay;
  2. a $50 (U.S. dollars) nonrefundable application fee;
  3. original or certified copies of all secondary and post-secondary course transcripts, complete with English translations. Students must have completed a college preparatory program in secondary school. This program should include coursework in the humanities, laboratory sciences, mathematics, social sciences and history. Applicants must have ranked in the top one-third of their secondary school class;
  4. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test scores, including the TWE (Test of Written English) essay rating. A score of 550 on the written TOEFL or a score of 213 on the computer based TOEFL and 4 on the TWE are required for admission. The Michigan Test will also be acceptable, although the TOEFL is preferred. A minimum score of 85 is required on the Michigan Test);
  5. a completed "Certification of Finances" form (included in the application packet);
  6. an affidavit of support (INS Form I-134) for students with U.S. sponsors;
  7. a complete health record reflecting all immunizations.
These materials must be received no later than 90 days prior to the beginning of fall or spring semester.

Financial Requirements

In general, international students who are admitted to the College must have funds of their own to finance their education. To ensure that international students have no financial difficulties when they arrive at St. Scholastica, the College requires each international student to make a minimum deposit (in U.S. dollars) in an amount equivalent to the first semester: tuition, required college fees, health insurance fee, book allowance, and room and board costs. Upon acceptance to the College, and receipt of the initial deposit, the associate director of admissions will issue the INS I 20A form, allowing the student to enter the U.S.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

A person who is not interested in pursuing a degree at the College may take courses if he/she satisfies the College's admission requirements and is properly registered in the class.

A non-degree seeking student may enroll in classes once the following forms have been submitted:

  1. a completed non-degree seeking student information form. This form is available in the Office of Admissions.
  2. a completed registration form (including instructor's permission, if necessary) signed by an Academic Support Services staff member.
Upon completion of the academic work, the courses will be listed on the regular college transcript. Non degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid. A non degree seeking student may apply to become a degree seeking student by completing the normal application process.


The Financial Aid office at the College of St. Scholastica seeks to support the mission of the College by providing services that assist students in identifying resources federal, state, institutional and others to finance their education. St. Scholastica institutional philosophy on student aid places primary responsibility on the student to provide funds for educational expenses; however, the institution=s commitment to a diverse and representative student body is reflected in the fact that eight out of every ten CSS students are recipients of some form of aid. Students interested in receiving need based financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The College participates in all the usual federal and state financial aid programs. These programs include:


  • Pell Grants
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
  • Stafford Loan (Subsidized)
  • Stafford Loan (Non subsidized)
  • Parent PLUS Loan
  • Perkins Loan
  • Nursing Student Loan
  • Work Study
  • Robert C. Byrd Scholarship
  • Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship
  • Veterans Administration Scholarship
  • Federal Indian Scholarship Program


  • Minnesota State Grant Program
  • Work Study
  • S.E.L.F. Loan Program
  • State Indian Scholarship Program
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services
  • Post-Secondary Child Care Grant Program
  • Public Safety Officer's Survivor Grant

There is also a substantial amount of institutional aid invested in financial aid programs. In addition to the $970,000 in St. Scholastica grants, the College awards need based scholarships provided by over 100 donors. The generosity of these people and foundations is essential in helping to meet the financial needs of our students.

There are academic/leadership types of scholarships that are awarded by the Admissions Office to incoming students. Incoming students can receive information about the following scholarships from the Admissions Office: the Benedictine Scholarship, Opportunity grant and the Sharon Labovitz Leadership Award.

Financial aid can be awarded in the form of scholarships, grants, loans or student employment.

General Eligibility Criteria for Financial Aid

A student must:

  1. be accepted as a degree-seeking student at the College.
  2. be a citizen of the U.S. or possess permanent resident status.
  3. maintain satisfactory academic progress in the course of study pursued according to the standards and practices of the institution. (See Satisfactory Academic Progress section.) If the student loses eligibility for financial aid due to unsatisfactory academic progress, there is a procedure to regain eligibility.
  4. not be in default on any educational loan previously received at St. Scholastica or another institution.
  5. complete the application process as outlined below, and respond to notices or requests from awarding agencies within the specified time. (Failure to respond correctly may result in cancellation of funding for a student.)

Financial Aid Refund Policy

If a student withdraws after a term has started, the College or the student may be required to return a portion of financial aid funding. This is a federal regulation effective September 5, 2000, and the specified financial calculation is required for any student withdrawing on or before 60% of the term has been completed. Students are encouraged to consult the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing in order to review the financial implications.

The amount of funding to be returned is based on the number of days left in the term divided by the total number of days in the term. Class breaks of five or more consecutive days are excluded in calculating the total number of days in the term.

The College's refund policy for institutional funding follows the state refund policy. Students who plan to withdraw must notify the vice president of student affairs.

Application Process

  1. Obtain and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The FAFSA is available in high school guidance offices, college and university financial aid offices or the St. Scholastica Financial Aid Office. An applicant may also complete the FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.gov. The priority deadline to submit the FAFSA is March 15.
  2. Complete The College of St. Scholastica Financial Aid Application Form.
  3. Review the Financial Aid Award Letter and respond to enclosed materials.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

  1. Payment of financial aid awards from College controlled funds will be made by giving the student credit on his/her student account. Such payments will normally be made each semester. Payment of financial aid awards from sources beyond College control will be made at the discretion of the donor.
  2. Each student who receives or applies for financial aid must notify the Financial Aid Office of any financial aid award received from sources outside the College.
  3. Each applicant/recipient has the right to review his/her financial aid application and supporting documents.
  4. Each student who receives a Federal Nursing Student Loan or a Federal Perkins Loan (formerly the National Direct Student Loan) has the responsibility to complete the necessary promissory note, truth-in-lending statement, etc., in the Student Accounts Office within ten days after the start of a semester. Failure to do so may result in loan cancellation.
  5. Every student who has received a Federal Perkins Loan, a Federal Nursing Student Loan or a Federal Family Education Loan while in attendance at St. Scholastica must have an exit interview regarding these loans prior to graduation or withdrawal. Failure to do so will result in credentials being withheld.
  6. Federal, state and institutional policies and procedures change. Applicants should be sure that they have the latest information.

Outside Financial Aid Resources

Designated scholarships are offered by many organizations such as labor unions, fraternal orders and religious organizations. Students may obtain information concerning these scholarship opportunities from the secretaries of these groups. Special application forms are usually required.

High school seniors should be in close contact with their guidance office to become aware of scholarships for their high school and/or area graduates.

The Financial Aid Office operates a scholarship directory service (free of charge) to assist students in locating funding from outside sources. Students should consult with the staff about this information.

Students with physical handicaps who wish to further their education or expand their area of employability may utilize vocational rehabilitation benefits. Students should check their home state Division of Rehabilitation Services to determine the amount of financial aid which may be available under this program.

The Veterans Administration pays veterans= benefits directly to qualified students. The college veterans coordinator will answer questions concerning the G. I. Bill, Dependent Educational Assistance Program Benefits and V. A. Contributory Benefits. The college veterans coordinator may be contacted through the Registrar=s Office.

War Orphans Educational Assistance Act (Ch. 35, Title 38, U.S. Code) provides benefits to sons, daughters, wives and husbands of deceased veterans and of living veterans who have disabilities considered to be total and permanent in nature. The veteran must have died or become disabled as a result of service in the armed forces and must have been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. Generally a young person must be between 12 and 23 years of age to attend school under this program. The eligible young person may receive up to 36 months of education. Applications and further information may be obtained from any county veterans office or The College of St. Scholastica veterans coordinator.

Indian scholarship funding may be available from the Minnesota State Indian Scholarship Program and/or the tribe in which the student is enrolled. Students are encouraged to apply early as there may be limited funding. Please either contact these organizations directly or consult with the Financial Aid Office.

Air Force ROTC Scholarships

St. Scholastica students are invited to apply for Air Force ROTC college scholarships. Air Force ROTC offers high school seniors and college students 5 , 4 , 3 , 2 and sometimes 1 year scholarships, which cover tuition, fees, and a book allowance. Awards are based on the applicant=s potential as an Air Force officer, as demonstrated by a combination of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test score, academic achievement and recommendation of an AFROTC scholarship committee. Application for four year scholarships must be made early in the senior year of high school. Students seeking scholarships should contact the Department of Aerospace Studies:

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The following is the official fee schedule for the 2003-2004 academic year for traditional undergraduate and graduate students at The College of St. Scholastica. Basic fees for the year include tuition, room and board, health service fees and some of the special course/lab fees.

Per Academic Semester Per Year
(For students carrying 12 through 18 credits per semester. Less than 12 credits or each credit over 18 will be charged at $601 per credit.) Graduate tuition: $582 per credit. Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy students will be charged the graduate tuition rate/per credit once accepted into the program. Tuition rates may vary for some programs. $9,596 $19,192

Health Service Fee
(Required of all undergraduate and graduate students with 9 or more credits per semester.) $55 $110

Student Health Insurance (2002-2003 Rate)
(Automatically charged to undergraduate students with 12 or more credits unless a waiver card is filled out and returned to Student Accounts within the first two weeks of a semester. Undergraduate students with 9 to 11 credits or graduate students with less than 12 credits have the option to enroll in the program by contacting the Student Accounts Office.) $510

Grove Apartments $1,382 $2,764
Birch, Maple, Pine and Willow Apartments $1,619 $3,238
Somers Residence Hall Complex
Double $2,834 $5,668
Suite $2,784 $5,568
Includes board plan of 14 meals per week (students have the option of choosing 17 or 10 meals per week by contacting Food Services). A deposit of $150 is required to secure the reservation of housing; this is held as a damage deposit. (Nonrefundable after 5/1)


$100 nonrefundable enrollment deposit is due on May 1. For applications made after May 1, payment is due upon receipt of acceptance for admission.

Application Fee $25

The following is the official fee schedule for the 2003 2004 academic year for the Accelerated Degree Evening Program of the Extended Studies Division of The College of St. Scholastica.

Undergraduate programs $300 per semester credit
Technology Fee $60 per term
Management Graduate Program $340 per semester credit
Application Fee $50

Special Course Fees (per semester):

Some courses may have lab or course fees associated with them. Details are listed in the class schedule.

The College reserves the right to make adjustments in tuition and fees without advance notice in order to meet current costs.

Student Insurance

The Student Accounts Office, in conjunction with the Health Service, offers information about our student insurance coverage. The College requires all undergraduate and graduate students with 12 or more credits to be covered by a health and accident insurance plan. Arranging such coverage is the student's responsibility and can be done through the College or through a separate policy. If the student is covered by a separate policy, the College requires the student to fill out an insurance waiver card each year and return it to the Student Accounts Office. Without submission of the insurance waiver card, the full time student is automatically charged the nonrefundable premium and covered under the College's student insurance plan. Undergraduate students with 9 to 11 credits and graduate students with less than 12 credits have the option of enrolling in the insurance plan and should contact the Student Accounts Office within the first two weeks of the semester to enroll. Students enrolled under the College's insurance plan are also required to pay the Health Service Fee.

International Students

Student insurance is mandatory for all international students (undergraduate or graduate) regardless of number of credits enrolled.  Insurance can be either through a separate policy or the College's policy, if the policy is not through the College proof of insurance is required.

Late Fee Assessments

When student accounts are not paid in full or a payment plan has not been arranged, a monthly interest charge of 1 percent will be assessed to the unpaid balance until the account is paid in full. Late fees are assessed the last day of each month. Students waiting for financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if the late fee should be waived due to financial aid arriving late. Students are expected to apply for financial aid on a timely basis. If financial aid has not been received prior to the due date for fees, a late fee will be assessed if the student still has a balance owing. Late fees will be waived only in those instances in which the student submitted all required paperwork in a timely manner. Students must contact the Financial Aid Office or Student Accounts to make arrangements.

Accelerated Degree Evening Program (ADEP) students will be charged a late fee of 1 percent each term. ADEP terms are eight weeks long. Late fees will be assessed prior to registration for subsequent terms.

Late Registration Fee

The College will charge $10 for a late registration (for any number of credits) after the first day of class sessions.


Generally, no refund on room, board, tuition or other fees is made for late entrance, suspension, dismissal or withdrawal.

Application Fee: No part of the application fee shall be refunded.

Enrollment Deposit: No part of the enrollment deposit shall be refunded.

Registration Drop/Add or withdrawal from College:

A student who "drops" a course must obtain a drop/add form from the Registrar's Office and personally process it through his/her instructor(s), advisor and the Registrar. There is a fee of $5 for any drop/add after the first week of each semester

When a student who has officially registered for an academic semester drops a class(es) to bring him/her out of the 12-18 credit plateau, the student may be entitled to a refund as outlined below. The student is responsible to fill out a drop/add form on a timely basis. Failure to do so may result in a reduction or forfeiture of refund. The official date of drop will be the date of last attendance as indicated by the instructor on the drop/add form. Students may appeal to the Registrar's Office if extenuating circumstances exist.

The appeals committee will review the request and notify the student of its decision. All decisions are final. A student may not drop a course after June 30 of each year.

A student who is withdrawing must obtain a withdrawal form from the vice president for student affairs and personally process it through the offices listed on that form.

Students should refer to the class schedule for refund drop dates.

A. Tuition & Course/Lab Fees

If the registrar certifies that the student
dropped the first day of the term or before: 100%

When student has attended classes and has processed the drop/add or withdrawal form to cancel within:
10% of semester 90%
20% of semester 80%
30% of semester 70%
40% of semester 60%
50% of semester 50%
60% of semester 40%
70% of semester
and thereafter

B. Health Fee

If the student drops below 9 credits during the semester within:
The first day of
the term or before
10% of semester 90%
20% of semester 80%
30% of semester 70%
40% of semester 60%
50% of semester 50%
60% of semester 40%
70% of semester
and thereafter

C. Room and Board

When a student's housing contract is canceled during the contract period, the student is responsible for the remaining months of the contract unless they are completing college requirements (student teaching, internships, Ireland program).

If a student is suspended, dismissed or withdraws from the college, refunds for meal plans will be based on the room and board schedule listed below. If a student remains enrolled at the college, they will be charged for the entire portion of their meal plan's Dining Dollars. They may use these Dining Dollars until the end of the academic year.
10% of semester 90%
20% of semester 80%
30% of semester 70%
40% of semester 60%
50% of semester 50%
60% of semester 40%
70% of semester
and thereafter


Tuition and other fees are due two weeks prior to the beginning of a term. Payment may be made in person or mailed to the Business Office in T1130. Checks and money orders should be made payable to The College of St. Scholastica. Visa and MasterCard are also accepted as well as payment through the College of St. Scholastica website. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that his/her account is paid in full and on time. Accounts with an unpaid balance are subject to a 1 percent monthly late fee. Failure to receive a bill does not relieve the student from his/her financial obligation or late fee if the amount due is not paid by the due date. Students are encouraged to contact the Student Accounts Office for information and assistance regarding their accounts with the College.

Payment Plans

When a student cannot pay his/her account on time, the student must contact the Student Accounts Office to set up an extended payment plan. Currently, that office has available a payment plan administered by FACTS. The cost for this plan is $45 a year. An agreement form is filled out indicating the amount the student would like to budget for the year. Normally, this amount is divided into ten payments, beginning in July and ending in April. These predetermined payments are processed through the student's bank account on the 5th of each month. An application form and brochure are available in the Student Accounts Office.

Student Refund Checks

Overpayments or excess financial aid will be returned to the students unless the student gives the school written authorization to keep the funds on the student's account. In the case of a PLUS loan, the excess balance will go to the parents. Credit balances are refunded automatically and/or by request at the cashier's window. Student refund checks are printed every Wednesday and will be distributed to St. Scholastica mailboxes no later than Thursday afternoon of each week, unless otherwise directed. According to federal regulations, The College of St. Scholastica is required to have all students who receive Title IV federal financial aid fill out an authorization form permitting the college to apply the Title IV funds to charges other than tuition, fees, room and board. To ensure compliance with federal regulations, all students receiving refunds will be required to fill out an authorization form informing the college how they would like their financial aid disbursed. Authorization forms are available at the cashier's window. Students need to fill out only one form unless the student wants to change his/her authorization from year to year.


A student will receive one schedule/bill each semester which will be sent to the student's permanent home address approximately one month prior to the term due date. An additional schedule/bill may be picked up in the Business Office. The student is responsible for any changes in his/her courses or fees after the initial schedule/bill. Late registration and/or changes in fees do not extend due dates. An invoice will be sent to the student's St. Scholastica mailbox or local address monthly. This will allow students to monitor their account status. Students may request that an invoice is also sent to their parents' address by filling out a change of billing address form available in the Student Accounts Office.


If a student has a balance in excess of $100 and has made no arrangement for payment, the student will not be allowed to register for the upcoming semester. Also, if a student has a balance owing the college, is past due on a Federal Perkins and/or Federal Nursing Loan or has not completed an exit interview for the above loans, a hold will be placed on their official grade transcripts. If a student is on a payment plan, payment in full will be required prior to the release of transcripts. The student should contact the Student Accounts Office to make arrangements to put his/her account in order.

If a student leaves the college with a balance owing, the college may refer the account to a collection agency or credit bureau and pass any collection costs on to the student. Late fees are still in effect if a student becomes inactive and owes a balance.

Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit

The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 (TRA97) provides a tax credit to all students who qualify. The college will send a 1098-T form by January 31 of each year to the most recent home address on file, as required by the IRS. The college will not give out tax advice but will provide information to assist in determining eligibility. For more information on this tax credit, please visit the College of St. Scholastica's web site.


The curriculum at The College of St. Scholastica reflects a commitment to prepare students for their responsibilities as working professionals, as citizens of a democracy and as individuals who seek to live full human lives.


A student's academic program consists of three parts: general education requirements, a major and open electives. The major prepares the student for graduate school or for a profession and is normally selected by the end of the sophomore year. Elective courses allow students to pursue particular interests.

General Education at The College of St. Scholastica

The general education program at the college seeks to broaden students' grasp of the accumulated wisdom of the past so that the challenges of the present may be met with wisdom, faith and imagination. Integrated with professional studies, general education courses remind students that their professional lives will be touched, complicated, even shaped by broad areas of thought. The mission of general education at The College of St. Scholastica is to help students define for themselves the issues of responsible living and meaningful work. As it seeks to fulfill this mission, the general education program has two aspects: a set of outcomes and a set of course requirements.

General Education Outcomes

The outcomes for general education make explicit the connection between individual course offerings and the overall curricular goals of general education. An outcome-based approach to student learning identifies the knowledge, skills, and values that students should attain in their general education and major field course work. The outcomes for general education demonstrate the distinctive role of the general education curriculum and its contribution to the mission of the College.

1. Outcome: Problem-Solving
Problem-solving is a process that incorporates the ability to analyze a situation; select, find and evaluate appropriate information; and create one or more possible solutions to improve/correct the situation. It requires observation, information gathering, critical thinking and communication skills. Problem solving is required in all academic disciplines and employment situations a student will face. A general education will provide students the opportunity to analyze and improve their problem solving skills.

The student will:

  1. analyze a situation (either real or hypothetical) to identify a problem
  2. use multiple resources to gain additional information regarding the problem
  3. develop a procedure to solve the problem using a sufficient knowledge base
  4. propose and critique a viable solution to the problem
  5. communicate the problem statement, the solution steps and the eventual outcomes

2. Outcome: Value-Based Decision Making
Broadly conceived, values have to do with ideas, motives, and standards a society considers good and essential for sustaining life. Making decisions based on values involves developing analytical skills and moral reasoning, understanding the sources of our personal and community value assumptions, and fostering the disposition and capacity to learn from the insights and experiences of others who perceive the world differently. Ultimately it involves making decisions to act based on values which are well suited to achieving well-being for the individual, the community and the environments on which they depend.

The student will:

  1. understand his/her own value system and the manner in which these values have been influenced by his/her personal close up experiences and decisions
  2. differentiate between his/her own personal values and the value systems of others
  3. appraise personal and communal values in the light of new knowledge, recent experience and insight
  4. defend value-based decisions as ultimately serving the common good

3. Outcome: Social Responsibility
As a Catholic and Benedictine institution, the College has a particular obligation to share with students the reasons why it believes in the worth and dignity of all persons, why it places importance on exhibiting hospitality toward those in need, and why it works for peace and justice. Equally important is helping students to be better informed citizens who take the responsibility of citizenship seriously, for a democratic society is dependent upon the active participation of all of its people.

The student will:

  1. identify specific issues that call for social responsibility
  2. evaluate the complexity of social justice issues
  3. evaluate differing points of view on social responsibility
  4. evaluate the moral and social obligations to respond to injustice and to work for social change
  5. understand the responsibilities of citizenship
  6. demonstrate the beginning of commitment to active citizenship

4. Outcome: Effective Communication
Effective communication includes the discovery and exchange of personal ideas and experiences through language appropriate to a person's audience, and the accurate reception and restatement of the ideas and experiences of others.

The student will:

  1. identify personal strengths and weaknesses as a writer, reader, speaker and listener
  2. identify the sources of personal opinions, e.g., family history, experience with peers, reading and other forms of media, discussion, writing and personal reflection
  3. generate questions about personal experience and attitudes, the answers to which necessitate gathering, summarizing, evaluating, and acknowledging information taken from other sources
  4. generate, revise, and edit both oral and written communications
  5. employ vocabulary appropriate to both the content of the message and its intended audience
  6. solicit audience feedback to determine the effectiveness of communication
  7. demonstrate effective group interaction, including both speaking and listening in a learning community

5. Outcome: The Aesthetic Response
It is culturally broadening to gain an appreciation of (non-literary) art forms that various cultures celebrate and value. To meet the College's expectation that the student cultivate an aesthetic response, the student will:

  1. arrive at an analytical and reasoned appreciation of a specific art form
  2. be able to communicate the appreciation to others either in written or verbal form or in artistic medium itself
  3. respond creatively to or produce a work of art

6. Outcome: Living with Diversity
Part of the mission of the College lies in preparing graduates who can live in a world characterized by diversity of cultural traditions. The graduate will acknowledge and appreciate multiple voices. The challenges posed by diversity include differences rooted in conflicting histories, values and perceptions.

The student will:

  1. identify challenges posed by living and working in a multicultural nation
  2. identify problems posed by living and working in a world community
  3. comprehend how ethnicity, race, class and gender have contributed to the shaping of personal identity and American cultures
  4. comprehend how the assumptions and values of other people provide a framework for making choices that can be valuable to the student's own assumptions and values

These learning outcomes are featured in general education courses and are interwoven throughout the major programs. The major programs also help the student to achieve the following three outcomes:

7. Outcome: Mastery of content within a specific discipline

8. Outcome: Understanding of the disciplinary connections between the liberal arts and sciences and the major field of study

9. Outcome: Preparedness for lifelong learning


Students attain the outcomes described above through a range of courses that, together, amount to one-third of the 128 credits required for graduation. The program includes a system of area distribution requirements, a First-Year Program, and an upper-division writing course elective.

Area Distribution Requirements

Cultural Diversity (I)
4 Credits. Students are required to take one course that can count for both cultural diversity and another general education distribution requirement.
Social Sciences (II)
4 Credits. One course in psychology, sociology, economics, or political science.
World Languages (III)
2-8 Credits. Students need to demonstrate a language competency equal to the second semester of a beginning language course. This requirement can be met in one of three ways: (1) by having completed three years of one language (including ASL) in high school grades 9-12; (2) by successfully completing FRN 1104, SPN 1104, GMN 1104, RUS 1104 or OJB 1104; or (3) by showing equivalent proficiency at the same course levels (respectively in French, Spanish, German, Russian or Ojibwe) through a St. Scholastica placement exam.
Literature (IV)
4 Credits.
Analytical Reasoning (V)
4 Credits. One course in mathematics, statistics, music theory, or logic.
Natural Science (VI)
4 Credits.
History (VII)
4 Credits.
Fine Arts (VIII)
4 Credits.
Philosophy (IX)
4 Credits.
Religious Studies (X)
4 Credits.
Elective (WI)
4 Credits. Students are required to take an upper division writing intensive course in their junior or senior year. This requirement must be taken at St. Scholastica.

The Roman numerals found after course titles in this catalog identify which area distribution requirement(s) a specific course fulfills. Each course may be used to satisfy only one area distribution requirement, with the exception of the cultural diversity requirement. First-year students who wish to take a 3000- or 4000-level course to satisfy a general education area distribution requirement should first get the instructor's permission. The Arabic numerals found after course titles identify the general education outcomes to which the course contributes.

Courses Approved for Area Distribution Requirements

Course   Course Title   Outcome

I. Cultural Diversity

ART/INS 2204   American Indian Art and Music   6
CTA 2240   Intercultural Communication   4, 6
CTA/LIS 3202   German Culture Through Film   5
ENG 1130   Introduction to Women's Literature   2, 4, 6
ENG 1141   World Literature: Modern   6
ENG 2210   Ethnic Literature   4, 6
ENG 2252   Introduction to Drama   2, 6
ENG/RUS 2280   Literature in Translation   2, 6
ENG/RES 3380   Women's Spirituality and Literature   4, 6
HIS/LIS 2009   Modern Latin American History   5
HIS/INS 2201   American Indian History I   6
HIS/INS 2202   American Indian History II   6
HIS/INS 3308   Ojibwe History   6
INS 1101   Introduction to American Indian Studies   6
INS 2203   American Indian Literature    6
INS/PHL/RES 3301   American Indian Philosophy   6
INS 3320   American Indian Women: Myth/Reality   6
INS/SWK 4401   American Indian Law and Policy   6
INS/SWK 4410   Counseling the American Indian   6
INS/SWK 4415   American Indian Families   6
INS/SWK 4420   Human Behavior and the American Indian Community   6
LIS 1101   Introduction to International Studies   3, 6
LIS 3302   United States of Europe   1,4
LIS 3401   Health Care Across Cultures   1, 2, 6
LIS/POL 4402   Environmental Politics   4, 6
LIS 4411   Strangers in Their Own Land   2, 4, 6
MUS 3309   World Music   5
RES 1130   Comparative World Religions   6
RUS 2209   Russian Language Camp   2, 4, 6
SOC 2231   Cultural Anthropology   2, 6
SOC 2265   Diversity/Marginality (Minority) in the U.S.   2, 6
SOC 3375   Introduction to African American Culture   2, 6
WMS 1101   Introduction to Women's Studies   2, 3, 4, 6

II. Social Sciences

ECN 2230   Principles of Microeconomics   1, 2
ECN 2280   Principles of Macroeconomics   1
ECN 3335   Contemporary Health Care Economic Systems   1, 2, 3
ECN 4430   Current Economic Issues   1, 2, 4
INS 1101   Introduction to American Indian Studies   6
INS 3320   American Indian Women: Myth/Reality   6
INS/SWK 4401   American Indian Law and Policy   6
INS/SWK 4410   Counseling the American Indian   6
INS/SWK 4415   American Indian Families   6
INS/SWK 4420   Human Behavior and the American Indian Community   6
LIS 1101   Introduction to International Studies   3, 6
LIS/POL 2001   Introduction to Political Science   3
LIS 2201   Peaceful Resolution of International Conflicts   1
LIS/POL 3001   Politics of Globalization   3
LIS 3301   Human Rights   3
POL 3302   United States of Europe   1, 4
POL 3331   American Government   2
PSY 1105   General Psychology   1, 4
PSY 2208   Lifespan Developmental Psychology   1
SOC 1125   Basic Concepts and Principles of Sociology   2
SOC 2231   Cultural Anthropology   2, 6
SOC 2265   Diversity/Marginality (Minority) in the U.S.   2, 6
SOC 3375   Introduction to African American Culture   2, 6

III. World Language

FRN 1101   Conversational French I   4
FRN 1102   Conversational French II   4
FRN 1103   Conversational French III   4
FRN 1104   Conversational French IV   4
GMN 1101   Beginning German I   4
GMN 1102   Beginning German II   4
GMN 1103   Beginning German III   4
GMN 1104   Beginning German IV   4
OJB 1101   Ojibwe Language and Culture I   4
OJB 1102   Ojibwe Language and Culture II   4
OJB 1103   Ojibwe Language and Culture III   4
OJB 1104   Ojibwe Language and Culture IV   4
RUS 1101   Beginning Russian I   4
RUS 1102   Beginning Russian II   4
RUS 1103   Beginning Russian III   4
RUS 1104   Beginning Russian IV   4
RUS 2209   Russian Language Camp   2, 4, 6
SPN 1101   Beginning Spanish I   4
SPN 1102   Beginning Spanish II   4
SPN 1103   Beginning Spanish III   4
SPN 1104   Beginning Spanish IV   4

IV. Literature

CTA/ENG 3330   Theatre: Greek-Elizabethan   5
CTA/ENG 3331   Theatre: Restoration-Twentieth Century   5
CTA/ENG 4420   Film and Literature   4
ENG 1115   Introduction to Literature   4
ENG 1120   Mythology   2
ENG 1130   Introduction to Women's Literature   2, 4, 6
ENG 1140   World Literature: Renaissance and Pre-Modern   2
ENG 1141   World Literature: Modern   6
ENG 2210   Ethnic Literature   4, 6
ENG 2250   Introduction to Poetry   4
ENG 2251   Introduction to Fiction   4
ENG 2252   Introduction to Drama   2, 6
ENG/RUS 2280   Literature in Transition   2, 6
ENG 3310   American Literature I: Beginnings to 1900   4
ENG 3311   American Literature II: 1900 to Present   4
ENG 3315   American Short Story   4
ENG 3320   British Literature I: Beowulf to Neoclassic   4
ENG 3321   British Literature II: Romantic to Modern   4
ENG 3340   American Novel   4
ENG 3350   British Novel   4
ENG 3370   Studies in Women's Literature   1, 2, 4
ENG/RES 3380   Women's Spirituality and Literature   4, 7
ENG 3390   Irish Literature   2, 4
ENG 4400   Shakespeare I   1
ENG 4401   Shakespeare II   1
ENG 4410   Individual Author   4
INS 2203   American Indian Literature   6

V. Analytical Reasoning

CIS 2085   Programming I w/C++   1, 5
MTH 1111   Elementary Functions I   1
MTH 1114   Data Explorations   1
MTH 1115   Mathematical Ideas   1
MUS 1101   Music Theory I   1, 5
PHL 1105   Logic   1, 4
PSY 3331   Statistics   1

VI. Natural Science

BIO 1102   Human Biology and Heredity   1
BIO 1103   Current Environmental Topics   2, 3
BIO 1104    Life Science    1, 3
BIO 1120    Animal Biology    1
BIO 3101    Conversations with the Naturalists    1, 3
CHM 1010    Everyday Chemistry    1, 4
CHM 1020    General and Organic Chemistry for Health Sciences    1
CHM 1110    General Chemistry I    1
ESC 1202    Cosmic Systems    1, 3
HSC 2201   Nutrition   1, 5
PSC 1201    Concepts of Physics    1
PSC 1501   A Short Course in Physics   1
PSC 2001    Physics I    1

VII. History

HIS 1101    Modern World History: 1500-1815    1
HIS 1102    World History, 1789-1945    1
HIS 1110    History of the United States I    1
HIS 1111    History of the United States II    1
HIS/LIS 2009    Modern Latin American History    6
HIS/INS 2201    American Indian History I   6
HIS/INS 2202    American Indian History II    6
HIS 2212    Medieval Europe    1
HIS 2214    The World Since 1945    1
HIS 3206    Historiography and Historical Methods    4
HIS 3301/LIS 3304    Modern Russian History    1
HIS 3303    History of Great Britain    1
HIS/RES 3304    The Renaissance and Reformation in Global Perspective:
Earth, Sky, Fire and Water 
HIS 3306    Issues in European History I   1
HIS/INS 3308    Ojibwe History    6
HIS 3310    United States Foreign Relations    1
HIS 3315    Modern German History    1
HIS 3320   Women in United States History I   1
HIS 3321   Women in United States History II   1
HIS 3333   Issues in American History   1

VIII. Fine Arts

ART 1105   Introduction to Art   5
ART/CTA 1107   Photography I    5
ART 1120   Drawing I    5
ART 1124   Basic Design   5
ART/CTA/CIS 2041   Computer Graphic Design   1, 5
ART 2121   Painting I   5
ART 2122   Color Theory    5
ART 2125   Print Making    5
ART/CTA 2201    The Moving Image   4, 5
ART/INS 2204    American Indian Art & Music    6
ART 2221   Painting II   5
CTA 2100    Theatre Practicum   4, 5
CTA 2150    Acting for the Stage   5
CTA 2250   Stagecraft   1, 5
CTA/LIS 3202    German Culture Through Film    5
CTA/ENG 3330   Theatre: Greek-Elizabethan   5
CTA/ENG 3331    Theatre: Restoration-Twentieth Century   5
CTA/ENG 4420   Film and Literature   4
MUS 1001   Fundamentals of Music   5
MUS 1101   Music Theory I   1, 5
MUS 1211   Collegiate Chorus   5
MUS 1301   Music Appreciation   5
MUS 1410   Class Piano I   5
MUS 1411   Class Piano II   5
MUS 1421   Class Voice    5
MUS 1431   Beginning Recorder I   5
MUS 1713   Music Lessons   5
MUS 1715   Music Lessons   5
MUS 1723   Music Lessons   5
MUS 1725   Music Lessons   5
MUS 1745   Music Lessons   5
MUS 2301   Introduction to Opera   5
MUS 2302   Introduction to Symphony   5
MUS 3211   Chamber Choir   5
MUS 3212   Concert Band   5
MUS 3213   Jazz Ensemble   5
MUS 3309   World Music   5, 6
MUS 4211   Small Ensembles   5
MUS 4301   Music Criticism   4, 5

IX. Philosophy

CIS 3205   Technology and Cyberspace: Ethics and Issues   1, 2
INS/PHL/RES 3301   American Indian Philosophy   6
PHL 1114   The Philosophical Perspective   2, 3, 4
PHL 2205   Philosophy of Person   2, 3, 4
PHL 2214   Introductory Ethics   1, 2, 3, 4
PHL/RES 2220   Philosophy of Religion   2, 4
PHL 2223   Political Philosophy   2, 3, 4
PHL 3302   History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy   2, 4
PHL 3304   History of Renaissance and Modern Philosophy   2, 3, 4
PHL 3345   Contemporary Philosophy   2, 4
PHL 3350   Contemporary Ethical Issues   1, 2, 3, 4
PHL 3354   Management Ethics   1, 2, 3, 4
PHL 3355   Development of Values in Children   1, 2, 3, 4
PHL 3360   Philosophies of Feminism   2, 3, 4
PHL 3369   Metaphysics   1, 4
PHL 4420   Philosophy of Science   3, 4

X. Religious Studies

ENG/RES 3380   Women's Spirituality and Literature   4, 6
GER/RES 3310   Religious Perspectives on Living, Dying and Grieving   2, 4
GER/RES 3318   Spirituality and Aging   4
HIS/RES 3304   The Renaissance and Reformation in Global Perspective:
Earth, Sky, Fire and Water
HSC/RES 3311    Religious Perspectives on Health Care Ethics   1, 2, 3, 4
INS/PHL/RES 3301   American Indian Philosophy   6
PHL/RES 2220   Philosophy of Religion   2, 4
RES 1103   Introduction to the Bible   2, 3, 4
RES 1110   Introduction to Catholicism   2, 3
RES 1120   Introduction to Religion: The Human Quest for Meaning   2
RES 1130   Comparative World Religions   6
RES 1180   Benedictine Tradition   3
RES/WMS 2243   Women and Religion   2, 3
RES 2250   Living Ethically as a 21st Century Christian   3
RES 2290   Spirituality and Everyday Life   2
RES 3240   Sacraments and Liturgy   5
RES 3307   Religion in the United States   3, 4
RES 3315   The Church Today   3
RES 3350   The Person and Mission of Jesus   2, 5
RES 3378   Spirituality and Prayer   4
RES 3381   Sexuality: Equality, Justice and Spirituality in Relationships   3, 4
RES 4130   Biblical Studies Seminar   4
RES 4430   Craftsmanship and the Human Spirit   1, 4, 5
RES 4440   Women Mystics   3

XI. Writing Intensive

BIO 3101    Conversations with the Naturalists    1, 3, 4
CTA 4417   Mass Media Law and Ethics   4
ECN 3335   Contemporary Health Care Economic Systems   1, 2, 3
ECN 4430   Current Economic Issues   1, 2, 4
ENG 3300   Imaginative Writing: Fiction and Nonfiction   4, 5
ENG 3301   Imaginative Writing: Poetry   4, 5
ENG 3310   American Literature I: Beginnings to 1900   4
ENG 3311   American Literature II: 1900 to Present   4
ENG 3315   American Short Story   4
ENG 3320   British Literature I: Beowulf to Neoclassic   4
ENG 3321   British Literature II: Romantic to Modern   4
ENG 3340   American Novel   4
ENG 3350   British Novel   4
ENG 3360   Technical Writing   1, 4
ENG 3362   Advanced Writing   1, 4
ENG 3364/MGT 3150   Management Communication: Written   4
ENG 3370   Studies in Women's Literature   1, 2, 4
ENG/RES 3380   Women's Spirituality and Literature   4, 6
ENG 3390   Irish Literature   2, 4
ENG 4400   Shakespeare I   1
ENG 4401   Shakespeare II   1
ENG 4410   Individual Author   4
ENG 4430   English Language and Linguistics   4
GER/RES 3310   Religious Perspectives on Living, Dying and Grieving   2, 4
HIS/RES 3304   The Renaissance and Reformation in Global Perspective:
Earth, Sky, Fire and Water
HSC/RES 3311   Religious Perspectives on Health Care Ethics   1, 2, 3, 4
HUM 3366   Travel Writing   4
HUM 4444   Seminar: Medieval and Renaissance Studies   4
LIS 3401   Health Care Across Cultures   1, 2, 6
LIS/POL 4402   Environmental Politics   4, 6
LIS 4411   Strangers in Their Own Land   2, 4, 6
MUS 4301   Music Criticism   4, 5
PHL 3302   History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy   2, 4
PHL 3304   History of Renaissance and Modern Philosophy   2, 3, 4
PHL 3345   Contemporary Philosophy   2, 4
PHL 3350   Contemporary Ethical Issues   1, 2, 3, 4
PHL 3354   Management Ethics   1, 2, 3, 4
PHL 3355   Development of Values in Children   1, 2, 3, 4
PHL 3360   Philosophies of Feminism   2, 3, 4
PHL 3369   Metaphysics   1, 4
PHL 4420   Philosophy of Science   3, 4
PSC 4150   Science and Culture   1, 2, 3
RES 3378   Spirituality and Prayer   4
RES 3381   Sexuality: Equality, Justice and Spirituality in Relationships   3, 4
RES 4130   Biblical Studies Seminar   4
RES 4430   Craftsmanship and the Human Spirit   1, 4, 6
RES 4440   Women Mystics   4
SOC 3433   Contemporary Social Issues   3, 4
WMS 4488   Herstory   2, 4
WMS 4555   Women's Studies Practicum/Seminar    

First-Year Program (8 credits)

The ability to express oneself effectively is integral to success in college, in professional life, and in all public endeavors. To develop communication skills, all beginning students and all first-year transfer students without writing/oral communication competencies are required to complete a two-semester sequence of writing and oral communication courses. This course work cultivates critical thinking skills and the formation of values and encourages involvement in public discourse.

St. Scholastica offers the eight-credit course work in two different formats. Students have the option of taking 1) ENG 1110 and CTA 1102 or 2) ICE 1110-1111.

ENG 1110 First-Year Composition (4 credits)

English 1110 emphasizes the development of thinking and writing skills. Based on principles of contemporary writing pedagogy, the course includes prewriting activities, writing process, considerations of audience and purpose, writing reflections, peer evaluation, drafting, group writing and conferences with one's instructor. Early assignments depend on personal experience and then sequence to argumentative and research writing. Attention, as necessary, will be given to grammar and syntax.

CTA 1102 Human Communication (4 credits)

CTA 1102 combines the areas of interpersonal communication and public speaking. The course focuses on the nature of the communication process as it applies to relationships, the self, perception, verbal communication, assertiveness, listening skills, nonverbal communication, conflict management, and cultural differences. Students will be introduced to styles of presenting themselves and their ideas to public groups. The course emphasizes purpose, audience analysis, and choice of supporting material, organization, delivery behaviors and rhetorical skills.

ICE 1110-1111 Integrated Communication/English (8 Credits)

Intended for traditional first year and transfer students, ICE 1110 1111 combines ENG 1110 and CTA 1102. The two semester course integrates oral and written communication theory and skills with an examination of value systems, personal well being and life relationships. The yearlong course emphasizes writing process, reflective essays, library lab, research process and writing, as well as informative and persuasive speaking. Speaking and writing assignments emerge from discussions of value based decision making.

Note: Transfer students who have not completed writing and oral communication competencies must take ENG 1105 (Argumentative and Research Writing) and CTA 1100 (Public Speaking) and CTA 1101 (Interpersonal Communication).

General Education Upper Division (Writing Intensive) Elective (4 credits)

During junior or senior year, students will select an elective from a list of upper division courses designated "writing intensive"(WI). Students must choose courses outside their major. The purpose of this requirement is twofold: 1) students will have the opportunity to apply general education skills and values developed in their major field to a body of subject matter outside their major; and 2) students will have the opportunity to further develop and practice writing skills essential to personal and professional growth.

Courses designated "writing intensive" build on skills developed in the First Year Program. In these courses students may spend time writing about personal experience, narrating events, gathering, summarizing and evaluating information, rewriting and editing, incorporating feedback in drafts, developing arguments and producing texts which reflect research. Writing intensive courses challenge juniors and seniors to apply further those communication skills and principles they have learned in and out of the classroom.

Topic Courses

All courses with numerical designation of 2777, 3777 and 4777 must be individually approved for requirement by the Curriculum Committee.

Support Services

A range of academic support services is available to students, including academic counseling, personal counseling, career and placement counseling and a learning assistance center. Faculty and student service staff consider students' learning styles and stages of development in curriculum design, instructional methods and service offerings.


The College of St. Scholastica Honors Program

Philosophy of the Program

The Honors Program at The College of St. Scholastica was created to give honors students enriched learning experiences and to provide a community of support for learners devoted to a vigorous life of the mind. The Honors Program achieves these goals by providing for the unique social and academic needs of these students in order to attract, challenge and retain them.

The courses in the honors program are designed to provide in-depth learning experiences, to investigate compelling and controversial ideas and to require students to take charge of their learning by being actively engaged in the learning process. Involvement in honors courses allows the student to exercise his/her intellect and develop his/her potential to the greatest degree possible.

The honors faculty act as intellectual mentors for students in the Honors Program, serving as role models of academic rigor. Faculty members who teach in the Honors Program also function as academic advisors to honors students.

Finally, the students who become involved in the St. Scholastica Honors Program should strive to love ideas and the discussion of them, not fearing intellectual debate or finding it threatening; to be able to listen to others' ideas with respect no matter how much those ideas might conflict with personal sentiments; to embrace their college opportunities; to demand the best that the college can offer, not allowing anything or anyone to impede their opportunities to learn; to be willing to risk the analysis of an idea for its improvement and for the individual's greater understanding; and to desire a life of learning.

Guidelines for Admission to the Honors Program

Students wishing to participate in the CSS Honors Program should meet two of the following criteria:

  • top 15% of high school class
  • ACT score of 26 or SAT score of 1100
  • GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

All applicants for the Honors Program will be interviewed by the honors director prior to admission.

Any student who wishes to participate in the Honors Program, but who does not meet two of the three criteria above may still apply to the program by contacting the honors director. The director may allow the student to participate in the Honors Program based on a successful interview.

Course Requirements for the Honors Program

Students are required to complete five honors courses, at least two of which are upper level courses. Students may choose an honors thesis project for one of these courses. The Honors Colloquium is strongly recommended for freshman Honors students. Transfer students may satisfy the requirements of the Honors Program by completing three honors courses, at least two of which are upper level, with the permission of the honors director.

Continuing in the Honors Program

Students who fall below the minimum grade point average required for graduating with honors may continue to enroll in honors courses in the hope that their GPA will improve.

Graduating from The College of St. Scholastica Honors Program

In order to graduate with an Honors Program Designation on his/her transcript, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • an overall GPA of 3.5
  • a minimum grade of B in honors courses


Portfolio Assessment

The college classroom is not the only place college-level learning may occur. The College of St. Scholastica recognizes college-level learning acquired outside the classroom as equivalent to courses offered on campus. Students begin the process by attending a workshop that helps them decide if this program will be useful for them. In the workshop, students identify their college-level learning experiences. The workshop facilitator guides students through the process of documenting their equivalent learning in a portfolio that will be reviewed by faculty members.

Students save both time and money using the portfolio assessment workshop. Credits earned through this program will cost $50.00 each.

Credit By Examination

The College Board and the Educational Testing Service provide a national program of examinations called the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) that is used to evaluate college level education.

The College's policy on CLEP exams is further defined by the requirements of each academic department. Before registering for CLEP exams, students are advised to review departmental conditions and restrictions and to discuss their plans with the appropriate department chair. Note that credit cannot be granted for both a course passed by examination and a regular classroom course that duplicates the subject matter. No credit can be given for an examination if an advanced course in that area has already been taken.

Unless otherwise noted, the CLEP exams listed below, both general and subject specific, may be used to meet the curricular area distribution requirements.

The general examinations of the CLEP program cover an entire freshman year in humanities, mathematics, social sciences, history and natural sciences. A student who takes one or more of these examinations and receives a score of 50 or above will receive eight credits for each examination. The general examination in English composition is also available and a student who receives a score of 60 or greater may receive eight credits.

The subject examinations are available in the following subjects: American government, American literature, analyzing and interpreting literature, calculus with elementary functions, college algebra, college algebra trigonometry, English literature, freshman college composition, general biology, general chemistry, history of the United States I and II, human growth and development, information systems and computer applications, introduction to educational psychology, introductory business law, introductory psychology, introductory sociology, principles of accounting, principles of macroeconomics, principles of management, principles of marketing, principles of microeconomics, trigonometry, and western civilization I and II. A student who takes one or more of these examinations and receives a score of 50 or above will receive the same course credit as students who take that course on campus.

Challenge Exams

A degree-seeking undergraduate student may "challenge" courses not listed above by asking the chair of a department to request an examination. This request is granted at the discretion of the department chair.


Full-time students at St. Scholastica may also enroll for up to two courses per semester at two other local universities without payment of additional tuition. Such enrollment, called cross-registration, is available at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Cross-registration is open at the University of Wisconsin-Superior to a total of 15 College of St. Scholastica juniors and seniors. There are no numerical limits at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. If a student's total credits exceed 18, the student will be charged for those excess credits at the current College of St. Scholastica cost per credit rate. Course or lab fees must be paid prior to registration.

Complete details of the program are available in the Registrar's Office.

Cross-registration is not available during the summer, nor does it include graduate level work at any time.

Management Options

Management 2+2 (satellite) Degree Program is a consortium agreement with Itasca Community College (Grand Rapids, MN) which enables students to earn a baccalaureate degree with a management major from The College of St. Scholastica. Students complete all degree requirements through courses offered by St. Scholastica and the local community college on the Itasca campus in Grand Rapids. Coordinator: David Anstett, MBA.

Independent Study

A select number of courses at the College are available for independent study

Study Abroad


The College of St. Scholastica seeks to enlarge the educational horizon of its students by providing a study center in Ireland during the spring semester of each academic year. The program enables a student to pursue a full semester=s course work in liberal education in addition to experiencing intercultural exchange, travel and personal enrichment. The course offerings will vary each year, dependent upon the two St. Scholastica faculty members resident at the center for a given semester. Application forms may be obtained from the senior vice president of the college. Enrollment each year is limited and selection of students is made on the basis of date of application, goals, faculty and staff letters of reference, satisfactory grade point average and submission of the necessary deposit to reserve space.


The College of St. Scholastica cosponsors the annual St. Scholastica/Leipzig Exchange Program with the University of Leipzig, developed for students in the health science fields, which promotes the integration of language and professional interests in an immersion model. During a two week stay after the end of spring term, St. Scholastica students live with and shadow Leipzig students in their professional training and clinical practice in Germany. In the fall term, Leipzig students come to the St. Scholastica campus and repeat the exchange.

Application to the exchange requires a minimum of one year college/three years high school German and is recommended at the end of the junior or senior level to maximize professional experience. Contact the German faculty in the Department of Languages and International Studies.


The College of St. Scholastica offers a fall semester program in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Students and two faculty live and study at the Cuernavaca Center for Intercultural Dialogue on Development (CCIDD). The center is dedicated to educating students about social justice issues and the life of the poor in Mexico. Students will study Spanish language and learn about Mexico from CCIDD staff. CSS faculty will teach two classes on Latin American topics. The final month of the program will be spent in a service learning placement in the community. Students must be at the sophomore level and have the equivalent of one semester of Spanish language to participate in the program. The Service Learning Coordinator and Spanish faculty have applications and additional information.


The College of St. Scholastica conducts a series of summer language camps in cooperation with the Karelian State Pedagogical University in Petrozavodsk, Duluth's sister city in Russia. Russian language camps are intended for American students of Russian and are held in June and July in Petrozavodsk. Language classes are taught at the beginner through advanced intermediate level by the faculty of the Karelian Pedagogical University. The Russian camps also include a number of cultural and recreational activities as well as extended visits to St. Petersburg and Moscow. The Russian language camps are an integral part of St. Scholastica's Russian language program, but they are open to any interested student.

In alternate summers, St. Scholastica faculty offer English language camps for students from Petrozavodsk. St. Scholastica students also are encouraged to participate in these camps by acting as hosts to the College's guests from Russia.

Northern Ireland*
United States*

* At these sites, The College of St. Scholastica offers a variety of study programs and internships focusing on social change. Refer to www.hecua.org.

Other Countries

Faculty occasionally lead study trips to France, Germany, Russia and many other countries around the world. Recent faculty lead trips have included Israel, Cameroon, and Tanzania. A service learning component may be available on some of these trips. Arrangements can also be made for St. Scholastica students to participate in other college and university programs abroad. Financial aid, however, may not be available for programs other than those sponsored by St. Scholastica.

Summer Session

Summer courses are offered during one eight-week session. (Some courses may be blocked into a less than eight-week span of time.) In addition, a number of workshops, seminars and conferences focusing on professional continuing education are held on campus each summer.

Summer study allows students to:

  • accelerate progress toward a degree
  • meet requirements for a double major
  • concentrate on a single area of study
  • plan a more flexible degree program
  • try out college in a relaxed summer atmosphere


It is to the student's distinct advantage to ponder the following summary of current academic policies carefully, perhaps even rereading it from time to time.

Graduation Requirements:

A Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded to a person who:

1. satisfactorily completes a minimum of 128 semester credits including: 

a. forty-two upper-division credits (numbered 3000 or above). 
b. a major program as stipulated by a department or advisor. 
c. a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the major as well as an overall "C" average. 

2. fulfills the residence requirement.
3. completes the general education requirements.

Prerequisites and Placement Testing:

Prerequisites (eligibility requirements) are stated after each course description. A student who fails the first course in a sequence may not register for the succeeding course unless the prerequisite course has been successfully repeated or the student has the permission of the instructor. All placement testing not done during regularly scheduled student orientation will be done in the learning assistance center under the supervision of the director of academic support services.

Course Load:

The usual full time student load is 16 semester credits. In exceptional cases, permission to enroll in more than 18 semester credits may be obtained from the student=s advisor. An additional fee is assessed for course loads beyond 18 credits. To be classified as full time, a student must carry at least 12 semester credits: a student carrying less than 12 credits is part time and pays tuition per credit. The State of Minnesota requires a student to be registered for 15 credits in order to be classified as full time for state financial aid purposes.

Academic Honesty Policy:

Academic honesty and integrity are highly valued in our campus community. Academic dishonesty seriously violates the integrity of the academic enterprise and will not be tolerated at St. Scholastica. A more complete statement of the policy may be found in the Student Handbook.

Class Attendance:

Attendance regulations in general reflect St. Scholastica's efforts to admit students who will be responsible for their educational progress, and who see the desirability of attending classes, laboratory periods and seminars regularly. Specific attendance requirements, however, may be set by any instructor who wishes to do so, and the student adapts to the demands of each course. Students receiving veteran's benefits are expected to attend all scheduled classes. Students are encouraged to discuss any attendance issues(s) with their academic advisor.


A student may register to audit a course only with prior approval of the instructor. A student who registers to audit receives no academic credit in the course and is charged one third the tuition of those who register for credit in the course.

Changes from credit status to audit status or from audit to credit status are allowed only during the first two weeks of a semester and are subject to instructor approval. The registration procedure is identical to that for all other courses. Changes in status are to be made with an add/drop form. No course may be taken for audit during the summer session.

Residence Requirement:

Residence credit is credit earned at The College of St. Scholastica. Residence requirements for graduation are as follows: (1) the last 32 credits before graduation must be earned at The College of St. Scholastica and (2) a minimum of 16 credits must be earned in a major field at The College of St. Scholastica. (The second requirement is the college minimum; individual departments may require more credits.) Cross registered courses count towards residence.


Classification of students is determined by the number of semester credits satisfactorily completed. Sophomores must have completed at least 28 credits; juniors, 61 credits; and seniors, 93 credits.


Registration (the act of officially enrolling in classes) is difficult to personalize while maintaining efficiency, but this is what St. Scholastica attempts to do. Registration, therefore, becomes part of the orientation program for new students and a special process for all students every semester thereafter.

At St. Scholastica, registration takes place near the middle of the semester when each student meets with his/her advisor to review educational plans and specify class schedules for the succeeding semester. The student also fills out official registration forms at this time. To insure accurate fee statements, grant allocations and statistics upon which many decisions are based, it is imperative that all students complete registration each semester according to the announced procedures and deadlines.

The St. Scholastica catalog in effect at the time a student first enrolls is the matriculation plan for the student while attending St. Scholastica; the student should refer to the appropriate catalog when needed. Should the student re enroll after an absence of two years, the new catalog is in effect.

Changing Registration:

Students may drop a course during the first two weeks of a semester without that drop being officially recorded. However, the instructor and the advisor must sign all drops after the first day of the term. Through the ninth week, students may withdraw from individual courses but a grade of W will be entered on the students' records. No drops or withdrawals are permitted after the ninth week of a semester unless there are circumstances beyond the control of the student that prevented an earlier, timely drop or withdrawal. In no circumstances will drops or withdrawals be permitted after the close of the fiscal period in which the course was held. Drop and withdrawal deadlines for courses that begin or end on nonstandard dates will be set by the Registrar, but the drop and withdrawal intervals will be proportional to intervals for a full academic semester.

Once registered for a semester, students may add additional courses to their enrollment until the end of the second week, with instructor permission. The instructor and the advisor must sign all adds after the first day of the term. Please note that permission of the instructor is not automatic and is totally up to the instructor's discretion to grant. No adds will be permitted after the second week. Students who are registered for a class but who do not attend the class by the end of the second week, will be dropped from the class list.

The forms to be completed for dropping, withdrawing from, or adding classes are available in the Registrar=s Office. A $5 change of program fee is required for all such forms received in the Registrar's Office after the first week of a semester.

Repeated Courses:

Unless there are extenuating circumstances, a student may repeat only those courses in which he/she earned a "C-" or lower grade at The College of St. Scholastica. In the case of extenuating circumstances, the student may appeal through the Registrar's Office for permission to repeat a course in which he/she earned a "C" or higher grade at St. Scholastica. Consideration of an appeal will be made in consultation with the course instructor. In either case, both grades will remain on the student's permanent record but only the grade earned in the second enrollment will be used in grade point computations; similarly, credit will be awarded only with the second enrollment. Except in very unusual circumstances, courses may not be attempted a third time.

Courses failed at The College of St. Scholastica may not be repeated at any other college.

Application to Major:

To major in a given department, most students apply for acceptance during the spring semester of the sophomore year. Forms are available in the Registrar's Office.

Application to Minor:

To minor in a given department, students apply for acceptance during the spring semester of the sophomore year. Applications are available in the Registrar's Office. A minimum of 16 credits is required for a Minor.


A student's performance is recorded in grades as follows:
4.0 grade points
A- 3.7 grade points
B+ 3.3 grade points
3.0 grade points
B- 2.7 grade points
C+ 2.3 grade points
2.0 grade points
C- 1.7 grade points
D+ 1.3 grade points
1.0 grade points
D- 0.7 grade points
0.0 grade points

Students who have not completed a course by the end of a semester may appeal to the instructor for the award of the temporary grade "I." The temporary grade "IP" is awarded when a course is designed to continue beyond the boundaries of an academic term. The instructor will change "IP" grades to "F" if the course work is not completed within a reasonable time.

Students also have the option of taking courses under the "Pass-No Credit" evaluation system. A student wishing to exercise this option is required: (1) prior to registration, to obtain signatures of approval from both the advisor and from the chair of the department in which the student has declared a major. (Students with an open major would be well advised to discuss their decision to take a course "Pass-No Credit" with the chair of the department in which they are considering declaring a major); (2) to indicate on the registration form any course to be taken "pass-No Credit." 

Individual departments may also decide that certain courses will be offered as "Pass-No Credit" (P/N) courses, and all students enrolled in the course would be so evaluated. A grade of "P" indicates the student has done at least "C" work in the course.

College Honors:

A student whose cumulative grade point average is 3.75 or above one month before commencement graduates with highest honors. A student whose cumulative grade point average is between 3.50 and 3.75 graduates with honors. A minimum of 48 St. Scholastica credits with grade points is required to graduate with honors or with highest honors. A Dean's List of students achieving a 3.75 grade point average is published each semester.

Satisfactory Academic Progress:

In order to continue at The College of St. Scholastica, a student must maintain satisfactory academic progress. Satisfactory academic progress means that a student maintains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the minimum standard or higher and completes the minimum number of course credits required to complete degree requirements in the maximum allowable time frame. Minimum academic standards expected at The College of St. Scholastica:

1. Freshmen: cumulative GPA of 1.75 at the end of the first semester and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the end of the second semester, completion ratio of 75 percent;
2. Sophomores, juniors and seniors: a cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the end of each semester, completion ratio 75 per cent.

Academic Probation:

A student whose cumulative GPA and/or completion ratio at the end of either semester falls below these minimum academic standards will be placed on academic probation.

Students on academic probation remain on probation for the entire following semester and remain eligible for financial aid during the probationary semester. They are required to maintain no fewer than 12 credits during the probationary semester. They must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 and/or completion ratio of 75 per cent during their probationary semester. They may not take courses with the grade option of Pass/No Pass.

A student whose cumulative GPA and/or completion ratio remains below the minimum standards at the end of the probationary semester will be dismissed. However, if satisfactory progress has been made toward the required GPA and/or completion ratio, the student may be able to repeat probation for a second semester and may be eligible for financial aid. Final decisions on repeat probations are made by the Academic Dean.

ADEP students will be monitored at the end of Fall Term II, Spring Term II and Summer Term II.

Students on probation must develop a plan for academic improvement with the coordinator of academic advising or the director of academic support services. This may include use of the tutor center, developmental courses and/or reduction in work hours and extracurricular activities. Probation precludes holding elective office, participating in athletics or theatre productions or any other time consuming extracurricular activities. Eligibility for varsity sports will be determined each semester. For the purposes of financial aid, students working under a plan to improve will be considered making satisfactory progress during the probationary term.

At the end of the term of probation, the student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and have successfully completed at least 75 percent of the credits attempted. If these conditions are met, the status of probation is lifted. If these conditions are not met, the student receives an academic dismissal.

Recognizing that there may be some extenuating circumstances which account for the student=s not making satisfactory academic progress, such as a death in the immediate family or serious illness, the student may appeal to have the status changed within three weeks of the time of being placed on probation. The appeal should state both the reason for lack of academic progress and steps planned to improve the academic situation. The director of academic support services and the dean of faculty will review this information. The student will be notified immediately on the outcome of the appeal.


The College reserves the right to dismiss a student who does not maintain the required level of scholarship or whose attitude or conduct is not in harmony with the policies of the College.

Students who become academically ineligible receive written notice of their dismissal from the dean of faculty. If a student wishes to reenter, petition may be made to the dean of faculty after a lapse of one year.

Withdrawal from the College:

Any student who withdraws from the College during the course of the academic year holds an exit interview with the dean of students.

A student is legally registered until he/she files an official withdrawal or completes the period of registration. Enrollment certifications and refunds are based upon two documents: the official registration form and official withdrawal form. A student who has left the College while in good standing may reenter at any time by simply following the designated readmission and registration procedures.

Withdrawal Policy:

No withdrawals are permitted after the ninth week of the semester.

From the first day of classes until the ninth week of semester, withdrawals and subsequent refunds follow the Course Drops and Withdrawals Policy.

Appeals for withdrawals after the ninth week of the semester are considered only under the following circumstances:

  1. institutional error (student was never here; not withdrawn; financial aid and/or registration problems); 
  2. medical circumstances (non-routine, serious medical concerns; documentation required); 
  3. family emergency (specific written explanation required); 
  4. unusual circumstances (specific written documentation required).
Each request will be submitted to the dean of students. All decisions of the dean are final.

Release of Transcript and Grade Report:

Copies of transcript and grade reports will not be released to a student, or his/her designee if the student has an unpaid balance at St. Scholastica resulting from charges made for tuition and fees, fines, room damage assessments, student emergency loan, health hold, library hold or delinquent/defaulted Federal Perkins, Nursing or Ordean Student Loans.

When all debts to the college are paid in full, students who wish a copy of their transcript for themselves or others must submit a written request to the Registrar=s Office or complete an information release form supplied by the third party requester.

Fees charged for each copy of official transcript are as follows:
Each copy: $3
Request made upon graduation: First two free

Student Records:

Students are hereby notified that pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, students are entitled to review those records, files, documents and other materials which contain information directly related to themselves which are maintained by the College. It is further understood that a student may request a hearing, in accordance with the regulations issued by the Secretary of Education, to challenge the content of the educational records, in order to insure that the records are not inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of one=s rights. The student may insert in the records a written explanation regarding the contents of such records if the College does not make the suggested corrections or deletions.

Student access and review is subject to the following conditions:

  1. The College has 45 days to comply with a written request to the College official responsible for maintaining the record sought.
  2. All information declared confidential by the Act or excluded from the definition of "education records" on the Act is unavailable for inspection.
  3. After reviewing the records, the student may request the unit maintaining the record to remove or modify information believed to be misleading, inaccurate or inappropriate. If the request is refused, the student may insert in the records a written explanation regarding the contents to which he/she objects or may file an appeal with the President's Office which will be heard by a person or committee designated by the president.

Release of Information:

Students are further notified of the fact that the Act states that the following information may be construed to be directory information which is available to the public, and is hereby so declared: name, address, telephone listing, date of birth, major field of study, part time/full time status, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, classification, degrees and awards received and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended. Students have the right to inform the College that any or all of the bold faced information should not be released without prior consent. If a student wishes to restrict the release of this information, a written request to that effect must be completed annually in the Registrar's Office prior to the fifth day of fall semester classes. After the student has filed the required written request, the college will notify the appropriate offices and begin to comply with the request as soon as possible.

No information other than the items listed above will be released without specific written permission except as provided by law. A complete statement of the St. Scholastica policy is available in the Registrar=s Office.



Year Grads Respondents Employed in
Major Field

1991 277 234 (84.5%) 129 (55.1%) 21 (9.0%) 150 (64.1%)
1992 325 254 (78.1%) 156 (61.4%) 34 (13.4%) 190 (74.8%)
1993 352 273 (77.5%) 166 (60.8%) 30 (11.0%) 196 (71.8%)
1994 360 311 (86.3%) 187 (60.2%) 43 (13.8%) 230 (73.9%)
1995 348 309 (88.7%) 178 (57.6%) 45 (14.5%) 223 (72.1%)
1996 379 326 (86.0%) 180 (55.2%) 38 (11.6%) 218 (66.8%)
1997 306 254 (83.0%) 142 (55.9%) 15 (5.9%) 157 (61.8%)
1998 308 263 (85.5%) 153 (58.2%) 14 (5.3%) 167 (63.5%)
1999 310 258 (83.2%) 133 (50.5%) 22 (8.5%) 155 (59.3%)
2000 291 254 (87.29%) 154 (60.63%) 22 (8.66%) 176 (69.29%)
2001 296 237 (80.87%) 139 (58.65%) 19 (8.02%) 158 (66.67%)
Grad School/
Not Seeking

61 (26.0%) 211 (90.1%) 16 (6.8%) 7 (3.0%)
51 (20.1%) 241 (94.9%) 12 (4.7%) 1 (0.4%)
53 (19.4%) 249 (91.2%) 9 (3.2%) 15 (5.5%)
58 (18.6%) 288 (92.6%) 18 (5.8%) 5 (1.6%)
72 (23.3%) 295 (95.4%) 9 (2.9%) 5 (1.6%)
97 (29.7%) 315 (96.6%) 8 (2.4%) 3 (0.9%)
109 (42.9%) 243 (95.7%) 8 (3.1%) 3 (1.2%)
100 (38.0%) 258 (98.1%) 2 (0.8%) 3 (1.1%)
102 (39.5%) 255 (98.8%) 2 (0.8%) 1 (0.4%)
79 (31.10%) *245 (96.46%) 9 (3.54%) 0 (0.00%)
75 (31.65%) 233 (98.31%) 2 (0.84%) 2 (0.84%)

"Unemployed not seeking" group not included in placement totals.

*Please note that for the year 2000 Total Employed/School there were 10 graduates working and attending graduate school consecutively. The majors include: Behavioral Arts and Sciences 1, Biology 1, Education 1, English 1, Exercise Physiology 1, Nursing 3 and Psychology 2 - Total of 10.


Academic courses at St. Scholastica are listed in alphabetical order.

Division, Department and Program Key

ACC Accounting
AIR Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)
ASL American Sign Language
BAS Behavioral Arts and Sciences
BIO Biology
CHM Chemistry
CIS Computer Science/Information Systems
CTA Communication and Theatre Arts
ECN Economics
EDM Educational Media and Technology
EDU Education
ENG English
ESC Earth Science
EXP Exercise Physiology
FRN French
GER Gerontology
GMN German
HIM Health Information Management
HIS History
HON Honors
HSC Health Sciences
HUM Humanities
ICE Integrated Communications/English
INS American Indian Studies
LIS Languages and International Studies
MGT Management
MTH Mathematics
MUS Music
NSC Natural Sciences
NSG Nursing
OJB Ojibwe
OTH Occupational Therapy
PED Physical Education
PHL Philosophy
POL Political Science
PSC Physical Science
PSY Psychology
PTH Physical Therapy
RES Religious Studies
RUS Russian
SOC Sociology
SPN Spanish
SWK Social Work
WMS Women's Studies

Undergraduate Departments and Programs

Departments contain a major and a minor unless otherwise listed.
American Indian Studies (minor only)
Art (minor only)
Behavioral Arts and Sciences (major only)
Biochemistry (major only)
Business Communication (major only)
Communication and Theatre Arts
Computer Science/Information Systems
Education (major only)
Educational Media and Technology (major)
Exercise Physiology (major only)
French (minor only)
German (minor only)
Gerontology (certificate) (minor only)
Health Information Management (major only)
Health Sciences (major only)
Humanities (major only)
International Management (major only)
Languages and International Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies (minor only)
Natural Sciences (major only)
Nursing (major only)
Occupational Therapy (prerequisites for graduate program)
Ojibwe Language and Culture Education (major only)
Organizational Behavior (major only)
Philosophy (minor only)
Physical Education (course offerings)
Physical Science (course offerings)
Physical Therapy (prerequisites for graduate program)
Political Science (minor only)
Pre-Dental (suggested courses)
Pre-Engineering (suggested courses)
Pre-Law (suggested courses)
Pre-Medicine (suggested courses)
Pre-Pharmacy (suggested courses)
Pre-Veterinary Medicine (suggested courses)
Religious Studies
Russian (minor only)
Self-Designed Major/Minor
Social Science Secondary Education (major only)
Social Work (major only)
Sociology (course offerings)
Spanish (minor only)
Theatre (minor only)
Women's Studies (minor only) 

Division of Extended Studies

The Division of Extended Studies is the organizational arm of the college through which credit and noncredit bearing nontraditional courses and programs are offered.

The Accelerated Degree Evening Program (ADEP) is the first program offered by the Division of Extended Studies. ADEP offers a comprehensive evening program which makes baccalaureate degree completion possible for working adults. This program provides weekday evening access to courses and adult student services, enabling degree completion in less time than it would take in the traditional day program. All the courses which lead to a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management, Computer Information Systems, and the Divisional major in Behavioral Arts and Sciences are offered in an accelerated format. The four semester credit courses are accelerated in that they are completed in eight week terms, with two courses (eight credits) considered full time. There are six terms running throughout the calendar year. Classes meet twice a week in the evening for a total of 4.3 hours per week per course. It is possible for a student with no previous college credit to complete a baccalaureate degree in three years with two summer terms off, if the student enrolls in and successfully completes two courses per term.

Undergraduate programs are offered in:
Behavioral Arts and Sciences
Computer Science/Information Systems (Management minor only)
Organizational Behavior
RNBA Completion (Duluth and Brainerd)

Graduate programs are offered in:
Management (Brainerd, St. Cloud, and St. Paul)

Students may apply to the program by submitting an ADEP application, official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, and a high school transcript or GED certificate. Students may include a Portfolio of Prior Learning as part of their degree program through the Prior Learning Assessment process.

Division of Graduate Studies

Master's Degree Programs:
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Media and Technology
Exercise Physiology
Health Information Management
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy

Graduate Courses:

Division of Behavioral Arts and Sciences

Accounting, Behavioral Arts and Sciences, Computer Science/Information Systems, Economics, Education, Educational Media and Technology, Gerontology, Management, Marketing, Ojibwe Language and Culture Education, Organizational Development, Physical Education, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology.

Division of Health Sciences

Exercise Physiology; Health Information Management; Health Sciences; Nursing; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy.

Division of Humanities

American Indian Studies, Art, Communication, English, History, Humanities, Languages and International Studies (French, German, Ojibwe, Russian, Spanish), Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Social Science Secondary Education, Women=s Studies.

Division of Natural Sciences

Biology, Biochemistry & Chemistry, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physical Science. Pre Engineering, Pre Professional in Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, and Veterinary Medicine.

Division of Graduate Studies

Master of Education: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Media and Technology

Master of Arts: Exercise Physiology, Health Information Management, Management, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy Graduate Courses: Biology, Music, Psychology

Graduate Courses: Biology, Music, Psychology


Major: A designation signifying an area of academic emphasis; the completion of specific requirements in the major field indicates mastery of the subject as defined and approved by the appropriate department. The major is recorded on the student's transcript.

Majors come in four types: the departmental major, the directed major, the divisional major and the self designed major.

Departmental majors: are named on transcripts, are listed in the catalog, have specific structures and requirements including pre requisites, and represent a commitment by the College to offer everything necessary for students to complete the major within the Four Year Pledge (and its exceptions). Most departmental majors are the same as academic departments, such as English, Nursing, or Psychology. Some academic departments house more than one major, such as Management, International Management, and Accounting. Some majors cross academic department lines, such as Business Communication. The faculty member responsible for each major is listed in the catalog.

Directed majors: are named on transcripts, and have specific structures and requirements, but are not listed individually in the catalog, and do not represent an ongoing College commitment to be offered every year to all students. Persons accepted into a directed major can expect to be able to complete that major. A directed major comprises a set of courses which make up a coherent whole. Directed majors address topics which may change more rapidly than departmental majors, addressing particular student and employer needs. Directed majors incorporate courses from more than one department. Every current directed major has a responsible faculty member. Lists of current directed majors are available from the Academic Advising Office and Admissions Office.

Divisional majors: Each of the four academic divisions (Health Sciences, Behavioral Arts and Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Humanities), defines the requirements of a divisional major. Divisional major requirements are listed in the Catalog under the Division name. Division chairs are responsible for advising and approving divisional major plans.

Self designed majors: Individual students who desire to pursue a course of study which does not fit any departmental, directed or divisional structure can work with an individual faculty member to create a coherent program which reflects academic rigor and individual initiative. Self designed plans need approval by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee before more than half of the planned credits are taken.

Minor: A designation signifying an optional area of academic emphasis in addition to the chosen major. The completion of specific requirements in the minor field indicates a working knowledge of a subject as defined and approved by the appropriate department. The minor is recorded on the student=s transcript. (Minors are required for Education majors.)

Licensure: Certification of the completion of a state approved program. There is no transcript designation.

Concentration: An area of specialization within a major. (Required of management, communication and computer science/information systems majors.) The concentration is recorded on the student's transcript.

Course Offerings: A group of courses in a specific area.


The College of St. Scholastica grants a bachelor of arts degree (B.A.) upon the completion of the following majors: accounting (ACC), biochemistry (BCM), biology (BIO), business communication (BCO), chemistry (CHM), communication (COM), computer science/information systems (CIS), applied economics (ECS), education (EDU), educational media and technology (EDM), English (ENG), exercise physiology (EXP), health information management (HIM), history (HIS), international management (INT), languages and international studies (LIS), management (MGT), marketing (MKT), mathematics (MTH), music (MUS), nursing (NSG), Ojibwe language and culture education (OLC), organizational behavior (ODB), psychology (PSY), religious studies (RES), social science secondary education (SSC), social work (SWK) and a divisional major in each of the four divisions as approved by the division.

The College of St. Scholastica grants a master of education degree (M.Ed.) in curriculum and instruction and educational media and technology; and a master of arts degree in exercise physiology, health information management, management, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy. Graduate courses are also offered in biology, music and psychology. See the graduate school section of this catalog for details.

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