STUDENT LEADERSHIP CENTER
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.
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.
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.
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.
STUDENT UNION AND ACTIVITIES
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.
American Society of Exercise Physiologists
Athletic Training Club
Booshke-Giniin (American Indian Student Organization)
CABLE Student Newspaper
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
Campus Crusade for Christ
CSS Education Association
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Figure Skating Club
Friends Across Campus
Habitat for Humanity
Independent Film Club
International Multi-Cultural Club
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Kaleidoscope Multicultural Club
Math Society of St. Scholastica
Nordic Ski Club
Otakus Anon (Anime Club
Out of Words Literary Magazine
Physical Therapy Club
Psi Chi Honor Society
Psychology Association of St. Scholastica
Residential Hall and Apartment Association
Saints Investment Club
Social Work Club
Student Alumni Association
Student Health Information Management Association
Student Nurses Association
Student Occupational Therapy Association
Student Outdoor Pursuit!
Students Against Destructive Decisions
Tae Kwon Do Club
Tower Power Communications Club
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT CENTER
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 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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
FOUR-YEAR PLEDGE TO STUDENTS
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
Information for transfer students:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Admission is granted to transfer students on the basis of:
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).
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.
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:
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).
Acceptance to this program is competitive. Applicants may be offered acceptance as early entry students after meeting the following requirements:
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:
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:
FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
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:
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:
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.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
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:
University of Minnesota-Duluth
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.
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.
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.
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
When student has attended classes and has processed the drop/add
or withdrawal form to cancel within:
B. Health Fee
If the student drops below 9 credits during the semester within:
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.
Tuition and other fees are due two weeks prior to the beginning of
a term. Payment may be made in person or mailed
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 ACADEMIC PROGRAM
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
The student will:
2. Outcome: Value-Based Decision Making
The student will:
3. Outcome: Social Responsibility
The student will:
4. Outcome: Effective Communication
The student will:
5. Outcome: The Aesthetic Response
6. Outcome: Living with Diversity
The student will:
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
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
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.
All courses with numerical designation of 2777, 3777 and 4777 must be individually approved for requirement by the Curriculum Committee.
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.
ACADEMIC ALTERNATIVES AND OPTIONS
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:
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:
PRIOR LEARNING 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.
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 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.
A select number of courses at the College are available for independent study
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.
A Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded to a person who:
1. satisfactorily completes a minimum of 128 semester credits including:
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.
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 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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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:
|A||4.0 grade points|
|A-||3.7 grade points|
|B+||3.3 grade points|
|B||3.0 grade points|
|B-||2.7 grade points|
|C+||2.3 grade points|
|C||2.0 grade points|
|C-||1.7 grade points|
|D+||1.3 grade points|
|D||1.0 grade points|
|D-||0.7 grade points|
|F||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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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:
|Request made upon graduation:||First two free|
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:
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.
|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%)|
|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.
|AIR||Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)|
|ASL||American Sign Language|
|BAS||Behavioral Arts and Sciences|
|CIS||Computer Science/Information Systems|
|CTA||Communication and Theatre Arts|
|EDM||Educational Media and Technology|
|HIM||Health Information Management|
|INS||American Indian Studies|
|LIS||Languages and International Studies|
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)
Russian (minor only)
Social Science Secondary Education (major only)
Social Work (major only)
Sociology (course offerings)
Spanish (minor only)
Theatre (minor only)
Women's Studies (minor only)
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)
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.
Master's Degree Programs:
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Media and Technology
Health Information Management
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.
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.
Biology, Biochemistry & Chemistry, Mathematics, Natural Sciences,
Physical Science. Pre Engineering, Pre Professional in Dentistry, Medicine,
Optometry, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, and Veterinary Medicine.
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
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.
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.