Application deadlines and fees

As Minnesota high school students think about applying to college, application fees should not be a barrier. Most of Minnesota’s private colleges charge to apply.

For those colleges do charge a fee, students from families with modest incomes may be able to request a NACAC fee waiver; view the eligibility information and the fee waiver form. High school counselors and college admission staff can help students with this.

Find out more about application requirements at our colleges.

CollegeApplication DeadlineCost to applyApply Online
Augsburg CollegeEarly Auggie: Dec 1
Rolling with priority deadline: May 1


Online Application
Bethany Lutheran CollegeFall: Jul. 1
Spring: Dec. 1
FreeOnline Application
Bethel UniversityRolling. Priority date: Nov. 1

FreeOnline Application
Carleton CollegeEarly Decision Fall: Nov. 15
Early Decision Winter: Jan. 15
Regular Decision: Jan. 15
$30 for paper, but free onlineOnline Application
College of Saint BenedictEarly Action I: Nov. 15
Early Action II: Dec. 15
Regular Decision: Jan. 15
FreeOnline Application
College of St. ScholasticaRollingFreeOnline Application
Concordia CollegeRollingFreeOnline Application
Concordia UniversityFall: Aug. 1
Spring: Dec. 1
$30* for paper (waived if you visit), but free onlineOnline Application
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeRollingFreeOnline Application
Hamline UniversityEarly Decision: Nov. 1
Early Action: Dec. 1
Regular Decision: Jan. 15
Rolling: after Jan. 15
FreeOnline Application
Macalester CollegeEarly Decision I: Nov. 15
Early Decision II: Jan. 1
Regular Decision: Jan. 15
$40 (waived if either Macalester’s Part 1 or the Common Application is submitted by Nov. 15)Online Application
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Early Action: Dec. 1
Priority: Feb. 15
Regular Decision: April 1

Early Action: Oct. 1
Priority: Nov. 1
Regular Decision: Dec. 1

$50*Online Application
Saint John's UniversityEarly Action I: Nov. 15
Early Action II: Dec. 15
Regular Decision: Jan. 15
FreeOnline Application
Saint Mary's University of MinnesotaRollingFreeOnline Application
St. Catherine UniversityRollingFreeOnline Application
St. Olaf CollegeEarly Decision I: Nov. 15 Early Decision II: Jan. 8
Regular Admission: Jan. 15
FreeOnline Application
University of St. ThomasRollingFreeOnline Application

*Students with limited financial resources may request an application fee waiver. Specific requirements may apply.