Application deadlines

As Minnesota high school students think about applying to college, application fees should not be a barrier. Students from families with modest incomes can apply at no charge using a NACAC fee waiver at Minnesota’s Private Colleges that charge an application fee. (High school counselors and college admission staff can help a student make these arrangements; view the eligibility information and the fee waiver form). Note that many of Minnesota’s Private Colleges offer options for all students to apply at no charge; see the table below for details.

Find out more about application requirements at our colleges.

CollegeApplication DeadlineFeeApply Online
Augsburg CollegeEarly Auggie: Nov. 15
Early Advantage: Dec. 15
Rolling with priority deadline: May 1

$25 for paper
Free online

Online Application
Bethany Lutheran CollegeFall: July 1
Spring: Dec. 10
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
Free online
Online Application
College of Saint BenedictEarly Action I: Nov. 15
Early Action II: Dec. 15
Regular Decision: Jan. 15
FreeOnline Application
College of St. ScholasticaRolling$25 for paper (waiver available)
Free online
Online Application
Concordia CollegeRolling$20 for paper
Free online
Online Application
Concordia UniversityFall: Aug. 1
Spring: Dec. 1
$30 for paper (waived if you visit)
Free online
Online 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 Part 1 is submitted by Nov. 15)Online Application
Minneapolis College of Art and DesignFall
Early Action: Dec. 1
Priority: Feb. 15
Regular Decision: April 1
Spring
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 MinnesotaRolling$25 for paper
Free online
Online Application
St. Catherine UniversityRollingFreeOnline Application
St. Olaf CollegeEarly Decision I: Nov. 15 Early Decision II: Jan. 1
Regular Admission: Jan. 15
$40 for paper
Free online
Online Application
University of St. ThomasRollingFreeOnline Application