Below is a summary of the items each school requires, but it's important to check with individual institutions for specific information. Then find out about application deadlines and fees.

X = Required
† = May be required for certain applicants

InstitutionBasic details about studentTranscript(s)Recommendation lettersEssay, writingACT/SAT scores
Augsburg UniversityXXtest free, except in specific circumstances
Bethany Lutheran CollegeXX preferred
Bethel UniversityXXXoptional, except for homeschooled students and international applicants as well as students who’d like early acceptance to the nursing program
Carleton CollegeXXXXoptional through 2022-23
College of Saint BenedictXXoptional
The College of St. ScholasticaXX optional
Concordia College, MoorheadXX  optional
Concordia University, St. PaulXXXoptional
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeXXXoptional
Hamline UniversityXXXXoptional
Macalester CollegeXXXXoptional
Minneapolis College of Art and DesignXXXXoptional
Saint John’s UniversityXXoptional
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (Winona campus)XXoptional
St. Catherine UniversityXXXXoptional
St. Olaf CollegeXXXXoptional
University of Northwestern – St. PaulXX  optional
University of St. ThomasXXoptional