Transfer students are a welcome addition to the St. Olaf community. They bring diversity and fresh perspectives to the St. Olaf academic experience. Transfer students are admitted on the same selective basis as regular first-year students, are eligible for financial aid, may compete for a limited number of merit scholarships, and are guaranteed housing for the duration of their enrollment at St. Olaf College.

Transfer student profile

22 Transfer students in 2019

Transfer student race/ethnicity (excludes international)
5% African-American
0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5% Asian
0% Latinx
0% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
77% White
0% Multiracial
14% Race/ethnicity unknown

Credit Transfer

The registrar will conduct a formal audit of your official transcript and will evaluate each course on an individual basis. In general, course work that is liberal arts in nature for which you have received at least a C grade will be transferable. No matter how many courses or credits the registrar approves, all transfer students must complete at least two full academic years of course work at St. Olaf.

Application Deadline

Fall: April 1 (with notification no later than May 15); after April, applications considered on a rolling basis

Spring: Dec. 1 (with notification no later than Dec. 15); ). For limited spring enrollment, please contact [email protected] for more information.


Transfer Student scholarships, Fine Arts (Music, Dance, Art, Theater), National Merit

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Other Student paths

Traditional Undergraduate

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