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 applicants are encouraged to visit the campus for a tour, class visit, and meeting with the transfer counselor. Please schedule your visit at least a week in advance so we can arrange a class visit. When you come to campus, please bring a transcript from your current college or university for a preliminary evaluation.

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)

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

Contact information

Other Student paths

Traditional Undergraduate

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