College for Women International Application Instructions

How do I Apply?

Application Instructions for International Students

  1. Complete the Common Application. There is no fee to apply.
  2. Submit official records (transcripts) from secondary schools attended, listing all subjects completed and grade/mark received. Records must be sent directly from the secondary school institution to be considered official. Transfer credits will be considered on a course-by-course basis. St. Catherine University reserves the right to make final decisions about credential evaluation and transfer credits.
  3. If you have completed secondary school at the time of application, you must submit certified copies of your diploma or leaving certificate for proof of completion and a final secondary school transcript.
  4. Submit one letter of recommendation. This letter should be written by someone who has known you in an academic context. Recommendation letter(s) should address your abilities as a student, your extracurricular activities and academic accomplishments.
  5. Applicants for whom English is not their native language must provide an assessment of their English language ability.
    Minimum Score Requirements
    TOEFL: 71 on the internet-based exam or 550 on the paper-based exam. Our TOEFL code is 6105.
    IELTS: 6.0 overall band score.
  6. (Optional) Submit SAT/ACT test scores. Self-reported scores are allowed for admission decisions. Official reports will be required if students are accepted and choose to enroll.
    Minimum Score Requirements
    SAT: 450 in both writing and critical reading sections. Our SAT code is 6105.
    ACT: 18 in both English and reading sections. Our ACT code is 2096.
  7. Download and submit the International Student Financial Aid Application and Certification of Finances form. Completed forms and bank statements can be submitted by email to admissions@stkate.edu. All students are required to complete these forms and submit bank statements or other financial documentation (no older than 6 months). The U.S. government requires all applicants to provide proof of ability to pay tuition and living expenses before the University can issue necessary forms to obtain a visa.

Official records can be sent directly to:
St. Catherine University
College for Women Admission F-02
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1794 USA

Electronic copies of your academic records will be accepted. Please request the issuing institution to electronically deliver the transcript directly to St. Catherine University at admissions@stkate.edu.


Additional Requirements

Upon acceptance to St. Catherine University, all non-native English speakers enrolling for the first time are required to take the St. Catherine English Placement Test. The exam will be proctored during international student orientation.

  1. Submit verification of finances in the form of bank statements or other financial documentation (the most recent 6 months). The U.S. government requires all applicants to provide proof of ability to pay tuition and living expenses before the University can issue necessary forms to obtain a visa.
  2. All non-native English speakers enrolling for the first time are required to take the St. Catherine English Placement Test. The exam will be proctored during international student orientation.

Applicants will be notified of an admission decision within three weeks after required materials have been received. Upon acceptance, pay your $200 tuition deposit to reserve your spot in our class.


Additional Instructions

  1. Begin the application process 6-9 months (or earlier) before your studies begin at St. Catherine University. Your international documents may take longer to obtain to complete the admission requirements. The University will not review an application for admission until all required documents have been received.
  2. All documents must be original or certified photocopies. Original documents may be returned upon request.
  3. Any document in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation from a certified translator such as ATA Translators. Applicants are not allowed to translate their own documents.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

International Students must complete the International Student Financial Aid Application to be considered for institutional scholarships and student employment. Direct cost information and scholarships are also available.

Questions about the application process?

You may email a question at any time and an admission counselor will respond to you.
Or give us a call at 651.690.8850 during office hours (8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Central Time).

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