Application Instructions For

college for adults: associate / certificates

Apply for admission as an associate degree or certificate student in St. Kate's College for Adults. Jump start a rewarding career and prepare for college success.

how do i apply?

You may apply to enter an associate degree or certificate program in Fall, Spring or Summer session.

Please note: Admission for the Phlebotomy Certificate is limited to Fall and Spring semesters. Applications for this program will not be accepted for Summer.

Please read the application instructions below before completing the online application at the bottom of this page.

  1. Start and complete the online application and when prompted, select "Associate: College for Adults."
    Apply early — some associate and certificate programs fill well before the start of each term. Click on the link at the bottom of this page to start your online application.
  2. Request official transcripts from all post-high school educational institutions (colleges, technical schools, trade schools, etc.) previously attended, whether or not credits were earned.
    If you were degree-seeking or earned a BA/BS degree from St. Catherine University, you will not need to request your St. Catherine University transcript. If applicable, submit an official AP or IB score report. Click here to learn more about St. Catherine University transfer credit policies.
  3. Request your official high school transcript or official GED transcript unless you have completed a US bachelor’s degree.

    Official paper transcripts can be sent directly to:
    St. Catherine University
    College for Adults Admission Office
    2004 Randolph Ave., #4061
    St. Paul, MN 55105

    Official electronic certified pdf transcripts will be accepted. Please request the issuing institution to electronically deliver the transcript directly to St. Catherine University at
  4. Applicants will be notified via postal mail of an admission decision after required materials have been received.

If you were previously enrolled as an associate degree-seeking student at St. Catherine University, please read here:

  1. If you previously enrolled in a St. Catherine University associate degree program but have not yet completed your associate degree, start and complete the online application and when prompted, select "College for Adults: Associate." There is no fee to apply.
  2. If you have attended any institutions following your enrollment at St. Catherine University, official transcripts are required.
  3. St. Catherine University may still hold your official documents from your previous enrollment; therefore, requirements will be reviewed and determined at the time of application. For more information, contact the College for Adults Admission Office at 651-690-7800.

Additional instructions for International credentials:

In order to receive transfer credits and/or determine US degree equivalency, a course by course evaluation is required. This evaluation must be done by a credential evaluation agency approved by St. Catherine University, such as World Education Services. St. Catherine University reserves the right to render final decision regarding transfer of credits.

Specific requirements will depend on where you attended school outside of the United States. Some students may be required to complete an official state GED for the high school requirement. St Catherine University reserves the right to determine requirements needed for an admission decision.

It may take longer to obtain your international documents, so we recommend that you begin your application process 6-9 months before beginning your studies at St. Kate’s.

Applicants for whom English is a second language may be required to take the English Assessment Test at St. Catherine University. TOEFL or IELTS scores may be submitted if either test has already been taken.

Any document in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation from a certified translator. Applicants are not allowed to translate their own documents.

Interested in the Online Occupational Therapy Assistant program?

If you are applying to the St. Kate's Online-California, Online-Texas or Online-Virginia Occupational Therapy Assistant program, visit the program you are interested in using the link below. Please review the information to ensure that you complete all of the necessary steps and stay on track throughout the admissions process.

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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 during office hours (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and we'll talk.

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