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 program in Fall, Spring or Summer session.

APPLICATION FORM

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 adultcollege@stkate.edu.
  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 651-690-8700.

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.

You may apply to start the Online Occupational Therapy Assistant program in Fall (classes start in early September), Winter (classes start in early January) or Summer (classes start in early May).

Applications Accepted:
Classes starting in Fall: April 1st through August 1st
Classes starting in Winter: August 1st through December 1st
Classes starting in Summer: December 1st through April 1st

All application materials must be received by the deadline provided by your admissions counselor for your application to be considered for the current admissions cycle. Please contact your counselor at (866) 490-7139 with any questions.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, you must have graduated from an accredited high school or have earned a General Education Development (GED) diploma. If your previous academic record indicates past difficulty or if you have never taken a college course, you may be asked to provide additional information.

APPLICATION FORM

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 OTA Online Summer 19-20.
    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. 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 from a regionally accredited institution prior to application. *If your institution is outside if the US, please see below for additional information.

    Official paper transcripts can be sent directly from the institution in a sealed envelope to:
    St. Catherine University
    OTA Online Admission Office
    2004 Randolph Ave., #4067
    St. Paul, MN 55105

    If electronic transcript delivery is an option, please request that the issuing institution send the transcript directly to St. Catherine University at admissionsotaonline@stkate.edu. Electronic transcripts must be sent through a transcript delivery service (Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.). PDF’s emailed directly will not be considered official.
  4. Applicants will be notified via e-mail of an admission decision after required materials have been received.
    After being admitted you will receive your official transfer evaluation and register for classes.

If you were previously enrolled as a 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 OTA Online Summer 19-20. 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 Online OTA Admission Office at (866) 490-7139.
  4. Your application will not be reviewed if your University account is on hold. Please contact the appropriate office to resolve this matter.

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.



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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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