Application Instructions For

international undergraduate

You are a citizen of a country outside the USA.

How do I apply?

International Students

Application Instructions for International Students

  1. Complete the Common Application. There is no fee to apply.
  2. Submit official records from secondary schools attended, listing all subjects completed and grade/mark received. If applicable, submit higher level exam results (e.g. WASC, IB-HL, British A-Levls, etc.). Credit 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. Records must be sent directly from the secondary school institution to be considered official.
  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.
  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: 61 on the internet-based exam or 500 on the paper-based exam. Our TOEFL code is 6105.
    IELTS: 6.0 overall band score.
  6. 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. All students are required to complete and submit the Certificate of Finances form, which requires verification of finances with a bank statement 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. Download and submit the Certification of Finances form. Completed forms can be submitted by email to international@stkate.edu.
  8. The International Student Financial Aid Application is required of all students who would like to be considered for scholarships. Completed forms can be submitted by email to international@stkate.edu.

Official records can be sent directly to:
St. Catherine University
Office of International Admission F-29
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1794 USA

Electronic certified pdf records will be accepted. Please request the issuing institution to electronically deliver the transcript directly to St. Catherine University at international@stkate.edu.

Additional Required Materials

Upon acceptance to St. Catherine University, applicants must complete the additional requirements:

  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 $400 tuition deposit to reserve a place in the class. The tuition deposit is fully refundable through May 1 for fall semester and January 1 for spring semester.


International Transfer Students

Application Instructions for International Transfer Students

  1. Submit the online application and when prompted, select Day Transfer. There is no fee to apply. St. Catherine University processes applications on a rolling basis.
  2. Submit official secondary school leaving certificate or diploma for proof of completion.
  3. If applicable, submit higher level exam results (e.g. WASC, IB-HL, British A-Levels, etc.). Credit 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.
  4. Submit official post-secondary/university transcripts.
  5. Submit a World Education Services credit evaluation. Applicants who have attended college/university outside the United States must submit course-by-course transcripts to WES and request for the full evaluation report to be sent to St. Catherine University. We reserve the right to render final decisions regarding transfer credits.
  6. Applicants for whom English is not their native language must provide an assessment of their English language ability. Minimum Score Requirements
    TOEFL: 61 on the internet-based exam or 500 on the paper-based exam. Our TOEFL code is 6105.
    IELTS: 6.0 overall band score.
  7. All students are required to complete and submit the Certificate of Finances form, which requires verification of finances with a bank statement 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. Download and submit the Certification of Finances form. Completed forms can be submitted by email to international@stkate.edu.
  8. The International Student Financial Aid Application is required of all students who would like to be considered for scholarships. Completed forms can be submitted by email to international@stkate.edu.

Transcripts and evaluations can be sent directly to:

St. Catherine University
Office of International Admission F-29
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1794 USA

Official electronic certified pdf records will be accepted. Please request the issuing institution to electronically deliver the transcript directly to St. Catherine University at international@stkate.edu.


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.
  4. Conditional admission is available to international students at the bachelor's level who need time to improve their English language skills before starting a degree program. Contact the International Admission office at international@stkate.edu for more information.

Scholarships & 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) and we'll talk.

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