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Application Instructions for U.S. First-Year and Transfer Students

The First Step

Fill out an application for admission. The CSB +SJU Application is a simple, online form for applying specifically to Saint Ben's and Saint John's. For students applying to multiple schools, the Common Application is also accepted. No application fee is required for either application!

The Second Step – Application Requirements

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official college transcripts (if any)
  • Transfer Students: Official post secondary institution transcripts AND official high school transcript;  Transfer Evaluation Form (print a hard copy for your school official to submit)
Optional Items:

*CSB+SJU have a test-optional admission policy.

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Admission Criteria

Admission to CSB+SJU is open to all qualified students who demonstrate promise of college success in their application. The traditional indicators of ability – college preparatory curriculum, college entrance exams (ACT or SAT), grade point average and a writing sample – are important and carefully considered. In addition, CSB+SJU seek to enroll students who show promise of community contribution and productive participation in the classroom as evidenced by both their academic record and their participation in extra-curricular activities.

If you’re wondering how your academic achievements will compare to other CSB+SJU applicants, here is our academic profile for first-year students. These statistics are from the middle 50 percent of our new class:

Middle 50%

ACT Scores

22 - 28

SAT Scores

1110 - 1310


3.34 - 3.9 (4.0 scale)

HS Class Rank

67 - 91 percentile

The committee also considers the strength of the student’s high school coursework. We recommend that a student, at a minimum, have four years of English, three years of math (through advanced algebra), two years of social science, and two years of laboratory science (beyond 9th grade). A large majority of our students will go beyond the minimum requirements.

The Next Step

Once you’ve been accepted for admission and decided CSB+SJU are the schools for you, submit the tuition deposit. This deposit can be paid online.

Please note, this deposit is refundable until June 1. We look forward to welcoming you into the CSB+SJU community!

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

2850 Abbey Plaza
PO Box 7155
Collegeville, MN 56321

Office 320-363-5060
Toll Free 800-544-1489
Fax 320-363-5650
Email [email protected]

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