U.S. First-year and Transfer Applicants

Application Options

Get Inspired

Common Application

Consider using the CSB/SJU GET INspired Application if you are not applying to any of the other member institutions of the Common Application. The GET INspired Application is the quickest and easiest way to apply.

If you are applying to one or more of the other Common Application member institutions, you might find it more efficient to use the Common Application to apply to CSB/SJU.

GET INspired Application options:

1. Apply online
2. Download a fillable PDF version
3. Request a hard copy

The Common Application* options:

1. Apply online
2. Download a PDF version

Application Checklist
(an application is not complete until we have received the below items)

Items Needed

Options for Submission

Application for Admission and Scholarships

Prospective first-year and transfer students who are U.S. citizens may apply for admission using either the CSB/SJU GET INspired Application or The Common Application.

Writing Sample
Submit a writing sample on a topic of your choice or a previously written paper. It should be one to two pages in length, typed and double-spaced.

1. Submit via the application for admission
2. Upload your essay

Official Transcript

Print a hard copy transcript request form

Official ACT/SAT results

1. Include on official high school transcript (does not apply to all high schools so please double check with your counselor)
2. Submit your scores through ACT or SAT
3. Include CSB/SJU when registering for the ACT or SAT

Extracurricular and personal activities

1. Submit via the application for admission
2. Submit a hard copy résumé
3. Upload your résumé

Teacher Evaluation

The letter can be from a teacher from one of your core academic courses (English, math, science, or social science) a high school counselor or a school official who is able to evaluate your academic ability.

Only one evaluation is required, but you may submit more than one.

1. Submit via the application for admission
2. Print a hard copy form for your teacher, high school counselor, or school official to submit
3. Electronically send the form to your teacher so your teacher can submit your evaluation online

Transfer Evaluation
(transfer students only)

1. The form is included in the hard copy application for admission
2. Print a hard copy form for your school official to submit

*The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application-online and in print-that students may submit to any of the more than 400 members. Membership is limited to colleges and universities that evaluate students using a holistic selection process.


Office of Admission
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University

2850 Abbey Plaza
PO Box 7155
Collegeville, MN 56321
(800) 544-1489
(320) 363-5060
(320) 363-5650 (fax)