Application Options for U.S. First-year and Transfer Applicants

    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. SEE NOTE ABOVE. 

    GET INspired Application options:

    1. Apply online
    2. Download a PDF version

    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. SEE NOTE ABOVE.

    Apply online

    Application Checklist

    An application is not complete until we have received the required items.

    Required Items

    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.

    Official Transcript

    1. Print a hard copy transcript request form
    2. Ask your counselor to electronically submit your transcript

    Official ACT/SAT results
    Please note: CSB/SJU will accept current and redesigned SAT scores (beginning in spring 2016) for admission and scholarship consideration. Applicants may submit scores from either test.

    1. Include your score on your 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

    Transfer Evaluation
    (transfer students only)

    1. Submit via the application for admission
    2. Print a hard copy form for your school official to submit

    Optional Items 

    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

     Teacher Evaluation
    If you choose to submit a teacher evaluation, the evaluation should be from a teacher from one of your core academic courses (English, math, science, or social science).
    Please note:  Please review the right-hand column for other options to submit your teacher evaluation. You can only submit an evaluation through the Common Application if you have applied using the Common Application.

    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. Send the form to your teacher electronically so your teacher can submit your evaluation online

    *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)