International Student Application Checklist

An application will not be complete until we have received the items listed below.
Click on the checklist items to learn more.

Financial Information

The International Student Financial Aid Application is required for admission and International Student Scholarship and Student Employment consideration. And the Certification of Finances form (along with a bank or income statement) will be required if a student is accepted and intends to enroll. This form must show that “sufficient funding” is available to cover remaining costs after factoring in the CSB+SJU International Student Scholarship. This information is needed for schools to issue a SEVIS I-20 form which students need to apply for an U.S. F1 student visa.

English Proficiency Assessment (TOEFL, IELTS, DET, or PTE Academic)

The TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test (DET), PTE Academic or other approved test of English language ability, is required for all international applicants whose primary language of instruction throughout secondary school is not English. The TOEFL code for CSB is 6104; for SJU it is 6624.

For instructions on how to have your test scores sent to CSB+SJU, go to the following websites:

Official Academic Records/Transcripts

Choose one option for submission:

High School Students: Submit an official high school transcript and official transcripts from any post secondary institution from which you are receiving college credits.

Transfer Students: Submit official transcripts from the post secondary institution(s) you have attended AND an official high school transcript.

Application for Admission and Scholarships

International students may apply for admission online using either the Common Application or the CSB+SJU Application. Students will be automatically considered for an International Student Scholarship by applying for admission and submitting the International Student Financial Aid Application.

Optional Items:

SAT or ACT Scores

The SAT or ACT scores are recommended but not required. The SAT school code for CSB is 6104; for SJU it is 6624. The ACT school code for CSB is 2094; for SJU it is 2146.

Writing Sample/Essay

The writing sample/essay is optional but if you submit one it will give the Admission Committee an opportunity to learn about you as a person and to give an example of your writing abilities.

Teacher Evaluation

The evaluation should be from a teacher from one of your core academic courses (English, math, science, or social science). Only one evaluation is required, but you may submit more than one.

Choose one option for submission:

College of Saint Benedict Saint John’s University

Contact International Admission

Office of Admission
2850 Abbey Plaza
PO Box 7155
Collegeville, MN 56321

Toll Free 800-544-1489
Office 320-363-2263
Fax 320-363-3206
Email [email protected]