How to Apply



How to Apply

When to apply for admission

To start this program... this term... ...apply on these dates:
Medical Coding Specialist    
Fall 2016 Apply now
Health Information Specialist
Fall 2016 Apply now
Health Science    
Fall 2016 Apply now
Occupational Therapy Assistant (Minnesota students) Fall 2016 Apply now
Occupational Therapy Assistant (Online-California and Online-Virginia) Summer or Fall 2016 Apply now
Ophthalmic Technician    
Fall 2016

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Physical Therapist Assistant Fall 2016
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Phlebotomy Fall 2016 Apply now
Radiography Fall 2016 Apply now

Application Instructions for Associate Degrees or Certificates

1. Start and complete the online application and when prompted, select "Associate."  There is no fee to apply. For programs that start in spring semester, classes begin in February. For programs that start in fall semester, classes begin in September.  Check the table at right or below to determine when applications are being accepted for your program.  Apply early, space is limited. Click here to get started.

2. Request official transcripts from all post-high school educational institutions (colleges, technical schools, trade schools, etc.) previously attended, whether or not credits were earned.  If you were degree-seeking or earned a BA/BS degree from St. Catherine University, you will not need to request your St. Catherine University transcript.  If applicable, submit an official AP or IB score report. Click here to learn more about St. Catherine University transfer credit policies.

3. Request your official high school transcript or official GED transcript unless you have completed a US bachelor’s degree.

Official paper transcripts can be sent directly to:

St. Catherine University
Office of Associate Admission
601 25th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Official electronic certified pdf transcripts will be accepted.  Please request the issuing institution to electronically deliver the transcript directly to St. Catherine University at

4. Applicants will be notified via postal mail of an admission decision after required materials have been received.

If you were previously enrolled as an associate degree-seeking student at St. Catherine University

1. If you previously attended St. Catherine University – Minneapolis and have not yet earned an associate degree, start and complete the online application and when prompted, select Associate (link). There is no fee to apply.

2. If you have attended any institutions following your enrollment at St. Catherine University, official transcripts are required.

3. St. Catherine University may still hold your official documents from your previous enrollment; therefore, requirements will be reviewed and determined at the time of application.  For more information, contact Associate Admission 651-690-7800.

Additional Instructions for International Credentials 

For international credentials:

In order to receive transfer credits and/or determine US degree equivalency, a course by course evaluation is required.  This evaluation must be done by a credential evaluation agency approved by St. Catherine University, such as World Education Services.  St. Catherine University reserves the right to render final decision regarding transfer of credits. 

Specific requirements will depend on where you attended school outside of the United States.  Some students may be required to complete an official state GED for the high school requirement.  St Catherine University reserves the right to determine requirements needed for an admission decision. 

It may take longer to obtain your international documents, so we recommend that you begin your application process 6-9 months before beginning your studies at St. Kate’s.

Applicants for whom English is a second language may be required to take the English Assessment Test at St. Catherine University.  TOEFL or IELTS scores may be submitted if either test has already been taken.

Any document in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation from a certified translator.  Applicants are not allowed to translate their own documents.