Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions Information

So, you’re ready to expand your horizons with an education that prepares you to succeed in a multicultural world. By applying to St. Cloud State University, you’re taking the first step toward doing just that.

St. Cloud State University CampusFreshman Admission Procedures:

  • The $20 application fee must be submitted with your completed application. There are some circumstances for which an application fee waiver is available. Please contact the Admissions Office for more details.
  • Have your high school send a copy of your official transcript to St. Cloud State.
  • Send your ACT score (code#2144) or SAT score (code#6679) to St. Cloud State. Test scores listed on an official high school transcript are acceptable for admission purposes. Please note: The writing portion of the ACT is not required for admission.

Start by completing an official application. See your high school counselor for an application or:

You will be considered for admission based on the following criteria:

  • High school rank
  • GPA
  • Curriculum
  • Test scores
  • Other academic indicators

Successful candidates typically have earned at least a 21 ACT composite score (980 SAT) or are ranked in the upper 50% of their high school class and possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.. Each application is reviewed in its entirety and all application materials are carefully considered.

Familiarize yourself with the application deadlines. Remember, it’s best to apply early.

Application Information
We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014. The application deadline for Fall 2014 is August 15, 2014.

Attention International Students: To explore the various opportunities available to international students (admissions, transcript evaluation, etc...), please visit our Center for International Studies.



What our students have to say...

“When I was making my college selection, I lacked direction. In high school, I was big on organizations and not so big on schoolwork. I came to St. Cloud State through the Anoka Ramsey Community College program. By living in the residence halls my first year at St. Cloud State and joining my fraternity, I built confidence in myself. I’ve had opportunities to go to national conventions and to leadership programs, to have people who have mentored me who were successful in college and even beyond. I realized it’s the people you surround yourself with that are the tools for success. It took me until I was about 20 to realize that how well you do in school has to do with the work you put in. That’s a great preparer for the real world.”

Kyle Hartman
Political Science and Public Administration ’08
St. Cloud, Minn.

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