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Adult Learners

Have you followed a non-traditional path in your educational journey? Do you possess life experiences that you can harness to embark on a new career path? Are you looking to explore new opportunities and chart a fresh course for your future?

Whether your answer is yes or you’re unsure how college can benefit you, we’re here to assist adult learners like you.

With 36% of our students aged 25 and older, we understand the unique responsibilities and experiences of adult learners, and we recognize the valuable contributions you bring to our community.

BENEFITS OF SAINT PAUL COLLEGE

An affordable, high-value education.

Our tuition is one of the lowest in the country. You’ll pay between $5800 – $7000/year while most other four-year universities start at $25,000/year and go up to over $45,000/year.

Our accessible, urban location

We are right in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. You will have easy access to public transportation from Saint Paul College to Saint Paul and Minneapolis, known together as the “Twin Cities”. The combined population is over 2 million people in this vibrant, urban environment. We have all the benefits of a big city, while providing a safe campus learning environment.

Transferable credits

You can complete the first two years of classes at a fraction of the cost and transfer the credits to a four-year university. We have guaranteed conditional admissions with other universities.

Endless options

Not only do we offer a wide range of programs with the potential for AA degree opportunities, but we also boast a vibrant student community. Learn more about our diverse student clubs and activities tailored to your interests.

Free application

At Saint Paul College, our application process is both free and open access, meaning that anyone can attend. We believe in removing barriers to education and providing opportunities for all individuals to pursue their academic and career goals.

YOUR NEXT STEPS TO ENROLLMENT

The steps of becoming a student.

New Students

  1. Apply to Saint Paul College – You can do that here.
  2. Receive Reading, English, and Math Placements: We may be able to waive the placement test and provide the necessary placements from the list below. If these apply to you, please fill out the Assessment Waiver form.
    • ACT/SAT/MCA scores within the last 5 years
    • AP classes in which the college-level assessment was passed with a 3 or higher
    • IB classes in which the college-level assessment was passed with a 4 or higher
    • Obtain unofficial transcript(s) College in The School classes
    • High School transcripts with a GPA of 2.8 or higher within the last 10 years
  3. Declare your major: You may email registration@saintpaul.edu to do this.
  4. Register for classes: Students will register for classes at their Orientation & Registration (O&R) Session. Please visit www.saintpaul.edu/admissions/orientation to sign up for an O&R Session. Prior to arriving for your O&R session please reviewing the “Preparing for Orientation” portion of the online orientation. Details for that can also be found at www.saintpaul.edu/admissions/orientation.
  5. Set up Tuition Payment: Pay out of pocket or complete your FAFSA by December 16th.

Returning Students

We are so pleased to have you back! Here are some steps that you will need to take before registering.

  1. Re-Apply to Saint Paul College: Update your contact information, major, and semester you are returning for by applying to the school again. You can do that here.
  2. Receive Reading, English, and Math Placements: Your previous placements may have expired. Please contact the One Stop to see if this applies to you: registration@saintpaul.edu
  3. Declare your major: You may email registration@saintpaul.edu to do this.
  4. Register for classes: Students will register for classes at their Orientation & Registration (O&R) Session. Please visit www.saintpaul.edu/admissions/orientation to sign up for an O&R Session. Prior to arriving for your O&R session please review the “Preparing for Orientation” portion of the online orientation. Details for that can also be found at www.saintpaul.edu/admissions/orientation.
  5. Set up Tuition Payment: Pay out of pocket or complete your FAFSA by December 16th.

Transfer Students

Welcome to Saint Paul College. We are glad that you are here!

  1. Apply to Saint Paul College – You can do that here.
  2. Receive Reading, English, and Math Placements: We may be able to waive the placement test and provide the necessary placements from the list below. If these apply to you, please fill out the Assessment Waiver form.
    • Unofficial transcripts from a college or university with a grade of C or higher
    • ACT/SAT/MCA scores within the last 5 years
    • ACCUPLACER scores (Math within the last 2 years and Reading/Writing within the last 5 years)
    • AP classes in which the college-level assessment was passed with a 3 or higher
    • IB classes in which the college-level assessment was passed with a 4 or higher
    • Obtain unofficial transcript(s) College in The School classes
    • High School transcripts with a GPA of 2.8 or higher within the last 10 years
  3. Declare your major: You may email registration@saintpaul.edu to do this.
  4. Register for classes: Students will register for classes at their Orientation & Registration (O&R) Session. Please visit www.saintpaul.edu/admissions/orientation to sign up for an O&R Session. Prior to arriving for your O&R session please review the “Preparing for Orientation” portion of the online orientation. Details for that can also be found at www.saintpaul.edu/admissions/orientation.
  5. Set up Tuition Payment: Pay out of pocket or complete your FAFSA by December 16th.

PSEO Students

PSEO enables eligible Minnesota high school Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors to take college classes for high school and/or college credit.

The purpose of the Saint Paul College PSEO program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and provide a wider variety of options than what may be available in the high school setting.

COMPASS Student

Graduate on time and debt-free with Saint Paul College’s COMPASS Program. Designed for recent high school graduates and Pell Grant recipients, our program offers financial assistance to cover tuition, fees, textbooks, transportation, and basic needs.

International Students

The international student application process is for those students who will be applying for, or already have, an F-1 visa to attend Saint Paul College.

Take-a-class Student

We are happy that we can support your educational goals.

  1. Apply to school – You can do that here.
  2. Receive Reading, English, and Math Placements or meet Course Prerequisites:Look at the Course Schedule to determine course prerequisites (classes or placements).If the class requires placements, we may be able to waive the placement test off of the list below. If these apply to you, please fill out the Assessment Waiver form.
    • Unofficial Transcripts from a college or universityACT scores within the last 5 yearsSAT scores within the last 5 yearsAP classes in which the college-level assessment was passed with a 3 or higherIB classes in which the college-level assessment was passed with a 4 or higherCollege in The School classesHigh School transcripts within the last 10 years
    * If you do not have any or all of these placements, please email admissions@saintpaul.edu to get set up or learn about the required assessment(s).If the class requires a prerequisite class that you may have taken at a different school to register, you will want to fill out a Course Permission Request form.
  3. Declare “Undeclared” as your major by emailing registration@saintpaul.edu.
  4. Set up Tuition Payment: Click here for more information on payment options.

Senior Citizen Rates

Programs with a separate application, interview process or waitlist do not qualify for the senior rate. Classes that are full also do not qualify for this rate.

Minnesota residents, age 62 or older, may register and be eligible to attend Saint Paul College at a reduced rate. To receive the senior citizen rate, the student must register for the course after the first class session has taken place, provided space is available.

  1. Apply to Saint Paul College – You can do that here.
  2. Receive Reading, English, and Math Placements or meet Course Prerequisites: Look at the Course Schedule to determine if the course(s) you want require any previous class or placement prerequisites. If the course requires placements, we may be able to waive the placement assessment base of the list below. If these apply to you, please fill out the Assessment Waiver form.
    • Unofficial transcripts from a college or university with a grade of C- or higher
    • ACCUPLACER scores (Math within the last 2 years and Reading/Writing within the last 5 years) If you do not have any or all of these placements, please email admissions@saintpaul.edu to get set up or learn about the required assessment(s). If the course requires a prerequisite class that you may have taken at a different college, you will need to fill out a Course Registration Permission Request form.
  3. Requesting the Senior Rate: Students wishing to enroll in course(s) and receive the senior citizen rate will need to provide proof of age and Minnesota residency. This may be done anytime leading up to the day of registration.Email registration@saintpaul.edu and attach a photocopy of your MN Driver’s License or a MN State issued ID with the subject line “Requesting Senior Citizen Rate.” Include your Star ID in the email if you know it.You may also visit the Admissions & Financial Aid Office (Room 1300) at Saint Paul College to make the request and show your ID.This step must be done for each semester you wish to enroll in course(s) to ensure the senior rate is applied to the appropriate semester.
  4. Register for Course(s): Students wanting the senior rate may register for the desired course after the first class session has taken place. For instance, if a course starts on January 9th, the earliest you will be able to register is January 10th.If you register for a course during the second week of classes, you will need to get approval from the course instructor.If you register for a course during the third week of classes, you will need to get approval from the course instructor and the Dean.Register through e-services or visit the Admissions office for assistance.NEED CLASS GUARANTEE?Senior citizens wishing to guarantee their enrollment in a course may register earlier, but would be required to pay full tuition and fees.
  5. Set up Tuition Payment:Click here for more information on payment options.Minnesota resident senior citizens are not charged tuition when auditing a credit course or taking a noncredit course. The request to audit a course must be made at the time of course registration. Complete the Request for Audit Status Form and turn it in to the One Stop office or email it to registration@saintpaul.edu.Regular and special fees, books and materials are the responsibility of the student.