If you're ready to learn and grow on one of the Midwest's most exciting, multicultural campuses, we'd like to welcome you to St. Cloud State.
St. Cloud State University generally will accept you as a first-year student if you can answer “yes” to at least one of these questions:
Check with the admissions office for details. Even if you don’t meet the minimum requirements, you may be considered for admission under special provisions.
What courses do I need to take in high school?
You should have completed these courses in high school:
When should you apply?
Apply early in 12th grade for the best chance of being admitted. Some programs do not have room for all qualified applicants.
Education for Life.
You’ll find a vareity of program choices and the top-quality education you want at an affordable cost. Personal attention from faculty and staff, real-world experiences and outstanding student support services all focus on helping you succeed. Be inspired and challenged as you prepare for your future career.
|Applied Behavior Analysis||MS|
|Applied Clinical Research||MS|
|Applied Computer Science||BS|
|Autism Spectrum Disorders||GC|
|Chemistry - ACS Approved||BS|
|Chemistry Education Grades 9-12||BS|
|Chemistry/General Science Education Grades 5-12||BS|
|Child and Family Studies: Early Childhood Special Education||MS|
|Child and Family Studies: Family Studies||MS|
|Clinical Mental Health Counseling||MS|
|College Counseling and Student Development||MS|
|Communication Arts and Literature||BS|
|Communication Sciences and Disorders||MS|
|Communication Sciences and Disorders||BES|
|Communication Sciences and Disorders||BS|
|Communication Studies Interdepartmental||BS|
|Communication Studies Supplementary||BA|
|Counseling Psychology: Rehabilitation Counseling||MS|
|Counseling Psychology: Rehabilitation Counseling||MS|
|Counseling Psychology: School Counseling||MS|
|Criminal Justice Studies||MS|
|Criminal Justice Studies||BA|
|Cultural Resources Management Archaeology||MS|
|Curriculum and Instruction||MS|
|Design for E-Learning||GC|
|Early Childhood Education||BS|
|Early Childhood Special Education||GC|
|Earth and Space Science Education Grades 9-12||BS|
|Earth and Space Science/General Science Education Grades 5-12||BS|
|Ecology and Field Biology||BS|
|Educational Administration and Leadership||EDD|
|Educational Administration and Leadership||SPEC|
|Educational Administration and Leadership||MS|
|Fifth Year Program: Child and Family Studies||GC|
|Geographic Information Science||GC|
|Geography: Geographic Information Science||MS|
|Geography: Tourism Planning and Development||MS|
|Health and Physical Education||BS|
|Higher Education Administration||EDD|
|Higher Education Administration||MS|
|Information Technology Security||BS|
|Land Surveying/ Mapping Science||BES|
|Land Surveying/Mapping Science||BS|
|Latin American Studies||BA|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences||AA|
|Library Media Specialist||GC|
|Life Science Education Grades 9-12||BS|
|Life Science/General Science Education Grades 5-12||BS|
|Marriage and Family Therapy||MS|
|Marriage and Family Therapy||GC|
|Master of Engineering Management||MEM|
|Medical Laboratory Science||BS|
|Medical Technology Quality||MS|
|Nuclear Medicine Technology||BS|
|Physical Education - Non-teaching||BES|
|Physics Education Grades 9-12||BS|
|Physics/General Science Education Grades 5-12||BS|
|Planning and Community Development||BA|
|Professional Selling Specialization||CERT|
|Public Safety Executive Leadership||MS|
|Reading Teacher K-12||GC|
|Recreation and Sports Management||BS|
|Regulatory Affairs and Services||MS|
|SPED: Academic and Behavioral Strategist||BS|
|Sixth Year Program: Educational Administration and Leadership||GC|
|Social Studies Education||BS|
|Sociology - Interdepartmental||BA|
|Traffic Safety Education||GC|
|Travel and Tourism||BA|
How to apply for financial aid
Your key to receiving financial aid to help pay your college costs is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form. Many students don’t realize they could qualify for grant money and federally guaranteed loans, so be sure to find out by filling out the form.
Complete the FAFSA after Jan. 1 of your senior year. Find the form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or pick up the form at your school counselor’s office. For help with completing the form, go to your high school counselor or the financial aid office at the college or university you plan to attend.
The FAFSA determines your eligibility for one or more of the following types of financial aid:
Scholarships are a great source of aid, and you do not need to pay them back. Many scholarships are available for students with special interests and backgrounds. Talk to your guidance counselor about what kind of scholarships you can get.
You may be eligible to receive federal and state grants of $300 to more than $7,000 per year. You do not need to pay these back.
Work study programs give you the opportunity to work on campus or with approved off-campus employers to earn money to pay for college. Work study jobs are often very flexible, allowing you to work around your classes and personal schedules.
You also may be eligible for student loans, which must be paid back. Student loans usually have a lower interest rate than other kinds of loans.
Other ways to save
Reduced out-of-state tuition
Students from other states don’t always have to pay higher tuition if they want to attend the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. If you live in Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Manitoba, Canada, you’re eligible for tuition rates similar to those paid by Minnesota residents. And 26 of the state colleges and universities allow students from other states to pay the lower in-state rates, so ask a college or university about its tuition charges.
Some college students also benefit from two federal tax credit programs, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning tax credit. These may apply to you or your family, depending on your financial circumstances.
Veterans are welcomed at the state colleges and universities. If you’ve served in the armed forces, you might be eligible for help with paying for college. Stop by one of the on-campus veterans centers for information, support and assistance. Also, check with the campus financial aid office about benefits from the new Minnesota GI Bill. Or go to www.mymilitaryeducation.org.
College is more than textbooks, classes, labs and studying. With 250 student organizations, we have something for everyone. Hit the slopes with the Alpine Ski and Snowboard team or compete with a crew in the SCSU Rowing Club. Need something less daring? Check out Greek life by pledging a fraternity or sorority or learn about other cultures in one of our international student organizations.
St. Cloud State's compact campus has much to offer. Need a break from schoolwork? Shoot pool or bowl at the Underground, catch a movie with friends in the Atwood Theatre or break a sweat on our indoor climbing wall. From cultural events to community organizations and even intramural sports, we keep our minds, bodies and hearts engaged.