Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
Gustavus uses a holistic approach to admission, meaning that we evaluate a student's entire application, not just their GPA and test scores. We’re looking for students who we believe can be successful at Gustavus. Gusties are motivated, talented, and enthusiastic members of a tight-knit community, from varying backgrounds. If that sounds like you, we hope to see your application!
Early Action Application Deadline: November 1
Rolling Admission: Review of applications begins December 1
Admitted students who submit their FAFSA by November 1 will be awarded their financial aid package by January 1. After November 1, admitted students financial aid packages will begin to be awarded February 1.
Transfer students are a welcome addition to the Gustavus community. They provide a unique perspective and enrich the campus with their previous college experience. Because the decision to transfer institutions can be a difficult one, we are here to help answer questions every step of the way.
Questions? Visit our Transfer page to view a detailed list of required supporting materials specifically for transfer students.
Before Admission: Begin the financial aid process before receiving an offer of admission by completing scholarship applications (if applicable) and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).>
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