International Students


To be considerd for application for admission to Gustavus Adolphus College, please submit the following:

  1. Apply using the Common Application..
  2. Academic Record (transcripts from secondary school and any college or university you have attended.
  3. TOEFL score report (minimum score 80) or IELTS score report (minimum 6.0) for non-native English Speakers. Gustavus Adolphus College institutional codes are: TOEFL - 6253 and IELTS - 4981.
  4. You may submit SAT or ACT scores, but they are not required. Our SAT code is 6253. Our ACT code is 2112. See more information here about our test-optional admission policy.
  5. Two letters of recommendation from teachers, faculty, or school officials.
  6. Certified financial documents. Documents may include bank statements from the last three months, a statement of income from employers, evidence of assets, or a letter from your sponsor along with documentation of your sponsor's funding.
  7. If you wish to apply for scholarships or other financial assistance, please complete the CSS/Financial Aid Profile. You are also welcome to use the International Student Financial Aid Application instead of the CSS/PROFILE.

Academic records and certified financial documents emailed to or mailed to:
Cynthia Yang - Office of Admission
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 West College Avenue
Saint Peter, MN 56082 United States
FAX: 507-933-7474

All other materials should be submitted electronically.

To be considered for fall semester admission, we should receive all of the above by March 1. To be considered for spring semester admission, we should receive all of the above by December 1.

Questions? Contact us.

Costs and Financial Assistance for International Students

Ultimately, your college decision should incorporate a variety of factors. We understand that the cost of an education is an important factor for most students. The comprehensive fee at Gustavus Adolphus College for the 2013-14 academic year is $48,583. This figure includes tuition ($38,660), room ($5,820), meals ($3,230) and fees for orientation, transcripts, wellness, and student government (approximately $1,000). We estimate an additional cost of $1200 for books and supplies, $900 for health insurance, and $1200 in personal expenses.  Travel costs vary greatly. 

Gustavus has scholarships and student employment opportunities for international students. The primary purpose of our financial aid program at Gustavus is to provide financial aid to students who, without such aid, would be unable to attend Gustavus. When family resources do not meet our costs, we strive to fill in the gap with financial aid. But even with our most significant scholarship award and student employment, you and your family or sponsor will need to contribute a significant part of the cost of your education.

For those who are able to fund an education here, we believe that a Gustavus education is a wise investment. While you should choose the college that fits you best, there are real differences in quality – from important statistical differences like class size and graduation rates to more intangible differences like faculty contact and college character.