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First-year student applicants

St. Norbert College

Applying as a first-year student

Here at St. Norbert College, we understand that you are more than a test score. Our office of admission carefully considers each college application we receive, looking at the whole student. We look for applicants with diverse interests and talents who we feel will contribute to the richness of our campus community, and who we feel will be successful at SNC.

There is no deadline to submit your application, as we admit students on an ongoing basis. If you feel that your application doesn’t capture everything about you that’s special, we recommend a résumé to show us where you shine.

Once your college application is complete — including transcripts and your letter of recommendation — you’ll receive your admission decision in about two to four weeks. 

Important dates

  • July 1: Applications open
  • Aug. 1: Application status notifications begin
  • December (date TBD): Application for financial aid online at (St. Norbert College code 003892). Request a PIN to sign the FAFSA electronically
  • Feb. 1: Priority deadline to file the FAFSA
  • May 1: Enrollment deposit priority deadline

Our college application checklist

  1. Complete the SNC application, Common Application, or Coalition application.
  2. Order an official copy of your high school transcript to be sent to SNC.
  3. Submit your ACT or SAT scores (optional).
  4. Request a letter of recommendation. A teacher, school counselor, coach or another adult who knows you well should submit a letter of recommendation directly to SNC using our recommendation form, or via postal mail or email at
  5. Provide your résumé (optional).

Please send any information that is not submitted online to the following address:

St. Norbert College
Office of Admission
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115-2099

Test-optional admission

Please note that SNC is test-optional for first-year students applying for Fall 2024, as well as for the majority of our partnership programs and the Honors Program. You may choose to submit ACT or SAT test scores for consideration as part of the college application process, but there is no disadvantage if you choose not to. If you have test scores and would like to know if they will benefit your admission or scholarship decision, contact your admission counselor to discuss your application.

Note: SNC is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. We are also required to provide access to information about our campus crime, safety, and security policies. This information can be found in our Clery Annual Security and Fire Report (PDF).

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Contact the St. Norbert College admission office

Campus location

Ariens Family Welcome Center
310 College Ave.
De Pere, WI 54115

Hours of operation

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
We’re also available by appointment.

Mailing address

Office of Admission
St. Norbert College
Ariens Family Welcome Center
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115