Student tour guides in a line background

Info for families

St. Norbert College

College planning resources for families

We’re thrilled that your student’s search for the perfect college has led you to St. Norbert!

While we may be biased, we believe that SNC’s beautiful campus, supportive college community and more than 80 academic programs — combined with close student-faculty relationships and rigorous academics — make for one of the best college experiences in the Midwest.

No question is too big or too small

We want to help you through the entire process: from college exploration to application, and from applying for financial aid to making the final, big decision about where to enroll. No matter where your student is on the journey to college, you may want to request information or speak with one of our admission counselors.

For your convenience, this page includes our summarized answers to many common questions, based on our conversations with families.

Laurel Laurel

Should we visit campus?

Absolutely! We encourage you to visit our campus and explore our supportive, close-knit community. Many families tell us that their campus tour helped them get a feel for the school and whether they could picture their student at SNC. You can schedule your visit online, give us a call, or even register for one of our admission events.

Visits typically include a campus tour and meeting with an admission counselor. With some advance planning, we can arrange for your student to attend a class, or even meet with a college faculty member, coach or representative from a particular campus department.

Need recommendations for a place to have dinner or stay overnight? How about some basic information about De Pere? We’ve put together a guide that covers some of the best things about our community.

What can we expect from the application process?

SNC has a rolling admission, meaning it’s never too late to apply! We read every student’s college application in its entirety, and take a holistic approach to admission. Rather than give too much value to a certain test score or grade, SNC encourages students to submit any materials that show where they shine — be that awards, letters of recommendation or things pertaining to a special talent. Once the application is complete, we try hard not to keep you waiting! Typically, students receive their admission decision within a few weeks.

Do most students live on campus?

Yes. Because we know that living in a community creates meaningful shared experiences, we provide on-campus housing for all four years of college. First-year students live in some of our 16 campus-living options, including residence halls, townhouses, apartment-style suites, college houses and themed housing for students with similar interests.

Can my student commute to campus?

Students who reside less than 35 miles from campus can apply for commuter status. Because we want to ensure the safety of our students, we’ll require both you and your student to sign a notarized document confirming that the requirements for commuter status have been met.

Is SNC a safe environment?

We work hard every day to keep everyone safe. Our Campus Safety team actively monitors campus 24/7. All of our residence halls and the majority of our academic buildings are fitted with card-access technology, keeping buildings secure and limited to members of the campus community. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to download the free Alertus mobile app, which provides a fast, easy way for students to contact Campus Safety officers if they have any concerns. We also have a Campus Emergency Notification System that we strongly encourage students to use. Emergency notification includes text alerts, computer display alerts and campus phone alerts to ensure all members of the campus community stay abreast of any kind of potential or real emergency.

How are AP, IB or dual-enrollment courses accepted?

SNC accepts AP, IB and dual-enrollment credit. For AP credit, students must earn a three or better on the corresponding AP examination. For IB credit, students must earn a four or better on IB examinations for High Level (HL) courses. For dual-enrollment credit, students must earn a ‘C’ or better in the course.

My student has a disability and needs accommodations to be successful — can SNC accommodate these needs?

While we don’t offer a specialized program for students with disabilities, we want to help your student reach their full potential. Reach out to academic support before applying and speak with our director about the accommodations we can arrange. SNC offers an Autism Spectrum Disorder Support Program through our counseling office that provides peer mentoring, weekly meetings with a counselor, and monthly social events.

What scholarships are available?

In addition to our academic merit scholarships, students can apply for a variety of specialty scholarships during their senior year of high school. These scholarships have applications, deadlines and specific criteria for consideration. To get an idea of how much academic merit aid your student may be eligible for, try using our scholarship calculator. In addition, we encourage students to apply for outside scholarships.

Can my student afford to attend SNC?

SNC makes affordability a top priority. Through a combination of merit and need-based scholarships, a student’s total cost of attendance could be less than other private colleges, and comparable to many public schools. We encourage families to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year by Dec. 1 to ensure consideration for the most available aid. For detailed estimates of the financial assistance that your student might receive, use our net price calculator.

When will my student receive a financial aid award?

Prospective students who are seniors in high school typically receive their financial aid decisions in early- to mid-December as long as they submit their FAFSA to the office of financial aid by our priority date of Oct. 1. Applications submitted after this date are processed in the order they are received. Students will receive an email notification when their financial aid decision is available to view online in KnightLine, our student portal. We also mail every student a printed financial aid decision letter with complete details.

Aerial river shot of campus
Contact the St. Norbert College admission office

Campus location

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

Hours of operation

Monday-Friday
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

Campus