Applicants must submit an official High School transcript or an official copy of GED completion. Applicants who took the GED before 2002 must have a minimum score of 300. Beginning with the 2002 series GED tests, the minimum passing standard is set by the GED Testing Service is an average of the five individual subject area test scores of 450 or greater.
No prior health care industry experience is required for admission, however, a background in general math, anatomy/physiology, biology, health and life sciences, medical terminology, and nursing assistant skills can be helpful. Students must demonstrate acceptable physical health that meets the stamina, stress, and physical dexterity requirements of the surgical technology role. Applicants must demonstrate the language proficiency necessary for successful undergraduate coursework.
Applicants must submit:
- Application and Fee - Completed online application and nonrefundable $25 application fee. (Fee not required for alumni, students seeking readmission or veterans and active military personnel.)
- Official Transcripts - Transcripts must be received from the credit-granting institution in a sealed envelope. Saint Mary's cannot accept transcripts that have been previously scanned, faxed, e-mailed, opened, marked, or damaged in any way. To order your official transcripts, please contact the credit-granting institution directly. If you are submitting transcripts from countries other than the U.S., please see the international student section below.
- Health Form - A completed health form documenting physical examinations and immunizations.
- TB Test - A TB Mantoux tuberculin skin test within the past 12 months. The test will need to be repeated before beginning the Clinical Practicum.
Applicants must complete a criminal background check as required by the State of Minnesota. This check will be repeated every 12 months for students who are enrolled in the program.
Application materials should be submitted to:
Office of Admission
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
2500 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Application Criteria for Students with International Transcripts
Please see the International Student section for additional information.
Applicants must provide evidence of at least 30 transferable semester credits upon acceptance including completion of a basic English composition course. More information can be found here.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition and fees can be found here.