St. Olaf CollegeAcademic CatalogSt. Olaf College

Table of Contents
Academic Life
Academic Regulations
International and Off-Campus Studies
Special Programs
Admissions and Financial Aid
Life Outside the Classroom
Facts and Figures
College Calendar

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1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057



Please note: This is NOT the most current catalog.

The Academic Catalog 2002-04


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St. Olaf College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association:

Higher Learning Commission
30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
(800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456
Fax: (312) 263-7462

St. Olaf College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or handicap in administration of its educational policies, financial aid program, athletics and all other programs.

Affirmative Action
St. Olaf College is an equal opportunity employer and follows an affirmative action policy in the recruitment and hiring of faculty and staff.

Reservation of the Right to Modify
The provisions of this catalog are to be considered directive in character and not as an irrevocable contract between the student and the college. The college reserves the right to make changes that seem necessary or desirable, including course and program cancellations.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibit the college from releasing grades or other information about academic standing to parents unless the student has released such information in writing, or unless the student is a dependent as defined by FERPA. Further information concerning St. Olaf College procedures in compliance with FERPA is available in the St. Olaf Student Handbook, available online at and from the Office of the Dean of Students.

Class and Lab Schedule
For updated information about the current year's course offerings and GE attributes, view the online class and lab schedule.

Catalog Changes
Changes that have occurred in St. Olaf academic policy and curriculum since the publication in 2002 of the St. Olaf Catalog for 2002–04 are indicated in red and red strikethrough type.