How to Join
The application process for current Saint Mary's students is always open. Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling basis.
Undergraduate students at Saint Mary's College or students who are accepted for enrollment in the next academic term are invited to apply to the High Potential Program. All applicants must be a first-generation college student. (Note: If neither of your parents have obtained a bachelor’s degree from an institution of higher education in the United States, you qualify as first-generation. It doesn’t matter if your parents went to college outside the United States, or if older siblings have gone to college before you.) Priority will be given to applicants who also qualify as low-income according to the TRIO/SSS Federal guidelines, and/or have a disability.
Current HP students should use the form below to apply to the High Potential Program. Admitted students who have not begun their coursework at Saint Mary’s should NOT utilize this form. Admitted students who have not yet begun their studies at Saint Mary's may apply starting in January 2023 through their admissions portal. Please allow thirty minutes to complete the application. You will need access to financial information and parent/guardian education level. There are fill-in, multiple choice, and short response questions.
If you have questions about the HP program or the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.