Application Deferral & Reactivation Procedures


Then, Now, and Later; No matter when, SMC has your back! At SMC we understand that timing is important for our students. If you need to defer your acceptance, we understand and hope to see you on campus soon! If you have put your application on hold, and are ready to reactivate and submit it, please see the next steps below; Welcome Back!

Deferring Your Enrollment

If you would like to defer your enrollment to Saint Mary's College for a future term, please follow these steps:

First, submit your nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $650.

Then, submit the Defer Your Enrollment Form.

Once you have submitted your deferral application form, a $100 deferral fee will automatically be added to your applicant status page, and you will receive an email notifying you of the required deferral fee. Once you have submitted your deferral fee, you will receive an email confirming your deferred status. The deferral fee must be paid by the start of your initial entry term.  (Fall: last week of August; Spring: second week of February) The deferral process is not complete until the deferral fee has been received.

Students are allowed to defer their enrollment for up to two semesters (excluding January Term and summer) following their initial application term. If you plan to attend SMC anytime after those two semesters, you will need to reapply. 

Deferred students will be able to maintain their initially offered merit-based scholarship(s) but will need to refile their FASFA for the new academic year and may be eligible for an updated need-based aid package. First-year students are prohibited from taking additional courses at another institution in order to maintain their merit-based scholarship. Courses taken at another institution may result in a first year student being reclassified as a transfer student.

Defer your enrollment

Reapply (Reactivate Your Application)

Students who have applied to Saint Mary's College are eligible to reapply for up to two years after their initial application term. Due to our practice of holding supplemental application material for two years, students will only need to submit their reactivation form and any documentation of additional coursework. If students would like to reapply more than two years after their initial application term, they will need to fill out a new application. 

No fee is required to reapply. Reapplying allows you to use your original application and supporting documents and submit updated information as needed. Students are re-evaluated for admissions and scholarship consideration. 

If you have previously applied to Saint Mary's College and would like to apply again, please fill out the Reactivate Your Application Form linked below.

Reactivate your application