Admissions Process

Get inside our gates. Learn more about our admissions process and application deadlines. 

Once you decide to apply to Saint Mary’s, the process begins with submitting the Common Application along with other required application materials. Around this time you should also schedule an interview with your admissions officer (if you can't make it to campus, don't worry, it's not required). And you can track the progress of your application using GaelPage.

Please contact us if you are uncertain about anything or have general questions.

Deadlines

We accept first-year and transfer applications for the fall and spring semesters. The deadlines are as follows:

First-Year Applicants: 

  PRIORITY Deadline REGULAR Deadline FAFSA FORM DUE
FALL 2017 Nov. 15, 2016 Jan. 15, 2017 Feb. 15, 2017
SPRING 2017 — — — — —  Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 1, 2016

Please note that we are still accepting first-year applicants for fall 2016 on a space available basis.

Note that the FAFSA will be available October 1 for students applying for terms starting in 2017.

Transfer Applicants:

  PRIORITY Deadline REGULAR Deadline FAFSA FORM DUE
FALL 2017 Nov. 15, 2016 Jul. 1, 2017 Feb. 15, 2016
SPRING 2017  — — — — —  Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 1, 2016

Students who have submitted all required application materials by the Priority Deadline will receive notification from the Admissions Committee by the New Year. If accepted, students are not required to enroll early or to pay an early deposit.

Students who have submitted all required application materials by the Regular Deadline should expect a decision by mid-March. Commitments from all first-year admitted students have a post-mark deadline of May 1.