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Endorse a Prospective Student

Alumni can assist in the College's recruitment effort by recommending talented students and providing an alumni endorsement for their application for admission, through our Refer a Gael program.

Student surveys consistently indicate that their first introduction to Saint Mary’s came from word of mouth, from alumni, who offer authentic insights into the College. We invite you to Refer a Gael notifying the Office of Admissions about a prospective student that you think would be a great candidate for admission here at your alma mater.

You can fill out the form, found here, which will allow you to share a bit more information about the student.

We value your recommendations and will waive the $60 application fee for applicants for whom we receive the referral form prior to the submission of their application.

  • Please note our upcoming Early Action first-year deadline of November 1.
  • Our Regular Decision first-year application deadline is January 15.
  • We also encourage you to nominate prospective transfer students for either the Spring semester (December 1 deadline) or for the Fall semester (March 1 priority consideration deadline or June 1 deadline).

Thanks to the many alums who have recommended highly qualified students in the past. Your influence can help shape the next entering class.  Please take advantage of this opportunity to encourage students to consider Saint Mary’s.

Though the alumni endorsement is important and valuable, it does not guarantee a student’s admission to the College.