First-Year Students

Apply for Fall 2021, Scholarships are available!

You’ve worked hard in the classroom preparing to apply to college. Now, our goal is to make applying easy!

Join the next generation of thinkers and change agents at Saint Mary’s, one of the Top 5 Best Western Regional Universities. Saint Mary’s also ranks in the top 10 percent of colleges that provide a return on investment, so secure your future at a college that invests in you. Year after year, Saint Mary's positively impacts the lives of students, as noted by being named one of the Colleges That Change Lives year after year.

Application Process


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1. Apply for Free 

Saint Mary’s Application  
       Fall 2021 Application 

Or apply with the Common App
Use the fee waiver code Gaels21 to apply for free! Apply Today.


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2. Submit Transcripts and Letter of Recommendation

Please have your counselor send your official high school transcript to the Office of Admissions via email at, via mail to 1928 St. Mary’s Road, PMB 4800, Moraga, CA 94575, or via fax at (925) 376-7193.

In addition, please request that an academic teacher or counselor write and send us a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Letters can be sent directly, by the author of the recommendation through the Common Application, by postal mail, or by email to


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3. Check Applicant Status Page

Within 48 hours, you will receive an email to log in to your status page, where you can see your application status. The Admissions Committee will not make a final admissions decision on your application until all application materials are received. Login.