First Year Students

Now accepting applications for Fall 2020!

You’ve worked hard in the classroom preparing to apply to college. Now our goal is to make applying easy–although it’s still going to take a bit of elbow grease.

We have two application deadlines for first-year students:

Early Action Fall 2020: December 15th, 2019

Regular Decision Fall 2020: June 1st, 2020


Application Process and Next Steps:

  • Apply through the Saint Mary's Application

    • Complete the Saint Mary's Application which includes some personal background information, academic history, and test score reporting. 

  • Or you can apply via the Common Application 

  • Have your official high school transcript sent to Saint Mary's.

  • Have your official SAT or ACT scores sent to Saint Mary's

    • The SAT school code for Saint Mary’s is 004675 and for the ACT it is 0386

  • Have your letter of recommendation sent to Saint Mary's.

    • One letter of recommendation is required from your counselor or a teacher with whom you have taken one of the required core classes. We advise giving your counselor or teacher ample time to submit the letter of recommendation by the postmark deadline. The letter may be written on a separate piece of paper or directly on the evaluation form provided by the Common Application.   

Evaluating your application:

The chief qualities sought in a candidate are intellectual preparation, the seriousness of purpose, and moral integrity. The school record is considered the most reliable measure of potential college ability. However, extra-curricular accomplishments may strengthen an application insofar as they indicate special talents, perseverance, and maturity.

Applications for admission are reviewed on an individual basis, and minor deficiencies in preparation may be waived if justified by superior marks, test scores, and recommendation.

All successful applicants are expected to complete at least 16 units of secondary school course work that will include the following:

  • 4 years of English

  • 3 years of Mathematics (algebra, advanced algebra or the equivalent, and geometry)*

  • 2 years of the same foreign language

  • 2 years of science (at least one laboratory) *

  • 2 years of social studies (at least 1 year of U.S. history)

*Students who plan to major in a science or mathematics are expected to show particular strength in their scientific and mathematical preparation.

Check your application status:

Students who have applied to Saint Mary's can check the status of their application by logging in to their student portal. This portal is a secure webpage available to all prospective students.

The applicant portal allows applied students to track the progress of their application, and much more. Upon applying, students will receive an email with their applicant portal login.

login to your applicant portal

Confirm Your Enrollment:

If you've been admitted, Congratulations! You can confirm your enrollment here. Welcome to the SMC family! We look forward to seeing you on campus next semester.