Requirements & Deadlines

The process of applying to Saint Mary's as an International Student is not much different from any other applicant. Everyone must fill out the Common Application, submit exam results, transcripts and a letter of recommendation. Please see below for specific materials we need in order to evaluate your application: 

Required Application Materials

Your application packet must include the following:

  1. Common Application and $60 USD application fee
  2. Official copies of any examination results (IB, IGCSE, A-Levels, etc). Please note that SAT and ACT exams are not required for international students
  3. Official secondary school or college transcripts, mark sheets or other academic records, with English translation
  4. One academic letter of recommendation
  5. Official TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, PTE, EIKEN, or ELS Level 112 (Passing scores: TOEFL 213CBT/550PBT/79iBT (Each Subscore of iBT must be 19 or above), IELTS 6.5, Michigan Test 77%, PTE 53, EIKEN Grade Pre-1, and ELS Level 112 with 2.75GPA). Tests must have been taken within the last two years.  Learn more about the English proficiency exam results
  6. Certification of Finances Form. Please remember to provide an original bank statement or a stamped letter from your bank official. This document should be submitted along with the admissions application to expedite the I-20 student visa turnaround. Please note that we will enclose the I-20 student visa in the acceptance packet if the Certificate of Finance is submitted with the admissions application.
  7. Students transferring from universities in other nations must furnish professional course by course credit evaluation of their educational credentials. 
  8. Copy of current passport photo page
  9. Once accepted, international students must submit a fully completed Medical History Form to the Health & Wellness Center. Form must include up-to-date immunization information as indicated. No substitute form will be accepted.
  10. We require that you apply online.


Mail all documents to:
Saint Mary's College of California
Office of Admissions
1928 St Marys Rd
PMB 4800
Moraga, CA 94575

Application Deadlines

Make sure to apply with adequate time for the entire evaluation and visa application and issuance process.


Fall Semester
March 1st, 2020 for first-year students
July 1st, 2020 for transfer students

Spring Semester
January 1st, 2020 for first-year and transfer students

International students applying from abroad will be considered as applicants for regular admission for the fall (beginning in August) and spring (beginning in February) semesters.  No probationary admission is possible. All freshmen and transfer application materials must be in the Admissions Office by the deadlines to ensure consideration. Applications will be evaluated only when all documents have been received.

These are the priority deadlines for admission; applications received after these deadlines will be considered on a space-available basis.