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International Students

Whether you're coming from abroad or moving across the country, we're here to help make your transition to Saint Mary's as seamless as possible. To help you stay on track for your arrival we have created the checklist below. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to the Center for International Programs at 925-631-4245 or

Enrollment Deposit:

Submit your $300 (Tuition Only) or $650 (Tuition and Housing) non-refundable enrollment deposit on or before June 1st for the fall term and two weeks after your acceptance for the spring term.

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For the 2020-2021 Academic Year, the First-Year Residency Requirement is being temporarily suspended. We encourage all first-year students, if they can, to live on campus to take advantage of all of the benefits it provides On-campus housing is guaranteed for all incoming freshmen and transfer students who commit by June 1st. You must submit your housing forms by June 1st for the fall term. Information regarding your housing form will be be sent on an on-going basis beginning in late April.

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The cost of attendance for the academic year is around $70,000 which includes tuition, room & board, books, and supplies.  International students are required to submit a completed Certificate of Finance for issuance of their I-20.  Please find the link to our Certificate of Finance here.

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Final Transcripts

Your acceptance is contingent upon satisfactory completion of courses in progress. Submit your final official transcript or final mark sheets as soon as they are available. You may send your credentials to:

Saint Mary's College of California
Office of Admissions
PO Box 4800
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4224


You may enter the U.S. no more than 30 days prior to the beginning of your program, as indicated on your SEVIS I-20.