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How to Apply

Information for Prospective Students

Application Process

The application process is quick and easy! Please view your program webpage for specific application and admission information and forms. In order to help you get started, we have listed the basic application process below, though not all programs follow this format. Please contact the Office of Admission with any questions about your application process.

  1. Apply Online
  2. Pay Application Fee - Payment of nonrefundable application fee. Fee not required for alumni, students seeking readmission, or veterans and active military personnel. Payment amount may vary by program; please see the relevant program page for specific payment information.
  3. Provide Official Transcripts - Submit an official transcript issued to Saint Mary's University from each undergraduate college or university attended, including an official transcript from the institution posting the applicant's completed bachelor's degree. Transcripts must be received from the credit-granting institution in a sealed envelope. Saint Mary's cannot accept transcripts that have been previously scanned, faxed, e-mailed, opened, marked, or damaged in any way. To order your official transcripts, please contact the credit-granting institution directly. If you are submitting foreign transcripts, please visit the Admission page in the International Student section.
  4. Include Extra Documents - Your program MAY also require a personal statement, resume, program specific forms and/or letter(s) of recommendation. Please view your program page for specific application information. International students may also need to submit an academic credential evaluation and may need to provide evidence of successfully completing a university approved English Language Assessment exam. Please see the International Student Admission for specific information.

Next Steps in the Admission Process

You have taken that first step toward furthering your education, your career, and your life. Congratulations!

  1. Connect with Program Staff - The program you have applied for may require an enrollment interview. Once all of your application documents have been submitted to the Office of Admission your file will be sent to the program staff for review. You may be contacted by the program staff to schedule an enrollment interview either by phone or on campus. The structure of the enrollment interview is different for each program, although transfer credit will be discussed with the program staff during the enrollment interview if applicable.
  2. Acceptance and Course Registration - If you are accepted into a program you will receive an email notification of acceptance, as well as a paper acceptance packet sent via postal mail. Once you have received your acceptance information you will be able to register for courses online. Please contact the program staff if you have questions regarding course registration. You may view the course schedule at any time but may only register for courses after you have been accepted into a program.