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Freshman Admission

Applying to Saint Mary's as a freshman

Who should apply to Saint Mary’s as a freshman, or first-year, student?

  • Current high school students
  • Current college students with fewer than 12 earned credits
  • Current Minnesota high school students who have earned college credits as part of the PSEO dual-enrollment program
  • Current high school students who have earned college credits via any other program (CLEP, AP, IBP, PACC, etc.)

Please note that students from a foreign country should apply for International Admission.

Not the type of admission you seek? Return to the “How to Apply” page.

Freshman applicants must submit the following to the Office of Admission:

  1. An application for undergraduate admission (choose one the following):
  2. A $25.00 non-refundable application fee, IF using the SMU printed application
  3. An official transcript of your high school grades, sent directly from your high school
  4. A score report from one of the following tests, sent directly from the testing agency:
    American College Test (ACT) – SMU code: 2148, OR
    Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) – SMU code: 6632
  5. A 250-word essay
  6. Letter(s) of recommendation