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Welcome to the Cardinal Family!

Admitted Student Next Steps – Fall Enrollment

As a student admitted for the fall semester, below are your next steps to enroll at Saint Mary's.

It's the best way to see if Saint Mary's is right for you.

Simply Seniors – Overnight Visit
Offered select Sundays Thursdays, throughout the academic year

Simply Seniors Registration

Personalized Visits
Offered select Mondays Fridays, and select Saturdays throughout the academic year

Personalized Visit Registration

Admitted Student Days
Choose your day:

Friday, Nov 16, 2018
Friday, Dec 7, 2018
Friday, Jan 25, 2019
Monday, Apr 8, 2019

Affordability is a big deal. Oct. 1 you can start to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Most colleges (including Saint Mary's University of Minnesota) use information from the FAFSA to help consider students for federal grants, loans, and work-study opportunities. This makes the FAFSA an essential part of an affordable college experience. Our federal code is 002380.

Visit the official FAFSA website for more information about the filing process at

Cardinal Central is also ready to answer all your questions about financial aid (they even hold online chats). Contact them at, 507-457-6655, or 877-304-4273.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Ready to finalize your decision? Let us know your plans! Mark you calender. Our priority deadline is May 1. 

Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

This link takes you to the Student Portal. You will need your username and password which was sent to you in your acceptance packet and again in your acceptance email. 

Print your Portal Login Instructions (PDF)

You may also choose to send us your non-refundable $300 enrollment deposit as a check via U.S. Mail, along with the confirmation card you received in your acceptance packet.

You're a Cardinal now!

Mark Your Calendar!

2019 Dates:
April 13, June 15 & 17 - New Student Orientation and Registration (NSOR) 
June 19 through August 13 - Connections 2019 Online Orientation Program

Starting college is an exciting time and New Student Orientation and Registration (NSOR) will help you understand what it means to be a Cardinal. During this on-campus orientation, you will register for your fall semester classes, learn about the many opportunities to get involved and the many resources that will help you succeed at Saint Mary's.

In addition to your on-campus NSOR, you will complete online orientation to help you get connected and ready for fall.

*Call-in Course Registration is available for students coming from a distance.

Register for NSOR (Student Portal)

Learn more about NSOR and optional placement exams

Move-in day is Thursday, Aug. 22.

Move in, connect, get involved, and get ready for classes. Thursday, Aug. 22, is the beginning of your new journey!

Parents and family members are encouraged to attend Thursday evening's activities. More information about housing, roommates, and getting connected will be mailed to you in the coming months.

Schedule available Spring 2019.

More About Residence Life

International Students

Visit the International Center website for your orientation/move-in schedule.

Tie up loose ends

All those small items you need to take care of before you become a Cardinal.

Please send us the following before you arrive on campus:

  • changes in mailing or email address
  • final high school transcripts
  • health forms

Other questions? Your admissions counselor is always there to help.

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