St. Mary's College of Maryland, The Public Honors College

Admissions: How To Apply

High School Students

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The Common Application is now open for Fall 2015. Apply today by clicking the button below!

Common Application

St. Mary's College of Maryland accepts The Common Application. To apply via the Common Application please click on the icon above. We will place the hyperlink to our own online application here when it opens later this fall, until that time interested applicants should use the Common Application.

All transcripts, recommendation and other materials can be mailed to us at:

Admissions Office, St. Mary's College of Maryland
18952 E. Fisher Road, St. Mary's City, MD 20686

Application Checklist

  • The Common Application
  • The Common Application Supplement
  • Transcripts and SAT/ACT Scores
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Non-refundable Application Fee

Application Deadlines

Early Decision 

  • November 1st: Early Decision I (Notifications prior to Thanksgiving) 
  • December 1st: Early Decision II (Notifications prior to Christmas)

Regular Decision

  • Feb 15 Application Deadline. (Notifications prior to April 1st)

*Applications received after these dates will be considered on a space-available basis

Contact Us

Phone: 1-800-492-7181


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First-year applications consist of the following components:

The Common Application

The Common App has several parts, and requires a personal statement essay, and must be submitted by the applicable date. There is also a Common Application Supplement, with a unique essay to St. Mary’s, that should be submitted online with your application. Make sure to double check that your application has submitted correctly.

Transcripts and Test Scores

Our application requires a complete official transcript of high school work to date; if applicable, college work must also be submitted. In terms of standardized tests, St. Mary’s College takes the SAT Reasoning or ACT exam scores. Scores should be sent directly from the testing agency. College Board (CEEB) code is 5601, and our ACT college code is 1736. SAT Subject Tests are not required but may be submitted for consideration.

We also require a midyear report reflecting seventh semester or tenth trimester grades.

Letters of Recommendation

We ask that you submit a letter of recommendation from your high school counselor, or a Secondary School Report, along with a letter of recommendation from one of your junior or senior year teachers of an academic subject. If you feel that those two recommendations cannot give us a complete and accurate picture of yourself as a student, you may also submit additional letters.

Application Fee

An application fee of $50.00 is required to process your application. The fee may be submitted online via credit card in the payment section of your application. Please note that the college will not receive your application for review until this section is complete.

Interviews are an optional part of the college application process, and can be scheduled here.

*Important to Remember: Please include your full name on all supplemental application materials.