First-year applications consist of the following components:

Apply Online Using The Common Application

The Common App has several parts, 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.

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Or The St. Mary’s College Online Application

St. Mary’s College of Maryland also has its own online application which an applicant can use in place of the Common Application if they would like.

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Application Deadlines

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.

St. Mary’s College Dream Act

St. Mary’s  grants admission to students regardless of citizenship. The Maryland Dream Act provides the opportunity for some non-U.S. citizens who attended high school in Maryland to receive in-state tuition. Learn More