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, that must be submitted by the applicable date. There is also a unique essay to St. Mary’s that is located on our Questions page that should be submitted online with your application. Make sure to double check that your application has been submitted correctly.
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.
For early action applications, the $50 fee is waived until November 15.
*The Common App will close on June 30th, and will not re-open until August 1st. Students will only be able to use the St. Mary’s Application during July.
We are still accepting applications on a space available basis. Please submit your application immediately for consideration. If you have any questions please contact us.
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 Secondary School Report from your high school Counselor, along with a letter of recommendation from one of your junior or senior year core academic subject area teachers. Only one letter of recommendation is required, but two are suggested.
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