Admitted Students FAQs
How do I pay my deposit?
How do I pay my deposit in my Applicant Gateway?
Is my enrollment deposit refundable?
What if I am unable to pay my enrollment deposit at this time?
How do I get my decision letters?
Help, I did not receive a Financial Aid Letter!
I have questions regarding my Financial Aid Letter – what should I do?
I don’t know how to get into the SMCM Applicant Gateway!
Are the SMCM Applicant Gateway and SMCM Student Portal the same thing?
Will I use the same login information for my SMCM Student Portal and Applicant Gateway?
How do I log in to my SMCM Student Portal?
Why is it important to set up my SMCM Student Portal?
Will I still be receiving emails to my personal email?
Will anyone be contacting me after I’m accepted?
Why does SMCM need a copy of my official final high school transcripts?
Why must I provide official ACT/SAT test scores if SMCM is test optional?
What is SOAR? When is it?
When is Orientation? What will I be doing during Orientation?
When do I sign up for housing?
How do I choose a roommate?
When will I select my classes?
When will I meet with my advisor?
When is Advising and Registration for incoming Transfer Students?
When is Move In Day for Incoming First Year Students?
When is Move In Day for Incoming Transfer Students?
I have paid my deposit – What steps will be next?
- Diversity Online Training
- Fall Bill Payment (Due: July 23)
- Final High School Transcript (Due: August 1)
- Housing Application (Opens: March 21, Due: ASAP)
- Foreign Language Placement Exam (Due: ASAP)
- My Academic Path (MAP) Survey (Opens: May 2, Due: ASAP)
- Review and Finalize Your Financial Aid (Due: ASAP)
- Fall Bill Payment (Due: July 22)
- Student Strengths Inventory (Opens: April 1, Due: ASAP)
- SMCM Online Training ‘Voices for Change’ (Opens: June 1, Due: August 1)
- Cybersecurity Online Training (Opens: July 15, Due: August 15)
- Title IX Online Training
- One Card Photo Upload (SMCM ID Card)
Must be sent electronically or mailed physically sealed from your school and include your graduation date.
The Foreign Language Placement Exam is required for all new first-year students. The placement exam determines your level of competency in order to place you in the language course level appropriate to your exam results.
As an honors college, St. Mary’s requires that you take one course in a language at the level where you are placed, and that you complete at least the second-semester level. In other words, if you place into 101, you will take 101 + 102 to achieve this competency. If you place above 101, you will complete the requirement with the course you place into.
It is very important that you give your full attention to the exam. Do as best you can, but without relying on additional resources while taking it. We want to get the best idea of your level without ending up in a class that is too advanced (frustrating!!) or too basic (also frustrating!!—and you might end up taking the language an additional semester you didn’t need).
Students can find current account information via the My Student Account tab on the SMCM Student Portal. In order for their account to reflect their financial aid, students must take action on their loans and federal work-study via the My Financial Aid tab on the SMCM Student Portal and provide information through studentaid.gov as applicable to receive funds from the loans.
Your bill will include all of the charges for the Fall 2022 semester including tuition, fees, room and board (if applicable). For your convenience, there are several ways to pay your bill, and payment plans available. You can find more information here.SMCM Electronic Health Record (Due: August 1)
Please refer to the New Student Information page about required forms to complete and submit before starting classes.
For more information, contact: Wellness Center at (240) 895-4289
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is committed to student success and helping you persist to graduation. Completing the Student Strengths Inventory (SSI) will provide additional insight on how we can best support you as a student here at St. Mary’s College. The link to complete this is sent to your email and is also available in the checklist section of this gateway.
This survey should take approximately 20-30 minutes. Your answers will not affect your enrollment at SMCM, your status as an athlete, or your relationship with the College in any way. Participation is voluntary, but we strongly encourage you to fill out the SSI as honestly and completely as possible. Please enter your SMCM username and password to access the survey. Your answers are confidential and will only be shared with your adviser and the student support services staff.
For more information, contact Student Success Services, at (240) 895-4388.
The “Voices for Change” training includes units on Identities & Inclusion, Alcohol & Other Drugs, Hazing & Bullying, and Consent & Sexual Violence. This training is required for all students at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and should take approximately 1.5 hours to complete. You do not need to complete the training in one session, but can stop and start as you like. The system will keep track of your progress through each segment.
Voices for Change replaces the individual training modules for Diversity, Title IX, and Alcohol EDU on the Enrollment Checklist. You will receive an email from ‘Get-Inclusive@smcm.edu’ with a link to the training to your SMCM email. Please complete the training by August 1, 2022.
You will receive an email with the instructions for logging in to your @smcm.edu email address. If you have questions or need assistance, you should contact IT Support by calling (240) 895-4357, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or submitting a ticket via the form at https://servicedesk.smcm.edu/.