Take the Next Steps

Saint Mary’s College welcomes students who are new to college, transferring from another institution, international students, and those who are looking to further their education with a graduate degree. Take the next step in your education adventure—whatever you seek, your home is here. 

Transferring is Easy

Saint Mary’s College welcomes students transferring coursework credits earned at other colleges and universities. Tens of thousands of students have made the switch to SMC to earn their bachelor’s degrees. Now, it’s your turn.  We will work closely with you to transfer many, if not all, of the credits you've already earned, helping you complete your degree as soon as possible. Learn more!

From Senior Year to First-Year

The first step to your Saint Mary’s undergraduate education is to apply! As a high school student, you can apply as early as August 1 to be part of our early decision program. After November, any application received before February 15 are priority, though we encourage applications any time. They will be considered on a space-available basis. Learn more about the application process here!

Already Admitted? 

Congratulations on your admission to Saint Mary’s College! We are thrilled to welcome you to the Saint Mary’s community. We’re here to guide and support you through a smooth transition to college life. But first things first. To become #officiallySMC, you first need to make your deposit and then you'll be on your way. This step not only secures your status as a Saint Mary's student, but activates a sequence of events to become a Belle.

The enrollment deposit is $400. If you will live on campus, $200 covers your residence hall security deposit, and $200 will be credited to your tuition bill. If you plan to live off campus, with family, the entire $400 is credited to your tuition bill. As always, if you have any questions, contact your admission counselor.  

If you haven’t already, apply for financial aid. You can do this before you can deposit! This will get the process started so you can secure aid to help cover your college expenses. If you're an incoming first-year student, join our Saint Mary's College Class of 2026 Facebook Page to meet other students in your amazing class!

Pay Your Deposit Now Already Deposited? Here's What's Next

International Students

Our community includes more than 1,600 students who come from all over the US and from 10 countries. As an international student, you are provided many resources and programming that benefits your academic and social life. Our international student and scholar services provide support for students in transition to US culture, social and educational events, mentoring, and so much more. Visit our International Students pages to learn more!

Graduate Studies

Saint Mary’s College is built on the solid foundation of the core values of the liberal arts: measured critical and analytical thinking and effective communication. It informs our approach to teaching and empowering undergraduate students to make a difference in the world. And it inspires our philosophy for educating male and female graduate students to achieve new heights in their careers. Learn more about Graduate Studies at Saint Mary’s.

Still Deciding?

There is no time like the present to schedule a visit to Saint Mary’s College to help you make your decision. If you aren't able to join us in person, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with your admission counselor!