Application Requirements

We want to learn about what makes you, you. Your talents, your passions, your skills, your potential. The admission committee carefully considers a wide variety of your accomplishments and experiences during the evaluation process. We pay particular attention to the unique qualities you possess, including:

  • academic accomplishments as evidenced by rigor of coursework, grades, grade trends
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • extracurricular activities
  • community service and leadership experience
  • personal essay
  • recommendations from counselors, teachers, coaches and other personal acquaintances

Application Requirements 

  • high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores (writing scores are optional) - our code for the SAT is 1702 and our code for the ACT is 1244
  • secondary school report
  • personal essay
  • recommendation from at least one counselor/teacher/coach/etc

Academic Requirements 

For admission to Saint Mary’s, you should complete a minimum of 16 academic units (one unit represents one year of study) in high school that include:

  • four years of English
  • three years of college prep mathematics
  • two years of laboratory science
  • two years of the same foreign language
  • two years of social studies
  • three additional units in any of the above areas, for a minimum of 16 units

*Classes at the Honors or Advanced Placement level are highly recommended.

Class Profile

A successful candidate for admission to Saint Mary’s will not only meet the coursework requirements listed above, but she will also have strong standardized test scores (ACT and/or SAT); leadership qualities; a commitment to her passions outside the classroom; and the support of her counselors or teachers for admittance.

For the Class of 2020, the middle 50 percent of students had a:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.48 - 4.04
  • ACT Superscore of 23-29
  • SAT Superscore of 1000-1220* (CR + M)

As you navigate your way through the admission process, we invite you to meet with or contact your admission counselor if you have any questions or concerns.

*This range reflects scores from the traditional SAT. The Saint Mary's Office of Admission will consider scores from both the traditional and redesigned SAT in the coming year. All scores from the redesigned SAT will be concorder to traditional scores for the next two years.

Applicants