Application Deadlines for First-Year Students

When is the best time to apply for admission? The Common Application opens August 1 of your senior year, so you can apply before the school year even begins! Check out these timelines for Early and Regular Decision applicants:

Early Decision

  • Application Deadline: November 15
  • Admission Notification: guaranteed by mid-December when your application is completed by November 20
  • Deposit Deadline: January 15 (deposit is non-refundable)

Regular Decision

  • Priority Application Deadline: February 15 (after February 15, the Office of Admission accepts applications on a space available basis)
  • Admission Notification: rolling after January 1 (approximately 2-4 weeks from the date your application becomes complete)
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1 (deposit is non-refundable after May 1)

Financial Aid Deadlines

  • FAFSA Deadline: March 1 (Saint Mary's FAFSA code is 001836)