International Student Requirements

Application Requirements

Certification of Finances Form

Next Steps for Admitted Students

Application Requirements

Completing the application for admission is easy! Here are the pieces you'll need to submit for your application to be considered by the committee:

  • Common Application
  • High school transcript(s) in English
  • Test scores (TOEFL, SAT, ACT, IELTS, Duolingo are accepted) - if you take the SAT, our code is 1702
  • Secondary school report on the Common App or letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher
  • Personal Essay

Once you have submitted your application and all application requirements, your application can be reviewed by the admission committee. The committee's application decision will be based on:

  • your academic performance in the classroom
  • the rigor of your secondary school curriculum
  • official scores from standardized tests
  • demonstrated English writing ability
  • your fit for Saint Mary’s College

The middle 50% of students who were offered admission to Saint Mary’s had:

  • high school grade point average: 3.5 - 4.0 (on US 4-point scale)
  • SAT Composite score (EBRW + M):   1060-1260
  • Rank in class (if available):  8% - 34%

In addition, for students whose native language is not English, below are our desired test scores:

  • TOEFL:       80+  OR
  • IELTS:        6.5+
  • Duolingo:    105

Please note that these numbers are not minimums or maximums and do not guarantee admission; they are simply guidelines. 

Certification of Finances Form

Although it's not required to complete an application, international students must submit a Certification of Finances form and supporting financial documents before they will be able to enroll at Saint Mary's. This allows the College to verify the source of funding for your educational expenses, which is required by the United States federal government before we can issue an I-20 or DS-2019 to you. You will need one of these two forms to apply for a student visa.

You must provide an original financial document from a personal account, sponsor, loan, or scholarship showing the amount you have to pay for your education. These documents must also be provided to the US Embassy abroad during your visa interview.

The full cost of attending Saint Mary’s for a year is $60,290 USD (without accounting for any financial assistance you might receive) which is the estimated yearly total of tuition, fees, housing, food, books, insurance, and personal expenses for 2019-2020. 

Next Steps for Admitted Students

If you are admitted and if you choose to attend Saint Mary's College, a $400 USD deposit is required to reserve your place in the incoming class. After May 1, the deposit is non-refundable.

After we receive your $400 USD enrollment deposit, we will send you a packet that includes copies of your letter of admission, scholarship and financial aid information, and the I-20 or DS-2019 form that you will need to obtain your F-1 student visa.


Jenna Zwiller, Assistant Director of International Admission, looks forward to answering your questions and guiding you through the application process. Please contact Jenna at