Admission Requirements

At Saint Mary's College, we take into consideration a wide variety of accomplishments and experiences. We pay particular attention to the unique qualities each applicant possesses, including:

  • Academic accomplishments
  • Extra-curriculars
  • Community service
  • Personal essay
  • Recommendations from counselors, teachers, coaches and other personal acquaintances

Homeschooled students are encouraged to apply and arrange a meeting to discuss admissions qualifications.


You'll need to have completed a minimum of 16 academic units (one unit represents one year of study) 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 recommended. The middle range GPA for the 2014 first year class was 3.40-4.00.

Standardized College Admissions Tests

Either the SAT or the ACT are accepted. The middle range results for the 2014 first year class were as follows:

  • ACT: 23-29
  • SAT: 1030-1240 (Critical Reading + Math)