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undergraduate admissions

take the first step toward a life of significance!

there are very few things that will leave a more indelible mark on your life than your time on our beautiful campus and the people you connect with here. completing an application is your first step toward joining our close-knit mount family! if you have any questions about the application process, please let us know. and we highly encourage you to explore our online resources to learn more about our campus!

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application process

to be considered for admission, first-year students must complete an online application using either the msmu fast app or common application. as part of our holistic review we consider the following additional materials to complete the application package:

first-year student deadlines are december 1* (early action), and march 1 (regular decision).

mount st. mary’s university will evaluate and accept credits from high schools, colleges and universities by following the policies that those institutions have established in relation to the covid-19 outbreak and the shift to remote learning.

*in light of the current health climate, we’ve extended our early action deadline to december 1 to allow students more time to complete their application and request official documents.

  • high school transcript(s) – required

    we recommend that students complete a minimum of 4 years of english, 3 years of mathematics, 3 years of science, 2 years of one foreign language, and 3 years of social studies/history. students should have the complete and final transcript high school transcript sent directly from their school to the admissions office.

  • recommendations – required

    a recommendation letter or form from a teacher or school counselor should also be submitted directly to the mount.

  • standardized test scores – optional

    students may submit results of the scholastic aptitude test (sat), the american college testing program (act) and/or the classic learning test (clt) to the admissions office, but these test scores are not required for admission or scholarship consideration except for homeschool and international applicants. either direct results from the testing agency or results included on official school transcripts are acceptable. the university's ceeb number is 5421, and its act number is 1726. please see our full test optional policy.

  • essay/personal statement – optional

    students can submit an essay or personal statement as part of the application, or separately by emailing their counselor or uploading it to their applicant portal.

1,898 undergraduate students
3.47 average gpa
1080 average sat

additional application information

some students may have additional application requirements or details. follow the links for more information.

  • homeschool students

    more and more homeschool students are choosing mount st. mary's university. our admissions approach is individualized and our homeschool student coordinator will work with you and your parents every step of the way.

  • transfer students

    transfer applicants are not required to submit test scores; check here for more information and to see what courses will transfer.

  • international students

    learn about additional requirements for international students, tests, visas, healthcare, etc.

  • accepted students

    already accepted? find out what’s next.

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