If you are considering submitting an application to Saint Mary's College of California, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the fee for the application costs $60.
Students who apply to Saint Mary's College of California for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than December 1.
Here is an overiew of some of Saint Mary's College of California's admissions stats.
|Saint Mary's College of California 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||18%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||11%|
These are the application deadlines for Saint Mary's College of California.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||January 1|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||December 1|
Saint Mary's College of California does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Saint Mary's College of California will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 1.
Saint Mary's College of California accepts approximately 78% of early action applicants and 70% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Saint Mary's College of California admitted 2,719 of the 3,47 who applied early action.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Saint Mary's College of California is moderately difficult.
It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Saint Mary's College of California has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.
Wondering what factors are considered by Saint Mary's College of California during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Saint Mary's College of California for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Saint Mary's College of California, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Saint Mary's College of California's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.03.6|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Saint Mary's College of California have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Saint Mary's College of California considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Saint Mary's College of California is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 18% of Saint Mary's College of California's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
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For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Saint Mary's College of California.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Saint Mary's College of California during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Saint Mary's College of California?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Saint Mary's College of California.
Does Saint Mary's College of California accept transfer credits?
✅ Saint Mary's College of California accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Saint Mary's College of California accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Saint Mary's College of California accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Saint Mary's College of California accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Saint Mary's College of California?
❌ No, Saint Mary's College of California is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to submit your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Saint Mary's College of California's acceptance rate?
✅ Saint Mary's College of California has an acceptance rate of 70%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Saint Mary's College of California?
❌ Saint Mary's College of California does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Saint Mary's College of California?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Saint Mary's College of California was 78% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Saint Mary's College of California? Saint Mary's College of California is a somewhat selective institution. The Saint Mary's College of California acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Saint Mary's College of California is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Saint Mary's College of California is Jul 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Saint Mary's College of California, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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