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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 University Application 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 November 1 (Early Action), and March 1 (Regular Decision).

*Due the closing of many schools for COVID-19 for the high school graduating class of 2020, we are temporarily waiving the requirement for an academic letter of recommendation and accepting student-submitted high school transcripts in place of official copies.

For Spring 2020 and Summer 2020, 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 COVID19 outbreak and the shift to remote learning. For example, MSMU will accept credits with the grade of “P” if the “sending” college or university has a P/F policy related to the shift to remote learning in Spring 2020 and Summer 2020. This revised policy applies to courses that typically would be transferred to MSMU (for-credit, non-remedial courses). MSMU with accept high school transcripts that do not have GPAs terms in Spring 2020 due to COVID19 related policies.

  • 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. 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.

1,817 undergraduate students
3.3 Average GPA
1100 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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