Your journey to becoming a Saint begins with an application!

We do not have minimum GPA, SAT or ACT scores for admission. Instead, we evaluate each application holistically. We take into account all the information presented in your application including the rigor of the courses you have taken and your service and leadership experience.

Important Information

Deadlines

Fall 2017 priority application deadlines

DeadlineDate
First priority reviewOct. 15
Second priority reviewNov. 1
Third priority reviewDec. 1
Fourth priority reviewFeb. 1
Fifth priority reviewMar. 1

Requirements

Application requirements for first-year students include:

  • An application (either our application or the Common Application*)
  • Personal essay**
  • Your official SAT/ACT scores†
  • Your official and sealed high school transcript‡
  • Your school report form‡
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor

How to apply

Apply to Saint Martin's through our own application or the Common Application.

Why apply early?

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Priority consideration

Applicants who complete their application by each review deadline will receive priority consideration for admission, scholarships, and other types of financial aid. Those who apply later will be admitted on a space-available basis and should be aware that some types of housing, Saint Martin’s scholarships, and state and federal aid may be limited.

Applicants should submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning October 1 prior to the academic year for which they are applying.

Additional information

  • Applied before, deferred or readmission

    Students who have applied before

    Saint Martin’s University retains application materials of all those who have previously applied.

    If you would like to apply again, please contact the Office of Admissions for instructions. At minimum you’ll need to submit transcripts for any work you’ve completed since you last applied.

    Deferred

    A deferred student is a student who has chosen to defer their admission to enroll in a subsequent semester (within one year of the original semester for which the first application for admission was granted).

    Deferred students are not eligible to accumulate additional credit hours during their deferral. Doing so will void the offer of admission to the University, requiring another application for admission.

    Re-admission

    Students who have attended Saint Martin's University but were not enrolled the previous semester and left in good standing must submit an application for readmission to the Office of Admissions. Students who have attended another college or university during their absence must submit official transcripts from each institution. Students are eligible for readmission for up to seven years following their last enrolled academic term at Saint Martin’s. If a student has not been enrolled for more than seven years at Saint Martin’s, the student must reapply for admission as a transfer student. As with all applicants, the student’s application will be evaluated holistically, taking into account academic, service, and leadership considerations.

    Application for readmission 

    Deadlines

    The deadline for fall 2015 was July 31, 2015.

    Financial aid

    Applicants for readmission who need financial assistance are strongly encouraged to contact the Student Financial Service Center at the same time they apply for readmission and begin the process for applying of financial aid. If you have any questions or difficulty completing the re-admission application please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-368-8803 or email admissions@stmartin.edu.

    Military and Veterans

    Saint Martin’s University will allow service members and reservists to be re-admitted to a program if they are temporarily unable to attend class or have to suspend their studies due to service requirements. Additional military resources are available for review.

    Students suspended from the University can petition for reinstatement to the University after one or more semesters away. Detailed instructions are contained in the University Catalog. Students may also contact the Vice President of Academic Affairs at 360-438-8848 for additional information.

    Students petitioning for reinstatement are also strongly encouraged to contact the financial aid office at the same time they begin the petition process for information and instructions.

    Note: Students who wish to return to Saint Martin’s in the semester immediately after receiving notice of suspension should contact the office listed above for instructions on how to appeal their suspension and ask for immediate reinstatement.

  • Running Start students

    Washington State students who have taken Running Start classes apply to Saint Martin’s as first-year applicants. This also applies to students from other states with similar dual-enrollment or "college in the high school" programs.

    To receive credit for college level work, students must submit transcripts from the college or university where they completed the courses. Your running start work will be evaluated for transferability and you’ll receive full-credit for the college-level work you’ve completed under Saint Martin’s general transfer of credit policies.

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Credit
    AP CourseAP ScoreTransfer CourseCredits Earned
    Art History3 or betterART157/ART1586
    Art: 2D3 or betterART2053
    Art: 3D3 or betterART2123
    Art: Drawing3 or betterART2953
    Biology3 or betterBIO1414
    Calculus BC4 or 5MTH171/MTH1728
    Calculus BC3MTH1714
    Calculus AB4 or 5MTH1714
    Chemistry3CHM1414
    Chemistry3 and 1 yr AP ChemCHM141L1
    Chemistry4 or 5CHM141/CHM1428
    Chemistry4 or 5 and 1 yr AP ChemCHM141L/CHM142L10
    Chinese3 or betterCHN101/CHN1026
    Comp. Politics3 or betterGENEDSOCSCI3
    Computer Science A3 or betterCSC1803
    Computer Science Principles4 or 5CSC1013
    Eng. Lang/Comp4 or 5ENG101/ENG Electives LD6
    Eng. Lit/Comp3 or betterENG Elective LD6
    Enviro. Science3 or betterBIO1104
    European History4 or 5HIS101/HIS1026
    French3 or betterFRN101/FRN1026
    Geography3 or betterGPH2103
    German3 or betterGENEDFL6
    Italian3 or betterGENEDFL6
    Japanese3 or betterJPN101/JPN1026
    Latin3 or betterGENEDFL6
    Macroecon.3 or betterECN2023
    Microecon.3 or betterECN2013
    Music Theory3 or betterMUS1083
    Physics 13 or betterPHY1414
    Physics 23 or betterPHY1424
    Physics C: Elec3 or betterPHY1724
    Physics C: Mechanics3 or betterPHY1714
    Psychology3 or betterPSY1013
    Spanish Lang.3 or betterSPN101/SPN1026
    Spanish Lit.3 or betterSPN101/SPN1026
    Statistics3 or betterMTH2013
    US History4 or 5HIS141/HIS1426
    US Politics3 or betterPLS1513
    World History4 or 5HIS121/HIS1226

     

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

     Saint Martin’s University awards university course credit for IB exams on which students achieve a score of 5 or higher, on both Standard Level and Higher Level exams.

    Students who earn the IB Diploma will be awarded up to 30 credits of university-level work at Saint Martin's University. The IB Diploma can meet the following Core requirements if the Diploma student achieves a score of 5 or higher on the individual exams for each respective area:

    • ENG 101 (3 credits)
    • World Language (3 credits for Standard Level, 6 credits for Higher Level)
    • History or Social & Behavioral Foundations (3-6 credits, depending on the courses)
    • Science with lab (4 credits)
    • MTH 110 (3 credits)
    • Fine Arts (3 credits)

    IB Diploma students will also earn additional credits, either as specific SMU courses (see Table below) or lower division elective credits, depending on the total diploma score.

    • 24 points = 24 total credits
    • 25 points = 25 total credits
    • 26 points = 26 total credits
    • 27 points = 27 total credits
    • 28 points = 28 total credits
    • 29 points = 29 total credits
    • 30 points or more = 30 total credits

    Students who complete IB coursework but not the Diploma will also receive university credit for IB exams, both Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL), on which they earn a 5 or higher. Specific Saint Martin's University courses correspond to the IB exams, as shown in the Table below. Other IB exams will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    IB ExamTransfer CourseCredits Earned
    Art (visual)ART 205 (Core fine arts)3
    BiologyCore science w/ lab4
    Chemistry- SLCHM 141/141L5
    Chemistry- HLCHM 141/141L and CHM 142/142L10
    Classical LanguagesCore 1 year World Language6
    Computer ScienceCSC 1013
    DanceCore fine arts3
    EconomicsCore social and behavioral foundations3
    English Language and LitENG 1013
    FilmCore fine arts3
    French Language and Lit- SLFRN 1013
    French Language and Lit- HLFRN 101 and FRN 1026
    German Language and Lit- HLCore 1 year World Language6
    GeographyGPH 2103
    Global PoliticsPLS 1523
    History, worldCore non-U.S. history3
    Mathematics*MTH 1103
    MusicCore fine arts3
    PhysicsCore science w/ lab4
    PsychologyPSY 1013
    Spanish Language and Lit- SLSPN 1013
    Spanish Language and Lit- HLSPN 101 and SPN 1026
    Sports, exercise, and health scienceCore science w/ lab4
    TheaterCore fine arts3


    *Students needing a specific math course for the major will need to take the math placement test and be placed into the appropriate course.

  • Home schooled students

    Home schooled applicants will be evaluated on an individual basis. Applicants should supply as much information as possible about their home school experience.

    At minimum, transcripts, descriptions of all courses—with reading lists—should be submitted to the Office of Admissions. If courses have been taken at a local high school or college, transcripts must be submitted.

    Please visit our homeschool page for additional information.

  • Post-baccalaureate students

    Post-baccalaureate students are students who have already completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and who seek admission to complete an additional undergraduate degree (different from the one they currently hold).

    Of note, post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for institutional financial aid UNLESS they are enrolling in the RN-to-BSN program.

    Post-baccalaureate applicants should fill out a transfer application.

  • Non-matriculated students

    A non-matriculated student is a student who wishes to take post-secondary or post-baccalaureate courses but does not intend to pursue a bachelor's degree, a certificate or fulfill prerequisites for a particular Saint Martin’s degree program. These students should contact the Office of the Registrar.