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Important Information


First priority review Oct. 15
Second priority review Nov. 1
Third priority review Dec. 1
Fourth priority review Feb. 1
Fifth priority review Mar. 1
Cancellation deadlines for admission deposit refund:
Fall - June 1


Application requirements for first-year students include:

* There is no application fee for domestic first-year applicants.
** As instructed on the Common Application.
‡ Provided by your counselor.

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

  • Re-admission

    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.


    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.


    Students who have attended Saint Martin's University but were not enrolled the previous semester and left in good standing must submit a completed re-admission form 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.

    Complete our re-admit form 


    The deadline for Fall 2018 is July 31, 2018.

    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

    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 Course AP Score Transfer Course Credits Earned
    Art History 3 or better COR 240A 3
    Art: 2D 3 or better COR 240A 3
    Art: 3D 3 or better COR 240A 3
    Art: Drawing 3 or better ART 295 3
    Biology 3 or better BIO 141 4
    Calculus BC 4 or 5 MTH 171/MTH 172 8
    Calculus BC 3 MTH 171 4
    Calculus AB 4 or 5 MTH 171 4
    Chemistry 3 CHM 141 4
    Chemistry 3 and 1 yr AP Chem CHM 141L 1
    Chemistry 4 or 5 CHM 141/CHM 142 8
    Chemistry 4 or 5 and 1 yr AP Chem CHM 141L/CHM 142L 10
    Chinese 3 or better COR 140C 4
    Comp. Politics 3 or better COR 250P 3
    Computer Science A 3 or better CSC180 3
    Computer Science Principles 4 or 5 CSC101 3
    Eng. Lit/Comp 3 or better ENG Elective LD 6
    Enviro. Science 3 or better BIO110 4
    European History 4 or 5 COR 250H 3
    French 3 or better COR 140F 4
    Geography 3 or better COR 250P 3
    German 3 or better COR 140 4
    Italian 3 or better COR 140 4
    Japanese 3 or better COR 140 4
    Latin 3 or better COR 140 4
    Macroecon. 3 or better ECN 202 or COR 220E 3
    Microecon. 3 or better ECN 201 3
    Music Theory 3 or better MUS 108 3
    Physics 1 3 or better PHY 141 4
    Physics 2 3 or better PHY 142 4
    Physics C: Elec 3 or better PHY172 4
    Physics C: Mechanics 3 or better PHY171 4
    Psychology 3 or better PSY 101 or COR 220P 3
    Spanish Lang. 3 or better COR 140S 4
    Spanish Lit. 3 or better COR 140S 4
    Statistics 3 or better MTH 201 3
    US History 4 or 5 COR 250U 4
    US Politics 3 or better PLS 151 or COR 250P 3
    World History 4 or 5 COR 250H 3


  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

    Find out more about transferring IB credit to Saint Martin's »

    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 Exam Transfer Course Credits Earned
    Art (visual) ART 205 (Core fine arts) 3
    Biology Core science w/ lab 4
    Chemistry- SL CHM 141/141L 5
    Chemistry- HL CHM 141/141L and CHM 142/142L 10
    Classical Languages Core 1 year World Language 6
    Computer Science CSC 101 3
    Dance Core fine arts 3
    Economics Core social and behavioral foundations 3
    English Language and Lit ENG 101 3
    Film Core fine arts 3
    French Language and Lit- SL FRN 101 3
    French Language and Lit- HL FRN 101 and FRN 102 6
    German Language and Lit- HL Core 1 year World Language 6
    Geography GPH 210 3
    Global Politics PLS 152 3
    History, world Core non-U.S. history 3
    Mathematics* MTH 110 3
    Music Core fine arts 3
    Physics Core science w/ lab 4
    Psychology PSY 101 3
    Spanish Language and Lit- SL SPN 101 3
    Spanish Language and Lit- HL SPN 101 and SPN 102 6
    Sports, exercise, and health science Core science w/ lab 4
    Theater Core fine arts 3

    *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.