The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed some aspects of the St. Mary’s University admission process, but rest assured that the Office of Admission is dedicated to making your transition to college as smooth as possible. We’re eager to answer any questions you have about your application.

You can contact our Admission team at 210-436-3126 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST or by email at Find and connect with your designated Admission Counselor:


To help expedite the submission of required documents, please email PDF attachments to the Office of Admission at Unofficial transcripts will suffice for the review of your application.

For test score submissions, you may email a PDF copy of your test score report from either College Board (SAT) or ACT.

How can I submit required documents?

St. Mary’s University has a test-optional admissions policy, meaning students are not required to submit standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) to be considered for freshmen admission. Additionally, students who apply test-optional are also fully considered for freshmen scholarships.

The Office of Undergraduate Admission is committed to providing pathways to admissions and scholarship opportunities whether or not a student choses to take a standardized test.

Is St. Mary’s test-optional?

You can, but you don’t need to. You will be considered for admission and scholarship without test scores. Over 70% of applicants have already chosen to not submit test scores.

Can I apply to St. Mary’s with test scores?

Yes, our team is committed to continue providing a personalized service to our students and families through video or phone calls.

Find your designated Admission Counselor and schedule a one-on-one meeting with him or her. Explore the various virtual visit options we offer for prospective students and families.

Can I schedule a virtual appointment?

Campus Visits

We know experiencing campus firsthand is one of the best ways to make your college choice. The St. Mary’s University Office of Admission has resumed campus tours with new guidelines in place for the safety of you, your family and our campus community. Tours are limited to one prospective student plus two guests per tour and masks are required of all visitors. You can schedule a campus tour on the campus tour page.

Are campus visits available?

Yes, we offer a variety of ways for you and your family to visit the St. Mary’s campus virtually. Explore your virtual visit options or register for an upcoming information session.

Can I visit virtually?
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