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You’ve been admitted to the St. Mary’s University Class of 2024!

All of us at St. Mary’s are excited to welcome you to our community and look forward to the many contributions you will make to our campus, the San Antonio community and beyond.

The Rattler Road Map is a resource for you and your family to use as you make your decision about where to attend college. The events and connections made on this page will help you get answers to your questions and discover how to make the most of your St. Mary’s experience.

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Congratulations, Rattler. You’re In!

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Virtual Events for the Class of 2024

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and adjustments to campus visits, St. Mary’s University will host various virtual events to celebrate and welcome the Class of 2024. Attend a virtual information session, schedule a Zoom chat to connect with the St. Mary’s community.

Do you have any questions?

If you or your family have any questions about St. Mary’s University, please get in touch with us right away. We’re here to connect you with the people and resources that can help.

Important Updates for Students Who Deposit Before May 4, 2020

  • The Office of Admission reduced the $200 nonrefundable enrollment deposit to $100 for students who deposit before May 4. In addition, the Office of Residence Life has also reduced the $100 nonrefundable housing application fee to $50.
  • Students who submit their enrollment deposit by May 4 will also be included in a drawing to win one of 10 St. Mary’s University Barnes & Noble Bookstore Scholarships to support up to $1,300 of books and supplies purchased at our bookstore during your first year at St. Mary’s.
  • We are hosting the (Virtual) Admitted Rattler Day on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. If you haven’t registered yet, you can submit your reservation form online by Friday, April 24, at 11:59 p.m. Should you attend and also deposit by May 4, you will be entered for the bookstore scholarship raffle for a total of two entries.
  • St. Mary’s has extended a special summer discount to new undergraduate students joining our community this fall. You will be able to take advantage of expanded summer courses online at a 50% tuition discount. Information will be shared with students who submit their enrollment deposit by May 4 about how to take advantage of these courses, register for Summer I or II online courses and how to apply for additional Summer financial assistance, if eligible.

    Please note that this special tuition rate only applies toward online courses taken this summer.

Now that you’ve been admitted to St. Mary’s, what’s next?

  • Connect with St. Mary’s

    Experience St. Mary’s from wherever you are to connect with the people who make St. Mary’s a special place to study. Join us for a virtual info session, a Zoom chat or attend a virtual open house to meet future classmates and introduce yourself to St. Mary’s faculty.

  • Consider costs and funding

    As you and your family explore how to finance your education, the Office of Financial Assistance partners with you to understand the process and how to demystify the various funding options available to you based on your family’s unique circumstances.

    The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA), or student budget, is the average cost to attend St. Mary’s for one academic year (fall and spring). The COA includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation and other personal expenses.

    Please note that the COA includes estimated amounts for indirect costs (like transportation and personal expenses). Your St. Mary’s bill will include only direct costs.

    Cost of Attendance

    There are many different types of financial assistance available to students. The most common categories of aid are merit-based sources (such as academic or fine arts scholarships) and need-based sources (such as federal, state or institutional grant and loan programs).

    If you have been awarded one of our general academic scholarships, it is detailed in your offer of admission to St. Mary’s.

    In addition to general-merit awards, students may also apply for specialized academic, leadership and talent-based scholarships.

    These awards include the St. Mary’s University Honors Program, the Greehey Scholars Program, the Marianist Leadership Program, ROTC awards, or music scholarships, among others.

    If you are interested in learning more about these scholarship programs, please contact the Office of Admission at or 210-436-3126.

    Please note that St. Mary’s University reserves the right to replace your scholarship with other gift aid sources of the same amount. If you are eligible for more than one academic scholarship, only the scholarship of the highest value may be awarded.

    St. Mary’s Scholarships
  • Complete enrollment confirmation and submit your enrollment deposit

    You’re ready to become a St. Mary’s Rattler. Great! In order to officially accept your offer of admission and reserve your seat in the Class of 2024, you will need to complete the Enrollment Confirmation process.

    The enrollment confirmation process (ECP) is completed by submitting the Enrollment Confirmation Form and the $100 nonrefundable enrollment deposit.

    2. Enter your St. Mary’s username and password.

    3. Navigate to the “New Undergraduate” tab.

    4. Go to the “Enrollment Confirmation Process” block and read the instructions carefully.

    5. Complete all sections of the enrollment confirmation form.

    6. Submit the $100 nonrefundable enrollment deposit and the $50 housing fee, if applicable.

    If you are having trouble accessing Gateway and the enrollment confirmation form, please contact the Office of Admission directly at 210-436-3126. 

    Step-by-step Guide to Complete ECP

    Once you complete ECP, you can then register for on-campus housing, register for Zaragoza and complete the Freshman Advising Questionnaire.

    Freshmen who live outside of Bexar County are required to live on campus for two years. Students may review this requirement and instructions on how to register for housing, and submit the required $50 nonrefundable housing deposit, on Gateway as they complete Enrollment Confirmation.

    For questions regarding on-campus living arrangements, contact the Office of Residence Life at 210-431-4312 or

    Register for on-campus housing

    Once you have completed ECP and the Office of Admission processes your deposit, you will be able to access the Freshman Advising Questionnaire.

    This form should be submitted as soon as possible. As a new Rattler, you will meet with your academic adviser during Zaragoza.

    Submit advising questionnaire
  • Attend Zaragoza

    St. Mary’s University has converted our summer orientation sessions to a new online format. Information about Zaragoza, our new student orientation program, will be available mid-May.

  • Submit additional forms

    In addition to Enrollment Confirmation, students are also required to submit the following forms and documents by July 1, 2020:

    • Final high school transcript (indicating date of high school graduation)
    • College or community college transcript(s) for consideration of dual credit by Registrar’s Office
    • AP, IB or CLEP score reports submitted directly to St. Mary’s from the testing service.

    Medical Forms

    • Student health record
    • Immunization record(s)
    • Proof of medical insurance

    St. Mary’s students are required to submit proof of health insurance or be billed for the cost of the Student Health Insurance Plan.

    In addition, you must also submit your immunization record(s). These documents can be found on Gateway and should be submitted before Zaragoza. A comprehensive list of the required and recommended immunizations can be found on Gateway under the Immunization Records tab. We ask that students pay special attention to the information regarding the required meningitis vaccine.

    Medical Forms
  • Get involved

    Once you arrive at St. Mary’s, we hope you will get involved on campus and make your mark in the St. Mary’s community. We are home to a dedicated and vibrant student body. We invite you to connect with the many student organizations as you discover new passions and interests.

  • Contact us

    The Office of Admission
    Chaminade Tower

    The Office of Financial Assistance
    St. Louis Hall, Room 301

    Text us!

    If you prefer to text, send a message to the Office of Admission at 210-526-0796.

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