Rattler Roadmap

Keeping You On Track

Follow these steps and get ready to become a Rattler!

The Rattler Roadmap is a resource for you and your family to use as you plan for your Fall 2022 college journey.

The events you attend and the connections you make will help you get answers to your questions and discover how to make the most of your St. Mary’s experience.

Now what’s next?

  • Already admitted? We 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.

    Awaiting your admission decision? Check your admission status. If you submitted your application through Apply Texas or Coalition, please create a Slate account to view your application status.

    Still need to apply? We’re looking forward to receiving your application and learning more about you and your interests. Learn more about our admissions process and contact us with any questions.

Visit and Join the Conversation

Congratulations, You’re In!

Find St. Mary’s on ZeeMee, an app where you can begin to connect with your Class of 2025 peers!

St. Mary’s is excited to host virtual and on-campus events exclusively for our admitted students to celebrate and welcome the Class of 2025. We encourage you to attend as many of these events, on-campus or virtually, to help guide your decision and to connect with the St Mary’s community. 

For more information, contact Office of Admission.

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 uadm@stmarytx.edu 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 2025, you will need to complete the Enrollment Confirmation process.

The enrollment confirmation process (ECP) is completed by submitting the Enrollment Confirmation Form and the $200 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 $200 nonrefundable enrollment deposit and the $100 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

For more information, contact Office of Admission.

Register for Classes

As a new student, your academic advisers will register you for the first semester of classes this fall, once you complete the requirements listed below.

  • If you are a first-time freshman, you must complete the Advising Questionnaire (AQ) in order for your academic adviser to register you for classes. Among other items, the AQ includes questions about dual credit, AP and IB coursework.
  • The Advising Questionnaire responses will be used to build your fall class schedule. Schedules are created in the order that Advising Questionnaires are received, so do not delay.
  • Academic advising appointment information will be shared once you complete the online Zaragoza Canvas course modules.
First-Time Freshmen (including those with Dual Credit)
  • New transfer students are not required to complete the Advising Questionnaire.
  • If you are a transfer student, you must meet with your academic adviser via Zoom. You adviser will will help you register for the fall semester during your advising appointment. Academic advising appointment information will be shared once you complete the online Zaragoza Canvas course modules.
New Transfer Students
  • Certain majors are required to take specific math classes as we must have a basis for determining which classes are best suited for each student.
  • If you don’t have an exam score from an AP score for Calculus or Statistics, SAT, ACT, TSIA(2) or dual credit/transfer credit for a math course, or a score from a previously taken Accuplacer test for math, you can sign up to take the math Accuplacer through the Zaragoza Canvas course. Please see the testing module in the Zaragoza Canvas course for more placement information.
  • If you need to take the Accuplacer exam, ample testing times are available to sign up. Test results are important to finalizing your fall course registration.
  • If you are pursuing a major in the Greehey School of Business or the School of Science, Engineering and Technology, it is important to take the math placement test before your advising appointment.

Appointments will start Tuesday, June 1, and continue throughout the summer.

Math Placement/Testing Requirement

For more information, visit Academic Advising.

Attend Zaragoza (New Student Orientation)

Zaragoza is St. Mary’s University’s three-part new student orientation program, where your transition into life at St. Mary’s begins!

Complete the Online Zaragoza Modules

Deposited students are automatically enrolled in the online Zaragoza course in Canvas within 24 hours of payment.

To access the course, go to canvas.stmarytx.edu and use your St. Mary’s Gateway credentials to log in. Completing this course provides you with all the information you will need to be ready for your fall experience, including course registration and information about financial assistance.

Part 1 (Required for all new undergraduate students)

Sign up and attend a one-day, in-person Zaragoza orientation program

 Register for one of the following one-day sessions:

  • Z1: Monday, June 14
  • Z2: Tuesday, June 15
  • Z3: Wednesday, June 16
  • Z4: Wednesday, August 11
  • Z5: Thursday, August 12
  • Z6: Friday, August 13

Students and families should plan on attending the full-day program. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the main lobby of the Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center. The program concludes with a Paleta Social starting at 4 p.m.

Part 2 (Required for all new Undergraduate students)

Attend Zaragoza Days

Zaragoza Days will take place on August 14-16. This tradition acclimates you to our campus community, our Mission and student policies as you begin your time at St. Mary’s.

No need to sign up ahead of time. Your place is already reserved!

Part 3 (Required for all First-Time Freshmen)

For more information and the orientation schedule, visit Zaragoza.

Apply for On-campus Housing

First-time freshmen who live outside of Bexar County are required to live on campus for two years. View the full On-Campus Residency Requirement.

  • If you are planning to live on campus, you must submit your housing deposit in addition to the enrollment deposit in the ECP.
  • Complete your housing application by Tuesday, June 1, to receive your initial housing assignment by Tuesday, June 15, (sent to your University email address).
  • Students who apply after Tuesday, June 1 will receive their housing assignment on Thursday, July 15.

Move-in dates for Fall 2021:

  • August 11 – New Freshman who are attending Zaragoza on August 11, 12 or 13
  • August 13 – New Freshmen who attended Zaragoza on June 14, 15 or 16
  • August 15-16 – All Upperclassmen/Returning Students
  • August 17 – All Upperclassmen/Returning Students (7 p.m.-10 p.m. only)

Check-in is by sign-up only. Students will receive an email to their St. Mary’s account with a sign-up link in mid-July.

For more information, visit Office of Residence Life.

Finalize Financial Aid

All students should review their financial aid award in Gateway.  To review and accept your Financial Aid Award:

  • Visit the Financial Aid Gateway page
  • Scroll down to the Financial Aid Requirements section on the right side (make sure the aid year is correct) and click “go.”
  • Review and complete your needed requirements.

If you are awarded and interested in applying for work-study positions, you must accept the offer via Gateway by Thursday, July 1, to access available positions. Accepting the award does not guarantee you will be hired for a position. You must be hired and work in order to earn the work-study award.

Complete all applicable loan paperwork by Sunday, August 1 for on-time disbursement.  

  • Entrance loan counseling for all federal loans
  • Master Promissory Note for federal loans
  • Alternative loan application (if applicable)

Students awarded a Texas Equalization Grant (TEG) must submit Texas Resident Questionnaire by Sunday, August 1.

Financial Aid funds are disbursed to your student account on the first day of class each semester.

Make a Plan for Paying your Bill

Students may choose to pay their bill in full by the first day of class, or set up an interest-free payment plan each semester to pay the balance of their bill. There is a $35 fee associated with this request each semester. Your online Zaragoza modules in Canvas will go over this process in more detail.

For more information, review the Payment Policy and payment plan dates.

Submit Additional Forms

In addition to Enrollment Confirmation, students are also required to submit the following forms and documents by July 1, 2021:

  • 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, students must submit immunization record(s) before Zaragoza. A comprehensive list of the required and recommended immunizations and how to submit documents 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
  • St. Mary’s University is not currently requiring a COVID-19 vaccination, but for those that would like more information on where to they can get the vaccine in San Antonio, visit the City of San Antonio’s COVID-19 site.
  • Visit the University’s COVID-19 page for additional updates regarding the COVID-19 on-campus plan and resources.

For more information, visit Student Health Center.

See Yourself as a Rattler and Get Involved

Curious about St. Mary’s and our traditions? Learn all the insider tips before you arrive.

There are exciting things happening around every corner at St. Mary’s. Take a look and picture yourself here.

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.

Connect with St. Mary’s departments, schools and teams on your favorite social media channels as we share important information and the student experience to welcome the newest Rattlers to our community. 

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