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 start for your college journey with St. Mary’s.

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 future classmates!

St. Mary’s is excited to host virtual and on-campus events for our admitted students to celebrate and welcome our newest Rattlers. We encourage you to attend these events, on-campus or virtually, to help you make connections with the St Mary’s community. 

For more information, contact the 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 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 financial aid sources of the same amount. If you are eligible for more than one academic scholarship, only the scholarship of the highest value will be awarded.

St. Mary’s Scholarships

Complete your FAFSA

Complete Enrollment Confirmation, Submit your Enrollment Deposit and Apply for On-Campus Housing

You’re ready to become a St. Mary’s Rattler. Great! To officially accept your offer of admission and reserve your seat at St. Mary’s, you need to complete the enrollment confirmation process (ECP).

The enrollment confirmation process is completed by submitting the enrollment confirmation form and the $200 non-refundable 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

First-time freshmen who live outside of Bexar County are required to live on campus for two years.

  • If you are planning to live on campus, you must submit your housing deposit in addition to the enrollment deposit in the enrollment confirmation process.
  • 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 2023:

  • New Freshmen and New Transfers ONLY attending August Orientation: Wednesday, August 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • New Freshmen and New Transfers ONLY that attended June Summer Orientation: Thursday, August 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Apply for on-campus housing

For more information, contact the Office of Admission.

Register for Rattler Orientation

Your first event as an official member of St. Mary’s will take place at Rattler Orientation. Attending Rattler Orientation is required for all new undergraduate students (first-year and transfer) and space for each date is first-come, first-served. 

Register for Classes

As a new student, your academic advisers will register you for your first semester of classes. The Academic Advising Office will reach out to you via your St. Mary’s email regarding registration.

  • ALL first-time students are required to take Accuplacer AAF regardless of SAT/ACT score, AP scores, and extra-institutional credits (dual or otherwise) to get the most accurate math placement information to your academic adviser as they are building your student schedule.
  • A transfer student, not transferring math credits, is also required to take Accuplacer AAF.
  • A transfer student who is transferring math credits or who has fully completed their math requirement does not need to take the AAF.
  • An email will be sent from Examity within 10 business days via the St. Mary’s University email account with information on how to take the Accuplacer AAF. Utilize the testing voucher and follow the link from the email to sign-up and take the exam.
  • The exam can be completed remotely, and the sooner the Accuplacer exam is completed, the sooner the academic advisers can work on your fall schedule.
Math Placement/Testing Requirement
  • Advisers will register you for classes before your advising appointment.
  • Advisers will contact students to schedule advising appointments on June 1.
  • Students will review final class schedules with Advisers during the advising appointment.
First-Time Freshmen (including those with Dual Credit)
  • Advisers will start reaching out to schedule advising appointments during the week of May 15.
  • Review of transcripts and Accuplacer scores (if no math transfers credits) is required for advising/registration.
  • Your adviser will register you for classes during the advising appointment.
New Transfer Students

For more information, visit Academic Advising.

Participate in Zaragoza

From Aug. 11-14, new Rattlers will participate in Zaragoza, a series of on-campus and off-campus events that will showcase campus, engage you with our community and help you prepare for the first day of class. 

There is no need to register for Zaragoza. Being a new student at St. Mary’s assures that you can participate in every event during this four-day experience.  

Finalize Financial Aid

All students should review their financial aid award in Gateway, here’s how to view and accept your award.

For more information, visit Applying for Aid.

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 for the setup of the payment plan each semester.

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, 2023:

  • 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

  • Immunization Record (meningitis vaccine required) to the Student Health Center
  • Proof of Medical Insurance (for Residential, athletes, and international students) to the Student Health Center

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 Requirements 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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