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.


#1
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 2026 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 2026. 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 the Office of Admission.


#2
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 uadm@stmarytx.edu 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

#3
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 in the Class of 2026, 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 2022:

  • New Freshmen and New Transfers ONLY attending August Orientation: Wednesday, August 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • New Freshmen and New Transfers ONLY that attended Summer Orientation: Thursday, August 11th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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.

Apply for on-campus housing

For more information, contact the Office of Admission.


#4
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. 


#5
Register for Classes

As a new student, your academic advisers will register you for the first semester of classes this fall. The Academic Advising Office will reach out to you regarding registration.

  • 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 16.
  • 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
  • All transfer students (not transferring in math credits) and all new freshmen must take the Accuplacer math placement exam.
  • Accuplacer will contact students via their St. Mary’s University email account about a testing voucher and how to prepare for and take the math placement exam.
  • The exam can be completed remotely, and the sooner your Accuplacer exam is completed, the sooner your academic adviser can connect with you about your fall schedule.
  • Please check your St. Mary’s email and look for an email from “ACCUPLACER”.
  • Ideally you are taking this test at least two weeks before your Rattler Orientation, to give your Academic Adviser time to fully create and review your schedule with you.
Math Placement/Testing Requirement

For more information, visit Academic Advising.


#6
Participate in Zaragoza

From Aug. 12 to 15, 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.  


#7
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.


#8
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.


#9
Submit Additional Forms

In addition to Enrollment Confirmation, students are also required to submit the following forms and documents by July 1, 2022:

  • 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.
Transcripts

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.


#10
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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