Rattler Roadmap

Keeping You On Track

Follow these steps and get ready to become a Rattler!

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 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. 

Questions? Contact us.

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

Questions? Contact us.

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

Once you complete ECP, you can then register for on-campus housing, register for Zaragoza and complete the Freshman Advising Questionnaire. Transfer students are not required to complete the Freshman Advising Questionnaire.

First-time freshmen who live outside of Bexar County are required to live on campus for two years. Students may review this requirement in the Residence Life Gateway page and will deposit through Enrollment Confirmation.

Once they have submitted their enrollment and housing deposits, they will click the housing link that will take them to the application and instructions on how to register for housing. For questions regarding on-campus living arrangements, contact the Office of Residence Life at 210-431-4312 or reslife@stmarytx.edu.

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. Your Advising Questionnaire responses will be used to build your fall class schedule. Academic advisers will build class schedules in the order that Advising Questionnaires are completed. 

As a new Rattler, your academic adviser will meet with you for a one-hour Zoom appointment to review your class schedule during the Summer. Academic Advising appointment information will be shared as you complete the online Zaragoza program.

Transfer students are not required to complete the Freshman Advising Questionnaire.  Transfer students meet with their academic adviser and will be registered for the fall semester during their advising appointment. Academic Advising appointment information will be shared as you complete the online Zaragoza program.

Submit advising questionnaire

Questions? Contact us.

Attend Zaragoza

Your transition to life at St. Mary’s University begins at Zaragoza, our new student orientation program. During Zaragoza, we introduce you and your family to the St. Mary’s campus community, our programs, and your classmates and their families. Most importantly, Zaragoza welcomes you as one of us.

The first part of your St. Mary’s orientation focuses on academics, placement testing, academic advising and class registration.

Summer 2021 Zaragoza will be announced soon.

Summer 2021: Z1, Z2 and Z3

Zaragoza concludes with Zaragoza Days, which takes place during the final days of summer before fall classes begin. This event acclimates you to our campus community, our mission and student policies as you begin your academic study at St. Mary’s.

Zaragoza and Zaragoza Days are required for all new freshmen.

Aug. 15 and 16: Zaragoza Days

Questions? Contact us.

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, 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

Questions? Contact us.

See yourself as a Rattler

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.

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.

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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