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You’ve got your eye on the prize, and we want to help you get there. We are excited, and humbled, that you are considering continuing your degree at St. Mary’s.

First things first. If you haven’t already, please submit this form to begin a relationship with St. Mary’s and we’ll be sure to share information with you about our academic programs and community that you haven’t even thought to ask.

We want to make your transition to St. Mary’s University as smooth as possible.

Here is how we’re helping our incoming transfer students.

  • The Rattler Hometown Advantage grant provides an additional $2,000 per academic year to students residing in Bexar County. See if you’re eligible.
  • Incoming undergraduate students can start with a Summer 2020 course with a 50% tuition grant. Learn more about this opportunity.
  • The Office of Admission has gone digital. Sign up for a virtual information session, video chat or phone call with an Admission Counselor, and take our Virtual Tour too. Explore virtual campus visit options.

Prospective Transfer Student Checklist

If you have less than 30 transferable hours and/or less than 3 hours of English composition, you will also need to send:

  • Your official high school transcript (showing your graduation date)
  • Your SAT or ACT results

Our SAT code is 6637; the ACT code is 4158. We encourage you to submit all SAT and/or ACT results; we’ll use your best subscores across all test dates.

Since we run on a rolling admission platform, we accept applications until a few weeks before the academic term begins each semester. Apply by June 1 for priority consideration for admission and transfer scholarship opportunities if you intend to enroll for the fall semester. And review important dates for the application and enrollment process to ensure you optimize your opportunities for admission and scholarships.

Transfer Credits

The Office of Admission works in conjunction with the Registrar’s office to make sure you know which credits will transfer and how they will support your degree plan at St. Mary’s University. Transcript articulations are completed after the student is accepted to St. Mary’s University and can be reviewed by accepted students in Gateway, the portal for St. Mary’s University.

Until then, the University is pleased to offer the St. Mary’s University Transfer Equivalency Self-Service tool to prospective students to view how academic coursework earned at other institutions can be used at St. Mary’s.

Please note that the Transfer Equivalency Tool is currently undergoing routine maintenance and will be available soon. If you have any immediate questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@stmarytx.edu.

Important dates

St. Mary’s University has a rolling admission policy. However, priority is given to students who complete the application procedures in a timely manner. Apply early and remember these dates.

Fall Semester

June 1

Application and scholarship priority deadline
Submit the Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship by this day to receive priority consideration for St. Mary’s transfer scholarships.

July 1

Application deadline
We recommend applying by this date in order to complete the application process in time to enroll for the fall term.

Spring and Summer Semesters

You may prefer to begin your studies in the spring or summer term. We strongly recommend that you submit your application by the following dates:

December 1

for students who wish to begin course work in the spring semester

May 1

for students who wish to begin course work in the summer term


We know that each college or university has a unique process for applying and evaluating transfer credit. We have a talented team of counselors to answer any questions you may have about or many academic and co-curricular offerings and how your academic preparation elsewhere will lead to a successful career at St. Mary’s.

You can contact us at 210-436-3126 or uadm@stmarytx.edu. We look forward to hearing from you.

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