Applicants who do not meet the criteria for full admission and show potential for success may be reviewed for conditional admission to the university. A representative from Enrollment Services will contact the applicant for an interview and/or essay to learn more about their potential for success. Applicants with an ACT below 18 and meeting all other enrollment criteria will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee and may be allowed to enroll conditionally. Applicants transferring in with more than 12 credits with a transfer GPA lower than a 2.0 will go through the Conditional Admission process.
Applicants who received a high school diploma more than five years prior to application to College of Saint Mary who do not have ACT or Sat scores, or at least 12 semester credits from an accredited institution, will take the math and English placements tests and may have their files reviewed for Conditional Admission.
Students who have successfully completed the General Education Development Test (GED) and have not accumulated at least 12 collegiate level semester hours credit at a regionally accredited institution with a 2.0 GPA or better may be admitted conditionally.
Students who are Conditionally Admitted will be required to complete an academic success strategies course and register for a maximum of 14 credits during their first semester. All students, except PreNursing, who are conditionally admitted are required to take IDS 121 (Strategies for Success). All PreNursing students who are conditionally admitted are required to take IDS 140. First year students will be required to participate in the CSMAdvantage program. Other requirements may be stated upon Conditional Acceptance.