University Admissions Criteria

Applicants for admission are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria to gain full admission. Applicants who do not meet the following criteria and show potential for success may be reviewed for conditional admission.

  1. High school record of cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. An applicant for a degree program must have graduated or will have graduated with 16 high school units from an accredited high school. The college preparatory program is strongly recommended to high school students. Ordinarily this program includes four years of English and two years of social studies, science and mathematics.
  2. ACT composite score of 18 or above or SAT Total of 970 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math) or above. Applicants who have 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 placement tests and may have their files reviewed for Conditional Admission.
  3. College/university record of cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, if applicable.