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First-Year Students

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For high school students planning to go to college for the first time. Courses are taught in a traditional semester format at the Mount's main campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

  • Required Materials: official high school transcript(s).
  • Optional Materials:  essay/personal statement, letter of recommendation and standardized test scores.
  • Deadlines:
    • Early Action I: Nov. 1
      • Application and materials are due to receive your admissions decision by Thanksgiving.
    • Early Action II: Dec. 1
      • Application and materials are due to be eligible for the Visit Grant and Catholic High School Scholarship.
    • Priority Financial Aid Deadline: Feb. 1
      • If the application, materials and FAFSA are submitted by this date, we guarantee that you will receive your financial aid package by March 1.
    • Rolling Admission

Transfer Students


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For students transferring from another four-year institution or community college intending to complete their bachelor's degree at the Mount. Courses are taught during the day in a traditional semester format at the Mount's main campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

  • Required Materials: official college transcript from all colleges and universities that you have attended
  • Optional Materials: letter of recommendation from a professor who taught you an academic course during the last two academic years
  • Deadlines: Dec. 1 for Spring Semester, June 1 for Fall Semester

Accelerated and Adult Programs – Flexible and Online

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For students interested in a degree-completion program designed for the working adult. Courses are taught in the evenings at the Mount's Frederick, Maryland campus. Courses are offered in five-, eight- and 16-week sessions.

  • Required Materials: Official college transcript from all colleges and universities that you have attended.
  • Deadlines: Two weeks prior to the session start date.

Admission Policies & Deadlines

Undergraduate Application and Admissions Policy

All first-year student offers of admission and merit scholarships are based on a holistic, personalized review utilizing a weighted GPA calculated through junior year of high school, supporting application materials, and demonstrated interest in attending. Required items are: official high school transcript and 1 letter of recommendation. Optional items are: personal essay, resume, standardized test scores. Please see below for Mount St. Mary’s full Test Optional Policy.

All offers of acceptance are conditional, and are subject to review. An offer may be rescinded based on conduct or academic achievement inconsistent with the original application. A criminal history is not disqualifying for admissions to the university.

All students, regardless of the type of application used, will receive the same consideration for admission.

Before enrolling in classes at Mount St. Mary’s University as a degree seeking student, a student must provide their final official transcripts (including proof of high school graduation for first-year students).

Test Optional Policy

Mount St. Mary’s adopted a test optional policy to align admissions practice with the university’s mission and history as a liberal arts institution, as well as to remove barriers to access and promote equity. The university wishes to attract students who flourish in conversation with each other and the global community, and seek to become ethical leaders living lives of significance. We believe that standardized test scores do not accurately represent many students, especially those from historically underserved and underrepresented populations, and do not accurately predict success in the student-centric and collaborative academic experience central to the Mount.

All first year student applicants (except for international applicants) are eligible for admissions and scholarships without submitting their scores, but may do so if they believe their scores add to their overall academic story. International students who are in a non-English language based high school curriculum must submit either SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS scores.