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Office of Admissions

5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: 360-438-4596 / 800-368-8803
Fax: 360-412-6189
Twitter: @gotosmu
Email: admissions@stmartin.edu
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST

Application checklist

An admission decision cannot be made until your application is fully complete. A complete application for admission includes the following:

First-year materials

Transfer materials

  • Application for admission
  • Official High school transcript *
  • Official SAT or ACT scores *
  • Personal essay (suggested topics below)
  • Letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher (PDF)
  • Official transcripts from every college attended
  • For those who have prior military credits: All scores from U.S. Armed Forces Institution Examinations (USAFI) and/or (DANTES) and/or College Examination Program (CLEP). Other documentation such as DD Form 214, DD Form 295, AARTS transcripts, CCAF transcripts, DLI transcripts and SMART transcripts.

* Required only if you will be transferring in 30 semester credits or less. Typically two semesters or three quarters of full-time study.

Students must mail official secondary school transcripts (marks sheets), certificates, and test results to the Office of Admissions at the following address:

Saint Martin’s University
Office of Admissions
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

International materials

* Required only if you will be transferring in 30 semester credits or less. Typically two semesters or three quarters of full-time study.

Students must mail official secondary school transcripts (marks sheets), certificates, and test results to the Office of Admissions at the following address:

Saint Martin’s University
Office of Admissions
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

All application materials must be submitted in English.

Suggested personal essay topics

Your personal essay helps us become acquainted with you as a person and student. It will also demonstrate your ability to organize your thoughts and express yourself. Please prepare a 250-500 word essay which can be written on one of the following prompts suggested by the Common App:

  • Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.
  • Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.
  • Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you and describe that influence.
  • Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence.
  • A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experience adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you.

or

  • Choose a topic of your own.

Additional application materials

You should also submit the following if applicable to you:

  • For military personnel, submit military documentation to receive credit (DD214, DD295, AARTES transcripts, CCAF transcripts, DANTES transcripts, DLI transcripts).
  • AP or IB exam scores if you want advanced credit for them.
  • Any College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test scores.
  • For students using any type of Vocational Rehabilitation benefits (State, Federal, Military, or VA) current documentation of your benefits and contact information of your caseworker.
  • Students with any type of documented learning disability for which they may want to receive accommodation at Saint Martin's may submit documentation at any time to the Office of Disability Support Services.