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Things to keep in mind

The online Common Application will close down July 21

Completed application files for fall 2014 are due by July 31, 2014.

Graduate admissions and Extended Learning Division applications

» Graduate application information for Master’s and Post Masters Certification programs is available through our Office of Graduate Studies.

» Extended Learning Division application information is available for working professionals, military, non-Lacey campus, online and life-long learners.



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

It all starts with an application…

We are still accepting applications for fall 2014!

We look forward to learning about you as an individual and how you would flourish as a member of the Saint Martin's community.

The 2014 Common Application is now available!

The 2014 Common Application will go offline the week of July 21. For a paper copy:

A reminder that all application materials must be received by the Office of Admissions by July 31.


Saint Martin's University uses the Common Application for undergraduate first-year, transfer, and international students at the Lacey campus.

Graduate program (both domestic and international) and Extended Learning Division (non-Lacey campuses) applicants should see the websites for those programs for instructions on how to apply.


Application requirements and deadlines

Am I a first-year student?

A student who has never attended college, or who has earned college credits but only prior to high school graduation (usually through Running Start).

Fall 2014 application deadlines

Applications are still being accepted for fall 2014 on a rolling basis and a completed application file must be received by the Office of Admissions by July 31, 2014.

Application requirements

Application requirements for first-year students:

  • A Common Application
  • Personal essay, as instructed on the Common Application
  • Your official SAT/ACT scores. Scores are considered official if they are sent directly from the College Board (SAT) or ACT or sent directly from your school counselor with your transcripts.
  • Your official and sealed high school transcript (provided by your counselor)
  • Your school report form (provided by your counselor)
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • There is no application fee for domestic first-year applicants

Why apply early?

Applicants who complete their application by each review deadline will receive priority consideration for admission, scholarships, and other types of financial aid. Those who apply later will be admitted on a space available basis and should be aware that some types of housing, Saint Martin’s scholarships, and state and federal aid may be limited. Applicants should also submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by this deadline. Visit our scholarship and financial aid section for more information.

  • Application completion deadline
    The application completion deadline for fall 2014 first-year applicants is July 31. All application materials including transcripts must be submitted before this date. Applicants should also submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by this deadline. Saint Martin’s scholarships, and state and federal aid may be limited. Visit our scholarship and financial aid section for more information.
  • Enrollment deposit deadline
    The enrollment deposit deadline for fall 2014 first-year applicants is August 7. Admitted students should submit their $200 enrollment deposit by this date to guarantee their space in the class. The deposit can be submitted at any time after admission but is non-refundable after May 1. Students are encouraged to submit their enrollment deposit as soon as possible to maximize access to on-campus housing and be in a position to register for classes. Students that intend to utilize on-campus housing will also need to apply for housing and submit a separate $200 housing deposit.

Am I a transfer student?

A student who has completed one or more college credits following high school graduation.

Of note, students that have completed 24 or fewer semester credits after graduating from high school are considered transfer students but encouraged to complete our first-year application for admission. While these students are required to submit the same application materials as first-year applicants and evaluated in the same manner as our traditional first-year applicants, we recognize some applicants who fit this profile may have been out of high school for many years. As such, our admission counselors will tailor the application and review process to each individual student, requesting only those materials deemed necessary in order to effectively evaluate each applicant..

Transfer applicants with 24 or fewer credits accrued post high school will be eligible for first-year scholarships.

Fall 2014 deadlines

Applications are still being accepted for fall 2014 on a rolling basis and a completed application file must be received by the Office of Admissions by July 31, 2014.

Common Application tip:
There are two forms in the Recommender section. The Registrar Report is required but the Academic Evaluator form is optional. If you do not know the contact information for your Registrar and wish to submit transcripts "offline" please put "University" in the first name box and "Registrar" in the last name box. Then you should click "send invite".

Application requirements

Application requirements for transfer students:

  • A Common Application
  • Personal essay, as instructed on the Common Application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official high school transcript, GED certificate or home school documentation, if applicable (applicant has earned 24 or fewer semester credits after graduating from high school)
  • SAT or ACT test scores, if applicable (applicant has earned 24 or fewer semester credits after graduating from high school)
  • 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.
  • There is no application fee for domestic transfer applicants

Why apply early?

Applicants who complete their application early will receive priority consideration for admission, scholarships, and other types of financial aid. Those who apply later will be admitted on a space available basis and should be aware that some types of housing, Saint Martin’s scholarships, and state and federal aid may be limited. Applicants should also submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by this deadline. Visit our scholarship and financial aid section for more information.

Application completion deadline

The application completion deadline for Fall 2014 first-year applicants is July 31. All application materials including transcripts must be submitted before this date. . Applicants should also submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by this deadline. Saint Martin’s scholarships, and state and federal aid may be limited. Visit our scholarship and financial aid section for more information.

Enrollment deposit deadline

The enrollment deposit deadline for fall 2014 transfer applicants is August 7. Admitted transfer students should submit their $200 enrollment deposit by this date to guarantee their space in the class. The deposit can be submitted at any time after admission but is non-refundable after May 1. Students are encouraged to submit their enrollment deposit as soon as possible to maximize access to on-campus housing and be in a position to register for classes. Students that intend to utilize on-campus housing will also need to apply for housing and submit a separate $200 housing deposit.

RN-BSN

If you are a transfer student applying to the RN-BSN program through Saint Martin’s agreements with local community colleges please see below.

Admission

Students must meet the requirements for admission to Saint Martin's University to be considered for admission to the RN-to-BSN program. Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Prerequisites for admission to the RN-to-BSN program

  • Admission to Saint Martin's University
  • Associate degree or diploma in nursing
  • Competitive GPA, with a minimum of a grade of C in each nursing core and prerequisite course
  • Unrestricted Washington State Registered Nurse license (applicants currently enrolled in a nursing program may be offered conditional admission, pending passage of the NCLEX and receiving RN licensure)
  • Successful program interview.

Admission process

  • Students are admitted for all semesters; applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis until capacity is reached
  • Submit two official copies of transcripts from every college attended
  • Submit a completed FAFSA form for financial aid. The FAFSA may be submitted prior to completing your application to Saint Martin's University.
  • After admission to Saint Martin's University, you will be contacted to schedule an interview that can be conducted in-person or by telephone.
  • Upon admission to the RN-to-BSN program, a background clearance check is required, as well as completion of requirements for practicum placement.

You are encouraged to contact Dr. Louise Kaplan, Director, Nursing Program, by phone (360-412-6129) or by email (lkaplan@stmartin.edu) with questions or to set up an appointment.

Am I an international student?

A student who is not a resident of the United States.

Permanent residents of U.S. territories (e.g. Guam, Micronesia, etc.) are not considered international applicants and should apply using the same first-year and transfer application processes as our domestic applicants.

International applicants

Application requirements for international undergraduate students:

  • A Common Application
  • An official translated transcript from each secondary school, college or university previously attended
  • Personal essay, as instructed on the Common Application
  • Scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL scores are required if the student’s native language is not English. Students who do not have a TOEFL score or who score 525 or below on the paper-based TOEFL (or the equivalent) will be enrolled in the University’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program until they are able to meet this requirement.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage that is valid in the U.S. Those international students who lack valid U.S. health insurance coverage will be required to enroll in the University’s health plan.
  • An official statement of financial support attesting to the student’s ability to finance his or her education at Saint Martin’s. A letter of full guarantee or support submitted by any sponsoring agency will meet the requirement for proof of finances.

Additional information for international applicants is also available.


Additional information:

Things to remember when applying

  • You will first be asked to register with a unique username and password. Please store this information in a safe place.
  • If you cannot finish your application in one sitting, you can save your work and come back another time. When you are ready to work on your application again, go back to  www.commonapp.org and login with your username and password. Do not create a new account or start a new application.
  • If you forget your login or password, there are links to retrieve them or you can get a new one by going to Common Application support and clicking on Application Access on the left hand side of your screen.

Tips for completing the Common Application online:

  • Please check your bPlease check your browser settings: Javascript and cookies must be enabled and popup blockers must be disabled.
  • Save your work often.
  • Use a word processor to type your writing samples before cutting and pasting or uploading them into the online form.
  • Print a copy of your application and keep copies of all documents you send to us for reference.

Running Start students

Washington State students who have taken Running Start classes apply to Saint Martin’s as first-year applicants. This also applies to students from other states with similar dual-enrollment or "college in the high school" programs. To receive credit for college level work, students must submit transcripts from the college or university where they completed the courses. Your running start work will be evaluated for transferability and you’ll receive full-credit for the college-level work you’ve completed under Saint Martin’s general transfer of credit policies.

Students who have applied before

Saint Martin’s University retains application materials of all those who have previously applied. If you would like to apply again, please contact the Office of Admissions for instructions. At minimum you’ll need to submit transcripts for any work you’ve completed since you last applied.

Re-admission

Students who have attended Saint Martin's University but were not enrolled the previous semester and left in good standing must submit an application for readmission to the Office of Admissions. Students who have attended another college or university during their absence must submit official transcripts from each institution. Students are eligible for readmission for up to seven years following their last enrolled academic term at Saint Martin’s. If a student has not been enrolled for more than seven years at Saint Martin’s, the student must reapply for admission as a transfer student. As with all applicants, the student’s application will be evaluated holistically, taking into account academic, service, and leadership considerations.

Deadlines

The deadline for fall 2014 is July 31, 2014.

Financial aid

Applicants for readmission who need financial assistance are strongly encouraged to contact the Student Financial Service Center at the same time they apply for readmission and begin the process for applying of financial aid. If you have any questions or difficulty completing the readmission application please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-368-8803 or email admissions@stmartin.edu.

Military and Veterans

Saint Martin’s University will allow service members and reservists to be re-admitted to a program if they are temporarily unable to attend class or have to suspend their studies due to service requirements. .Additional military resources are available for review.

Students suspended from the University can petition for reinstatement to the University after one or more semesters away. Detailed instructions are contained in the University Catalog. Students may also contact the Vice President of Academic Affairs at 360-438-8848 for additional information.

Students petitioning for reinstatement are also strongly encouraged to contact the financial aid office at the same time they begin the petition process for information and instructions.

Note: Students who wish to return to Saint Martin’s in the semester immediately after receiving notice of suspension should contact the office listed above for instructions on how to appeal their suspension and ask for immediate reinstatement.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate credit

Students participating in the College Board’s examinations may receive credit for exam scores of 3, 4 or 5. Exceptions to this policy are General Education requirements in writing and literature. An Advanced Placement exam score of 4 or 5 may exempt students from taking ENG 101, but not ENG 102 or the literature requirement. Students with Advanced Placement scores of 4 or 5 may receive elective credits in writing and literature.

Home schooled students

Home schooled applicants will be evaluated on an individual basis. Applicants should supply as much information as possible about their home school experience. At minimum, transcripts, descriptions of all courses, with reading lists, should be submitted to the Office of Admissions. If courses have been taken at a local high school or college, transcripts must be submitted.

Post-baccalaureate

Students who have already completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and who seek admission to complete an additional undergraduate degree (different from the one they currently hold).

Of note, post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for institutional financial aid UNLESS they are enrolling in the RN-to-BSN program.

Post-baccalaureate applicants should fill out a transfer application.

Deferred students

A deferred student is a student who has chosen to defer their admission to enroll in a subsequent semester (within one year of the original semester for which the first application for admission was granted). Deferred students are not eligible to accumulate additional credit hours during their deferral. Doing so will void the offer of admission to the university, requiring another application for admission.

Non-matriculated

A student who wishes to take post-secondary or post-baccalaureate courses but does not intend to pursue a bachelor's degree, a certificate or fulfill prerequisites for a particular Saint Martin’s degree program. These students should contact the Office of the Registrar.