First-Year Students

How to Apply to Saint Michael's College

Getting to know you as a person

It is important for us to understand who you are as a full person. In our admission process, we weigh multiple factors in addition to academic achievement—we want to know your goals, what matters to you, and what motivates you to be your best self. Your application, personal essay, and letter of recommendation help us learn about your cocurricular activities, individual background and story, and unique characteristics.

Applying is Free & Straightforward

Step 1: Submit your application. Add Saint Michael’s College to your Common Application or complete our Saint Michael’s Application. Choose the one that works best for you, there is no application fee to apply to Saint Michael’s.

Common Application

Saint Michael’s Application

Step 2: Submit your official HS Transcripts and Recommendation.

  • Common App: When you apply through the Common Application, your counselor will automatically be notified and asked to submit your official academic transcripts and your recommendation.
  • Saint Michael’s App: When you apply through our Saint Michael’s Application, be sure to update any tools your school uses to support your college search, such as Naviance or Scoir and indicate you have applied. Or you can email your HS Guidance Office and let them know you applied to Saint Michael’s College and would like them to send your transcripts and a recommendation to us directly by email (, via, or secure fax (802.654.2906).

Submit your FAFSA. Due to changes in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA at the Federal level), the FAFSA will not be available for completion until later in the year. When the FAFSA is available, applicants wishing to be considered for need based aid must complete the FAFSA. Complete the FAFSA online at Please use FAFSA code 003694 to have it sent to Saint Michael’s.

Saint Michael’s has been test-optional since 2019. Submission of standardized test scores are not required for application to St. Michael’s College. If you choose to submit scores, you can submit your scores from the SAT 1 (code 3757) or ACT with Writing (code 4312).

Admission Deadlines

Students can choose from two semesters in our undergraduate college to join Saint Michael’s. The Fall semester (August) is the largest enrollment time, but we also welcome new students to join us in January. Choose the start date that works best for you!

  • First Year and Transfers Start in Fall (August). We offer three options for applying. If you are interested in being considered for special scholarships, including the Book Award, you must apply by the Early Action 2 deadline.
  • Start in Spring (January). While any student can begin in the spring, we typically see the majority of applications from transfers for this intake. The deadline for a completed application for a January start is December 1.


Application Round
Application Deadline
Decision Notification By
Fall Early Action I
November 1
Fall Early Action II
December 15
Fall Regular Decision
April 1
Spring Semester
December 1


Call the Office of Admission at 800.762.8000.

Applicants can also get online support for the Common App through the Applicant Help Center.