First-Year Students

Here are the steps you need to take to apply:

  • Complete the Common App for admission
  • Complete the Saint Michael’s College Member Questions
  • Submit the $50 application fee or a fee waiver
  • Request that your official high school transcript be sent to the Admission Office, along with the School Report form
    • Applicants will find these forms on the Common App web site.
  • Updated senior year grades (as updated each term)
  • Send us your test scores
    • St. Mike’s is a test optional institution. That means it’s your decision whether or not to include standardized test scores. If you choose to do so, you can submit your scores from the SAT 1 (code 3757) or ACT with Writing (code 4312). If you have questions, your admission counselor is happy to help.
  • Submit Recommendations
    • You are required to submit one or two recommendations from teachers and/or counselors.
    • We also welcome submission of recommendations by email (admission@smcvt.edu), via Slate.org, or secure fax (802.654.2906) as a convenience to recommendation writers.

Please note: While your application must be received by the deadline to be considered on time, supporting school documents like recommendations, test scores and transcripts may arrive in the few weeks following the deadline with no penalty to the student. Additionally, some students use the Additional Information section of the Common App to explain academic hurdles, family circumstances, disciplinary violations, or a whole host of other things they are passionate about or want us to know. This year we know that students may have a number of matters they want to share with us. We invite you to do this on your application.

Payment Options

You have three ways to submit the $50 application fee when using the Common Application.

  1. You can pay online via credit card, debit card or electronic check via the Common App online system.
  2. If you qualify for a need-based fee waiver, you should check the appropriate box and verify that you are eligible.
  3. If you qualify for a fee waiver from Saint Michael’s, you should check the school based fee waiver option. We have a computer record of all applicants who are eligible for SMC fee waivers.

Questions?

Please contact the counselor who works with students in your area or call the Office of Admission at 800.SMC.8000.

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

It is the Mission of Saint Michael’s College to contribute through higher education to the enhancement of the human person and the advancement of human culture in light of the Catholic faith. At this pivotal time in our culture when students and citizens actively grapple with issues of social justice, we support those who condemn the sin of racism and abide by the courage of their convictions to take constructive and peaceful actions. In the event that such actions violate your high school’s disciplinary policies, Admission staff will use their professional judgment in support of constructive, peaceful activism. We invite all students who are called to earnest leadership and use the power of deep empathy to discover how a Saint Michael’s College education leads to a lifetime of doing well and doing good.