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Admissions checklist

Students interested in attending the University of Saint Mary are encouraged to begin the admission process at least 90 days prior to enrolling in order to allow enough time for processing records, VISAs, etc. The following materials need to be sent to the admissions:

  A completed Application for Admission. Find you interest by exploring our majors.

 Official transcripts from all secondary schools and colleges (translated into English) from a Foreign Student Evaluation service for credits. View a list of Foreign Student Evaluation services here.  For high school students, we'll need a Document-by-Document report with Official ACT or SAT scores. College transcripts must provide a course-by-course reporting.

 Some students may be required to submit Official copy of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (minimum written score 550 or iBT score of 80 with listening, and writing scores all at least 20.).  

  A declaration of financial support with bank statements no more than 3 months old from parent's, family or sponsor showing the cost of one year of cost (see tuition and fees) to study at the University of Saint Mary, providing evidence that the is able and willing to assume full financial responsibility for tuition, books, fees, room, and board.

 International students must be covered by health insurance and insurance must be maintained during their entire terms of enrollment.

 Students planning to transfer from a college in the United States need to first notify the designated school official at their present school of the intent to transfer, then contact University of Saint Mary regarding an 1-20 Form.


What makes USM unique?

Since 1923, Saint Mary has been a leader in liberal arts education. Today, USM is well known and routinely recognized for its dedication to academic excellence

We make a quality Catholic education affordable: 98 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, and, as an international student, you'll automatically qualify for some institutional aid.

USM offers specialized training and majors in high-demand career fields such as health care, technology, and education. You'll graduate ready for the work force or  for future graduate/doctoral level progression.



The Saint Mary Advantage

  • A low student-to-teacher ratio means small classes with teachers who know your name and want to see you succeed

  • USM's mission includes the university's Global Studies Institute, an organization that promotes the international exchange of ideas and shared experiences with countries and cultures from around the world

  • Enjoy a small-town feel just minutes away from the KC Metro area