Applying to Saint Mary's College

Click here to download and print all of the forms required for admission and enrollment.  Forms can be downloaded individually using the links in the explanations below.

Complete and mail the required forms to the Office of Admissions, St. Mary’s College, 200 East Mission Street, Saint Marys, Kansas 66536. Completed applications files will include:

  1. Transcripts: St. Mary’s College cannot admit students without transcripts. High School graduates should request that their High School mail an official transcript directly to the College. Students entering on the basis of a GED should have the diploma-issuing school mail a transcript or records.
  2. ACT/SAT Scores: Applicants must submit results from Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT), and/or the American College Testing (ACT) Program.
  3. Transfer Materials: Transfer students must submit an official transcript from each college or university attended since high school graduation. Students with fewer than twelve semester hours of earned credit must also submit a high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores.
  4. Recommendations: The College requires two letters of recommendation: the first, a personal integrity reference written by a priest with sufficient personal knowledge of the applicant; the second, an academic reference written by a former teacher or administrator (preferably not a guardian or relative).
  5. Medical Forms: Applicants must provide information about medical history, to include results of a physical examination, indication of any known allergies, and a record of immunizations.
  6. Rules and Decorum: Applicants and parents of minor applicants must sign the Rules and Decorum form, indicating their agreement to abide by the expectations for behavior determined by the College.
  7. Financial Obligation: Applicants and parents of minor applicants must complete the Financial Obligation form, agreeing to abide by the conditions for payment indicated in the enrollment contract (payment in full, or by installment, to include additional fees).
  8. Current photograph
  9. Official On-campus Interview: To ensure both the success of prospective students and the cohesion of the College community, applicants must visit the College for an on-campus interview, preferably before the application deadline. Previous SSPX school sponsored visits will be considered, though in these cases, the College may require an additional phone interview. Please contact the College to confirm an itinerary. Students who visit the College before March 15 receive priority consideration.

Application Fee and Deadline

The completed application form and non-refundable $75 application fee must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2020. Late applications (those received after the March 15) will be considered only on a space-available basis. All late applications regardless of consideration will require payment of an additional non-refundable $25 late fee. Any additional materials and all fees required to complete previously submitted applications must be submitted before June 15, 2020. This is not an alternate application deadline: acceptance of these materials (late transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) applies ONLY to previously submitted applications. Acceptance of students based on incomplete application files is conditional: files incomplete as of June 15 are subject to closure.

Tuition, Room & Board, Fees

Tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year is $7,800, or $3,900 per semester. Room and board costs for the 2020-2021 academic year total $6,000, or $3,000 per semester. Fees: room deposit (boarding students only: $150), retreat fee (day students only: $125), copy and records fees ($125), lab fees ($100); $250 graduation fee, if applicable.


The College does not maintain an academic bookstore. Students are responsible for ordering and purchasing their own textbooks. Book lists with ISBN numbers and editions will be posted on the College website after July 15 for the Fall Semester (after December 15 for the Spring Semester), and will be distributed upon confirmation of registration.

Payment Plans and Financial Aid

To remain completely free to carry out our educational mission, the College does not participate in Federal or State education funding programs, and our students do not qualify for Federal Financial Aid. Automatic payment via ACH is the preferred standard of payment. Students intending to pay via installment (before or after graduation) will meet with the Rector to discuss the terms of their Financial Obligation agreement. Students may partially offset tuition by working at the Academy or College, depending on job availability.

For more information about St. Mary's College, please contact us:

     St. Mary's College Admissions
     200 East Mission Street
     St. Marys, KS 66536
     (785) 437-2471
     [email protected]