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First-Year Applicants

First-year students need to submit the following materials in order to have your application reviewed for admission.

Common Application
In addition to completing the Common Application and the essay, you will be asked to answer a few Saint Anselm College member questions.

$50 Application Fee or Fee Waiver
Check with your school counselor to see if you are eligible for an application fee waiver.

Official High School Transcript(s)
High school transcript(s) need to be submitted by your high school guidance counselor. Please make sure to have guidance submit your most current transcript.

Teacher Recommendation
Recommendation letters are an important way for us to learn more about you as a student. Many recommendation letters will provide valuable information about your development as a student in high school. It is recommended that you have reommendations submitted from teachers you had in the last two years of high school.

School Counselor Recommendation
A counselor recommendation is an important part of your application. This recommendation letter typically provides us with information about who you are as a student and as a member of your high school community.

School Report
The school report should be completed and submitted by your guidance counselor. The school report allows us to learn more about your school and can be found online through the Common Application.

Official Results of the SAT 1 or ACT (optional for all programs except nursing) (SAT code is 3748- ACT code is 2522)

ZeeMee Profile (Optional)
At Saint Anselm College, we look to gain a holistic understanding of each student during the application review process. In an effort to get to know our applicants even better, we have partnered with ZeeMee, a free service that helps students bring their applications to life. Use images, videos, and documents to share your story. Simply copy and paste the link into the Common Application. To begin your ZeeMee profile, you will need to create an account at

Portfolio (Optional for Fine Arts Program)
If you are interested in applying for our fine arts program, you have the option to submit a portfolio of your work to be evaluated with your application. Saint Anselm College is partnering with SlideRoom which is integrated with the Common Application. Please contact the Office of Admission to learn more about how to submit your portfolio.

SAT Policy

Beginning with the entering class of fall 2017, applicants who wish to submit their SAT scores may choose to submit scores from the "old" exam or "new" exam. As with the ACT exam, we suggest that students take the optional essay/writing section on the new SAT. The essay/writing portion of the new SAT is not an admission requirement. If students take both the "old" and "new" SAT exams, we will super-score the SAT exams taken for the same type of exam. We will not super-score across the "old" and "new" exams.

SAT and ACT test dates prior to November 15th will release results in time for scores to be considered with early action or early decision applications. If you are applying regular decision, test dates through December 15th will provide results in time for your scores to be considered with your application. To learn more about our SAT policy, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

For more information about the admission process, visit our Dates & Deadlines page.

Contact Information

Office of Admission
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 641-7500
Toll-free: (888) 4-ANSELM

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