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International Applicants

Saint Anselm welcomes international students and appreciates the diversity and perspectives they bring. Students who are educated outside of the United States and students who are not Permanent Residents and/or citizens of the United States must follow a slightly different application process. Please review the information below. We encourage you to contact our Office of Admission if you have questions or need assistance.

Application and Deadline

All candidates for admission must submit a complete application by the established deadline to be considered for admission. International applicants who wish to be considered for financial assistance must apply for Regular Decision. The Early Action option is only available for candidates who do not wish to be considered for need-based financial assistance.

  • Early Action - November 15
  • Regular Decision - February 1

How to Apply

1.  Complete the Common Application

  • Visit

  • Register as a new user

  • Select and add Saint Anselm College on your MY COLLEGES List

  • Complete the Common App

  • Complete the top of the Secondary School Report (SSR) and give to your secondary school counselor to complete and submit

  • A non-refundable fee of $50 must accompany the application

2.  A 650 word personal statement allows us to get to learn a little more about you. Essay prompts are located in the Common Application and should be submitted as part of the Common Application.

3.  Submit official secondary school transcript

  • Transcript must have an English translation (if not already in English)

  • Transcripts must include every year attended

  • Transcripts must be sent directly from your high school

4.  Submit proof of English Proficiency

  • TOEFLIELTSACT or SAT results must be sent directly from the testing agency to Saint Anselm College and must have been completed within the past two years

  • Saint Anselm College code is 3748

  • We are open to considering other forms of English Profiencey including alternative exams. Please contact to inquire. 

The following test scores satisfy Saint Anselm College's demonstrated English Proficiency requirement: 

  • TOEFL score of 80

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (with no band below 6.0)

  • SAT Critical Reading score of 600 

  • ACT English score of 26

5.  Two letters of recommendation

  • one from a teacher

  • one from a school college counselor

6.  Certification of Finances Form (PDF/452KB)
For international students seeking need-based financial assistance, please submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE - International. (Saint Anselm College code is 3748)

Financial Aid for Non-U.S. Citizens

Saint Anselm requires all international students seeking financial assistance to complete and submit the CSS Profile and the International Student Certificate of Finances. All documents must be signed by you and a parent or guardian supporting you. You must provide income verification from a banking authority, translated into English and converted into US dollars.

If you are not seeking financial assistance, you must complete and submit the Certificate of Finances. It must be signed by you and a parent or guardian supporting you. You must provide income verification from a banking authority, translated into English and converted into US dollars.

Please read all directions thoroughly and answer all applicable questions before submitting required documents. You may access the CSS Profile and Certificate of Finances form through the following links

Contact Information

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

Frisbee, anyone?

1,942 students on our campus

Some colleges have more, some have less. To us, it's just about perfect. Enough so that there's always somebody around to toss a Frisbee with, but not so many that the Frisbee hits like 12 people every time you throw it.

Financial Aid

98: Percentage of students who are awarded financial aid
We award $43.8 million in total aid to our students each year. We'll work with you to help you secure the funds needed to finance your education. it means that you can focus on your studies, not your finances (although if you're a financial economics major, you'll still have to focus on both.)

Download our scholarship and financial aid booklet to learn more about financing your education. (PDF/2MB)

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