Applying shouldn't be the hardest thing about going to college. To assist you through this important process, our Office of Admission is here to help every step of the way.
To begin, please review our application plan options, admission requirements and deadlines. These sections provide information about applying for first-year, transfer, international students, RN to BSN program and visiting student program.
Admission to Saint Anselm is competitive. The Admission committee evaluates your application based on several factors: the rigor of your high school and/or current college curriculum; academic achievement; standardized testing (optional for all academic majors except nursing); writing ability; co-curricular activities, particularly evidence of leadership; and letters of recommendation from your college counselor and teachers.
At minimum high school studies should include:
- Completion of no fewer than 16 acceptable unit of secondary school coursework or equivalent
- Four years of English
- Three or more years of a laboratory science
- Three of more years of mathematics
- Two or more years of social science and additional credit electives
- No fewer than two years of a single foreign language; however, students are better served if they have completed three or four years of foreign language study
Application Plans and Deadlines
Early Action - November 15
Non-binding program, students will be mailed an admission decision on or before January 15 and if offered admission will have until May 1 to make their final decision.
Nursing - November 15
All students applying for the nursing program must apply by November 15.
Regular Decision - February 15
Applications submitted under the Regular Decision program will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the Office of Admission will notify students once a decision has been made.
Visiting Student - May 1
The Visiting Student program is open to a limited number of students who wish to spend one or two semesters as non-matriculating students at the college.
Please submit the following materials:
- Completed First-year Common Application
- $55 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver
- Official high school transcript(s)
- Teacher evaluation form from an academic teacher in your last two years of secondary school
- School Report Form
- Optional for all majors except nursing - Official results of the SAT I or ACT: SAT code is 3748 - ACT code is 2522
- Saint Anselm College Supplemental Information Form (PDF/153KB)
We welcome applications from transfer students for both the fall and spring semesters. Due to limited enrollment, transfers are not considered for admission to the nursing major. Please submit the following materials:
- Completed Transfer Common Application
- $55 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver
- Official transcripts from the college(s) previously attended
- Official final high school transcript
- Optional - Official results of the SAT I or ACT: SAT code is 3748 - ACT code is 2522
- Two letters of recommendation from academic professors at the college/university attended
- A statement from your class dean, registrar, or college advisor verifying that you are in good standing and entitled to honorable dismissal
International applicants should fill out and submit the Common Application online, and must also submit the International Student Financial Aid Application no later than February 15. International citizens who need financial aid are precluded from applying Early Action and for January entrance
Transcripts in languages other than English must include official and certified English translations and authentic verifying statements and signatures. A United States embassy or consular official should attest to final verifications.
If the language of instruction in your school is English, the SAT I is required. If you have attended an English-speaking school for fewer than two years, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. If the language of instruction in your school and the language spoken at home are other than English, the Test of English has a Foreign Language (TOEFL), rather than the SAT, is required for all applicants. Students for whom English is not their native language and who are not educated in an English-speaking school may want to take the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT), which is offered by the College Board. All SAT and/or TOEFL examinations taken through January of the senior year are acceptable. Tests taken after January are not acceptable since the results arrive too late to be considered in the decision-making process. When registering to take the tests, you must request that the College Board send your scores directly to Saint Anselm College. Our CEEB code number is 3748.
Visiting Student Program
The Visiting Student Program is open to a limited number of students who wish to spend one or two semesters as non-matriculating students at the college. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking undergraduate program at another accredited four-year college or university and will have completed one full year of college course work by the time of enrollment.
To apply, please use the Common Application and indicate Visiting Student on both the application and supplement.