First-Year Application Materials

In order to be reviewed for admission, first-year applicants will need to submit the following materials. Visit the Application Review Process page to understand how these materials may be used.

Homeschool Students should consult the information located below these materials for additional requirements.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, find your admission counselor to start a conversation.

  • Admission Application

    Students can submit either the Common Application or the Saint Anselm Application in order to be considered for admission.

  • Application Fee or Fee Waiver

    A $50 fee is required with each application. Saint Anselm College will waive the $50 application fee for the following students:

    • Visitors: Register today for an official visit before you submit your application and your fee will be waived. This includes any virtual visits. Students will receive details regarding the waiver within 24 hours of the conclusion of their visit.  
    • First Generation Domestic and International Students: For this purpose, a first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree. All other applicants can contact their school counselor to see if they are eligible for an application fee waiver.
  • Official School Transcript(s)

    High school transcript(s) need to be submitted by your high school counselor. Please make sure to have the counseling office submit your most current transcript.

  • School Report

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

  • Letter of Recommendation (1)

    A recommendation letter is an important way for us to learn more about you as a student and provides valuable information about your development as a student in high school.
    We require one letter of recommendation, either by a school counselor or a teacher (preferably from the last two years). We will also accept additional recommendations from teachers, coaches, clergy members, employers, alumni, etc. 

  • OPTIONAL: SAT I or ACT Results

    SAT Code: 3748
    ACT Code: 2522

    Typically, Saint Anselm College is test-optional for incoming first-year domestic students, with the exception of those applying who were homeschooled or applying for our nursing program. Saint Anselm College has extended its temporary test-optional policy for ALL Fall 2022 applicants, including nursing and homeschool applicants. The Office of Admission will continue to monitor the situation for future years and make any policy changes as necessary.

    Applicants may submit self-reported test scores for use during the admission process. Self-reported scores can come directly from the Common Application or a student can send us a PDF copy of their student score report. We will not accept self-reported scores in an email from the student unless the email includes the students’ score report as indicated above. Please note that official test scores (if available) will be required for each student that enrolls at the college.


    Test Score Policy
    For both the SAT or ACT exam, we suggest that students take the optional essay/writing section. The essay/writing portion of the SAT is not an admission requirement. We will super-score the SAT and ACT 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 students are applying regular decision, test dates through December 15th will provide results in time for scores to be considered with their application.

  • OPTIONAL: Fine Arts Portfolio

    If you are interested in applying for our Fine Arts program or would like to share your visual and performance art as part of your application, you can submit a free portfolio through SlideRoom. Saint Anselm College partners with Slideroom, which is integrated with the Common Application. To create a portfolio, you can use the link embedded in the Common Application or you can create an account through Slideroom.

    The deadline to submit a Slideroom portfolio is February 1.