Counseling high school students on their college choices requires a lot of information. Here you'll find the materials you need in order to guide your students in their college search.

Application Process

Test Score Policy

Saint Anselm College is test optional for all students except homeschool and those applying for the nursing program. Applicants may elect to have their test scores reviewed with their application. Not submitting their scores will not negatively impact the student’s application. Please note that official test scores (if available) will be required for each student upon enrollment. Test scores may be used for academic advisement purposes.

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 scanned 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.

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.

Financial Aid

About 98% of our students receive a need-based grant or scholarship through Saint Anselm College. Merit scholarships can range between $12,000 and $22,000 and are based on rigor of high-school curriculum, secondary school grade-point average, rank in class (if provided), standardized test scores (if submitted), overall superior academic performance, and extracurricular involvement. The average financial aid award is about $28,500. More information can be found on our Tuition & Financial Aid page.

Group Tours

We welcome group visits from high schools throughout the year. If you are interested in bringing a group to our campus, please complete a visit request form on our Visit Saint Anselm page. For additional questions, please contact Lee Joyce, Assistant Director of Admission.

Counselor Visits & Programs

To inquire about counselor visits, our counselor fly-in and other program opportunities, please contact Michael Iorio, Director of Admission Recruitment.

First Generation Fee Waiver Policy

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