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Admission & Financial Aid
Fee Waiver Policy
A $50 fee is required with each application. Saint Anselm College will waive the $50 application fee for the following students:
- Visitors: Students who register for and attend an official visit before they submit their application will have their fee 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.
- Counselor Referrals: Do you have a student to whom you would like to provide a fee waiver? Have them use the fee waiver code HAWKS when they submit their Common Application.
Test Score Policy
Typically, Saint Anselm College is test-optional for incoming domestic first-year students, with the exception of those applying who were homeschooled or applying for our nursing program. In light of the impact caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, Saint Anselm College has adopted a temporary test-optional policy for ALL Fall 2021 applicants, including nursing and homeschool applicants. We know these last few months have been difficult for many and it is our hope to make the application process for all students as simple, fair, and transparent as possible. A test-optional decision has not yet been made for students interested in Fall 2022 admission and beyond. The Office of Admission will continue to monitor the situation over the next year and update our policies as necessary.
Applicants may elect to have their test scores reviewed with their application. We will super-score the SAT and ACT exams. 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 may 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.
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. For students applying regular decision, test dates through December 15th will provide results in time for scores to be considered with their application.
99% of our students receive a need-based grant or scholarship through Saint Anselm College. Merit scholarships can range between $16,000 and $25,000 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 offer is about $29,360. More information can be found on our Tuition & Financial Aid page.
Optional Application Add-on's
Saint Anselm College has the following partnerships that provide students with opportunities to enhance their applications.
- SlideRoom: Students interested in applying for our Fine Arts program or would like to share their visual and performance art as part of their applications can submit a free portfolio through SlideRoom. All portfolios will be evaluated by a Fine Arts faculty member at Saint Anselm College. To create a portfolio, you can use the link embedded in the Common Application or you can create through Slideroom.
- RaiseMe: Students can prepare for college by earning scholarships for their academic and extracurricular achievements. By creating a portfolio, applicants can add their accomplishments and see how they can translate into micro-scholarships at the colleges to which they are applying. RaiseMe scholarships will be incorporated into our merit scholarships and will be awarded along with the application decision letter. Students can sign up using the RaiseMe website.
Students interested in playing a sport at the NCAA Division II level are encouraged to visit the Athletics website to learn more about the recruitment process.
For questions related to athletics and the admission process, please contact the Athletic Liaison for the Office of Admission, Ashleigh Sargent.
If you are interested in learning more about 2020 counselor programming opportunities, contact Tony Trodella, Associate Director of Admission.
Other Visit Opportunities
We welcome group visits from high schools throughout the year. If you are interested in bringing a group to our campus, please complete a special group visit request form. For additional questions about group visits, please contact Lee Joyce, Senior Assistant Director of Admission.
Interested in coming to campus? We welcome any counselor to visit Saint Anselm College to learn more about our programs and offerings. To set up a visit, please contact Julie Lanman, Director of Admission Recruitment.