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.

Saint Anselm seeks students ready to learn more about themselves and the world. We welcome people who are ready to contribute positively to our community through academics, student activities, athletics, and/or community service. The Admission committee evaluates each individual application based on several factors: the rigor of your high school and/or current college curriculum; academic achievement; standardized testing (optional, unless applying as a homeschool applicant or for the nursing program); writing ability; co-curricular activities, particularly evidence of leadership; and letters of recommendation from your college counselor, teachers and/or college professors. To learn more about our review process, please visit our Application Review Process page.

Saint Anselm College accepts the online Common Application for all applicants including, first-year, international, transfer and homeschool. Admission requirements differ depending on your admission status. Please see information below regarding some of our admission plans. Visit the International Admission, Homeschool Admission, and Transfer Admission pages for more information.


Admission Requirements

The application requirements for first-year students, transfer studentsinternational students and homeschool students are specialized, as the educational backgrounds of applicants can differ greatly. Please review the list of requirements carefully, and contact the Office of Admission if you have additional questions.


Admission Plans

Early Action:
A non-binding program, you will be notified of a decision earlier than applicants applying regular decision. If admitted, you are not required to attend Saint Anselm College.

Early Decision:
A binding program, you will be notified of a decision earlier than all other applicants. If you are admitted, you are required to attend Saint Anselm College.

Nursing:
If you are interested in applying for the nursing program, you must apply using one of the early application plans. Please review the above information to learn more about each application plan.

Regular Decision:
A non-binding program, you will be mailed a decision in mid-March. If you are admitted, you have until May 1 to decide if you plan to attend Saint Anselm College.

January Admission for First-Year & Transfer:
If you are interested in enrolling for the spring semester you should submit your application by November 15. Decisions will be mailed on a rolling basis. If you are interested in on-campus housing, it is strongly suggested that you apply by November 15 as housing is not guaranteed. There is no option to apply early decision or early action for the spring semester.

Fall Admission for Transfer:
If you are a transfer student interested in enrolling for the fall semester you should submit your application by April 1. Admission decisions will be mailed on a rolling basis.

For more information about deadlines for each application plan, visit our Dates & Deadlines page.