Apply Now: Prospective Students

Application Steps



Step 1:   Create an online application account

Click here to create a St. Mary's Academy (SMA) online application account to complete and submit the admission application, the personal insight essay, Career Path essay (optional-if applicable), and to pay the $75 application fee(non-refundable).


  • Early Bird DEADLINE- SMA Admission and Financial Aid Application

Complete Step 1 and submit the FACTS Grant & Aid financial aid application with supporting financial documents to SMA by December 15, 2020 and the application fee will be waived. Incomplete admission and financial aid applications cannot be processed and will not eligible for the application fee waiver.


  • First Round DEADLINE- The deadline for first round SMA admission, scholarship, and financial aid consideration is January 7, 2021. Applications received after this date, will be processed on a rolling basis as space and scholarship funds allow. Incomplete applications will not be processed until all documents are received.
  • Onward Scholars Program- Prospective 9th graders with a 3.5 GPA or higher can apply to the Onward Scholars Program. Click here for more information apply.  



Step 2:   Complete the online application checklist

After completing Step 1 online, the applicant will upload an immunization record, birth certificate, transcript, standardized test scores, discipline record, attendance record, and Archdiocese Common Evaluation Form onto their online application account.  


Step 3:   (OPTIONAL) Need Based Financial Aid Assistance

To be eligible for need based financial aid assistance, the applicant must complete Step 1, 2 and 3. Click here to complete the financial aid application FACTS & Grant Aid and to submit all supporting documents online. 


Step 4:  Star Assessment Reading and Math 

Upon completion of the Step 1 online application process, the applicant must either submit their January 2021 Star Reading and Math Assessment scores via SMA online application checklist by February 5, 2021 or make arrangements to take the Star test through SMA at on either 1/9, 23, or 30 to qualify for admissions, scholarship, financial aid, honors placement and Onward Scholars Program consideration at St. Mary's Academy.


All students who are taking the Star test at SMA and are interested in taking a Spanish placement test and/or English honors placement test have the option to take these placement tests on the same day as their Star test date. Students who are not planning to take the Star test at SMA can register to take the optional placement tests at SMA on February 6.


Deadlines for testing dates:

Students who are planning to take the Star Assessment on January 9 please register by January 4 at 3pm.

Students who are planning to take the Star Assessment on January 23 please register by January 18 at 3pm.

Students who are planning to take the Star Assessment on January 30 please register by January 25 at 3pm.



Transfer students are not required to submit Star Assessment Reading and Math scores. 


Note: Star Assessment dates are subject to the state, county and Archdiocese health and safety mandates regarding the COVID 19 pandemic. We will keep applicants informed on updates and changes.


Step 5:    Interviews

All applicants, parents/guardians are required to interview with a faculty, staff or administrator as part of the admissions process. Interview times are given upon completion of Steps 1-4. Interviews will be online by appointment only. Interviews are January 18-23 (week one) January 25-28 (week 2) and February1-4 (week 3).


Step 6:   Decision and Commitment Days

SMA Admission, Onward Scholars Program, and Scholarship/Financial Aid decision letters are mailed upon completion of Steps 1-5 on March 5, 2021. The early bird registration commitment days are March 9-19, 2021. The Onward Scholars Program commitment deadline is March 12, 2021.