How to Apply

Here you will find the steps you need to take to apply to Saint Vincent College. 

Our Office of Admission and Financial Aid is open from 9 A.M. until 4 P.M. on weekdays and by appointment on Saturdays. If you'll let us know when you would like to visit, we will be happy to schedule an admission appointment and campus tour for you during one of those times. Our phone number is (724) 805-2500 or 1-800-SVC-5549. Use the visit request form to schedule a day and time.

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Applying to SVC - Undergraduate

Saint Vincent College is moving to a new, mobile-friendly online application. Apply online today using your computer, smartphone or tablet.

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Application Checklist 
If you wish to apply for admission to Saint Vincent College, you must make sure that we receive the following items:

  • Your completed, signed application form
  • Your $25 application fee or fee waiver form
  • Your official high school transcripts
  • (Transfer applicants only) Transcripts from all colleges you’ve attended
  • Your SAT or ACT scores
  • Letter(s) of reference or recommendation (optional)
  • Your essay or writing sample (optional)
View the full list of admission requirements.

If you’re thinking about applying to Saint Vincent College, we encourage you to visit the campus, meet some of the people here and have a look around. Many of our students tell us that it was during their campus visit that they knew without reservation that Saint Vincent College was the right choice for them.

If you let us know when you would like to visit, we will be happy to schedule an admission appointment and campus tour for you during one of those times. Our phone number is (724) 805-2500 or 1-800-SVC-5549. An online visit request form is also available here.

Early Enrollment
If you have an exceptional record, Saint Vincent College may allow you to begin your degree program after you've completed your junior year in high school. To be considered for this option, you should be in the upper tenth of your class and have the assurance that your high school will grant you a diploma after you've successfully completed one year of college. An interview with the Dean of Admission is required.

Deadlines
Saint Vincent College has a rolling admission policy; that is, we'll notify you of our admission committee's decision shortly after we've received all your credentials.

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Graduate Student Application Process

Saint Vincent College has a rolling admission policy; that means, we will notify you of our admission committee’s decision shortly after we have received all of you credentials. Our programs allow students to begin in the fall, spring or summer term.

Completed applications must be submitted two weeks prior to the first day of class to be admitted for that semester. If the application is not complete by the deadline, the candidate will be reviewed for admission for the following term. It is beneficial to apply early for the semester in which you would like to start classes.

If you are thinking about applying to one of Saint Vincent College’s Graduate Programs, we encourage you to contact the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education. We are happy to discuss the application process and assist you in any way. We can help you get started and ease your fears about returning to college. Students are welcome to stop in our office in the Robert S. Carey Center, Room 21-C, appointments are recommended but walk-in appointments are welcome.

Once the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education has received your completed application, it will be evaluated by the admissions committee. You will be notified of the decision shortly afterward (typically within two weeks). After acceptance, applicants may reserve a place on the roster by making a deposit of $100 required by all graduate students. The deposit will be credited to the applicant’s account, but is not refundable. After the reservation deposit has been made, students will meet with their adviser and register for classes. Students are encouraged to submit their deposit and meet with their adviser soon after being accepted.

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Transfer Student Application Process

If you are applying to Saint Vincent College as a transfer student, your academic achievement and personal history at the post-secondary schools you've attended will be of primary importance to us. However, we'll also need to receive your secondary school record as background information for academic counseling.

A transfer counselor in the Office of Admission and Financial Aid will evaluate your transcripts at your request—even before you apply.

  • Completed application for admission -  Apply Online 
  • Final official high school transcript *
  • SAT or ACT scores *
  • Official transcript from all colleges attended may be sent electronically from the college to admission@stvincent.edu 
  • Completed Dean of Students Reference Form

    * High school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores may be faxed from the high school guidance office: 724-805-2507.

The applicant’s academic achievement and personal history at post-secondary schools attended are very important in the decision for admittance. Competitive transfer students are likely to present credentials of a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in college-level coursework.

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Undergraduate Admission

Use the following checklist to complete the admission process:

  • Complete Application for Admission
  • Complete Supplemental Application (also under Tools section)
  • Submit original or certified copies of the original and official academic record, transcript or examination results for the completion of secondary education. Official documents not issued in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  • Submit the application fee of $25 or waiver form.
  • Submit an official result of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test System (IELTS). TOEFL score of 90 on the IBT, 550 on the PBT, 213 on the CBT and 6.5 on the IELTS or higher is required for applicants.
  • The SAT is NOT required.
  • Writing sample or essay.
  • Rolling admission deadline.
Graduate Admission

Complete the following for graduate school admission:

  • Complete graduate application.
  • Complete and Supplemental Application (under Tools section).
  • Posses an earned bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Official transcripts* must be submitted from each institution attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Personal statement of 500 words or less describing the applicant's experience and why he or she wishes to pursue this degree.
  • TOEFL score of 90 on the IBT, 550 on the PBT, 213 on the CBT and 6.5 on the IELTS or higher is required for applicants.
  • Any additional program specific requirements.
  • Fall deadline: July 1; Spring deadline: Nov. 1.

    *Any official documents not issued in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. 
Council of International SchoolcSaint Vincent College has satisfied the requirements and is recognized as a higher education member of the Council of International Schools.