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An application to Saint Vincent College is your next step to a successful and meaningful future. We carefully consider each applicant and what they would bring to the next generation of Saint Vincent students.

Here, learning goes beyond the classroom. You’ll learn from one another – many perspectives come together on our campus. New voices will broaden your perspectives, pushing you to achieve more, be more and reach your full potential.

We’re happy to guide you through the process of applying to Saint Vincent College. 

  • Incoming Freshman Students (students entering directly from high school)

    Applying to SVC - Undergraduate

    Online Application  

     Common Application 

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

    • Your completed, signed application form
    • Your official high school transcripts
    • 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.

    For Test-Optional Applicants:
    Applicants who did not take the SAT/ACT may be required to submit one of the following items to aid in the application review process. Your admission counselor will contact you via email and/or phone number provided on your application should one of these supplemental items be required.

    • Personal statement of no more than 3 printed pages responding to the provided prompt:
      • Prompt: Saint Vincent is a learning community based in academic rigor, service and personal/spiritual growth. How do you plan to contribute to our community during your time as a student? 
    • Virtual interview with admission staff, Director of Recruitment, or Dean of Admission
    • Each applicant will be evaluated on academic performance, the rigor of high school curriculum, class rank (when provided), one or more of the test-optional additional requirements in lieu of test scores, extracurricular activities/involvement, letters of recommendation (optional), motivation, character, and potential for success at Saint Vincent College. 

    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.

    Please review the admission requirements 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.

    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.

  • Transfer Students

    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 (CommonApp is not accepted for transfer students. You must use the SVC online application)
    • Final official high school transcript *
    • SAT or ACT scores *
    • Official transcript from all colleges attended may be sent electronically from the college to 
    • Completed Dean of Students Reference Form
    * High school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores may be emailed from high school guidance office to the SVC Admission Office at

    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.

  • Graduate Students

    Applying to SVC - Graduate
    Graduate Education Programs

    Curriculum and Instruction
    Counselor Education
    Instructional Design and Technology
    School Administration and Supervision
    Special Education

    Online Application

    Application Requirements:

    Graduate Business Program

    Management: Operational Excellence
    Certificate in Management: Operational Excellence 

    Application Requirements:

    • Personal Statement Essay
    • Three Letters of Recommendation
    • Resume
    • Official Transcripts (SVC Students do not need to request transcripts.)
    Graduate Criminology Program

    Application Requirements:

    • Personal Statement Essay
    • Official Transcripts (SVC Students do not need to request transcripts.)
    Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

    Application Information

  • International Students

    Undergraduate Admission

    Use the following checklist to complete the admission process:

    • Complete Application for Admission.
    • Supplemental Application to be completed upon payment
    • 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 an official result of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test System (IELTS). TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT and 6.5 on the IELTS or higher is required for applicants.
    • The SAT is NOT required.
    • Writing sample or essay.
    • Scanned copy of passport photo page.
    • Rolling admission deadline.
    Graduate Admission

    Complete the following for graduate school admission:

    • Complete graduate application.
    • Supplemental Application to be completed upon payment
    • Possess 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 79 on the IBT 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.
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