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We’re proud to be the first national public honors college in the United States. A place where prestige and access intersect making our top-ranked honors education possible for everyone who has the talent, ambition, and potential to do the work.

Admissions Office
December 15, 2023
Early action admission decisions are being released through Dec. 31. Check your application status.

The College anticipates that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) will be available by the end of December. Learn more about financial assistance at SMCM.

The first-year regular… Find Out More
September 5, 2023
St. Mary's College of Maryland welcomed 519 first-year and new transfer students, the largest incoming class in over a decade and the most diverse in the 183-year history of the College. New students arrived on campus Thursday, August 24 and participated in a range of orientation activities over… Find Out More
January 3, 2023
Students from Cecil College now can easily transfer into St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s chemistry and biochemistry majors with the signing of two new articulation agreements. Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Shanen M. Sherrer led the development of these agreements, which lay out the sequence… Find Out More
June 10, 2022
St. Mary’s College of Maryland New Student Experience Team will welcome the newest Seahawks and their families to our community this summer. Seahawk Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) is an on-campus event established as a student’s roadmap to becoming a successful Seahawk. This summer… Find Out More
February 16, 2021
St. Mary’s College of Maryland has partnered with TheDream.US, a national program that provides college scholarships for intellectually curious and ambitious Dreamers seeking a college degree.

“St. Mary’s College of Maryland is committed to serving Dreamers and is proud to partner with TheDream.… Find Out More
February 10, 2021
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the National Public Honors College, and the College of Southern Maryland have partnered to create the SMCM Transfer Edge Program (STEP), which allows CSM students to pursue their associate degree and simultaneously work towards their bachelor’s degree at SMCM by… Find Out More
February 21, 2020
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the National Public Honors College, invites prospective students and their families to learn more about the value of a St. Mary’s College education at a Spring Open House on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.   


The open house will feature opportunities… Find Out More
February 4, 2020
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Board of Trustees approved a new test optional admissions policy on Saturday, February 1, 2020. This means first-year applicants seeking admission to the College beginning in the fall of 2021 may choose whether or not to provide standardized testing (SAT or ACT… Find Out More
September 13, 2019
On Wednesday, Sept. 11, David Hautanen, vice president for enrollment management at St. Mary’s College, presented at the Maryland Higher Education Roundtable meeting hosted by the College Board at the College Park Marriott and Conference Center in Hyattsville, Maryland. Hautanen presented and… Find Out More
September 4, 2019
This fall, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the National Public Honors College, has scheduled three open house dates: Saturday, Sept. 21; Saturday, Oct. 19; and Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. each day

Open House events at St. Mary's College include information on academic programs and the… Find Out More