Join us at Mount Saint Mary College’s Instant Decision Event on
Instant Decision: Who should attend?
Students with a solid B and a 900 SAT Score (critical reading
and math) or a 19 ACT score (composite) may attend the event.
Students below these criteria should apply through the Mount’s
traditional application process.
What materials should students provide?
Bring a high school transcript and test scores. Test scores
should be official scores from the College Board or ACT. Scores can
also be provided by your Guidance Office. You should also supply a
letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor, and
a 250-word essay/personal statement. For this event only, a graded
writing assignment is also acceptable.
Should you choose to write the short essay, please respond to
the following statement: Evaluate a life-changing event, ethical
dilemma, or significant experience you've had, and how it impacted
Special programs: criteria and deadlines
Nursing: Nursing candidates must have an 85 GPA
and 900 SAT score (or 19 ACT); or an 80
GPA and 1000 SAT score (or 21 ACT); plus successful completion of
biology and chemistry. (For courses in progress, admissions
decisions will not be made until the first semester grade can be
Physician Assistant's Five-Year program:
(pending Accreditation-Provisional) – Candidates should have a 90
GPA and 1150 SAT score (or 25
ACT) and have successfully completed
biology and chemistry. Because this is a competitive program,
applicants will be reviewed as a pool after March 1. Admissions
notifications will be sent on March 15, 2014.
Biology or Chemistry with Adolescence Education
five-year program: Candidates should have an
85 GPA, a 1000 SAT score, or be in the
top third of their class (must meet two of the three criteria) and
should have successfully completed biology and chemistry. (For
courses in progress, admissions decisions will not be made until
the first semester grade can be reviewed).
Preparing for the event
You should apply to the Mount prior to the
event, through our website at www.msmc.edu/apply.
On the day of the event, staff will review applications and meet
with the students regarding their admissions decision.
it, but still interested in the Mount? Plan a
visit to campus! Our friendly and helpful admissions
staff can take you on a tour and answer any questions you have.
We look forward to seeing you at the Mount.