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St. Edward's University 3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704

3 Easy Ways to Apply

You have three options for applying to St. Edward’s.

1. Online application

2. The Common Application

3. ApplyTexas

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Important Application Dates and Deadlines
Early Application Deadline: Dec. 15

If you apply by this date, we'll waive the $50 application fee.

Priority Application Deadline: Feb. 1

Feb. 1 is the priority deadline for admission consideration. If you complete your application by Feb. 1, you will be considered for all applicable scholarships and the best financial aid package possible.

Final Application Deadline: May 1

We strongly encourage students to apply well before this date.

Spring Semester Application Deadline: Nov. 15

Apply by this date to enroll in spring for your first semester.

Essay Questions

Get started on your admission application today by choosing one of our unusual essay questions:

  • What abstract concept do you most fear? What is the root of this fear? What do you think it represents?

  • Austin is a city of innovators. If you were to create and market a new product or service, what would it be?

  • Is time travel possible? Feel free to refer to science, literature, film and your own experience in your response.

  • What is your favorite sound, and why? (For instance: The squeaky back porch door opening when your family comes home, the sound of the birds when you run in the morning, the creak made when opening an old but favorite book)

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