Ready to apply? Then it’s time to take action. 

Here are our admission deadlines for the coming academic year, insider tips and what you’ll need to apply.

Deadline Date Description
First Review Deadline Nov. 1 Add your application to the top of our reading list. (Plus, we'll waive the $50 application fee.)
Early Application Deadline Dec. 1                  We’ll waive the $50 fee if you apply by this date.
Early Application Deadline II Jan. 1 We’ll waive the $50 fee if you apply by this date.
Priority Application Deadline Feb. 1    You’ll be considered for all applicable scholarships and the best financial aid package.
Final Application Deadline May 1 To be considered for fall admission, be sure to apply by this date (but we encourage you to submit your application well before).
Final Enrollment Deposit Deadline June 15 To reserve your space in the class, be sure to submit your non-refundable enrollment deposit through myHilltop by this date. (Students admitted late should submit their deposit within two weeks of their acceptance date.)

Your Complete Guide to Applying to College

We put together the ultimate guide to applying to college. You'll find information on deciphering test-optional policies, figuring out what you can expect to pay and writing a better college essay.

What You'll Need to Apply

Online Application

Use our application, the Common Application, or ApplyTexas.

$50 Application Fee

Apply by Dec. 1, and we’ll waive this fee.

High-school Transcripts

If you’ve done dual credit work, college transcripts are optional.

SAT or ACT Scores

Please review our new test optional policy.

The St. Edward’s SAT code is 6619, and the ACT code is 4156. Official scores should be submitted from the testing agency.

Note: You may also self-report your test scores on your admission application, and your admission counselor will use these scores while reviewing your file. (Please report accurate information. Reporting inaccurate test scores could jeopardize your application.) If you are admitted, you must request that your official scores be submitted to St. Edward's before enrolling.

U.S. citizens enrolled in a foreign high school their junior and senior year are exempt from this requirement.


Admission counselors can read up to 40 essays per day so think about how to make your essay as distinctive as you are. This is your opportunity to let our college admission officers get to know you.

Academic Recommendation

If there’s any part of your application you want to get a jump on, this is it. You’ll be asking respected (and busy) teachers to write this letter for you. Your letter of recommendation can be emailed to

Copy of Permanent Resident Card

If applicable.


Does St. Edward's require the SAT essay?

The SAT includes an optional essay portion, and St. Edward’s University does not require it for our applicants. However, if a student took the essay on the SAT and would like to provide a score, he or she is welcome to do so. Please keep in mind that a submitted essay score will not impact our admission decision or consideration for scholarships.

How does super scoring work?

St. Edward’s does superscore the SAT. We do not superscore the ACT.

What happens if I submit new test scores after already being accepted to St. Edward’s University?

If you retest your senior year of high school (either the SAT or ACT) after having already been admitted to St. Edward’s, and receive a higher score, you may submit that new score to the University for academic scholarship award re-evaluation. However, students and families should keep in mind that an increase in a scholarship award does not necessarily mean an increase in the total financial aid package. If you are reevaluated for academic scholarships, your entire financial aid package may also be adjusted.

What are the scholarship award policies for St. Edward’s?

Get details on scholarships and award policies, including annual eligibility renewal requirements, maximum years of eligibility, maximum total combined amounts of aid and merit adjustments.

Experience the Hilltop

Schedule your visit at St. Edward's University today. We are offering a variety of virtual experiences as well as small-group, outdoor campus visits and tours to help you get the full picture of life at St. Edward's. Come enjoy our beautiful campus, either in-person or virtually. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Office of Admission