St. Edward’s recognizes the important role high school counselors play in helping their students through the college admission process

We appreciate your dedication to helping students make this important life decision and for supporting them along the way. To make the process easier, we have compiled answers to frequently asked questions. We hope you find this helpful when navigating the admission and application process at St. Edward’s, and look forward to the opportunity to personally meet you in the future.

The Application Process

What are the application deadlines?

Nov. 1: First review deadline

Dec. 1: Early application deadline (The fee is waived for all freshman applicants who apply by this date.)

Feb. 1: Priority application deadline

May 1: Final application deadline

Jan. 15: Priority deadline to fill out the FAFSA for students entering in the fall

What are St. Edward’s codes for the SAT and ACT?

  • Our College Board SAT code is 6619.
  • Our ACT code is 4156.

Is St. Edward’s a member of the Common Application?

Yes. Only freshman applicants (including international students) may use the Common Application to apply to St. Edward’s. Note that while the Common Application website may suggest that St. Edward’s has an Early Action deadline of Feb. 1, we do not have an Early Action policy. Our priority deadline is Feb. 1.

Is St. Edward’s a member of ApplyTexas?


Do students need to declare a major on their application?

No. There is an application question about the student’s intended major, but this is for informational purposes only. Students have until their sophomore year to declare a major. We have several programs geared toward helping students choose a major. These include:

  • Academic Exploration Program – helps undecided students learn about different majors and focus their interests.
  • First Year Seminar students investigate their major and learn more about the expected skills for careers in that field.
  • Career Planning and Management Classes – students work directly with a career counselor to find their calling.


Is there a separate scholarship application?

All freshman applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships. Students are notified if they have won an award in their acceptance letter. The Moreau Scholarship requires a separate application. More information is available on our scholarships page.

What is the Moreau Scholarship?

The Moreau Scholarship is a full-tuition award specifically for students graduating from Catholic high schools affiliated with the Congregation of Holy Cross. The scholarship covers full tuition for the freshman year, and winners will continue to receive tuition in the amount of their freshman year for up to four years. It requires a separate Moreau Scholarship application in addition to the application for admission.

All application materials must be received by the Office of Admission on or before Dec. 15.

Learn more about the Moreau Scholarship

Financial Aid

What is the St. Edward’s FAFSA code?


Is there a way for students to estimate their scholarships and financial aid before applying?

Yes, students can use our easy online net price calculator for new freshmen. Students can answer a few simple questions and get a quick estimate.


What score does a student need to earn on an AP, IB or CLEP test to earn course credit?

Get details on requirements for each test at:

  • Advanced Placement Program (AP) — View the AP Test Score Requirements to find out the scores you need to earn course credit.
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)— View the CLEP Test Equivalents to find out the scores you need to earn course credit.
  • International Baccalaureate Program (IB) — St. Edward’s University recognizes the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) and awards credit for higher level courses of 5 or better, as well as for some standard level courses. Learn more

Does St. Edward’s accept dual credit?

Yes, for most academic courses completed at an accredited institution with a grade of C or higher.

What is the Honors Program?

The Honors Program is a series of interdisciplinary courses taken in the first three years, followed by an independent study project in the senior year. Honors courses satisfy general education requirements, so Honors students take the same number of classes as all other students. The program is open to about 5% of the freshman class each year, and there is no separate application. Students accepted into the Honors Program are notified in their acceptance letters.

Residence and Campus Life

How many students attend St. Edward’s?

Total: 4,300

Undergraduate: 3,680

Do freshmen need to live on campus?

All freshmen live on campus unless they live with their parents in Austin (about 90% of freshmen live on campus). Students who plan to live with their parents must fill out a housing exemption request after they submit their enrollment deposit.

What are Living Learning Communities?

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are groups of students with a common interest who live on the same floor of a residence hall and take one class together. The Honors LLC is open to students accepted into the University Honors program only. This application should be completed once students have decided to attend St. Edward’s and have made their enrollment deposit.


What sports does St. Edward’s offer?

St. Edward’s participates in NCAA Division II as a member of the Lone Star Conference. We field teams in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and volleyball.

How should prospective student-athletes contact coaches?

Student-athletes should contact the coach of their sport to inquire about team tryouts and scholarship opportunities. Contact a coach.

Visiting St. Edward's

I have a group of students that I’d like to bring to campus. Can we arrange a tour?

We offer guided group tours for high school students from September to April. Tours may be scheduled for 10 a.m. or 2 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. Group tour requests should be made online at least three weeks in advance.

Elementary and middle school groups are welcome to visit campus using our self-guided audio tour (described above). Please call our office at 800-555-0164 for more information about this option.