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Whether you’re a high school student, a college student looking to transfer, or an adult student in search of completing your degree, you’ve come to the right place. An undergraduate degree from the University of Saint Katherine will bring your promising future within reach.

Why University of Saint Katherine

  • Nationally recognized and accredited
  • Private university with affordable tuition
  • Small class sizes
  • Rigorous curriculum

You are welcome to apply through your Common App account if you have one. Otherwise, start your application by filling out the form below and it will take you to the full application. The application fee is $50. Only ONE application is needed.

Applicants are typically informed of their admission decision within 1-2 weeks of application completion.

Fall Enrollment: May 15th
Spring Enrollment: November 15th

To apply to the University, prospective students need to do the following:

Complete the online application form at

Submit the following documents to the University of Saint Katherine, Admissions Office, 277 Rancheros Drive, Suite 200, San Marcos, CA 92069.

Official high school transcript (for applicants who have fewer than 60 potential transferable semester credits or 90 such quarter units from a College or University, including those who seek to be entering freshman).

Official transcripts from all prior colleges (for any applicant who has completed at least one college course at a school other than the University of Saint Katherine).

All degree-seeking students are required to provide the college a final, official copy of their high school (8th semester transcripts) noting their high school diploma and graduation date and/or college transcripts from all other institutions attended as a condition of continued enrollment. Final, official transcripts are due to the university by Aug 15 (Fall) or Dec 31 (Spring) prior to the start of the first term of enrollment.

In some rare circumstances, a waiver will be granted and a student may be permitted to continue enrollment in fall semester. Students in this situation who do not meet the July deadline for this requirement will be restricted from registering for future terms starting with their second term of enrollment. Reminders of the requirement are sent from the admissions office. Applications will not be reviewed until the University receives all required documents. Documents submitted for admission are entered into the applicant’s permanent file and cannot be returned. Questions regarding the application process, including the online form, may be sent by email to

Due to COVID-19, the University of Saint Katherine does not require SAT or ACT scores. Unofficial SAT (Mathematics, Critical Reading, and Writing) or ACT scores will be accepted as fulfillment of this component if you are able to take the tests. We do not require the SAT Subject Tests. In cases of retesting, the highest test scores from one sitting are utilized in the admissions process. Transfer applicants are not required to submit standardized test scores.

School Codes

SAT school code: 7430

ACT school code: 6041

The Classic Learning Test (CLT) is a college entrance exam that is accepted by colleges and universities including Saint Katherine, similar to the SAT and ACT tests. However, there are a few differences between the CLT and those other tests. Among standardized college entrance exams, the CLT provides the most accurate and rigorous measure of academic formation, accomplishment, and potential. Students take this two-hour exam at a local testing center and are able to see their test results the same day.

Freshmen applicants: The University of Saint Katherine requires official transcripts from the applicant’s secondary (high) school. Transfer applicants: Secondary school transcripts are also required for transfer students with fewer than 60 semester credits. Send official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning you have attended. To be considered official transcripts, they must be mailed from the school of attendance (school registrar) directly to:

University of Saint Katherine
Dean of Admissions
277 Rancheros Drive, Suite 200
San Marcos, CA 92069