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First-Year Student FAQs
What does applying Early Action mean for me?
Early Action is a non-binding application process with a deadline of November 15. If a student applies Early Action and completes their application prior to the November 15 deadline, they will receive an Admissions Decision by December 15. For additional information regarding application deadlines please see the First-Year Student Checklist.

What types of scholarships are offered by the College of Mount Saint Vincent?
The College of Mount Saint Vincent offers competitive scholarships to qualified students based on their high school or college records. Scholarships may be used for any educational expense. Recipients of academic scholarships must be full-time students and must maintain the GPA stipulated by their particular award.

Students who fail to meet the academic requirement for scholarship renewal will have their eligibility for financial aid renewed on an individual basis. In addition to Merit Scholarships, the College offers Major-Specific, and Community Service Scholarships. 

Please visit the Scholarships page for more information.

What documents are required when applying to the College of Mount Saint Vincent?
  • Standardized Test Scores
    • Submit your SAT or ACT scores from the College Board.  Our SAT code is 2088; our ACT code is 2823
  •  Letter of Recommendation
    • Please have your guidance counselor or a teacher forward a letter of recommendation
  •  Personal Essay
    • Please submit an essay on a topic of your choice
  •  High School Transcript
    • Have your guidance counselor send your transcript to the Office of Admissions, including your most recent grades and coursework
How do I apply for Financial Assistance?
The Office of Financial Aid is committed to assisting students and families throughout the financial aid process.  Starting January 1, you will be able to file your FAFSA. Our codes for financial aid are:
  • FAFSA Code: 002703
  • TAP Code:0130
Do you accept Advanced Placement for college credit?
Yes, we do. Pending a review by our Center for Academic Advisement.

Do you require an interview as part of the admissions process?
The College does not require an interview, however, strongly recommends one. Through the interview process, prospective students can show a member of the Admission Committee why they are the perfect fit for the College.

Does the College of Mount Saint Vincent have a study abroad program?
Yes! Mount students are explorers of the world - on and off campus. Taking advantage of the Mount’s study abroad opportunities gives you a valuable, culturally immersive international experience. The Mount offers full-semester programs, as well as short courses and alternative spring breaks.

Does the College offer internship opportunities?
Located just 12 miles north of midtown Manhattan, the College has hundreds of different internship opportunities. Not only does the College offer a wide array of internship opportunities, but also requires that internships be completed as part of select majors curriculums.

What are the average GPA and Standardized Test Scores for incoming freshman students?
First year students entering the College of Mount Saint Vincent have an average GPA of an 86.  Average SAT scores (Critical Reading & Math) 1060.

Does the College require an entrance exam?
No, your first-year course schedule will be crafted by your Academic Advisor. They will analyze your high school transcript and standardized test scores, while taking into your account your major and course preference sheet.