All students seeking admission to any program of study at the University of Saint Katherine must complete the online application. The application includes a personal response of at least 250 words. Be sure to proof-read before submitting, as the application cannot be returned after submission.


The University of Saint Katherine requires SAT or ACT scores. Unofficial SAT (Mathematics, Critical Reading, and Writing) or ACT scores will be accepted as fulfillment of this component. We do not require the SAT Subject Tests. In cases of retesting, the highest test scores 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
1637 Capalina Road
San Marcos, CA 92069


Fall Enrollment:

  • May 15th

Spring Enrollment:

  • November 15th

All materials including application, recommendations, test scores, and transcripts must be received by these dates.


Applicants are informed of their admission generally within 4-6 weeks of application completion.