Visiting University Students

Visiting University Students 

If you are currently enrolled in a degree or diploma program at another university and would like to take courses at Saint Mary's to transfer back to your home institution, you can apply as a Visiting Student. Applicants should provide either a current transcript from their home institution or a letter of permission and must follow all standard application deadlines. Visiting students must follow standard registration procedures.  

As a visiting student, it is your responsibility to ensure the courses you complete at Saint Mary's are transferable to your home institution. This generally means obtaining a letter of permission that lets us know that you have the approval to register in classes at Saint Mary's. 



Here is how you can apply to Saint Mary's as a Visiting Student:  

  • Complete the online application. 
  • Send supporting documentation, including a current official transcript from your home institution or a letter of permission. 
  • Register for classes online through Self Service Banner. You can find your SMU ID number in your letter of acceptance.  

Note: Saint Mary's University does not require official proof of English language proficiency from visiting students. However, we expect all undergraduate students have language proficiency equivalent to our minimum English proficiency requirements. When testing results are not available, please provide a written statement issued by the international office or a faculty member attesting to your English proficiency.