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Admission Requirements

Seton College seeks highly motivated students who have performed to the best of their ability in high school and who possess the drive and determination necessary to succeed in an intensive academic program. A strong candidate for admission to Seton College will:

  • Enter college directly after high school.
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 75% (2.0)—please note that prospective pre-nursing/medical students must have a GPA of at least 80% (2.5) with strong math and science grades.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Application Process

We have streamlined the Seton College application process to make it as simple and straightforward as possible. To be considered for admission, you must complete the following steps in the application process:

Fill out the Application

Submit our online application. You can add your essay and other materials after submitting your online application.

Send in Your Transcript

Ask your high school to send us your official transcript. Transcripts must be sent electronically to the University of Mount Saint Vincent. They can also be emailed to or mailed to:

University of Mount Saint Vincent
Seton College Admission
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Bronx, NY 10471

Personal Statement

Submit a 500-word essay on the following topic: Describe a challenging situation that you have been through. How did you handle that situation? What have you learned from that experience?

You will be able to upload a PDF or Microsoft Word document of your essay after you submit your application.

Letter of Recommendation 

Submit one letter of recommendation from your college counselor. If you do not have a college counselor, the letter may be submitted by an individual who is involved in your college search process, such as a teacher or principal.

Complete the FAFSA and NYS TAP Applications

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and NYS TAP applications. Please use Mount Saint Vincent’s FAFSA code 002703 and TAP Code 0130.

Admission Interview

Select students will be invited to attend an admission interview. Students will receive an email after completing the above steps.

SAT/ACT Scores

SAT and ACT test scores are optional. If you choose to submit your scores, please use Mount Saint Vincent’s SAT code 2088 and ACT code 2823 to submit your scores.

Please note: students who are admitted to Seton College must successfully complete the Seton College Summer Orientation Program in order to begin taking classes.

Application Deadlines

    • October: The Seton College application opens for the following Fall.
    • December: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the NYS TAP application will be available.
    • January-March: Admission interviews will take place at Seton College.
    • March 31: Priority application deadline. Your admission application, supporting materials and FAFSA application should be completed in order to receive an admission decision.
    • June 1: $50 deposit is due to reserve your spot for fall classes and the Seton College Summer Orientation Program.

Note: Applications can be submitted after the priority deadline and will be considered only if space is available.

Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

Seton College is designed to allow students to earn an associate degree with no debt. In order to take advantage of available financial aid resources, all Seton College applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) TAP Application. Both of these applications can be completed online using Mount Saint Vincent’s school code FAFSA code 002703 and TAP code 0130.

 Types of Aid

Once you complete the FAFSA and TAP, you may be eligible for several types of aid at Seton College:

  • Federal Pell Grant: This program requires 12 credit hours of enrollment each term to receive the full amount estimated.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): This is a federal grant program for undergraduate students that demonstrate financial need. There is limited funding for FSEOG. Early filling of the FAFSA is imperative due to limited funds.
  • New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): Helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State.
  • Work-Study: Federal work-study allows eligible students to earn up to $2,000 annually through campus or community-based employment. Students typically work 10-12 hours per week, and these funds are paid directly to the student.

Visit Us

Spend time exploring our amazing 70-acre campus overlooking the Hudson River, meet our exceptional students and professors, and see your home for the next two years. We also offer admission events tailored specifically to prospective Seton College students. What are you waiting for? Schedule a campus tour today and experience Seton College at the Right Place on the River.