College applications can be intimidating. Find out ways to get organized about the entire process.
College applications typically involve a fair amount of
paperwork. So before you hit the post office or click the "submit"
button, make sure you understand everything that's being asked of
you. Are you an incoming freshman? A transfer
student? An international student? Follow
the specific admission steps outlined for you.
Make sure you fully complete your application—an incomplete application is a
clear signal you are not an eager, detail-oriented applicant. Ask a
friend or parent to check for typos, spelling and grammatical
errors, and proper casing.
Saint Leo has a rolling admission process, so candidates can
submit applications to the university anytime within a large
window. However, priority application dates can be found here.
Keep in mind that college admission offices are inundated with
applications for a few months each year—get yours in before the
Saint Leo requires each applicant to submit a letter of
recommendation directly from a high school guidance counselor or
teacher. Recommendations tell us a great deal about how you
contribute to your school and community, and what you add to a
classroom dynamic. Select a teacher or counselor who knows you
well, and can speak to your recent progress and preparation for
Most students take their SAT or ACT in the spring of their
junior year or the fall of their senior year of high school. Plan
ahead, and prepare.
Because Saint Leo remains committed to emphasizing a holistic
review of students' credentials for admission, we have decided that
factors other than test scores are stronger predictors of a
student's potential to succeed in college. Saint Leo University no
longer requires undergraduate applicants to submit SAT or ACT
scores as part of their application. However, applicants are
strongly encouraged to submit scores, even if they elect to apply
under our Test-Optional Policy. Saint Leo's
SAT Code is 5638, and ACT Code is 0755.
The financial aid process doesn’t have to be difficult,
complicated, scary or stressful. The Saint Leo Office of Student
Financial Services has compiled an easy-to-use Financial Aid Planner with
helpful hints, an FAQ and a month-by-month breakdown of to-dos.