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College Acceptances

SMA graduates are accepted to colleges and universities throughout the country and overseas. To view a Google Maps list of acceptances for some of our recent graduates, click on the links below:

Class of 2017
Class of 2016
Class of 2015
Class of 2014
Class of 2013
Class of 2012

How to Apply

Registration for Spring Semester 2015 (new students) is Sunday, Jan. 11,
from 1:30-4 p.m. Please report to Carroll Hall for registration.
Thank you for your interest in San Marcos Academy. We welcome your application for admission to our school. We accept applications year round for boarding students in grades 6-12 and day students in grades 4-12. If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Admissions Office at 512-753-8000 (toll free 800-428-5120) or send an email to Se habla espa?ol.

A completed application to San Marcos Academy consists of the following items:
✓ Application for admission and report of medical history, completed and signed by the custodial parent.

✓ A $150.00 non-refundable application fee.

✓ A school transcript of grades with achievement and/or I.Q. test results (if available) for Grade 6-12 applicants or a copy of the most recent report card for Grade 4-5 applicants.

✓ Two teacher evaluations from the school last attended: one from the student?s English teacher and one from the student?s math or science teacher. For Grade 4-5 applicants, a recommendation from the current teacher is sufficient.

✓ A personal interview & campus visit with the applicant and parent(s) is required prior to final acceptance. The interview may be waived or modified for out-of-state and international students.

✓ A copy of the student?s birth certificate. International students must also submit a copy of their passport.

Click for online application
To begin our online application process, click the green button above to enter our online portal. There you may create an account and start a New Student Application for your child. You will then have the flexibility to log in and out of your account and access your open application until it is completed.

Application fee
The $150 non-refundable application fee can be paid online via Smart Tuition:
Pay Application Fee
All Financial Information is posted on our Tuition and Fees page.

Appointment for Personal Interview
A personal interview with the applicant and parent(s) is required prior to final acceptance. Please contact the admissions office (512-753-8000 or ) at any point during the application process to schedule your interview at 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. on any weekday.
Note: The interview may be waived or modified for out-of-state and international students.

Applications are accepted year round. When the application process is complete, the Admissions Committee will meet to consider the applicant. Parents will be notified of their decision, usually within one week. If the student is accepted, an agreement for admissions will be sent along with a request for a deposit. U.S. boarding students pay a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 while day students pay a non-refundable deposit of $100.00. International students must pay a deposit of $2500.00 in order for the Academy to issue an I-20 ($500 is non-refundable should the student fail to acquire a visa) All deposits are applied to the total program cost.

Traditional Printed Application
Those who prefer not to use our online application may download and print copies of the required forms and a checklist by clicking one of the links below. Please note: All application forms/recommendations must be completed in English and transcripts must be translated into English.

When completed and signed, admissions forms and required documents may be scanned and emailed to or faxed to 512.753.8031. You may also send by mail to:

    San Marcos Academy
    Admissions Office
    2801 Ranch Road 12
    San Marcos, Texas 78666

Questions? Contact Us!
If you have questions at any point in the application process, we encourage you to contact our office by phone or email.
San Marcos Academy Office of Admissions
2801 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, Texas 78666
512-753-8000 (office) * 512-753-8031 (fax) *
Founded in 1907, San Marcos Academy is a fully accredited coeducational college prep boarding and day school. Students are accepted without regard to faith, race, nationality or ethnic origin.

2801 Ranch Road 12 | San Marcos, Texas, 78666 |Tel: 512.353.2400