Admission Process

The future you've been dreaming of all begins with an application. Below you'll find the admission steps for all prospective students  to submit when applying. You may begin your free application at any time by clicking the "Apply Now" button. If needed, your application progress can be paused, saved, and completed at a later date.

Before You Apply

  1. Find Your Major

    We have a number of online degrees for you to find your passion in.

  2. Military Resources

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a military friendly college and it could offer unique benefits.

  3. Cost Calculator

    Find out how much a degree from WOL could actually cost you.

Apply Now

  1. Complete Online Application

    Our online application is a cinch and all we require is an essay!
    *Note that the RN to BSN, Music Therapy Equivalency (MTED) and Transition to Teach have additional requirements.

Enrollment Deadlines

January Start

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2015
  • Enrollment Deadline: Jan. 7, 2016

March Start

  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1, 2016
  • Enrollment Deadline: Mar. 8, 2016

May Start

  • Application Deadline: May, 11, 2016
  • Enrollment Deadline: May 18, 2016
  1. Have letter of recommendation sent

    *Note only transition to teach, add on for licensure and high school students with no college experience require this.

  2. Have Transcripts Sent

    You can have official transcripts sent to us or we can make it easy and get them for you.
    *Note that some colleges will not accept our documentation but we will make every attempt to get them for you!

  3. Complete FAFSA

    Our school code is 001835 so make sure you include it on your completed FAFSA.

  4. Receive Admission Decision

    Our admission staff will let you know when you have been accepted into Woods Online and can begin your journey to Aspire Higher.

  5. Submit Resume (suggested)

    Though not required, by submitting your resume you could be eligible for a number of PLA and CLEP credits.

After Admittance

  1. Get Transfer Credits

    You could be to transfer credits if you are coming from another school. A full evaluation of your transfer credits will assist allow you and your advisor to navigate a clear path to completion.

  2. Submit Confirmation/Deposit Form

    Make that final leap and commit to coming to SMWC with your $100 deposit.

  3. MySMWC

    You will receive an SMWC email and also information on getting into the portal MySMWC

  4. Online Readiness

    Completing the Online Readiness will help you familiarize yourself with our Learning platform Brightspace (D2L). Also be sure you meet all technology requirements.

  5. Receive Registration Information

    We will send you registration info via email so that you can begin setting up classes.

  6. Participate in Orientation

    We host an online and on campus orientation for WOL students, you do not have to attend unless you are in an education degree or MTED.

  7. Student ID

    You will receive a ID number during the application process but will take your picture for a physical ID during orientation. If you do not come to orientation you can submit a head-shot to the Woods Online Office and have one made from it. IDs are sent via mail.

  8. Starting Courses

    Courses are done within our course manager Brightspace and all registered courses will appear one week prior to when classes begin. Be sure you meet all technology requirements.