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Freshman Application Please Print or Type Exact Legal Name: Gender: Male n Female Last/Family/Sur First/Given Middle Permanent Address: Number and Street City/Town State/Province ZIP/Postal Code Country

U.S. Social Security #:



E-mail address: Date of Birth: Month Citizenship:

US citizen


Home Telephone: (


Cell Telephone: (



Dual US citizen

US permanent resident Visa (Alien registration #:


Other citizenship (Visa type:


How many years have you lived in the United States? List any non-US countries of citizenship Place of Birth: City/Town State/Province Country First language: Do you plan to live on campus?


Primary language spoken at home:

No, I plan to commute

What semester do you plan to enter Marist College?


(indicate year)


(indicate year)


Early Decision Early Action • Candidates applying for Early Decision are restricted to Marist as their single choice college. Accepted Early Decision candidates will be required to make a deposit by February 15th. Deadline to apply is November 15th. • If you are applying for Early Decision, you must also print and submit the Declaration of Early Decision Form with all required signatures. This form is available at • Accepted Early Action candidates will be required to make a deposit by May 1st. Deadline to apply is December 1st. Check below if you intend to apply for: Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)–New York State residents only Learning Disabilities Support Program–Separate Office of Special Services application required and is available at Lorenzo de’ Medici Bachelor’s Degree Program in Florence, Italy–Separate Marist LdM application required and is available at National Science Foundation Scholarship Program–Computer Science and Information Technology and Systems majors only If you received college counseling or assistance with your application process from a community based organization (such as Upward Bound; Liberty Partnership Program; Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers) please specify:

SECONDARY SCHOOL Full Name of High School:


Graduation Year:

School Address: Guidance Counselor: Counselor e-mail address:

Counselor Telephone: (


Other High Schools Attended: Name:


City and State:

Dates Attended:


Indicate by a check mark the ONE major in which you are most interested. If you are unsure about a major field of study, please check the undecided box. A Marist student does not have to select a major field of study until the second semester of their sophomore year. Communication n Art History n Communication and Media Arts You may also select one of the following areas of emphasis:

n Advertising n Communication Studies n Interactive Media/Game Studies n Journalism n Public Relations n Radio/Film/TV n Sports Communication n Digital Media n Fashion Design (portfolio required) n Fashion Merchandising (project required) n Studio Art (B.A. or B.S.)

Liberal Arts n American Studies n English*

Management n Accounting n Business Administration

n Literature n Theatre n Writing n French* n History* n Philosophy

n Finance n Human Resource Management n International Business n Marketing n Economics

You may also select one of the following areas of emphasis:

You may also select the following area of emphasis:

n Religious Studies n Political Science

You may also select one of the following areas of emphasis:

Computer Science and Mathematics n International Studies n Applied Mathematics n Public Affairs n Computer Science n Spanish* You may also select the following area of emphasis:


Check here if not sure of major. Select from Schools below for area of interest (optional)

n Communication and the Arts n Computer Science and Mathematics n Liberal Arts n Management n Science n Social and Behavioral Sciences

Science n Athletic Training n Biochemistry (B.A.) n Biochemistry (B.S.) n Biology n Biology Education* n Biomedical Sciences n Chemistry* (B.A.) n Chemistry (B.S.) n Environmental Science n Policy n Science n Medical Technology

You may also select one of the following areas of emphasis:

n Information Systems n Information Technology n Mathematics*


You may also select one of the following areas of emphasis:

You may also select one of the following areas of emphasis:

n Game Design and Programming n Information Technology and Systems

* (New York State secondary education certification is offered in these subjects.)

Social and Behavioral Sciences n Criminal Justice n Psychology n Psychology/Dual Certification Childhood/Special Education (1-6) n Social Work

Optional Programs

Please indicate if you would like to be a part of any of these programs. Note that these programs do not replace the above list of majors. n Secondary Education n Pre Law n Pre Dental n Pre Veterinary n Pre Medical n ROTC

Parent/Guardian 1

Parent/Guardian 2

Parent/Guardian Name in Full:

Occupation/Business Title:


College and Degree:

Parent/Guardian e-mail address:

Parents’ Marital Status (relative to each other): n Never married n Married n Widowed n Separated n Divorced (Date: Month



With whom do you make your permanent home? n Parent 1 n Parent 2 n Both n Legal Guardian n Ward of the Court/State n Other Parent 1: n Mother n Father n Unknown; Is Parent 1 living? n Yes n No (Deceased Date: Month



Parent 2: n Mother n Father n Unknown; Is Parent 2 living? n Yes n No (Deceased Date: Month



List ages of your brothers & sisters: List colleges and degrees of your siblings or schools they are presently attending: Give names and relationships of members of your immediate family who are Marist alumni and indicate year of graduation:


Marist assists families in meeting educational expenses. In addition to need-based aid, Marist offers qualified students merit awards based on academic accomplishments. All accepted students are automatically considered for merit aid. To qualify for need-based awards, a student must first submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). These forms are available online at Will your family be submitting the FAFSA? n Yes n No Marist’s Financial Aid Code is 002765


The Admission and Scholarship Committees require an essay to assist in their decision-making. Please submit an essay on one of the following, or write on a subject of your choice. 1. Please look closely at your transcript. Tell us something about your academic accomplishments that is not apparent from this record. 2. What makes you unique and helps you to stand out from your peers? 3. If you were to be chosen as your high school’s valedictorian, what would you say in the valedictory address to your peers? 4. What specific elements of the Marist College community prompted your decision to apply for admission?

Short-Answer Question

In the space below, or on a separate sheet of paper, please answer the following question: Why do you believe Marist is a good match for you?


Please indicate by a check mark your interest in participating in any of the following extracurricular activities. (This is only a partial listing of Marist’s student organizations and athletic programs.)

Men’s Athletics n Baseball n Basketball n Crew n Cross-Country n Diving n Football n Lacrosse n Soccer n Swimming n Tennis n Track

Women’s Athletics n Basketball n Crew n Cross-Country n Diving n Lacrosse n Soccer n Softball n Swimming n Tennis n Track n Volleyball n Water Polo

Club Sports n Cheerleading n Equestrian n Fencing n Men’s Ice Hockey n Men’s Volleyball n Rugby n Sailing n Skiing Co-Curricular n Academic Honor Societies n Business Club n Computer Society n Criminal Justice Society n Debate Team

n History Club n Math Club n Model United Nations n Political Science Club n Psychology Club n Social Work Club n Teachers of Tomorrow Production / Performance n Circle (newspaper) n Dance Club n Literary Arts Society n Marist Band n Marist Orchestra n Marist Singers

n MCCTA (theatre) n MCTV (television) n Reynard (yearbook) n WMAR (radio) Social / Service n Asian Alliance n Black Student Union n Campus Ministry n El Arco Iris Latino n Gaelic Society n Habitat for Humanity n International Student Club n Italian-American Society n Student Government

n Check here if you would like to be considered for a Music Scholarship. To see details about the Music Program, please visit n Check here if you would like to be considered for a Theatre Scholarship. To see details about the Theatre Program, please visit

WORK EXPERIENCE, EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND SCHOLASTIC HONORS Please list any work experience you have had. Feel free to use a separate sheet.

Type of job Employer and Address Dates of Employment Hours per Week Type of job Employer and Address Dates of Employment Hours per Week List any extracurricular and community activities in which you have participated during the academic year. Feel free to use a separate sheet. Activity Positions Held and/or Honors Received Dates of Participation Hours per Week Activity Positions Held and/or Honors Received Dates of Participation Hours per Week List any scholastic honors or distinctions you received in secondary school:


Please indicate all dates on which you have taken and/or plan to take the SAT or ACT. SAT: Month/Year Score Month/Year Score ACT: Month/Year Score Month/Year Score NOTE: Marist prefers the testing agency forward an official copy of your test scores to the Admission Office. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that test scores are sent to Marist. When applying to take the tests, indicate Marist as one of the colleges to receive the test score reports. The SAT code number for Marist is 2400. The ACT code number is 2804.


Have you ever been found responsible for a disciplinary violation at any educational institute you have attended, whether related to academic misconduct or behavioral misconduct, that resulted in your probation, suspension, removal, dismissal, or expulsion from the institution? Yes No Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor, felony, or other crime? Yes No If you answered yes to either or both questions, please attach a separate sheet of paper that gives the approximate date of each incident, explains the circumstances, and reflects on what you learned from the experience.


Answering or declining to answer any of these questions will in no way affect consideration of your application for admission; however, it would be helpful to Marist for research purposes. Marist College does not discriminate in the admission process or in the awarding of financial aid on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital, or veteran status. How would you describe yourself? (Check one) 1. Are you Hispanic/Latino? Yes No 2. Regardless of your answer to the prior question, please select one or more of the following ethnicities that best describe you: American Indian or Alaska Native (including all Original Peoples of the Americas) Are you enrolled?



If yes, please enter Tribal Enrollment Number: Asian (including Indian subcontinent and Philippines) Black or African American Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander White (including Middle Eastern)

Religious Affiliation: Please list below other colleges or universities to which you plan to apply: What influenced you to apply to Marist? (Check as many as appropriate) Campus tour Family member Visited a student on campus Current Marist student College fair/high school visit Marist alumna/us Local Marist reception Marist athletic coach

Marist employee Guidance Counselor Marist literature College guidebook

World Wide Web Marist Web site Marist camp/summer institute Other (please specify)


It is the responsibility of the applicant to be sure that all items on this application are completed. Please review the checklist below to be sure that all requirements have been met, then be sure to sign the application below. Any applications not completed by the deadline will receive no decision. Deadline for completed Early Decision applications is November 15th. Deadline for completed Early Action applications is December 1st. Deadline for completed Regular Admission applications is February 15th. To complete this application, be sure that you have: n Answered all questions on this application. n Selected one major field of study or indicated that you are undecided at this time. n Sent official SAT or ACT test results. n Enclosed an essay.

n Requested that your official transcripts be sent by your high school to the Marist College Admission Office. n Requested two letters of recommendation — one from your Guidance Counselor, the other from an adult of your choice. n Enclosed a $50 non-refundable application fee or mailed a Fee Waiver Request.

Your completed application must be signed and returned to: Admission Office Marist College 3399 North Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387 Any questions? Call, fax, or look us up on the Internet:



Fax 845.575.3215

Web site:

I certify that the information given on this application is current and complete to the best of my knowledge. I authorize all schools attended to release all requested records covered under the F.E.R.P.A. act, and authorize review of my application for the admission program indicated on this form.


Date Rev. 6/09

Marist Admission App