Marymount University, St. Maria Goretti High School Ink Admissions Agreement

Marymount University and St. Maria Goretti High School of Hagerstown, Maryland, have signed an agreement that guarantees St. Maria Goretti graduates admission to MU, along with four-year renewable scholarships.  

The only Catholic university in Virginia, Marymount is also the commonwealth’s only college or university with a guaranteed admission agreement with St. Maria Goretti High School. Located just six miles from Washington, D.C., it features an average class size of 16 and a culture of engagement that fosters intellectual curiosity, service to others and a global perspective.
“This partnership is a natural fit,” said Francesca Reed, Marymount’s associate vice president for enrollment management. “We have a mutual goal of enhancing access to high quality Catholic education that is values-based and promotes intellectual and spiritual development.”
“Goretti couldn’t be more thrilled to have such a quality university to partner with,” said Christopher Cosentino, president of St. Maria Goretti High School.
Under the terms of the agreement:

  • St. Maria Goretti students with a 3.0 grade point average (no required test score) or a 2.8 GPA and a 1030 SAT (or a 20 ACT composite) are guaranteed admission to Marymount.
  • Students will be awarded a minimum $12,500 scholarship from Marymount, renewable annually for up to four years, provided they maintain good standing.
  • Students will be awarded an additional $2,000 St. Maria Goretti’s High School scholarship and a $2,000 Catholic High School scholarship, both renewable for up to four years of full-time enrollment.
  • A Marymount admissions representative will visit the high school throughout the school year to share information about its academic programs and application, admissions, financial aid and related processes.

The agreement is effective as of the Spring 2019 semester.

To learn more about opportunities at Marymount University, call Marymount Admissions at 800-548-7638 or visit