Early Admission Program

The Early Admission to College Program is a collegiate program designed to provide an opportunity for qualified students to complete their freshman year of college at St. John’s University upon the successful completion of the high school curriculum through the 11th grade level.

  • These students enter as fully matriculated freshmen; University tuition & fees are assessed
  • They earn credits toward a college degree
  • Satisfy high school diploma requirements
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid are available

At the conclusion of the freshman year, results of the student’s performance are sent to the high school and become a part of the permanent record.  Based upon the successful completion of a year of college study, the student is eligible to receive a high school diploma, without examination, from his or her own high school. 

  • Prior approval for the latter must be obtained from the high school principal or the local school board.  If the student passes the required Regents Examinations, he or she may also receive a New York State Regents High School Diploma.

Students are assigned an advisor of the school of the University in which the student is enrolled and also is assisted by the Office of Special Programs. The advisor and the Office of Special administrator work closely together to assist the students in the selection of courses and programs to increase compatibility with their backgrounds and capacities and to obtain their high school diploma.

Contact Information

Queens Campus
Cecelia M. Russo, Director
St. John Hall, Room 216
Phone 718-990-6565
Fax 718-990-2158   
russoc@stjohns.edu