Application Requirements

For Freshmen Students

  • TOEFL or IELTS exam to demonstrate English language proficiency. If you come from an English speaking country you are exempt from these tests, please provide SAT instead.
  • SAT is optional, when TOEFL or IELTS are provided. SAT is required when applying for the Pharmacy program, Actuarial Science program, would like to be considered for academic scholarship or applicants that come from an English Speaking country.

For Transfer Students

  • Official College Transcripts with English Translation. 
  • An official course-by-course evaluation from www.wes.org or www.naces.org.
  • If you have a gap in your education, please include a Statement of Activity.
  • Official examination results - if taken - from the examining board (i.e., Baccalaureate; General Certificate of Education; Caribbean Examinations Council; West African Examinations Council).
  • TOEFL or IELTS exam to demonstrate English language proficiency.
  • Foreign credential evaluation.

For Graduate Students

  • Official university and post-secondary transcripts, plus degree conferrals/diplomas
  • The Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Official Documents

  • All documents received by the university become the property of the university and cannot be returned to the student
  • If you have only one copy of your official document and are able to visit our Welcome Center in person, we will be happy to make a copy of the original and return the official copy to you immediately.

Language Requirement

  • Applicants who have taken the SAT can have the TOEFL/IELTS requirement waived
  • Applicants who have attended an American high school abroad or an American university can have the TOEFL/IELTS requirement waived
  • Applicants from the following countries do not need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Grenada, Grand Cayman, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom and U.S. Pacific Trust

For All International Applicants

All students who have attended an international university or whose academic records are in a language other than English, and not accredited by the United States, must submit a foreign credential evaluation. Please refer to www.naces.org for a listing of credential evaluating agencies from which we can accept course by course evaluations. The evaluations must contain US grade and credit equivalents. Please refer towww.naces.org for a listing of credential evaluating agencies from which we can accept course by course evaluations. They evaluations must contain US grade and credit equivalents.

More Information
For requirements for each individual graduate program, please review the appropriate sections under the individual Schools of the University.

Office of International and Graduate Admission
718-990-1601
intlhelp@stjohns.edu

* The CEEB code for the St. John's University Queens and Manhattan campuses is 2799. For the Staten Island campus, the CEEB code is 2845.