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Undergraduate Application Requirements

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Undergraduate Freshman 

APPLICATION

  • Complete and submit an online application. There is no application fee for online summations.
  • Statement of activity if you have a gap in your education of more than three months between your graduation date and date of application submission
  •  An essay and recommendation letters are strongly encouraged, but not required, for all programs except for Pharmacy, which requires both.

TRANSCRIPTS

  • Official academic records and or official certificates/results from the Ministry of Education or secondary school in original language with official English translation
  •  Official examination results (if taken) from the examining board (i.e., International Baccalaureate, General Certificate of Education, Caribbean Examinations Council, West African Examinations Council)
  • Students who are home-schooled outside of the U.S. need to submit a NACES member evaluation.

TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academics TEST SCORES

  • Required to demonstrate English language proficiency for applicants from a non-English-speaking country.  When TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academics are provided, the SAT/ACT becomes optional, unless the below applies.  

SAT or ACT SCORES

  • Required for applicants wishing to be considered for academic scholarships.
  • Required for applicants from English-speaking countries. Please use St. John’s school code 2799/2888.
  • Required for student applying to the Actuarial Science, Bio-Optometry, Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, or three-year programs.
  • Required if applicant wish to compete at the NCAA level
  • Required if the applicant’s entire high school education (4 years) is completed in the U.S. 

Undergraduate Transfer

APPLICATION

  • Complete and submit an online application. There is no application fee for online summations.
  • Letter explaining activities if the student has been out of school for one semester or more
  • An essay and recommendation letters are strongly encouraged, but not required, for all programs except for Pharmacy, which requires both.

TRANSCRIPTS

  • Official college transcripts with English translation
  • Official course-by-course evaluation: Transcripts from international universities need to be accompanied by an evaluation from a NACES (www.naces.org) accredited evaluation service.
  • The Peter J. Tobin College of Business and College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences require evaluations to be completed by World Education Services (www.wes.org)
  • Official academic records and or official certificates/results from the Ministry of Education or secondary school in original language with official English translation.  This is required if you do not have an Associates degree or equivalent
  • Official examination results (if taken) from the examining board (i.e., International Baccalaureate, General Certificate of Education, Caribbean Examinations Council, West African Examinations Council). This is required if you do not have an Associates degree or equivalent

TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academics TEST SCORES

  • Required to demonstrate English language proficiency for applicants from a non-English-speaking country.  

SAT or ACT SCORES

  • Required if applicant wish to compete at the NCAA level

Freshman and Transfer applicants who are academically admissible, but have not demonstrated satisfactory English proficiency or do not submitting tests scores, may be conditionally admitted through the Language Connection (TLC). Upon successful completion of the full-time non-credit Intensive English program (IEP), students will continue at the University and begin taking credit classes leading to a degree program. Questions concerning specific information, University programs and admission procedures should be directed to the Office of Admission.

Certain programs may have additional requirements, please visit your major to see if more application materials are required. The University reserves the right to require SAT or ACT scores for additional programs as necessary.

Undergraduate Admission Programs

Regular Admission

For students that meet our minimum academic and language proficiency requirements.

To Qualify, applicants must:

  • Meet our minimum high school or transfer academic requirement
  • Have a TOEFL of 80 or higher/IELTS of 6.5 or higher/SAT EWR 440 or higher

ELITE Admission

The English Language Immersion Toward Excellence (ELITE) Admission Program provides students the opportunity to enroll full-time in their degree program, taking a combination of credit-bearing English as a second language and regular courses.  Students can use these credit-bearing English as a second language courses to fulfill an elective toward the completion of the academic degree program or foreign-language requirement.

To Qualify, applicants must:

  • meet our minimum high school or transfer academic requirement
  • have a TOEFL score between 61 to 79/IELTS of 6.0/ SAT EWR between 400 to 430

Conditional Admission

Conditional admission through The Language Connection (TLC) is available for applicants who are academically admissible, but have not demonstrated satisfactory English proficiency or are not planning to submit tests scores. Upon successful completion of the full-time non-credit Intensive English program (IEP), students will continue at the University and begin taking credit classes leading to a degree program.

To Qualify, applicants must:

  • meet our minimum high school or transfer academic requirement
  • have a TOEFL of 60 or below/IELTS of 5.5 or below
  • or have NO TOEFL or IELTS exams