Application Requirements

The transfer admission process at St. John's University is quick and easy.

We offer students a rolling admissions process, which means we accept applications right up until the beginning of each enrollment term. Complete the free online application and send in your required documents (college transcripts, statement of activity, etc), so that a decision can be made and a credit evaluation conducted. We will complete the course-by-course evaluation within 24-48 hours after you have been admitted.

Complete your application by providing:

  • Official or Unoffical College Transcripts.
  • Official High School Transcript, complete with date of graduation printed on it, is required if you do not have an Associates degree
  •  If you have a gap in your education years, please include a "Statement of Activity" with your application.

Easy as 1, 2, 3...

  • Complete the free online application.
  • Submit your College Transcripts, High School Transcripts, and Statement of Activity.
  • A decision will be rendered 24-48 hours from when your documents are processed. Documents take one week to be processed once received by the Office of Admission.
  • You will automatically be awarded a transfer scholarship at the time of the decision if you have 12 or more credits and GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Your credit evaluation will be completed once you are admitted.
  • Transfer Student Services will contact you regarding a registration appointment.

If you have attended an international institution, please provide these additional materials:

  • Official college transcript in original language with official English translation.
  • TOEFL or IELTS exam to demonstrate English language proficiency. Applicants who have attended a school where the primary language of instruction is English can have this requirement waived.
  • Foreign credential evaluation. Please refer to for a listing of credential evaluating agencies from which we can accept course-by-course evaluation. The evaluations must contain US grade and credit equivalents.

The average GPA for a transfer student to St. John's ranges from a 2.5 to a 3.0. Please contact us for specific pre-requisite courses that are required for certain majors.

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Radiological Science Program
For students applying to the Radiological Science program within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, interview dates will be provided. Interviews are not required at the time of admission.

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Pharm.D. Program
Regular Application Deadline for Transfer Students is March 1, 2016 (admission notification on or around Aprril 1, 2016). An admission application and all necessary supporting documents must be received by the Office of Undergraduate Admission by the deadline for which you would like to be considered. A completed application includes:

  1. an official high school transcript
  2. official test scores (either SAT or ACT)
  3. two letters of recommendation (one must be from a science or math teacher)
  4. an essay of 250 words explaining why you are interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy and why you are applying to St. John’s University
  5. a resume of your extracurricular activities
  6. a signed copy of the program's Technical Standards, which can be found with the admission application or downloaded here.
  7. Additional Required items for transfer applicants:
  • Official college transcript(s)
  • Official final high school transcript
  • Official college transcript in original language with official English translation (if international student)
  • (If international student) Foreign Credit Evaluation MUST be completed by WES (World Education Services). Please refer to their website,, for a list of locations.  The evaluation must contain US grade and credit equivalents.

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Physician Assistant Program
Please note that transfer students are not eligible for the Physician Assistant program.

Contact Information

Office of Transfer Admission
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439