Deadlines & Notifications

St. John’s University has a "rolling admission" deadline policy, which means you can apply at anytime. However, there are some dates and deadlines for priority status or for admission to a specific program. Please take note of the deadlines listed below.

Rolling Admission Priority Deadline 1: December 15, 2014

  • The $50 application fee will be automatically waived for Priority Deadline applicants
  • Priority Deadline applicants will not be required to submit an essay and letters of recommendation, although submission of both is encouraged
  • Priority Deadline applicants will receive an early non-binding admission decision within four weeks of receipt of a completed application package, including all supporting documentation
  • Priority Deadline applicants will receive preference for housing selection
  • Priority Deadline applicants will receive preference for class registration

Rolling Admission Priority Deadline 2: February 15, 2015

  • The $50 application fee will be automatically waived for Priority Deadline applicants
  • Priority Deadline applicants will not be required to submit an essay and letters of recommendation, although submission of both is encouraged
  • Priority Deadline applicants will receive an early non-binding admission decision within four weeks of receipt of a completed application package, including all supporting documentation
  • Priority Deadline applicants will receive preference for housing selection

Physician Assistant Program
Of the approximately 125 students enrolled in the Physician Assistant program as freshmen at St. John’s, a maximum of 75 of those students are able to progress into the third year of the program. Students eligible for progression are evaluated based on academic performance, an individual interview, communication skills, and the ability to fulfill the technical standards of the program. A copy of the Technical Standards can be found in the admission application or downloaded here. Because of the highly competitive nature of this elite program, there are two deadlines for fall admission, which are:

  • Priority Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 2014 (admission notification on or around Jan. 15, 2015)
  • Regular Admission Deadline: Feb. 1, 2015 (admission notification on or around Mar. 1, 2015)

Pharm.D. Program
There are two deadlines for fall admission to our Pharm.D. program. The priority deadline is December 1 with notification around January 15. The regular admission deadline is February 1 with notification around March 1.  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. International students may also have to submit TOEFL test scores, in addition to a high school transcript and either SAT or ACT scores.
  • Priority Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 2014 (admission notification on or around Jan. 15, 2015)
  • Regular Admission Deadline: Feb. 1, 2015 (admission notification on or around Mar. 1, 2015)
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Fine Arts Program
Fine Arts applicants must submit their portfolio online via SlideRoom by February 18, 2015. Images can be uploaded to https://sju.slideroom.com.

International Students
The application deadlines for international students are May 1 for the Fall semester and November 1 for Spring. However, international students interested in on-campus housing for the Fall semester must submit their application by January 15.

Catholic Student Scholarship
St. John's Catholic Student Scholarship offers a limited number of awards ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to college-bound Catholic students regardless of the secondary school they attend.

  • Deadline for Application: February 6, 2015
  • Be sure to file for FAFSA by February 1, 2015
  • Apply online.

Catholic Scholars Program
Take part in a four-year developmental program that translates faith into action. Only prospective freshmen apply for this scholarship, and, if chosen, will receive a grant of $5,000 per year which will be awarded for four years of study.

  • Deadline for Application: February 6, 2015
  • Be sure to file for FAFSA by February 1, 2015
  • Apply online.

Ozanam Scholars Program
St. John’s has created a bold new program that will provide a select group of scholars with a unique and innovative learning experience. A cohort of Ozanam Scholars begins freshman year, with each student receiving up to a $10,000 scholarship, renewable annually for the four-year program.

  • Deadline for Application: February 6, 2015
  • Be sure to file for FAFSA by February 1, 2015
  • Apply online.

FAFSA
Students who wish to be considered for scholarships and financial aid are advised to file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1, 2015 using St. John's school code: 002823.

Housing Application
Student housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We strongly advise applicants to submit their completed application, indicating their interest in on-campus housing, by February 1, 2015 for the following Fall semester.

Enrollment and Housing Deposits
Accepted students who plan to begin classes fall 2015 are required to submit their non-refundable $300 enrollment deposit by May 1, 2015. If you also plan to live on campus, a non-refundable $400 housing deposit is also due by May 1, 2015.