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Deadlines & Notifications

St. John’s University offers several application plans through which undergraduate applicants may apply for admission. These include Early Decision, Early Action, and Rolling Decision, as well as specific deadlines for certain programs. Students are expected to provide a completed application, as well as all required credentials by the application plan deadline selected, although the Office of Admission recognizes that it may not always be possible for official scores to be received on or before the deadline. Standardized test scores should be received within two weeks of the application plan deadline selected.

First Time Undergraduate Students

Fall Admission

 

Deadline

Notification Date (on or around)

Early Decision

November 15

December 15

Early Action

December 15

January 15

Rolling Decision (excludes Pharmacy and Bio-Optometry)

N/A

Beginning February 1

Pharmacy Regular Decision

February 1

March 15

Bio-Optometry Regular Decision

February 1

March 15

Applications to the Pharmacy and Bio-Optometry program are only accepted for fall semester admission.

Spring Admission

 

Deadline

Notification Date (on or around)

Rolling Decision

N/A*

Beginning November 1

*Spring applicants are encouraged to submit their admission application and all required credentials by January 1.

Early Decision

Early Decision is a binding application plan through which students must enroll if admitted and withdraw all other applications. Students admitted through Early Decision must submit their nonrefundable enrollment deposit by January 15 to guarantee their place in the fall class at St. John’s.

Early Action

Early Action is a non-binding application plan through which students will apply and receive a decision earlier than the Rolling Decision. Students may apply to more than one institution through Early Action and have until May 1 to submit their nonrefundable enrollment deposit to secure their enrollment at St. John’s for the fall semester.

Rolling Decision

Rolling Decision is a non-binding application plan through which students apply to the University. Application review will begin once the application and required documentation has been received and students will be notified on a rolling basis beginning February 1, on a space available basis. Students accepted through the Rolling Decision process must submit their nonrefundable enrollment deposit by May 1 to guarantee their place in the fall class at St. John’s. Students accepted after May 1 must submit their nonrefundable enrollment deposit within two weeks of receipt of their accept letter to secure their place in the fall class.

Transfer Students

Fall Admission

 

Deadline

Notification Date (on or around)

Rolling Decision (excluding Pharmacy)

N/A

Beginning November 1

Pharmacy Regular Decision

March 1

April 15

Transfer applications to the Pharmacy program are only accepted for fall semester admission.

Spring Admission

 

Deadline

Notification Date (on or around)

Rolling Decision

N/A*

Beginning November 1

*Spring applicants are encouraged to submit their admission application and all required credentials by January 1.

Additional Deadlines & Important Information

FAFSA

Students who wish to be considered for financial aid are advised to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using St. John’s school code: 002823. The FAFSA is available as early as October 1 at fafsa.ed.gov and the SJU Priority Deadline to submit the FAFSA for fall admission is December 15. Download the FAFSA Checklist for helpful filing tips.

Fine Arts

Applicants to one of the Fine Arts programs at St. John’s are required to submit a portfolio online via SlideRoom at https://sju.slideroom.com. Please note:

  • Portfolios will be accepted for admission purposes on a rolling basis
  • Applicants interested in being considered for the St. John’s University Fine Arts Scholarship must submit their portfolio by February 1

International Applicants

International students are encouraged to submit their application for admission and all required credentials by May 1 for fall semester admission and November 1 for spring semester admission.

Application-Based Scholarships

The University offers several application-based scholarship opportunities, including:

  • Catholic Scholars Program
  • Ozanam Scholars Program
  • Sister Helen Flynn Scholarship (Staten Island campus students only)

These scholarships are only available to first-time undergraduate students applying for the fall semester. Students are required to submit an undergraduate admission application prior to or concurrently with the application-based scholarship application(s). Students may apply for more than one application-based scholarship and should submit the completed scholarship application and all required credentials to complete the scholarship application by January 15.