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Deadlines & Notifications

St. John’s University honors a rolling admission policy, which means the admission committee will consider applications for admission throughout the year, as long as space is available. However, we encourage students to apply early, as admission consideration is given to applications received by the deadlines posted below. Please note there are some dates and deadlines for priority status or for admission to a specific program, so take a look below.

First-Time Undergraduate Early Action 1: November 1, 2016

First-Time Undergraduate Early Action 2: February 1, 2017

Physician Assistant Applicants

  • Priority Application Deadline for First-Time Undergraduates: Dec. 1, 2016 (admission notification on or around Jan. 15, 2017)
  • Regular Admission Deadline for First-Time Undergradutes: Feb. 1, 2017 (admission notification on or around Mar. 1, 2017)

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. Transfer students are not eligible to apply to the Physician Assistant program. Because of the highly competitive nature of this elite program, there are two deadlines for fall admission, which are:

Pharm.D. Applicants

  • Priority Application Deadline for First-Time Undergraduates: Dec. 1, 2016 (admission notification on or around Jan. 15, 2017)
  • Regular Admission Deadline for First-Time Undergraduates: Feb. 1, 2017 (admission notification on or around Mar. 1, 2017)
  • Regular Application Deadline for Transfer Students: Mar. 1, 2017 (admission notification on or around Apr. 1, 2017)

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.

Transfer students are admitted on a space available basis and upon admission, will have freshman standing regardless of the number of transfer credits (in special circumstances, exceptions may apply). A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for program consideration (students with a cumulative GPA below a 3.0 are encouraged to apply for an alternate program). The average GPA of transfer applicants admitted to Pharm.D. for the Fall 2016 entering term was 3.5.

  1. Additional Required items for transfer applicants:
    1. Official college transcript(s)
    2. Official final high school transcript
    3. Official college transcript in original language with official English translation (if international student)
    4. Official college transcript(s)
      1. Official college transcript in original language with official English translation (if international student)
      2. (international students only) Foreign Credit Evaluation MUST be completed by WES (World Education Services) for all international academic documents. Please refer to their website, https://www.wes.org, for a list of locations.  The evaluation must contain US grade and credit equivalents.

Biology/Optometry Program

  • Application deadline: February 1, 2017

Fine Arts Program
Fine Arts applicants must submit their portfolio online via SlideRoom at https://sju.slideroom.com. Please note:

  • For admission consideration only, portfolios will be accepted on a rolling basis.
  • For admission consideration and for St. John's University Fine Arts Scholarship consideration, portfolios must be submitted to SlideRoom by February 2017.

International Students
The application deadlines for international students are May 1, 2016 for the Fall semester and November 1, 2016 for Spring. However, international students interested in on-campus housing for the Fall semester must submit their application by January 15, 2017.

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.

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.

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.

Sister Helen Flynn Scholarship
Established for those who choose to study at the Staten Island campus of St. John’s University in an environment conducive to Sister Helen Flynn’s ideals of service, education, and faith. 

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 the SJU priority deadline of December 15, 2016 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, 2017 for the following Fall semester.

Enrollment and Housing Deposits
Accepted students who plan to begin classes fall 2017 are required to submit their non-refundable $300 enrollment deposit by May 1, 2017. If you also plan to live on campus, a non-refundable $400 housing deposit is also due by May 1, 2017.