The Division of Special and Opportunity Programs consists of a wide range of programs that provide academic and other supportive services for St. John’s students, as well as pre-collegiate populations.
In keeping with the Vincentian Spirit, the Division of Special and Opportunity Programs seeks to provide an educational opportunity for those who may be academically and/or economically disadvantaged and who demonstrate academic promise and potential. We contribute to the University's mission by providing a wide range of educational support services derived from internal and external funding sources. Our ultimate goal is to help students develop a passion for lifelong learning and to foster a global perspective built on understanding, respect and compassion.
For more complete details on any one of the following programs, please click on a program below or call the Division of Special & Opportunity Programs.
St. John Hall, Room 216
Student Support Services (SSS) is accepting applications! Read below to find out how you can start taking advantage of all our free services.
Those eligible for participation include:
Participants must be enrolled at St. John's University or accepted for enrollment in the next academic term. They must also be a citizen or national of the U.S., or one who meets the residency requirements for federal student financial assistance.
SSS students benefit from support in the following areas:
Download the application.
You may also obtain the application from the Student Support Services Office, located in St. John's Hall Room 133. Eligible students are admitted into the program upon completion of an application form, a personal interview and an academic/career assessment.
For more information, please contact Project Director Anna Donnelly.
Student Support Servicesis affiliated with the university's Division of Special and Opportunity Programs. This division consists of a wide range of programs that provide academic and other supportive services for St. John’s students.
Goals of the SSS Program
As one of the U.S. Dept. of Education's federal TRIO programs, the goals of the SSS Program are to:
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
St. John’s Hall, Room 133
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11349