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College Advantage Program

St. John’s University is committed to providing all eager students with academic advantages as early as possible. Spring 2022 application dates are noted below.

Apply for College Advantage Spring 2022 Download Spring 2022 College Advantage Student Brochure

Spring 2022 registration is open!

Apply to College Advantage for Spring 2022

Spring 2022 dates are as follows:

Application Opens: January 12, 2022
Application Closes: February 18, 2022 *Extended deadline
Payment Deadline: February 28, 2022 *Extended deadline


Please note the timeline below regarding the application and registration process for College Advantage. It takes generally one to two weeks to complete the steps noted here:

  1. Student submits application between designated application period
  2. St. John's will process the application (this will take approximately one week)
  3. St. John’s will issue both electronic and paper bills (both will be sent to the contact information the student provided on the online application)
    • The paper bill will include courses in which student is registered
    • Both the electronic and paper bills will contain instructions regarding how to submit payment
  4. Student submits payment upon receipt of bill, but no later than posted due date
  5. Upon receipt of payment, enrollment will be complete

For more information about the program, please contact your school’s College Advantage Program liaison. You can also download the College Advantage Spring 2022 brochure (PDF).

Why participate in the St. John’s University College Advantage Program?

The College Advantage Program at St. John’s provides qualifying high school juniors and seniors with the opportunity to enroll concurrently in high school and credit bearing St. John’s courses at a cost of $325 per course, a deep discount from regular undergraduate tuition rates.

Classes are taught at your high school by approved teachers in areas of study that include English, mathematics, language, fine arts, science, social sciences, and humanities. This program benefits high-achieving students to be further motivated and to get a "head start" on college.

College Advantage students who enroll at St. John’s University the semester after high school graduation receive a $3,000 Tuition Grant per year. Participating students who are admitted and decide to enroll at St. John’s immediately after high school graduation become eligible for the College Advantage Program Grant, applicable for up to four years of full-time, continuous undergraduate study at St. John’s University. In addition, all completed College Advantage courses, including the grades received, will be part of the student’s academic record at St. John’s University and will be reflected on the student’s transcript and factored into the student’s cumulative GPA.

Please note that applicability of credits toward the participating student's St. John’s degree will be dependent upon the student's chosen program of study at St. John’s.

How many schools currently participate in the College Advantage Program?

There are currently more than 100 schools who participate in the St. John's University College Advantage Program. If your school is not currently a participant in the program, contact your school's main office and have them contact [email protected].

How does a student become a St. John's University College Advantage student?

Juniors and seniors who attend one of the participating schools noted above should contact their high school’s College Advantage liaison to learn more. Registration for the Fall 2021 term is open August 25 through October 1, 2021 to qualifying juniors and seniors only. 

Students who attend currently non-participating schools should reach out to their guidance counselor and request that he or she contact Cecelia Russo (information noted below) to learn more about how the high school may become a participating school.

I am a College Advantage participant. Can I get a copy of my College Advantage transcript?

To order your transcript online:

  • Please visit
  • For the USER ID, please use your X number with a capital “X", leaving no spaces, as in X12345678.
  • For the PIN number, please use Sj (plus the digits of your X number without the X).  For security reasons, you may be asked to change your default password.
  • Click “Login”
  • Once you are logged in, click on the “Student” tab
  • Then click on “Student Records”
  • Then click on “Request Printed/Official Transcript”
  • You will be able to include the name and address where you would like your transcript to be mailed. You can request up to three copies of your transcript per day.
  • Expedited shipping is available for $19.95. If you are interested in this option, please request the transcript online through the UIS account and then call us at 718-990-2000 to make the payment. We are not able to process expedited shipping to an address with a PO Box.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us at 718-990-2000 or at [email protected]

To order your transcript via email, download and complete this transcript request form.

Contact Information

Queens Campus
Cecelia M. Russo, Director
Newman Hall, Room 155
Phone 718-990-6565
Fax 718-990-2158   
[email protected]